Introduction and Overview
History of Civil engineering dates back with the evolution of human needs for food, shelter and routes for transportation. It stands among the oldest engineering disciplines in human history and universally recognized as the mother of all engineering disciplines. Civil engineering is a very broad and vast field which encompasses everything that we see around us, either has been built or being built using the natural and or manmade resources. It widely covers the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, bridges, streets and highways, railways, airports, industries, all kind of infrastructure for water supply, sewage, hydraulic structures and irrigation system and many more.
Civil Engineering Department at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology established in 2017 with the first intake of fifty students of BS Civil engineering from fall 2017. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) granted the green signal after the successful Zero Visit in November 2017. KFUEIT is among the few public-sector universities in Southern Punjab, offering Civil Engineering program. Infrastructure of department has already been completed and labs have been equipped with the state of the art equipment and commercial testing facilities. Advance testing and research equipment with allied facilities have also been planned and in process of purchase to strengthen the consultancy, commercial testing and research-oriented activities at full scale. All the departmental facilities are not only helpful for covering the educational requirements and professional growth of students, but also cover the regional needs of commercial testing requirements. Keeping in view the ample lab facilities, department is planning and processing for offering the Masters programs in Civil engineering by the end of year 2018.
Vision & Mission
Mission of the Department is to impart high quality Civil Engineering education by modern teaching techniques and research methodologies for acquiring the latest, creative and lifelong learning knowledge of engineering, sciences and technology. The mission also focusses the development of professional and ethical qualities to be a successful Engineer and responsible member of society for national and international infrastructural and socio-economic development.
Vision of the Department is to achieve the national and international acceptance by developing the learning environment for theoretical and practical education and purposeful research that produce competent and problems solver Civil Engineers in the seven (07) major areas: Hydraulics & Water Resources, Structural Engineering, Materials and Forensic Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Construction Project Management.
Scope and Associated Career
Civil engineering is an equal opportunity field both for the males and females Engineers. From planning and design offices to field office jobs, Civil engineers are required in large numbers. The demand of Civil engineering professionals is increasing day by day both in Pakistan as well as in gulf countries. Recently because of the huge infrastructure development project. Civil engineers Career in Civil Engineering is very promising and high rewarding in Pakistan as well as abroad. The field of Civil engineering covers a vast area of expertise including planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance in public as well as in private sector. After the completion of graduation, a Civil Engineer has multiple options to choose a career that fits best for him.
Currently the development projects in Pakistan demands a huge number of fresh as well as experienced Civil engineers for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other mega projects including hydropower projects. Several public-sector departments have serving opportunities for Civil Engineers as like National Highway Authority (NHA), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Irrigation department, Public Health Engineering, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA),
Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Capital Development Authority (CDA), Communication and Works Department (C&W), Punjab Industrial Estates (PIE) and Pakistan Railways. In semi government and private sector there is a long list of national and multinational companies and consultancy firms as like National engineering services NESPAK, JGC-DESCON where Civil engineers are offering their services and are employed in large numbers. Currently Civil engineering is among the highly paid profession.
- 2 PhD (Civil Engineering)
- 3 MSc (Civil Engineering)
- 1 MS (Architectural Engineering)
- 1 Lab Director (BSc Civil Engineering)
- 3 Lab Engineers (BSc Civil Engineering)
- I Lab Supervisor (B. TECH)
- 3 Lab Assistants (DAEs Civil)
- 2 Naib Qasid
An applicant for admission to Civil Engineering Bachelor Degree Program offered by the University must fulfill the following requirements:
a. He should have obtained at least 60% marks in F. Sc./DAE examination excluding sports and Hafiz-e-Quran marks.
b. He should have appeared in Engineering College Admission Test (ECAT conducted by UET Lahore)/ KFUEIT Entry Test/HAT for that particular academic session (when conducted) in which he seeks admission.
Labs Facilities / Infrastructure
Following state of the art Lab facilities have been developed at the Department of Civil Engineering.
- Engineering Mechanics Lab
- Surveying Lab
- Computer Center Lab
- Strength of Materials Lab
- Concrete Lab
- Geotechnical Engineering Lab
- Foundation Engineering Lab
- Hydraulics Engineering Lab
- Transportation Engineering Lab
- Hydrology & Irrigation Engineering Lab
- Environmental Engineering Lab
- GIS & RS Lab
- Earthquake Engineering Lab
Academic Programs Being Offered
- BSc Civil Engineering 4-Year’s Program
- MS Civil Engineering (Water Resources & Irrigation Engineering) 2-Year’s Program