Academic Program

Undergraduate Program


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.Sc. Eng.) curriculum covers the fundamental aspects of Civil Engineering, emphasizes basic principles and teaches the students in the use of these principles to reach optimal design solution for engineering problems. Emphasis is given on Engineering Mechanics, Surveying, Civil Engineering Drawing, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Economics in the first year. The other three years are devoted to the Engineering Mathematics, Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Materials, Numerical Analysis & Computer Programming, Engineering Geology & Geomorphology, Geotechnical Engineering, Concrete Technology, Details of Construction, Structural Analysis and Design, Pre-stressed Concrete, Solid Waste management, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, River Engineering, Engineering Hydraulics, Hydrology, Irrigation and Flood Control, Details of Estimating, Construction Management and the application of fundamentals to the diverse problems in Civil Engineering. The curriculum includes theoretical courses, laboratory works, industrial training and different field trips.


Postgraduate Program


In the Department of Civil Engineering, the postgraduate program is very vigorous. The rapidly expanding program in the areas of Geotechnical Engineering is Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics, Ground Improvement Techniques, Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures, Soil Behavior and Critical State Soil Mechanics, Earth Dam and Slope Stability. Moreover, the field of Structural Engineering mainly emphasizes on Structural Analysis and Design, Composite Structure and Advanced Concrete Technology, Durability of Concrete, Theory of Elasticity, Finite Element Method as well as Analysis and Design of Tall Building. Moreover, the field of Environmental Engineering covers Water/Air Pollution and its Control, Sewage Treatment, Sanitation Practices and Faecal Sludge Treatment in Developing Countries, Climate Change Impacts on Water-Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Sustainability. Additionally, the Water Resources Engineering covers Hydrology, Open Channel Flow, Mathematical Modeling of Fluid Flow and Sediment Transport as well as Transportation Engineering also covers Geometric design of highways, traffic engineering. Moreover, the field of Geo-environmental Engineering covers up Solid Waste Management, Geoenvironmental Aspects of Waste Landfill, Design and Construction of Sanitary Landfill, Soil/Water Interaction, Landfill Lysimeter Technology, Source of Ground Contamination. These postgraduate programs lead to the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.Sc. Eng.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Ph.D). To be awarded a M.Sc. Eng., a student should have to complete minimum 36 credit hours of which 9 credit hours of project work or 18 credit hours of thesis work. Moreover, the degree requirements for Ph.D are 60 credit hours of which a maximum of 45 credit hours of thesis works.


The postgraduate program has the following area of specialization: 1. Geotechnical Engineering 2. Structural Engineering & Concrete Technology 3. Environmental Engineering 4. Water Resources Engineering 5. Transportation Engineering 6. Geoenvironmental Engineering