Department of Civil Engineering

The courses of study leading to the Degree of B.Sc. civil engineering have been planned to offer a broad spectrum of civil engineering subjects. The curriculum lays emphasis on subjects of structures, irrigation, geotechnical, transporatation engineering, environmental engineering and hydraulics. These courses include laboratory and design wrok. The prescribed syllabi and examination standards compare favorably with the standard of under-graduate work developed in UK, USA and Canada. In addition to course work, the final year students are required to work on a project under the guidance of senior faculty members. Study tours and extension lectures are also arranged during the session for the benefit of the studens. Second year or third year students during their summer break and final year students after passing the final examination in civil engineering may work with some recognized organizations, registered with PEC or government department or semi-government department to acquire practical training of 800 hours for award of degree. The Civil Engineering Department offers a post-graduate programme with specialization in structural engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and earthquake engineering.

Academic Programs
- B.Sc. Civil Engineering
- M.Sc. Civil Engineering
- Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Field Visits
Field visits to Civil Engineering projects of national importance are arranged for students. Each year students and concerned faculty members visit facilities and projects with a high technical merit.

Survey Camp
Each year field course in surveying and leveling is arranged for students of third year Civil Engineering for a period of three weeks for experience. The course includes hands-on work in contouring, triangulation, fly leveling and plane tabling.

Laboratories
The Department is supported by well-equipped labortories having state-of-the-art machinery and equipment. It has the following laboratories:
- Concrete Laboratory
- Hydraulics Laboratory
- Soil Mechanics Laboratory
- Highway engineering Laboratory
- Material Testing Laboratory
- Surveying Laboratory
- Public Health Engineering Laboratory
- Postgraduate & Undergraduate Computer Laboratory
- Structural Engineering Laboratory
- Earthquake Engineering Centre
Research
The faculty is involved in need-based research projects, continuously interacting with industry. In this regard some of the projects recently undertaken are:
- Application of Slops Stability Techniques
- Development of Attenuation Relationship for Pakistan
- Microzonation Map for Different Cities of Pakistan
- Seismic Strength Evaluation of Masonry Buildings
- Evaluation of Indigenous Pozzolanic Materials
- Insulation Properties of Porous Bricks Cavity Walls and Other Indigenous Materials
- Shake Table Test of Recuced Scale Masonry and RC Structures
- Advanced Composite Materials
- Bridge Assessment (Collapse Analysis)
- Earthquake Resistance Design
- Low Cost Water Filters
- Cost and Prformance Optimization of Bridge Superstructures