Bachelor of Hydropower Engineering

Bachelor of Hydropower Engineering

4 years
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  • Fee:NPR 472,784

Bachelor of Hydropower Engineering is a Four year, 8 Semesters program at Mid-West University of Nepal. BE - Hydropower Engineering is taught under the Faculty of Engineering. The Bachelor of Hydropower Engineering is the first course in Nepal of its type. Mid West University is located in Birendranagar-Surkhet.

Hydropower has a large potential in the context of Nepal. We have all known and heard from decades that Nepal possess large potential of hydropower (83GW, half of which s feasible to generate ). But only about 1100 Mw of it has been extracted. Government of Nepal in recent years seems to be more focused in generating electricity from hydro sources. With more focus in investment in hydropower and encouragement/provision provided by the government to the local as well as foreign investors, we can see the hydropower industry blossom in Nepal. So, it can be said hydropower engineering has a bright scope in Nepal.

Salient Features

Fee Structure for BE

  1. Total  fee  for  Scholarship  student:  -  NRS  42,800              
  2. Total fee  for  Full Fee  Student:  -  NRs 4,  72,784/
  3. Total fee  for  Foreign  Student:  -  NRs  6,  11,244/- 
  4. Total fee  for  Sponsored  Student:  -  NRs 5,  42,744/- 

Note: -  (i) All deposits are refundable.

             (ii) Application form and entrance test fee will be NRs. Rs. 1500/ - for BE program.


Students must have completed 10+2 or Diploma in Engineering or Equivalent in Physical science or Biological science with 45%.with minimum C grade in all subjects. 

Admission Criteria

Applicants, whose name have been published for admission, must bring following documents along with them or through their representatives at the time of admission.

  • Original copy of admit card of entrance examination for engineering faculty.
  • 1/1 copy of mark sheet and character certificate of SLC or its equivalent.
  • 1/1 original and copy of transcript, character certificate and certificate of proficiency, higher secondary level examination or its equivalent.
  • 1/1 original and a copy of citizenship certificate.
  • 1/1 original or copy of Proficiency certificate, migration certificate, board certificate and provisional certificate from university or its boards, or its equivalent.
  • Foreign applicants must give a copy of passport.
  • Applicant must present Original copy of nomination letter or sponsored letter along with application letter to apply for the reserved seats under government or nongovernmental organization
  • The certificate of applicants will be valid only if the organization is registered under Nepal education organization or universities.

Curricular Structure

The list of the course distribution over 4 years/8 semesters:

First Year (First Semester)

Engineering Mathematics I

Applied Mechanics I (Statics)

Engineering Chemistry

Engineering Drawing I

Workshop Technology

Construction Materials

Basic Computer Concept and Programming

First Year (Second Semester)

Engineering Mathematics II

Applied Mechanics II (Dynamics)

Engineering Physics

Engineering Drawing II

Fundamental of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Basic Electrical Engineering

Basics of Water Resource

Second Year (Third Semester)

Engineering Mathematics III

Basic Electronics Engineering

Strength of Materials

Fluid Mechanics

Surveying I

Engineering Geology

Communication English

Second Year (Fourth Semester)

Theory of Structure I

Surveying II


Probability and Statistics

Engineering Hydrology

Soil Mechanics

Concrete Technology and Masonry Structures

Third Year (Fifth Semester)

Theory of Structures II

Fundamentals of Hydropower

Computational Techniques

Foundation Engineering

Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing

Road Engineering

Electro-Mechanical Equipment

Survey Camp

Third Year (Sixth Semester)

Design of Steel Structures

Design of Hydraulic Structures

Pumps and Turbines

Power System Apparatus

Engineering Economics

Rock Mechanics and Tunneling

Elective – I

Fourth Year (Seventh Semester)

Hydropower Engineering Project I

Modeling in Water Resources

Design of Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) structures

Construction Project Management

Estimating and Valuation

Elective II

Elective III

Fourth Year (Eighth Semester)

Hydropower Engineering Project I

Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Professional Practices


Hydropower Engineering Seminar

List of Electives

Elective I

1. Applied Hydrology

2. River Mechanics

3. Environmental pollution and management

4. Soil Conservation and watershed management

5. Integrated Water Resource Management

6. Conservation of water environment and ecology

7. Climate Change

Elective II

8. Earthquake Engineering

9. Computer Aided Design

10. Advanced geotechnical engineering

11. Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

12. Earth Hazard

13. Low Volume Road Engineering

14. Introduction to prestressed concrete analysis and design

Elective III

15. Electrical Energy System Management

16. Rural Electrification

17. Electrical Energy System Management

18. Alternative Power Generation

19. Community Development and participatory rural approach

20. Design of Micro Hydropower Power System