The MS program in Civil Engineering emphasizes the practical applications of four major fields of specialization i.e. Water Resources Engineering & Management, Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management and Environmental Engineering. The program offers engineers the opportunity to advance their skills in these specialized areas. The successful MS graduates may develop their careers in Research and Development, Industry, Academia, Consultancy Organizations etc.


  • A minimum of 16 years of education leading to B.Sc./ BS/ BE in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with undergraduate degree from non-relevant areas may be required to take some undergraduate courses to fulfill pre-requisite deficiencies as determined by the Graduate Admission Committee. The deficiency Cr. Hrs. will not be counted towards the minimum Cr. Hrs. requirement for the award of the MS degree.
  • Minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA or 50% marks
  • Admission Test / HEC Approved Test


A student admitted in this program will have to complete the degree requirements by following any one of the options given below:

AREA Cr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs. Course Work with 06 Cr. Hrs. Thesis 30
27 Cr. Hrs. Course Work with 03 Cr. Hrs. Project 30
Course work only (10 Courses) 30


A student can claim a specialization if he/she has completed 15 Cr. Hrs. including research work, if opted, from one of the specialization area courses offered by the department. Otherwise, on the completion of 30 Cr. Hrs. he/she will be awarded the MS degree without any specialization.


This is normally a two years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Civil Engineering is 4 years.


A student is required to earn a minimum 3.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his degree requirements.


1. Water Resources Engineering and Management (WRE&M)

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CE5103 Advanced Open Channel Hydraulics 3
CE5113 Advanced Hydrology 3
CE6123 River Engineering 3
CE6133 Design of Hydraulics Structures 3
CE5143 Advanced Hydraulics 3
CE5153 Drainage and Irrigation Engineering 3
CE5163 Sediment Transport 3
CE5173 Stochastic Hydrology 3
CE5183 Ground Water Development/Exploration 3
CE6193 Hydro Power Development 3
CE6203 Flood Risk Assessment 3
CE6213 Water Management Computations 3

2. Structural Engineering (SE)

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CE5303 Dynamics of Structures 3
CE5313 Fiber Reinforce Composites 3
CE6323 Computer Aided Analysis and Design of Structures 3
CE6333 Earthquake Engineering 3
CE5343 Structural Design Practice 3
CE5353 Matrics Analysis of Structures 3
CE5363 Bridge Engineering 3
CE6373 Pre-stressed Concrete Theory and Practice 3
CE5383 Domes, Shells and Space Structures 3
CE5393 Properties of Concrete and its Constituents 3
CE6403 Advanced Steel Structures 3
CE5413 Finite Element Methods for Structural Analysis 3
CE6423 Structural Fire Engineering 3
CE6433 Instability of Structures 3
CE6443 Seismic Design of Structures 3
CE6453 Performance based Seismic Design 3
CE6463 Design of Tall Structures 3

3. Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M)

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CE5803 Advanced Construction Management 3
CE5813 Project Planning and Control 3
CE5823 Advanced Project Management for Construction Projects 3
CE5833 Construction and Safety Management 3
CE5843 Advanced Civil Engineering Practices 3
CE6853 Construction Economics and Financial Management 3
CE6863 Construction Contracts for Civil Engineers 3
CE6873 Sustainability in Construction Projects 3
CE6883 Engineering Management Techniques 3
CE6893 Project Risk Assessments and Decision Analysis 3

4. Environmental Engineering

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CE5703 Solid Waste Management 3
CE6713 Environmental Hydrology 3
CE6723 Environmental Impact Assesment (EIA) 3
CE6733 Water Supply and Waste Water Engineering 3
CE6743 Water Quality Management 3

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CE5003 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering 3
CE5013 Application of Modern Tools in Civil Engineering 3
CE5023 Data Analysis and Quality Control 3
CE5033 Dam Engineering 3
CE5043 Advanced Geo-informatics 3
CE6053 Research Methods in Civil Engineering 3
CE6063 Disaster Risk Assesment and Evaluation 3
CE6503 Advanced Geotechical Engineering 3
CE6513 Deep Foundations 3
CE6523 Foundation Engineering 3
CE6533 Rock Mechanics 3
CE6603 Infrastructure Design and Development 3
CE6613 Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation 3
CE6623 Traffic Engineering 3
CE6633 Principles of Pavement 3
CE6643 Highway Planning and Design 3

Research Thesis/Project

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CE6916 Research Thesis 6
CE6913 Research Project 3