Department of Civil Engineering

Traditionally Civil Engineering deals with a large diversity of engineering problems. Because of its general nature, Civil Engineering allows a number of multidisciplinary activities to be conventionally organized within it. Department of Civil Engineering, one of the first academic disciplines of KUET started its first academic curriculum in 1974 with 40 students. In this department, the existing total number of UG students is 533 including 76 female students, while PG students are 176 including 22 female students. However, the yearly intake of fresh students is 120 in UG and 20 in PG levels. The Department of Civil Engineering offers basic and advanced regular and optional courses in the area of Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology, Transportation Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. Research on the above fields is extremely important in the national context. These include areas like behavior of available building and road materials with emphasis on indigenous materials, engineering properties of soil in various regions of the country, effectiveness of granular piles as a ground improvement technique. Moreover, It also covers foundation engineering, retaining structures, solid waste management, environmental pollution control, environmental impact assessment, geometric design of highways, transportation planning and management, advanced concrete technology, durability of concrete structures, seismic zoning of Bangladesh etc.

Established : 10-05-1974
Head : Dr. Md. Shahjahan Ali
Location : Old Academic Building
(Civil Engineering Building)
Phone : +88041-774780
Fax : +88041-774780
Email :
Website :
No Of Faculty Member : 42
No Of Students : 537
Degree Offered

B.Sc , M.Sc , Ph.D

Consultancy, Research and Testing Services (CRTS) in Civil Engineering Department, a leading consulting platform having more than thirty experts in various fields of Civil Engineering, has been satisfying the demand of various engineering problems of the nation by providing services of international standard. Highly qualified and diversely experienced consultants of various fields of Civil Engineering such as Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Project Planning & Management and Geoenvironmental Engineering have been involved in solving various engineering problems. Wide ranges of quality control testing facilities are also available for materials used in the Civil Engineering constructions. Expert consultancy services ranging from the analysis, design, construction and rehabilitation of buildings, bridges and other structures, diagnosis, retrofitting, restoration and protection of reinforced concrete and masonry structures using advanced techniques are regularly performed at CRTS (Civil). In the quality parameterization of water and waste water, as an engineering university in south-west part of Bangladesh, it has been playing a vital role in providing technological support in solving acute water supplying problems in this region. The highly compressible soil in this region is a great regional concern for Civil Engineering infrastructure construction. Geotechnical experts in this department are involved in continuous research and consultancy services in solving the foundation problems.

The consultant team of CRTS (Civil) has been involved in the following major works:

1. Feasibility study of Multi-level Car Parking, Four Layer Container Storage Yard, Container Delivery Yard, Jetty, Mongla Port, Khulna.

2. Feasibility study of proposed Khan Jahan Ali Airport, Bagerhat, Khulna.

3. Structural design of several high rise buildings in Khulna region.

4. Structural health and safety assessment (preliminary and detail) of Commercial/Factory/Residential buildings and of several Bridges in Khulna region.

Beside these, following works are frequently carried out:

1. Pile Integrity Test (PIT), Pile and plate load tests

2. Sub-soil investigations

3. Concrete mix design, Pavement design and Tubewell design