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The Future of Infrastructure Industry and How It Can Help Graduates to Get a Job

Published by Afterschool.my on May 22, 2020, 02:39 pm

Infrastructure is a key driver of any economy and responsible for the overall development globally. Infrastructure sector means all the industry dealing with the construction of basic facilities such as roads, electricity, Housing and Infrastructure Service, railways, water supply, sewage, industrial centres etc. This industry offers a huge job market, especially for graduates.

So, if you fear of the possibility of being jobless after graduation and not sure which field is the best choice to further your study, why not consider taking a course related to the infrastructure industry!

Careers in Infrastructure Industry:

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Managers hold the blueprints on a building site or construction. They are often called General Contractors or Project Managers and they are responsible for overseeing construction project from the beginning to the end. The main responsibilities of a construction project manager are to monitor the project’s progress, prepare internal and external reports, as well as planning and estimating the budget among other things.

Here in Malaysia, a construction project manager typically makes RM7k a month! Starting salary begins at RM3k but with experience, it can reach up RM15k.

Civil Engineer

Most of the time, civil engineers design, plan, and/or manage construction projects. Their job ranges from small-scale projects, such as building or bridge repairs, to very large-scale, such as building large stadiums. Civil engineers may work in many sectors, such as structural, environmental, and transportation.

Civil Engineers in Malaysia make an average of RM85k per annum! They typically start off with a humble RM3k while the most experienced civil engineers can make up RM11k.


Don’t ever underestimate the role of an electrician! Electricians work for a wide variety of companies, perform a multitude of tasks that generally require close attention to detail and good judgment, and have a journeyman electrician's license. These licenses typically require four years of apprentice work.

Electricians in Malaysia often makes an average annum of RM22k. Because it differs according to its services, the highest an electrician can make is a whopping RM7k!


The architecture is the literal foundation of infrastructures. They generally design buildings or other structures such as statues and water fountains for their employer. They work on design projects from start to finish, consulting with clients, creating and editing draft designs, and monitoring project progress throughout construction.

In Malaysia, architects make can make an average of RM6k a month. A fresh graduate architect will typically be paid around RM3k while an experienced architect makes RM8k!

Where can you apply for a job in Infrastructure Industry?

List of big companies offers job for graduates:

UEM Group Berhad

Being one of the largest construction companies in Malaysia, UEM Group Berhad is well known for large scale infrastructure projects. They focus on expressways, township and property development, engineering and construction, and asset and facility management, and its well-known projects include the Plus Malaysia Berhad Expressway (PLUS) Expressway, Penang Bridge, Butterworth-Kulim Expressway, North-South Expressway Central Link, East Coast Expressway Phase 2 and Malaysia-Singapore Second Crossing.

YTL Corporation Berhad

YTL Corporation Berhad is one of Malaysia’s largest contractor construction company and integrated infrastructure developer with branch offices at the United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and China. YTL mainly focuses on construction contracting, cement manufacturing, property development & investment, hotel development and management, e-commerce initiatives and also internet-based education solutions and services. YTL is also an owner of Paka & Pasir Gudang Power Stations, two gas-fired joined cycle power plants.

Gamuda Berhad

Gamuda Berhad focuses primarily on engineering and construction, infrastructure concessions and property development. Among its famous projects are Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and property development such as TwentyFive.7, Gamuda Gardens, Kundang Estates, Bukit Bantayan Residences, Highpark Suites, Gamuda Biz Suites, The Robertson, Jade Hills, Horizon Hills, Madge Mansion, Gamuda Walk, Kota Kemuning, Bandar Botanic and Valencia.

How to apply and get a job as a fresh graduate?

It might seem intimidating but the best way to start as a fresh graduate is by applying to internship programmes! The internship experience allows you a peek into the industry – how it works, what goes behind the scenes, the issues and conflicts that arises etc.

This is a great experience for you to combine both your theoretical and vocational knowledge from your classes with critical thinking skills in the real world. With the right guidance and exposure, a good internship experience is a great start to a successful career.

So, go ahead! Polish that resume of yours and fix whatever skills you need, your career in the infrastructure industry starts with your internship.

What is the best university to study infrastructure-related course in Malaysia?

IUKL is the best focus university in the infrastructure field!

