Department of Civil Engineering


Civil 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.


Since 2014 the department has adopted Outcome Based Education system. After gap analysis, a number of radical changes were carried out in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The adopted vision, mission, Program Educational Objectives and Program Learning Outcomes can be found over here.

PEOs for Session 2017 and earlier

In 2018, based upon input from stakeholders Program Educational Objectives have been improved and approved by Board of Studies as follows;

“To Impart High Quality Civil Engineering Education Through Modern Teaching and Research for the National Aad International Socio-Economic Development”.

  1. Graduates demonstrate their proficiency of applying the knowledge and skills to solve complex civil engineering problems.
  2. Graduates communicate effectively and contribute in the project team.
  3. Graduates uphold principles of ethics and integrity throughout their professional practices
  4. Graduates engage themselves in continuous professional learning process.

The Civil Engineering Department at UET Lahore is committed to provide quality Civil Engineering knowledge and skills to its students to address the fast evolving needs of the industry in particular and society in general. Modern engineering tools, state of the art techniques and knowledge are being transferred to the students that help in recognition of the University as a leading engineering institute in the world. Stakeholder’s input is obtained through frequent formal and informal meetings with graduates, alumni, employers, industrial advisory board and parents to remain relevant to the socio-economic needs of the society, locally as well as internationally.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are traits which program wants to inculcate in its graduates by the time of graduation. It is expected that by the time of graduation the students must have attained a specific set of knowledge, skills and behavioral traits. PLOs can be accessed through UET website via following link:
Following PLOs have been selected for the B.Sc. Civil Engineering Program.

  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. Life-long Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursuing life-long learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.

Degree of skills and capabilities that will reflect on their performance as engineers:

  1. Students shall have an ability to apply engineering knowledge to the civil and structural engineering problems.
  2. Students shall have an ability to identify, formulate and analyze practical engineering problems.
  3. Students shall have an ability to comprehensively design structural engineering systems.
  4. Students shall have recognition of the need and an ability to engage in life long learning of engineering.

Civil 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 

Civil 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.




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 36 including having 27 Ph.D. and 9 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.