Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as buildings, bridges, flyovers, underpasses, roads, railway tracks, airports, docks & harbors, factories, dams, barrages, canals, water supply schemes, and sewerage systems, etc.

Department of Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering Department is one of the oldest department in the country imparting Civil Engineering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department was established in 1939 as a part of the Maclagan Engineering College, Lahore. Currently it has an enrollment of over 1000 students in bachelor, Master and Ph.D. levels. The department has one of the largest number of PhD qualified faculty.

Since 2014 the department adopted Outcome Based Education system and got accredited with Washington Accord. Henceforth, the graduates are considered recognized in 21 signatory countries.

Civil engineering graduate of UET Lahore has sufficient opportunities of getting jobs in various government/private departments i.e. Communication & Works (C & W), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Punjab Irrigation and Power Engineering Department, Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan Railways, National Highway Authority (NHA), Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), Public Health Engineering Department, National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), Associated Consultant Engineers (ACE), National Development Consultants (NDC), SKB Engineering & Construction, Descon Engineering Limited and many more.

The department is divided into three divisions namely:

  1. Structural Engineering Division,
  2. Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering Division,
  3. Geotechnical Engineering Division.

Programs Offered by the Department

  1. B.Sc. Civil Engineering
  2. M.Sc. Hydraulics and Irrigation Engineering
  3. M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering
  4. M.Sc. Structural Engineering
  5. Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Department’s Mission

“To Impart High Quality Civil Engineering Education Through Modern Teaching and Research for the National Aad International Socio-Economic Development”.