Geotechnical Highway Engineering

Universiti Teknologi Mara

18 months
2336 USD/year
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The Geotechnical Highway Engineering  Masters of Science programme offered at the Universiti Teknologi Mara is a specialised field of research and applications within the larger framework of Civil Engineering. 

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The courses presented cover the highly specialised theoretical soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and soil-structure interaction to solve soiland foundation engineering problems. 

Graduates can augment their skills to increase their marketability in the related areas with the enhanced their knowledge and ability that they have acquired from this  Geotechnical Engineering Masters of Science programme from at the Universiti Teknologi Mara.

Geotechnical Highway Engineering  (GeoTrEn) spearheads three important areas in civil engineering; namely; geotechnical engineering, highway and transportation engineering. For bachelor’s degree programmes, there are seven  main courses offered as well as courses from other centres, such as Engineering Geology, Engineering Survey, Geotechnical Laboratory, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics, GIS for Engineers, Highway and Traffic Engineering. 

There are four courses offered as elective courses, namely Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Urban Traffic Management and Pavement Engineering. These courses are designed to provide good quality engineering practice to young graduates in the related fields.


Programme Structure

Fields of study:

  • Ground investigation and geophysical survey
  • Advanced foundation engineering analysis and design
  • Slope engineering for saturated and partially saturated soils
  • Numerical geomechanics for saturated and partially saturated soils
  • Earth retaining structure and reinforced walls
  • Ground improvement techniques and remediation
  • Permeability and seepage remediation in contaminated land
  • Ground bourne vibration and related vibration mitigation measures
  • Geohazards, geomaterial and rock engineering
  • Pavement engineering design and construction
  • Advanced pavement material design
  • Geometric design and highway capacity
  • Traffic impact assessment
  • Urban transport management systems
  • Road safety and traffic management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Photocopy of Passport - Front page (must be certified as true copy)
  • Photocopy of Bachelor Degree certificate - application for master program (must be certified as true copy)
  • Photocopy of Bachelor & Master Degree certificates - application for PhD program (must be certified as true copy)
  • Photocopy of Examination/Academic Tanscripts (must be certified as true copy)
  • Referee Reports – 2 referees
  • Application for Master or PhD by research must include a research proposal
  • Checklist for the required documents 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1168 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.

International Tuition Fees Per semester (RM): 4,840 


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