Student Associations

Students of the School of Civil Engineering are encouraged to participate in student asscociations, clubs and societies. This is an important learning process to inculcate soft skills and good values on students such as leadership and teamwork, social and communication skills, ethics and responsibilities, take charge and be accountable,  good working attitute, self-motivation and self-management. Four civil engineering related associations available for students to participate as a member are:

1. Civil Engineering Society (CIVES) 
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CIVES is an organization run by students that enriches the lives of civil engineering students through social events, community service, industry interaction and competition.


2. The Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Unversiti Sains Malaysia Student Section (IEM-USM Student Section) Website | Facebook

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The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) was established in 1959 and its primary function is to promote and advance the science and profession of engineering in any or all of its disciplines and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to engineering.

IEM-USM Student Section acts as a platform to connect USM engineering students with Professional Engineers from The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). Established in 2010, IEM-USM Student Section is the only cross-disciplinary professional organization in USM Engineering Campus. Supported by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) with more than 40,000 members throughout Malaysia, IEM-USM Student Section aims to create values among future engineers and assist in producing competent and proficient engineers.


3. American Society of Civil Engineers, Universiti Sains Malaysia Student Chapter (ASCE Student Chapter) Facebook

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.

ASCE Universiti Sains Malaysia Student Chapter was established on February 21, 2016 with the following missions:

  • To encourage and provide the tools for lifelong learning to aid members’ continued growth throughout their careers.
  • To improve the technical skills and knowledge of civil engineering students through the involvement in activities of ASCE Student Chapter 
  • To promote professionalism and the profession throughout society to enhance the stature of civil engineers and to influence policy.
  • To develop and support civil engineer leaders to broaden members’ perspectives, enhance career growth and promote the public interest


4. The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Website

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The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. The Institution has over 28,000 members working in 105 countries around the world. It is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment. The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.