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.

Department VisionXXXX
Department MissionXXXX

Civil Engineering Laboratories:

Computing Laboratory:

The laboratories of the department are well-equipped with required materials and equipment. Details of labs are as follows:

At present, the computer lab is available with more than 40 computers. All computers are I5 configured in which latest and advanced civil engineering related software are installed. The lab is designed with dedicated and all state-of-the-art facilities in order to engage the students in their off-class timings. Apart from that allied facilities including Printer, Scanner and Internet etc. are also present

Computing Laboratory

Surveying and Engineering Mechanics Laboratory:

The Department of Civil Engineering is equipped with modern and latest equipment of Surveying and Leveling in a designated laboratory of Surveying. The laboratory is available with Total Station, Theodolite, Automatic Level, GPS receivers along with the major and minor accessories including chain, tape, ranging rods and alidade. The core area covered in Engineering Mechanics is the study of forces in various models and assemblies including Flywheel, Wheel and differential axle, Inertia calculations, Winch actions and simple Pendulum concepts. The particular lab is also utilized by technology students of other programs due to similarity in course outlines.

Surveying and Engineering Mechanics Laboratory

Material Testing and Construction Engineering Laboratory:

All basic equipment needed for any type of suitable construction is in this laboratory at present. One of the most important features of this laboratory is 2000KN computer generated Universal Testing Machine (UTM) with latest model. The equipment is meant for evaluation of forces like tension, compression, torsion, elongation, shear, rupture etc. along with deterministic approach of results. The lab may also be utilized for commercial purpose in future (subjected to the approval of University).

Material Testing and Construction Engineering Laboratory

Environment Engineering Laboratory:

Environmental Engineering laboratory of Civil Engineering Department is developed to get along with the physical, biological and chemical properties of water on certain available guidelines, standards and testing procedures. In addition to that, for the first-time laboratory is available with water treatment plant.

Environment Laboratory

Transportation Engineering Laboratory:

In order to establish the relationships between norms of Geometric design and Pavement design, Transportation Engineering lab has been developed in department. The laboratory is available with advanced instruments like Abrasion Testing machine, Flash and Fire point apparatus, Marshall Apparatus, Ductility machine, Wheel tracker etc

Transportation Engineering Laboratory

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory:

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory is developed in Civil Engineering department, which is being utilized for the courses of Soil Mechanics in respective semesters. Dedicated equipment, which is used to test soil bearing capacities are available in lab for practice of students.

Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

Mechanics of Solids and RCC Laboratory:

This lab is also intended for number of courses considering structural evaluation of buildings and other related components. The laboratory is being utilized for testing procedures dependent on the properties of Concrete and its associated parameters. Activities for subject Elements of Structural Design are also carried out in this lab.

Mechanics of Solids and RCC Laboratory

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory:

The laboratory of Fluid mechanics is developed in order to analyze the forces and reactions that are governed by water. In this connection, water related structures are designed and analyzed followed by different test procedures. The available and latest main equipment in the laboratory are: Flow channel, Hydraulic bench, Hydrology apparatus etc. Different types of turbines are also available for the water discharge calculations and associated parameters.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Drawing Studio:

Drawing studio is meant for Drawing and Drafting works in initial semesters of Civil Engineering program. The studio is equipped with all necessary drawing equipment embedded for each student.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Engineering Geology

Department of Civil Engineering has a dedicated state of the art Engineering Geology Lab in which concerned students may practice initial investigation of Minerals, Rocks and Stones as a prerequisite entity of Soil Mechanics. The material in respective lab includes different types of minerals and rocks, maps and standard scales.

Engineering Geology

Safety Equipment:

The Department is equipped with the availability of safety gadgets for which it is mandatory to use by students and concerned staff during experimentation works in Civil Engineering Laboratories. This will ensure the implementation of safety and security as per ISO standards.

Safety Equipment

Sports Room:

The Sports Room at Link Road Campus is facilitated with Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Ludo, Table Soccer, Carrom Board etc. The campus also has a Playground facility.

Sports Room


  • 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.
Name of CourseTotal CoursesTotal Credit Hours% OverallName of CourseTotal CoursesTotal Credit Hours% Overall
Non-Engineering Humanities71231%Humanities61228%
Management Sciences39Management Sciences36
Natural Sciences821Natural Sciences618
Sub Total 1842Sub Total 1536
Engineering Computing3969%Computing3972%
Engineering Foundation828Engineering Foundation827
Major Based Core (Breadth)620Major Based Core (Breadth)824
Major Based Core (Depth)724Major Based Core (Depth)822
Inter-Disciplinary Engineering
Breadth (Electives)
27Inter-Disciplinary Engineering
Breadth (Electives)
Civil Engineering Project16Civil Engineering Project16
Industrial Training/Internship (Summer)00Industrial Training/Internship (Summer)00
Sub Total 2794Sub Total 3093
Total  45136100% 45129100%


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 goals (SDGs).
  • 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 ZUFESTM for Engineering and Non-Engineering domain courses.

