Master of Structural Engineering

//Master of Structural Engineering
Master of Structural Engineering 2019-07-13T08:09:47+00:00


Civil Engineering (MSCE)

Master of Science in Civil Engineering is designed to produce graduates with enhanced knowledge in the fields of:

Structural Engineering

The degree program focuses on providing skills required in different fields of Civil Engineering. The students will study eight subjects consisting of four from each core and elective courses in addition to a six credit hours research thesis mentioned in the curriculum approved by the academic council. The programme shall have a minimum of three year supervised study period that may be extended to a maximum of seven years towards successful completion of all requirements and award of the Master’s Degree. Under the programme, student is required to undertake minimum of a 24 credit hours of courses work and 6 credit hours of research depending upon the area of specialization thus making a total of minimum 30 credit hours while maximum of 6 credit hours shall be allowed per semester. The duration of the semester would be 16 to 18 weeks.


Minimum CGPA of 2.5 in semester system or 60% marks in Annual system in BSc Civil Engineering for all four disciplines. However for the Environmental Engineering programme, students with Bachelors degree in engineering from other disciplines such as environmental, chemical and other related may be considered on case-by-case basis

  • Minimum Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) score 50%
  • Passing written entry exam
  • Successful interview


Roadmap Masters OF Civil Engineering

student must study 30 Credit Hours (8 courses and 1 thesis). Some courses are compulsory to meet the requirement of your degree while others are optional to cater to student’s individual interest.

Core Courses
Structural Analysis
Reinforced Concrete Structures
Properties of Structural Materials
Prestressed Concrete
Steel Structures
Seismic Design of Structures

Elective Courses
Bridge Engineering
Design of Structures
Theory of Plates and Shells
Structural Mechanics
Stability of Structures
Structural Dynamics
Seismology and Earthquake Engineering
Seismic Design of Masonry Structures
Structural Optimization
Fracture Mechanics of Concrete
Advanced Concrete Technology-I
Advanced Concrete Technology-II
Advanced Soil Mechanics
Foundation Engineering-I
Foundation Engineering-II
Geotechnical Investigation
Environmental Geo-techniques
Numerical Methods in Engineering
Hydraulic Structures
Hydro Power Engineering
Irrigation Engineering and Practice
Application of RS & GIS in Civil Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

For B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • 60% marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering)/A level* (Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry) or DAE in Electrical/Electronic Technology.

For B.Sc. Civil Engineering
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • 60% marks in F.Sc. (Pre-Engineering)/A level* (Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry) or DAE in Civil Engineering.
Note*: A level students are required to submit IBCC equivalent certificate. There is a quota of 2% allocated for DAE students.


  • A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
  • As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
GPA 4.0 A
GPA 3.0 B
GPA 2.0 C
GPA 1.0 D
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
  • The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
  • Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
  • There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
Mid-Term 20%
Final-Term 40%
Class Attendance 10%
Assignment,Quizzes 30%
  • No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
  • Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
  • Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
  • Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
  • The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
  • Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.