Civil Engineering

B.E Civil Engineering

The department offers a competitive four years degree program at the undergraduate level based on a comprehensive curriculum designed in accordance with the HEC and PEC guidelines and in line with OBE guidelines. The department has diverse and experienced faculty of international repute. The department aims at the diversion of all natural resources to the well-being of mankind. The department aims at the diversion of all natural resources to the well-being of mankind.

Launched in 2021, Civil Engineering is a budding department of the BRAINS Institute. Our mission is to earn national and international recognition by transforming this department into an interdisciplinary collaborative hub of innovation and research in civil engineering. We are well underway working towards that vision by taking steps in that direction, including, for example, a mechanism for continuous curriculum revision, developing research linkages with nationally and internationally renowned institutions and initiating faculty development programs, to name a few.

We have fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories, providing hands-on experience to students. We strive to hire and retain the best faculty who are passionate about teaching. Our faculty takes the challenge of teaching as a “mission” rather than a “job”. It is worth mentioning that both the bachelor program offered by the Department are approved by the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

I personally invite you to visit our vibrant Civil Engineering Department. Our doors are always open to the visitors. We would be happy to welcome you and show you what we have to offer and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for visiting our page: we look forward to welcoming you to the Department!

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. 

Department of civil engineering of the Brain Institute foresees its mission based on the following:

     ·         To provide 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 for serving the people and society of KP and Pakistan for its socio-economic development.


    ·         To develop practical coordination, collaboration and effective linkages with industries. 

The BRAINS Institute defined and established its PEOs keeping in view the desirable attributes of our graduates and crafting the PLOs for the program. The process of selecting PEOs involved reviewing and harmonizing these with the university vision and mission statement, with rigorous involvement of senior echelons of the department. Based on the mission spelled for BRAINS, Civil Engineering Department, following are the three educational objectives set for the undergraduate program:

PEO1: Engineering Knowledge: To impart civil engineering knowledge and professional skills.

PEO2: Professional Growth and Education: To inculcate in graduates the pursuit of latest development and trends.  .

PEO3: Societal Aspects & Ethics: Contribute towards society in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

PLO1: Engineering Knowledge

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO2: 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.

PLO3: 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.

PLO4: 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.

PLO5: 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.

PLO6: The Engineer & 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.

PLO7: Environment & 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.

PLO8: Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PLO9: Individual & Team Work

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

PLO10: 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.

PLO11: 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.

PLO12: Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments. 

Semester 1 Subjects Credit Hrs
Programming Fundamentals 2+0
Basic Electromechanical Engineering 2+2
Civil Engineering Materials 2+1
Engineering Drawing 2+1
Applied Calculus/Math-1 3+0
Pakistan Studies 1+0
Total Credit Hours 16
Semester 2 Subjects Credit Hrs
Engineering Geology 3+0
Engineering Mechanics 3+1
App Diff Eg Maths 2 3+0
Islamic Studies 2+0
Engineering Surveying-I 2+1
Computer Programming 2+1
Total Credit Hours 18
Subject Credit Hours
Semester 3 Mechanics of Solid-1 2+1
Engineering Surveying-2 2+1
Civil Engineering Drawing & Graphics 2+1
Civil Engineering Drawing & Graphics(Lab)
Engineering Economics 2+0
Fluid Mechanics-1(Theory) 3+1
Total Credit Hours 11+4
Subject Credit Hours
Semester 4 Fluid Mechanics-2 3+1
Construction Engineering 3+0
Numerical Analysis/Math-3 3+0
Soil Mechanics 2+1
Structural Analysis-1 3+0
Total Credit Hours 14+2
Subject Credit Hours
Semester 5 Probability & Stat/Math-4 3+0
Business Communication 2+0
Quantity & Cost Estimation 2+1
Professional Ethics 2+0
Reinforced Concrete Design-1 3+1
Mechanics of Solid 2 2+1
Credit Hours 14+3
Subject Credit Hours
Semester 6 Structural Analysis-2 3+0
Reinforced Concrete Design-2 3+1
Engineering Hydrology 2+1
Transportation Engineering-1 3+0
Construction Management 2+1
Hazard & Disaster Management 3+0
Survey Camp
Credit Hours 18
Subject Credit Hours
Semester 7 Software Project Management 3
Professional Practices 3
SE Elective-III 3
SE Elective-IV 3
Final Year Project (FYP) 3
Credit Hours 15
Subject Credit Hours
Semester 8 SE Elective-V 3
SE Elective-VI 3
SE Elective-VII 2+1
FYP481 3
  Total Credit Hours 12
Total Credit Hours for the Course Completion:  132

Department of Civil Engineering is equipped with 10 state of the art
labs suitable for undergraduate experiments. It also aims to provide
professional testing services to the construction industry. Following are the
laboratories at our Department:

  1. Engineering Materials
  2. Structure/Material
    Testing Lab
  3. Engineering Mechanics
  4. Fluid Mechanics Lab
  5. Surveying Lab
  6. Soil Mechanics Lab
  7. Drawing Lab
  8. Transportation Lab
  9. Environmental
    Engineering Lab
  10. Computer Lab

Engineering Materials Laboratory

This laboratory practical demonstrates all the concepts taught in the
concrete theory courses to the students through a series of experiments. This
includes concrete mixing, sampling, workability, finess, setting time, creep,
strength, the effect of curing etc. Variety of standard equipment like a
concrete mixer, slump apparatus, different furnaces, vibrating tables, sieve
sets, baline finess apparatus etc is available.

