Updated : 04 August 2011
UTM FKA started as a Department of the Faculty of Engineering in 1972, and became a Faculty in 1975. In 1989, the Faculty was moved to Skudai, Johor. During its initial formation, FKA had 3 departments, namely the Structures and Materials Department, the Hydraulics and Hydrology Department and the Geotechnics and Transport Department. The new Environmental Engineering Department was set up in 1976. Apart from these departments, 5 Centres of Excellence were established. They are the Coastal and Offshore Engineering Institute (COEI), Steel Technology Centre (STC), Construction Technology and Management Centre (CTMC), Institute of Environmental and Water Resources Management (IPASA) and a newly establised Forensic Engineering Centre (FEC).
In addition, 5 management units were then formed to provide services and support to the aforementioned departments and centres. The units are the Information Technology Unit (ITUCE), the Professional Consultancy Group (KPP), the Surveying Unit and the Civil Engineering Testing Unit (CETU).
|UTM FKA has progressed rapidly in terms of facilities and infrastructure, both physical and staff development. The facilities available in the Faculty are up-to-date and at par, if not better, with other institutions of higher education. UTM FKA has a clear vision, mission and strategic plan to move forward. With 151 academic staff, supported by 40 technicians and administration staff, we serve 1,500 undergraduates, 500 postgraduates and 500 part-time undergraduate students, and still stand tall and proud to be the largest contributer in quality civil engineering graduates to the nation. This is evident from the finding of a Traceability Survey conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MoHE) in 2008. The outcome indicated that UTM FKA graduates were highly sought after by stakeholders, as 85% of them were employed within 6 months after their graduation, and this was then the highest employability rate of any Civil Engineering graduates in Malaysia.|