ZUFESTM (Civil Engineering)
DomainName of CourseTotal
% Overall
Non-Engineering Humanities61228%
Management Sciences36
Natural Sciences618
Sub Total 1536
Engineering Computing3972%
Engineering Foundation827
Major Based Core (Breadth)824
Major Based Core (Depth)822
Inter-Disciplinary Engineering
Breadth (Electives)
Civil Engineering Project16
Industrial Training/Internship
Sub Total 3093 

Scheme of Studies, BE Civil Engineering (Batch III onward)

Semester – I Semester – II
S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
1CS-101Introduction to Computing2+11EE-109Basic Electro Mechanical Engineering2+1
2HS-105Functional English2+02CVE-131Surveying & Geo-Informatics2+1
3NS-109Calculus & Analytical Geometry3+03HS-103Pakistan Studies2+0
4CV-101Engineering Drawing2+14NSC-104Engineering Mechanics2+1
5HS-106Psychology2+05NS-113Linear Algebra & Differential Equations3+0
6CV-102Fundamentals of Surveying3+16CVE-103Civil Engineering Materials2+0
Sub Total =14+3Sub Total =13+3
Total =17Total =16
Semester – III Semester – IV
S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
1CSC-215Civil Engineering Drawing2+11CVE-261Mechanics of Solid – II2+0
2CV-204Fluid Mechanics3+12CV-232Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC)3+1
3CV-215Mechanics of Solid – I3+13CV-216Structural Analysis-I3+0
4NS-321Numerical Analysis3+04NS-205Engineering Geology2+1
5HS-101 / HS-102Islamic Studies / Ethical Behavior*2+05HS-215Technical Writing & Presentation Skills2+0
6HS-205Law & Ethics2+06NS-206Probability and Statistics3+0
Sub Total =15+3Sub Total =15+2
Total =18Total =17

*For Non-Muslims

Semester – V Semester – VI
S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
1CVE-333Structural Analysis-II2+01CV-353Soil Mechanics – II3+1
2CV-317Soil Mechanics-I3+12CV-354Steel Structures3+0
3CV-362Elements of Structural Design3+13CV-335Construction Management3+0
4MSC-311Engineering Economics & Management2+04MS-322Water Resource Management2+0
5CV-318Construction Engineering 2+15CV-334Transportation Engineering-I3+1
6CS-313Quantity Surveying & Costing2+16ARC-311Architecture & Urban Planning2+0
Sub Total =14+4Sub Total =16+2
Total =18Total =18
Semester – VII Semester – VIII
S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.S. No.CodeCourseCr. Hr.
1CV-455Design of Structures3+01CV-448Traffic Engineering2+0
2CVE-456Transportation Engineering-II2+02CV-457Environmental Engineering – II2+0
3CV-436Irrigation & Drainage Engineering3+03CV-XXX*CI – Elective Course-I2+0
4CV-437Environmental Engineering – I2+14MS-XXX*MS – Elective Course2+0
Sub Total =10+4Sub Total =8+3
Total =14Total =11

Total Credit Hours = 17 + 16 + 18 + 17 + 18 + 18 + 14 + 11 = 129

*Elective courses shall be offered from the following list of approved courses subjected to the availability of course teacher.

List of Elective Courses

Elective Courses (Non-Engineering)


MS-421 Public Health Engineering

MS-416 Hazardous and Disaster Management

MS-417 Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Elective Courses (Civil Engineering, Core)


CV-425 Building Information Modeling

CV-464 Computer Aided Design

CV-438 Masonry Structures

CV-447Applied Hydraulics

CV-467 Structural Design and Drawing

CV-458 Finite Element Method (FEM)


  • Minimum 4-years and maximum 7 years (129 Credit Hours)


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


The criteria for students seeking admission to BE 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.


Admission Processing Fees Admission FeesSecurity Deposit (refundable)Student Activity Fee
(Per Semester)
Semester Reg. Fee
(per semester)
First Semester Credit Hours FeeExamination FeesFirst Semester Credit Hours FeeMiscellaneous ChargesTotal Fee at the time of admissionTUITION FEE
2,500.0010,000.005,000.002,000.005,000.0017 *40008,500.0068,000.0045,000.00143,500.00128,500.00

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.