Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering was established in 2014 in order to meet the short and long term requirements of industrial/commercial organizations of Pakistan for graduates in Civil Engineering. Subsequent to the decision of the Board of Governors for starting the discipline of Civil Engineering, University improved its infrastructure in accordance with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) guidelines and developed purpose built Classrooms, Laboratories and allied facilities.
Before the commencement of the programme, Pakistan Engineering Council inspected the University's facilities under its Zero Visit and gave prior permission to start its degree programme in Civil Engineering.
Outcome Based Education(OBE) Modal in Civil Engineering
To enhance the quality of education and learning process, Civil Engineering Department of CUSIT has adopted OBE (Outcome Based Education) model of Washington Accord, USA. Student's assessment is based on the achievement of specified goals (outcomes).This model focuses on the outcomes of learning, rather than traditional teaching system.
Vision and Mission Statement
The Vision of the department is to provide State-of-the-Art education in Civil Engineering that enables new generation of Civil Engineers to meet the challenges of the future, promote a sense of scholarship, leadership and service to the mankind through creativity and innovations. The Mission of the CE department can be summarized us
- To provide the students with high-quality education and training required to fully develop their professional qualities and skills as civil engineers.
- To develop their personal potential to the greatest extent possible to be able to pursue higher studies and research.
- To enable them to do research to serve the people and society of KP and Pakistan for their socio-economic development.
- Develop University Consultancy group in diversified Civil Engineering fields for economically sustainable and socially acceptable CE program.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The graduates of Civil Engineering Program after4-5 years of graduation will:
- PEO-1 Successfully practice Civil Engineering at the highest professional levels to serve national, and international industries and government agencies
- PEO-2 Have the necessary background and technical skills to work professionally in one or more of the areas of environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering and other related fields.
- PEO-3 Be prepared and commitment to their ethical and social responsibilities to work for the safety of society, both as individuals and in team environments.
- PEO-4 Be motivated for, and capable of pursing continued life-long learning through further graduate education, or other training programs in engineering or related fields.
Program Learning Objectives (PLOs)
The PLOs define by Washington accord will be customized to the needs of Civil Engineering Programme.
- 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, social, 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 predictionand 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 social, 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 social and environmental contexts anddemonstrate 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 orin a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
- PL0-10: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 An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue life long learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.
- The main aim of the B.Sc. Civil Engineering program is to produce globally competitive graduates for the construction industry of the whole world.
- The program is specially tailored for successful career in the Civil Engineering, equipped with latest academic knowledge, desired technical skills and attitudes, so that they can play an effective role in the socio-economic development of the country.
- The courses are prescribed in accordance with the latest guidance / framework of PEC / HEC which encompasses all the aspects of Civil Engineering discipline.
- Due focus has been made on Outcome Based Education (OBE) to make our graduates compatible with the demands of national and international job markets.
The following outcomes spelled out in the Washington Accord and mandated by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) will be progressively incorporated in the Program:
- To acquire and apply fundamental principles of science and engineering.
- Capability to communicate effectively.
- Technical competence in specialized areas of engineering discipline.
- Identify, formulate and model problems and find engineering solutions.
- Investigation and research on engineering problems in a chosen field of study.
- Sustain ability and Cost-effectiveness in design and development of engineering solutions.
- Commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.
- Work effectively as an individual, and as a member/leader in a team.
- Multi-skilled engineer with good knowledge and skills of management, leadership and entrepreneurship.
- Social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities as an civil engineer.
- Self-improvement trough continuous professional development and life-long learning
Scheme of Studies
Course work for earning degree comprises theory courses, laboratory courses and project. Courses offered to the students are selected by the Department from the given list of HEC /PEC approved courses. During the 7th and 8th semesters, students carry out group-projects and write project-reports. The project comprises of 3 credit hours (9 contact hours per week) in each semester. Grade "I" (Incomplete) is awarded for the project in the 7th semester, which is converted into the earned letter grade at the end of 8th semester, based on student's performance in both semesters.