Part B - Examination scopes

Post date: Jan 13, 2018 5:43:39 PM

The candidates who are sitting for the Civil Engineering are expected to have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the latest relevant Acts, Regulations, By-Laws, Standards, Codes of Practices, good engineering practices in Malaysia.  There will be questions set on the application of engineering judgement and solving engineering issues in the local practice.

Proficiency and good working knowledge and experience of Civil engineering practice in Malaysia covering general matter, geotechnical works, structural works and civil works as follows:


(A1) Procurement & Contract (Pre and Post) administration

(A2) Regulatory practice and submission procedure for civil engineers 

        (a) "Street, Drainage & Building Act" and the Uniform Building By Law Malaysia (UBBL) where it pertains to the civil engineer as:

            (i) submitting engineer for purely civil works; and

            (ii) submitting engineer for structural works.

        (b) Earth Works By-Laws

        (c) Submission procedures for planning approval, building plan and relevant Form Gs and Form F for Certificate for Completion and as:

            (i) submitting engineer for purely civil works; and

            (ii) submitting engineer for structural works.

        (d) Fire Services Act where it pertains to Civil engineer submission.

        (e) Environmental Quality Act introductory level and only on those sections of the Act (or regulations) dealing with scheduled waste discharge and air quality.


(B1) Soil Investigation Works

    (a) Planning of subsurface investigation field works and sampling

                    For filling (embankment or platform) in soft ground.

                    For cut and fill in hill-site development and roadworks on hilly terrain.

                    For earthworks andfoundation (cut and fill} on good flat ground.

                    For foundation design (shallow and deep foundation) in soft ground.

                    For foundation design on hill-site.

                    For foundation design in limestone area.

    (b) Planning of laboratory testing and interpretation of results

                    Types of laboratory tests for items listed in B2 (a) above.

                    Interpretation of laboratory tests for necessary soil and rock design parameters for items listed above.

(B2) Earthworks

    (a) General Earthworks 

                    Determination of materials (acceptable materials vs unsuitable materials for filling or excavation).

                    Compaction requirements.

                    Construction control of filling at site (e.g. loose thickness, testing, filling layer by layer, no tipping etc.).

                    Construction control of cutting at site (e.g. to cut from top, to turf within certain time, etc.).

                    Erosion, sediment, control plan (ESCP).

    (b) Design of Earthworks for hill-site

                    Selection of subsoil and rock parameters for analysis (e.g. shear strength, groundwater levels, etc.).

                    Analysis and design of slope stability for cut and fill (e.g. type of analysis and factor of safety, etc.).

                    Slope stabilization system.

                    Earth retaining structure.

    (c) Design of Filling / Embankment on Soft Ground

                    Selection of subsoil parameters for analysis (e.g. shear strength, stiffness and consolidation parameters).

                    Analysis and design of slope stability for fill/embankment.

                    Settlement analysis (e.g. immediate settlement, consolidation settlement, secondary compression, etc.).

                    Ground treatment selection.

                    Ground treatment analysis and design (commonly used vertical drains, geotextile, surcharging, etc.).


    (C1) Statutory requirements for Structure by UBBL

                    Loading requirements.

                    Fire resistance requirements.

    (C2) Structural Analysis

                    Wind loading.

                    Sub-frame analysis.

                    Moment distribution analysis.

                    Lateral earth pressure.

    (C3) Foundation Design  

                    Pad and strip footings.

                    Raft foundation.

                    Pile cap - bending and truss analogy.

                    Design of different types of piles.

                    Design of earth retaining walls and basement walls.

                    Design  of  sheet  pile  wall  and  other   types   of  wall  for  basement construction.

    (C4) Reinforced Concrete Design  

                    Beam design - flexure, shear, span/depth ratios, crack width, curtailments, laps etc.

                    Solid slab design - flexure, shear, span/depth ratios, curtailments, laps, etc.

                    Flat slab design (with and without column head).

                    Rectangular and circular column design - short and slender.

                    Design of walls - braced and unbraced.

    (C5) Prestressed Concrete  

                    Single and multispan slab and beam design for both ultimate limit state and serviceability state.

                    Prestressed concrete bridge beams (I, M, T, U and box beams).

                    Prestressing strands – Creep, shrinkage, frictional losses, curvature, etc.

    (C6) Water Retaining Structure

                    Slab and wall design subject to hydrostatic forces.

                    Crack width control calculation.

    (C7) Structural Steel Design 

                    Beam section design.

                    Column section design.

                    Steel truss and frame analysis and design.

                    Connection design by welding and bolting.

                    Protective coating.


    (C8) Composite Steel Design  

                    Concrete slab and steel beam design.


    (D1) Water supply design to SPAN Guidelines

                    External water supply for housing and building development.

                    Water demand calculations.

                    Pipe network analysis.

                    Hydraulics calculations.

    (D2) Sewerage Design  

                    External sewerage for housing and building development.

                    Population equivalent calculations.

                    Sewer network calculations.

                    Sewerage treatment plant design.

                    Pumping station.

    (D3) Road and highway designs

                    Design to JKR Arahan Teknik

                        Horizontal and vertical curves for road alignment.

                        Acceleration, deceleration lanes and junction design.

                        Superelevation design.

                        Areas & volumes for cuttings and embankments for earthworks.

                        Road pavement design.

                        Road signboard and marking.

    (D4) Drainage design 

                    (a) Design to Manual Baru Saliran Mesra Alam Malaysia (MSMA):

                        (i) Hydrologic design

                            Estimation of Design Rainstorm.

                        (ii) Runoff Quantity Controls



                                Rain Water Harvesting.

                        (iii) Runoff Conveyance

                                Roof and property drainage.

                                Open drains.

                                Pipe drains.

                                Culverts and bridge crossings.

                        (iv) Runoff Quality Controls

                                Erosion and sediment control plans (ESCP).

                                Gross pollutant trap.

                                Oil separators.

                    (b) Pumped Drainage

                    (c) Sub-Soil Drainage