Department of Geological Engineering


To develop scientific and engineering knowledge and equip its graduates with modern skills in the field of geological engineering enabling them to become leaders in engineering practices and research for the socio economic development at national and international levels.

  1. Demonstrate the proficiency of applying the scientific and engineering knowledge to identify, analyze and investigate the issues related to geological engineering practice.
  2. Express the ability and skills to utilize the modern tools to solve complex engineering problems with due environmental considerations.
  3. Exhibit the quality to work as an individual or in a team with leadership skills to design and supervise infrastructure projects by following professional ethics and adequate safety measures.
  4. Display the spirit of discipline, effective communication, continuous professional improvement and management skills while working in a globally competitive environment.

The following twelve program learning outcomes (as given in the PEC accreditation Manual 2014) have been adopted as the graduate attributes by the B.Sc. Geological Engineering Program at University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

  1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  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.
  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.
  12. Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

In the 21st century the most vital challenge faced is the preservation and efficient utilization of Geo-Space and its resources without disturbing the ecological balance. The aim of Geological Engineering is to come up with engineering solutions which can meet these challenges for better use of global resources in the field of rock mechanics and tunneling, geotechnical engineering, exploration of natural resources and to give solution to the environmental impact of water resources.
Geological Engineering was introduced for first time in the country by University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore under the Mining Engineering Department in 2001. In view of the national demand and popularity of the degree program, an independent Department of Geological Engineering was established in January 2006.

The major objective of the program is to provide professional engineers in the field of:

  1. Rock Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering
  2. Exploration of Natural Energy Resources
  3. Environmental and Water Resources aspects

The department is currently offering following degrees.

  1. B.Sc. (Geological Engineering)
  2. M.Sc. (Geological Engineering)
  3. M.Sc. (Geological Sciences)

The Department of Geological Engineering is currently collaborating with Saitama University, Japan. This research and academic collaboration mainly focuses on promoting mutual research projects and exchange of faculty and students between the Department of Geological Engineering and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Saitama University, Japan.

B.Sc. Geological Engineering intake batches starting from 2001 to 2011 are accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council under Level I, whereas intake batches starting from 2012 and onwards which are following Outcome Based Education (OBE) system are being accredited under Level II (Washington Accord).