The field of Civil Engineering is achieving its high demand with the passage of time and with growing trend. It is an undoubted truth that there is increase in number of development of high rise buildings and infrastructure so it is an immense need to be the part of profession of Civil Engineering in a broader perspective of field specialization. The demand of Civil Engineering is almost equal in its all areas including Construction Management, Traffic or Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Urban Engineering, Coastal & Harbor Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The area of Civil Engineering is very broad and linked with industrial development. Some salient features are as follows:

  • The students will be able to explore or developed their own construction industries or business as consultants, contractors and designers.
  • Imparting their knowledge in water resources area with the development of dams, barrages, culverts etc.
  • Strengthen the area of Irrigation Engineering in undeveloped areas of Pakistan.
  • To produce and may get along with the transportation firms for traffic management studies, safety and accident studies, signage plans, road furniture and infrastructure improvement plans.
  • Students may approach and join hands with the soil testing laboratories.
  • Students may play vital role with the industries for waste water treatment and solid waste management in the purview of CPEC.
  • Students can engage with the public, private and education sector as well.


  • Graduates having technical and professional engineering knowledge with basic understanding enabling them to synchronize the problems with modern techniques and investigation procedures.
  • To produce graduates with professional development in a manner that they successfully and ethically practice in all the related fields of Civil Engineering society.
  • Graduates with motivation of lifelong learning and impart the knowledge with design aspects and sustainability and contribute with substantial growth in Research and Development.
  • Graduates having strong capability of team work, possessing leadership qualities, focusing Entrepreneurship and connection with stakeholder.

These PEOs are published on the faculty’s webpage. The vision and the mission of the department are consistent with the PEOs defined above. Following table shows the PEOs conformity with the department vision and mission.

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  • To achieve the set POs the program structure should be as follows. It is in line with the HEC and PEC framework for BS Civil Engineering.
DomainName of CourseNCRCZUFEST
% ageTotal
% age
Non-Engineering Humanities129%31%139%29%
Management Sciences97%86%
Natural Sciences2115%1914%
Engineering Computing97%69%96%71%
Engineering Foundation2821%2820%
Major Based Core (Breadth)2015%2619%
Major Based Core (Depth)2418%2417%
Inter-Disciplinary Engineering (Electives)75%64%
Civil Engineering Project64%64%
Industrial Training/Internship (Summer)00%00%
Total 136 100%139 100%


The following Program Learning outcomes (PLOs) describe what the students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and attitude that the students acquire while progressing through the program.

  • PLO 1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO 2. Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • PLO 3. Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PLO 4. Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
  • PLO 5. Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PLO 6. The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
  • PLO 7. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • PLO 8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • PLO 9. Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  • PLO 10. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PLO 11. Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • PLO 12. Lifelong Learning: ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.


The Department of Civil Engineering follows NCRC/HEC guidelines for distribution of credit hours between core and elective courses. Any changes to the curriculum are only made after a thorough deliberation in the board of studies (BOS) meetings, which is also attend by external experts. Following table shows the comparative analysis of NCRC and ZUFEST for Engineering and Non-Engineering domain courses.

DomainName of CourseTotal Credit Hr.
Management Sciences86%
Natural Sciences1914%
Engineering Foundation2820%
Major Based Core (Breadth)2619%
Major Based Core (Depth)2417%
Inter-Disciplinary Engineering (Electives)64%
Civil Engineering Project64%
Industrial Training/Internship (Summer)00%
Total139 100%
Total numbers of Credit hours139
Duration4 years
Semester duration16-18 weeks
Module Load per Semester15-20 Cr. Hrs
Number of Modules per semester5-6


Semester – ISemester – II
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
HS-101Islamic Studies or Ethical Behavior*2+0EE-109Basic Electro Mechanical Engineering2+1
HS-105Functional English2+0CV-131Surveying & Geo-Informatics3+1
NS-109Calculus & Analytical Geometry3+0HS-103Pakistan Studies2+0
CV-101Engineering Drawing2+1NS-104Engineering Mechanics3+1
HS-106Psychology2+0NS-113Linear Algebra & Differential Equations3+0
CV-102Fundamentals of Surveying3+1CV-103Civil Engineering Materials3+0
Total =16Total =19

*For Non-Muslims

Semester – IIISemester – IV
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
CS-215Civil Engineering Drawing1+2CV-261Mechanics of Solid – II3+0
CV-204Fluid Mechanics3+1CV-232Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC)3+1
CV-215Mechanics of Solid – I3+1CV-216Structural Analysis-I3+0
NS-321Numerical Analysis3+0NS-205Engineering Geology2+1
CS-101Introduction to Computing2+1HS-216Technical Report Writing & Presentation Skills3+0
HS-205Law & Ethics2+0NS-206Probability and Statistics3+0
Total =19Total =19
Semester – VSemester – VI
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
CV-333Structural Analysis-II3+0CV-353Soil Mechanics – II3+1
CV-317Soil Mechanics-I3+1CV-354Steel Structures3+0
CV-362Elements of Structural Design3+1CV-335Construction Management3+0
MS-311Engineering Economics & Management3+0MS-312Water Resource Management3+0
CV-318Construction Engineering2+1CV-334Transportation Engineering-I3+1
CS-313Quantity Surveying & Costing2+1AR-311Architecture & Urban Planning3+0
Total =20Total =20
Semester – VIISemester – VIII
CodeCourseCr. Hr.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
CV-455Design of Structures3+0CV-448Traffic Engineering2+0
CV-456Transportation Engineering-II3+0CV-457Environmental Engineering – II2+0
CV-436Irrigation & Drainage Engineering3+0CV-xxxCI – Elective Course-I2+0
CV-437Environmental Engineering – I2+1MS-xxxMS – Elective Course2+0
Total =15Total =11


  • Minimum 4-years and maximum 7 years (139 Credit Hours)


  • Maximum 50 students per batch with one intakes in a year (Fall Semester )


The criteria for students seeking admission to BS Civil Engineering are as follows:

  • Minimum 60% marks in HSC (Pre-Engineering Group)/ A-Level or an equivalent qualification / DAE in Civil Technology/Land & Mine Surveying/Architecture with 60% marks in the relevant discipline are required for admission.
  • Students are required to appear for a written test and interview.


Under extraordinary circumstances, the Vice-Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Dean/Chairperson concerned may allow migration of a student from other recognized institutions to the university and vice versa, provided that:-

  • The academic councils of the institutions are agreed on the migration of student.
  • The courses of studies are equivalent. The credits earned in the previous institution may be permitted to be transferred to other institutions to which the student migrates.


  1. Obtain the admission form from the admission office or download from official website of the university.
  2. Fill the form and attach all the required documents with it and resubmit it to the same office before the last date.
  3. Eligible applicants have to appears in admission test and an interview, at the time of interview bring the original testimonial for verification.
  4. Selected candidates shall be notified to submit fee according to the fee schedule within deadlines.


Credit HoursPer Credit Fee (Tuition + Exam)Semester Registration FeeStudent Activity Fee Per SemesterAdmission FeeSecurity Deposit Refundable
13962755000 Per Semester1000 Per Semester2500025000

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

At the time of admission, selected candidates will be required to deposit fee either under Option 1 or Option 2. Therfore monthly or semester fee will be deposited by students within two weeks of commencement of every semester in advance accoring to the official notification on the notice board. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.

The students claiming exemptions from any course or courses will be required to pay exemption fee @ Rs. 2,500/- per subject in the beginning of semester.

Fees once deposited are not refundable, except security deposits, for any reason whatsoever.