Being in the education industry for more than 20 years, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) has been providing quality education and excellent professional services in various fields. IUKL is among one of the top ranking universities and the only Infrastructure University in Malaysia and we would like to champion ourselves in the area of Infrastructure.

Best of all, IUKL’s ‘infrastructure’ is not only restricted to buildings, construction, and technologies, but also includes soft ‘infrastructure’ such as communication, language skills, commerce and information technology!

IUKL’s Professional Recognition and Global Partners!

At IUKL, all programmes offered are approved by both the Ministry of Education and Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA). Not only that, IUKL receives professional recognition from various local and international professional bodies – Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM), Land Surveyors Board (LJT), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Washington Accord, CISCO, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), among others!

IUKL is also affiliated with various top-ranking international universities! From the United Kingdom, Australia, Nepal, China, Indonesia to Ireland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, Scotland – even with Poland, India, Vietnam and Pakistan. IUKL has basically left its mark everywhere, making it one of the top infrastructure universities for aspiring students.

List of IUKL Courses and entry requirements:

IUKL offers various home-grown Diploma and Bachelor Degree programmes in the fields of Accountancy, Agricultural Science, Architecture Studies, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Geomatic, Information Technology, Language Studies, Quantity Surveying, Real Estate Management, Sports Management and Technology. Check out some of the following top programmes at IUKL!

Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours

Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and, therefore, one of the most popular. This programme will provide you with a solid grounding in the design, construction and management of civil engineering works and equip you with the technical knowledge, communication skills and ability to operate as a civil engineer within the construction industry. Graduates will not only be multi-talented but also versatile in nature.

Check out the programme’s entry requirements right HERE.


Bachelor of Electronics Engineering with Honours

Electronics engineers manage smaller electronic circuits and work in areas closely related to computers and other modern technologies. This course aims to provide you essential coverage of electronics engineering and its key applications, with a focus on developing the practical expertise necessary for the professional world.

The entry requirements for this engineering programme is right HERE.


Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours

Mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse engineering discipline as it will require you to learn skills for everything that is made. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, statics and dynamics, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, control engineering, industrial engineering, instrumentation and design. It also covers designing and manufacturing everything from small individual parts to large systems such as airplanes and spacecraft.

Click HERE to check the entry requirements!

Oh, did you know, IUKL’s Engineering programmes are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and recognized by the Malaysian Government? It’s true! EAC is a delegated body by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as the only recognized accrediting body for engineering degree programmes offered in Malaysia.


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture programme allows students to learn creatively and technically via lectures, workshop, project site visits, lab works, field trips and seminar. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture offers students vast opportunities in designing both man-made and living environment using variety of elements in design.

For this programme’s entry requirement, simply refer HERE.

Bachelor of Science (Architectural Studies)

IUKL has unique ways of preparing professionals who are qualified to design and able to advice, both aesthetically and technically, on built objects. Graduates are equipped with solid architectural, engineering and problem-solving skills. They are trained to be versatile, able to think on their feet, and ready to take up responsibilities.

IUKL’s Architecture programme is also accredited by the Boards of Architect Malaysia, also known as Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). They are a statutory authority responsible for registration of Professional Architects, Architects and Building Draughtsmen.

The entry requirements for this programme can be found HERE.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

The Business Administration programme at IUKL is unique in its approach to management, leadership, and entrepreneurship in the business profession. This programme prepares students for management positions or professional careers in fields such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, management, or human resource management.

To check the entry requirements, click HERE.

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in E-Commerce

Bachelor of Business Administration in E-Commerce prepares students for a wide range of managerial positions in an e-commerce environment. Students will acquire theories as well as practical skills in all phases of business including information technology. This programme allows students to enhance their skills in selling and buying of organisational products and services via the electronic system.

Click HERE for this programme’s entry requirements.

And there you have it!

That’s basically everything you need to know about the infrastructure industry and its career opportunities for fresh graduates. If you’re interested to apply to IUKL, then we also have some good news to share!

Buckle up because IUKL is giving away RM6000 Rebate to Diploma & Degree students and 50% off for Foundation students who apply for the June intake! The rebate is given to those who meet the minimum entry requirement to IUKL and is for a limited time only. For more info about the rebate, you may refer to IUKL Page here.

Opening its application today - including their two new programmes; Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Electro-mechanical and Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Plantation Management) (Honours) - apply to IUKL today right HERE, and for more information about IUKL, do visit THIS link.

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