Structure/Material Testing Laboratory

This lab introduces students to basic properties of structural
materials and behavior of simple structural elements and systems through a
series of experiments. Students learn experimental technique, data collection,
reduction and analysis, and presentation of results. Work related to these
natural phenomena is performed such as tensile loading, compression loading,
punching, high impact loads. All modern equipment like universal testing
machine, impact testing machine, beam loading apparatus, load cells, strain
gauges, euler strut theory demonstration unit, torsion loading apparatus are

Engineering Mechanics Laboratory

The purpose of Engineering Mechanics Laboratory is to study the
mechanical behavior of the structures using theoretical, numerical and
experimental methods. It will help the students to understand the application
of the theory that he has studied in practice by performing experiments and
verifying results. This curriculum will develop effective skills to observe
experimental data and to analyze the results, and it will build their
confidence in performing the utilization of the principle of mechanics in Civil
Engineering works. Variety of equipment like Hooks Law apparatus, Centre of
gravity apparatus, Friction apparatus, Hanging rope apparatus, Jib crane
apparatus, Principal of moment apparatus, Concurrent forces apparatus, Fly
wheel apparatus, Beam loading apparatus, Roof truss apparatus, Two Arm Lever
apparatus, Balance of Force apparatus are available.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory            

This laboratory provides exposures to students of what are fluid and
fluid properties. Laboratory experiments are set up so that the experiments can
be performed to complement the theoretical information taught in the fluid
mechanics lecture course. The general objective of the course entails that the
students understand the properties and fundamental basic laws of fluid, to
identify safe operating practices and requirements for laboratory experiments,
measure hydrostatic forces on a submerged bodies, measure flow rate in a pipe
and to apply the basic tools to the solution of elementary problems with a
clear practical orientation. Equipment available in the Laboratory are
Hydraulics Bench, Dead Weight pressure tester, Meta centric height apparatus,
Impact of jet apparatus, Laminar flow apparatus, Hydrostatic Panel, Weirs and
Notches, Flow measurement apparatus, Bends and pipe fitting apparatus, Osborne
Reynolds apparatus, Hydrostatic pressure apparatus, Bernoulli’s theorem
demonstration Unit.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

The experiments included in soil mechanics labs run parallel to the
theory course and give the students practical idea about the behavior of soil
in different loading and moisture conditions along with the material
properties. These tests include soil gradation/sieve analysis, moisture
determination, Atterberg’s limits, permeability, consolidation and compaction.
The soil lab has all the equipments required to perform the basic and advanced
soil testing. These include coarse and fine sieve sets, water bath, oven,
hydrometers, sand cones, core cutters, specific gravity bottles, Casagrande’s
apparatus, plastic limit apparatus, shrinkage limit set, speedy moisture
testers, Standard and modified proctor test apparatus, constant and falling head
permeameter, Triaxal compression testing system, plate load test and standard
penetration test.

Survey Laboratory

The survey lab established in civil engineering department has all the
equipment needed to perform the surveying or leveling of any kind, thus
enabling the students to use and familiarize themselves with all the modern day
surveying and leveling instruments and techniques. The survey is performed in
the open to give students a practical understanding about carrying out a survey
in the field. The equipments include engineering chains, metallic tapes,
leveling staffs, arrows, staff rods, Prismatic and surveyor’s compass, EDMs,
GPS, Plane tables, Levels, Theodolites, Total Station and other accessories
needed to perform these tests.

Transportation Engineering Laboratory

The students will learn about the material testing procedures of
various materials used in pavement construction, namely soil, aggregate,
bitumen bituminous mix, cement and cement concrete. Most of the equipments
including water bath, penetrometer, sieve sets, specific gravity tester,
Marshall Compression tester, Ductilometer, viscometer, Marshall Sampler
compactor and extruder, centrifuge extractor, flash and fire point apparatus,
ring and ball apparatus and briquette moulds have been purchased.

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

All the glassware and few basic equipments are already purchased.

Remaining equipments will be purchased in coming semesters.

As the civil engineering is the most applied, practical and versatile technology in engineering field, therefore there are plenty of job opportunities are available for the civil engineering graduates. The major employers of civil engineers in government sector are PWD, Local Government & Rural Development, Central Design Office, Planning & Development Department, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority, SERRA, Peshawar Development Authority ,  Capital Development Authority Islamabad,  National Highway Authority, Water and Power Development Authority, National Logistic Cell, Frontier Works Organization, Research and Development Organizations, Military Lands and Cantonments, Project Management Unit, Water and Sanitation Authority, Communication and Works Department, Irrigation Department, Pakistan Railways in Pakistan.

Beside government sector the major strength of civil engineers is utilized in private construction companies such as DESCON, Habib Rafiq Ltd., Saad-ullah Khan Brothers (SKB), Paragon Construction Pvt. Ltd., Maqbool Associates, Izhar Construction, GRC, Skyways Construction Pvt. Ltd and many more; also in Civil Engineering Consultant   Companies such as NESPAK, BESCON Associates, Design man Consultants, SRSP, and many other consultant companies. The demand of Civil Engineering Graduates of the country is not only in Pakistan but in Turkey, Malaysia, Middle East, Australia, Canada, Europe and African countries, the engineers of our country are already serving and many more will continue in the future.