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Introduction to Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it was defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, geophysics, geodesy, control engineering, structural engineering, biomechanics, nanotechnology, transportation engineering, earth science, atmospheric sciences, forensic engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, and construction engineering. Civil engineering takes place on all levels: in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.

General Information
Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (BE Civil)
Category: Bachelor
Course Duration: 48 months (4 years)
Academic Progress: Semester, 2 semesters per year
Estimated Cost: N/A

Required Qualification to study Civil Engineering

Candidates interested in obtaining admission should be an Intermediate in Science (I.Sc.) or Higher Secondary level (10+2) Science, or Diploma in Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution with at least second division marks in their Intermediate/equivalent studies. One who is interested must pass the entrance exam and must be from Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate compulsory subjects.

Scope of Civil Engineering in Nepal
Nepal is country where it seems that “civil engineering” is the only engineering branch that seems to have good scope. Still, people in Nepal imagine a civil engineer when they hear “engineer”. There has always been a good demand for qualified civil engineers in Nepal. The current situation, however, has led to a slump. The faculty members of the different colleges we visited as well as working professionals foresee a resurgence in the near future.

As a civil engineer, your field of work should the areas mentioned below:

In Private Practice: You will have to plan, design, construct and operate physical works and facilities used by the public.

In Academia: You will teach students the fundamentals of civil engineering. You could also be involved in research in order to advance the state-of-the-art.

In Public Practice: You could be involved in city and/or regional planning, layout, and construction of highways and pipelines.

In Combination with other Disciplines: A Civil Engineering degree combined with another degree such as Engineering Geologist, Engineering Economist, or Engineer/Attorney
Listed below is a more detailed description of the different areas of Civil Engineering where you could work:

Construction Management

  • Project Manager
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler
  • Project Engineer

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Foundation Designer
  • Landfill Manager
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Hazardous Waste Manager

Public Works Engineering

  • City Manager
  • City Engineer
  • Federal Employee

Engineering Research

  • Government Researcher
  • Corporate Researcher
  • Educational Researcher

Structural Engineering

  • Designer
  • Evaluator/Analyst

Transportation Engineering

  • Planner
  • Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Highway Geometric Design

Water Resources Engineering

  • Hydraulic Engineer/Hydrologist
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Water-Related Structural Engineer


  • Design of building using CAD-software
  • Analysis of building structure Scope

Course Syllabus
Typically, a Civil Engineer has to study the following subjects:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Structures
  • Foundation
  • Construction
  • Environment
  • Irrigation
  • Hydraulics
  • Surveying
  • Soil analysis
  • Cost and works management
  • Basic Surveying
  • Theory Of Elasticity And Plasticity
  • Advanced Foundation Design
  • Fluvial Hydraulic and Ground Water Modelling
  • Plastic Design Of Steel Structures
  • Transportation System Planning and many more…

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