Centre for River and Coastal Engineering (CRCE) was formerly known as Centre for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (COEI) had officially established by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1990. We are the first research and development (R&D) institution specialising in coastal and offshore engineering to be set up in Malaysia. The initial formation of CRCE started in 1984 when a group of staff at the Department of Hydraulics and Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM worked together in research and consultancy projects in this field. Realising the dearth of local expertise and considerable reliance on foreign experts, the group began to nurture and develop interests in this area of engineering amongst local professionals and academics and this culminated in the formation of CRCE.
We are also providing specialized training to students and the professional community at the basic, intermediate, and advanced level. While the research and consultancy services offer by CRCE including the development of coastal and river protection, computer modelling systems, applications of computer simulation and physical modelling for feasibility studies, hydraulic studies, coastal designs and impact assessment studies. Our clients include various government agencies and local authorities, private developers and consulting firms, port and highway authorities, local universities and multi-national companies.
We also provide technical advisory services to the government pertaining to the evaluation of Environmental Impacts Assessment reports. We are also involved in training technical staff from other agencies and play a major role in drafting various national guidelines and policies pertaining to the practice of river, coastal and hydraulic engineering in Malaysia.