Department of Civil Engineering




1Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as buildings, bridges, flyovers, under passes, roads, railway tracks, airports, docks & harbors, factories, dams, barrages, canals, water supply schemes and sewerage systems etc.


Recently the department has adopted Outcome based learning education system. Read more


23Civil Engineering is considered as the mother of all engineerings as it is the process of directing and controlling natural resources for the use and benefit of mankind through construction of various projects.



Civil engineering graduate of UET Lahore has sufficient opportunities of getting jobs in various government/private departments i.e. Communication & Works (C & W), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Punjab Irrigation and Power Engineering Department, Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan Railways, National Highway Authority (NHA), Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), Public Health Engineering Department, National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), Associated Consultant Engineers (ACE), National Development Consultants (NDC), SKB Engineering & Construction, Descon Engineering Limited and many more.


The Department of Civil Engineering 

334Civil Engineering Department is one of the oldest department in the country imparting Civil Engineering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department was established in 1939 as a part of the Maclagan Engineering College, Lahore. Currently it has an enrollment of over 1000 students in bachelor, Master and Ph.D. levels.






To department is running following degree programmes:

B. Sc. Civil Engineering

  1. M.Sc. Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering
  2. M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering
  3. M.Sc. Structural Engineering
  4. Ph.D. Civil Engineering

The department is divided into three divisions namely:

  1. Structural Engineering Division,
  2. Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering Division,
  3. Geotechnical Engineering Division.



To impart high quality civil engineering education through modern teaching and research for the national and international socio-economic development. Recently the department has adopted Outcome based learning education system.

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Presently, more than 800 students are enrolled in undergraduate program, about 180 students are busy in their M.Sc. research work in three specialized sub-discipline and about 18 Ph.D. scholars are working on their Ph.D. research projects. The department has a strong alumnae backup numbering more than 7000 alumnae, leading the national and regional development.


Bachelor Degree Program:

In the Bachelor Degree Courses, emphasis is laid on the fundamental concepts and principles, which constitute    the basis of civil    engineering practice. To foster their creative abilities, the students are assigned projects on design, construction and laboratory    investigations. The classroom and laboratory work is supplemented with instructional tours to acquaint    students with the civil engineering projects of national    importance and with survey camps where they plan and execute surveys of    large areas independently.


Masters Degree Program:

The Master degree courses, involving 2 years of part-time study, consist of lectures, design work, laboratory investigation and research. The emphasis is on introducing students to modern trends and techniques and advanced knowledge in their fields of specialization.


Civil Engineering Department in collaboration with National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) has established a standard base line at the University Campus, which is used for calibration of surveying equipment/instruments for various surveying organizations.


Civil Engineering Students at Field Visit

The department has the following well-equipped laboratories with the latest testing machinery, which meet the academic needs of students and teachers as well as the professional needs of the government and private organizations.



Name of Laboratory


Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering Lab.


Concrete Lab.


Test Floor Lab.


Strength of Materials Lab.


Geotechnical Engg. Lab.


Transportation Engineering Lab.


Foundation Engineering Lab.


Computer Center


Engineering Mechanics Lab.


Survey Lab.


Earthquake Engineering Lab.

The department has adequate research facilities for the postgraduate students and the faculty. Priority of the department has been given towards solution of different problems faced by the public/private sectors in the field of civil engineering in the county.


The faculty members are engaged in a variety of research programs such as low cost housing, ultra high strength concrete, strengthening of masonry walls and retrofitting, use of indigenous materials, soil stability, pneumatic techniques, seepage control of water logging and salinity, sedimentation in channels and reservoir, river flood hydraulics, treatment of industrial waste, hydrological modeling, soil erosion and sediment transport modeling, numerical simulation for flushing sediments from the reservoir, coastal flood modeling considering future climate change, irrigation canal system simulation and development of computer software for civil engineering problems.

Presently the strength of Civil Engineering faculty is 48 including having 15 Ph.D. and 30 Masters degree in Civil engineering degree and rest of the faculty are pursuing their masters. Civil. Department has more than 20 teachers pursuing higher education in reputed universities abroad.