Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

BE Civil ·
4 years

Bachelor Civil Engineering (BE Civil) is a four-year, 8-semester program at Pokhara University. 12 Engineering Colleges of Nepal offer Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BE Civil) courses with affiliation from Pokhara University. Total number of BE Civil seats at Pokhara University is 844.

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Fee (Tentative)Starting NPR 623,000

The first Homo sapiens who put a bunch of sticks together to get a roof over their heads were, in a way, civil engineers. Today’s civil engineers have more responsibility than ever. They build skyscrapers that reach thousands of feet in the air. They hang suspension bridges that support tons of cars and trucks each day. They create water systems that support millions of city dwellers. If you study civil engineering, you’ll learn what you need to know to work on the projects that make modern life possible.

Civil engineering is considered to be the oldest branch of the engineering profession, and is concerned with the understanding development of structures meant for public use. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world through Survey, Planning, Estimation, Design, Construction and Supervision, Repair and Maintenance, and Operation of the built infrastructures. The infrastructure includes Roads, Airports, Railroads, Tunnels, Buildings, Bridges, Water Supply, Irrigation canals, Industrial plant buildings, Transmission towers, River navigation, Hydropower Plants, Wastewater treatment plants, Sewer System, Drainage System, Flood control structures, Landfills, Rope ways and many other facilities. In fact, no sphere of life may be identified that does not include the contribution of civil engineering. Thus, the importance of civil engineering may be determined according to its usefulness in our daily life.

Civil engineering majors learn how to use math and science to design big construction projects. Topics covered include the calculation of how much weight a structure will hold and the environmental issues that surround construction. The fall semester starts in September and the spring semester in March. Fresh Admissions are normally made at the beginning of the fall semester.


The objective of the course is to train qualified engineers to deal with design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical infrastructure and services. The students opting this program undergo systematic theoretical and practical learning in the areas of material engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and surveying, so that they develop needed analytical and hands-on skill to deal with, and cater to, wide ranging infrastructure development tasks where civil engineers have major roles to play.

Salient Features

Proposed Fee Structure for B.E. Civil in Pokhara University School of Engineering Lekhnath, Kaski for the academic year


  • The candidates should have completed Class 12 examination of NEB or equivalent level from a recognized academic institution.
  • The candidates should have studied at least one course (having at least 100 full marks or 5 credits) each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The candidates should have scored a minimum of 45% or a CGPA/GPA of 2.0 (in a scale of 4.0) and at least Grade C (in case of A-level, at least Grade D) or 45% in each subject (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).

The minimum criterion of Grade C (in case of A level, Grade D) or 45% does not apply to other courses or extra courses, if any. Candidates should have studied mathematics of at least 100 marks in Class 11 or class 12 examination of NEB or equivalent level.

Admission Criteria

Scholarships Quota for Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BE-Civil) at Pokhara University: Every year 47 students will get scholarships to study BE Civil program in constituent and affiliated colleges of Pokhara University.

The seat distribution is as follows:

Name College

Scholarships Quota

PU School of Engineering, Lekhnath kaski


Nepal Engineering College, Changunarayan Bhaktapur


Pokhara Engineering College, Phirke, Pokhara


Universal Science College, , Chakupat Lalitpur


Oxford College of Engineering and Mangement, Gaidakot, Nawalparasi


Lumbini Engineering, Management and Science College, Bhalwari, Butwal Rupandehi


National Academy of Science and Technology (Dhangadi Engineering College), Dhangadi, Kailali


Nepal College of Information Technology, Balkumari, Lalitpur


Cosmos College of Management and Technology, Khumaltar Lalitpur


Rapti Engineering College, Sital Nagar, Dang


United Technical College , Bharatpur Chitwan


College of Engineering & Management Nepalgung, Khajura Road Banke


Job Prospects

Being Civil Engineer graduates of this program will have the good opportunity to take part in the infrastructural development of the nation. Nepal, being a developing country, needs to built the infrastructures like road/highways, airports, hydropower projects, irrigation canals, water supply schemes and residential as well as business complexes. 

Through Survey, Planning, Design, Estimate, Construction-Supervision and Maintenance, Civil Engineers have major role to play in such projects. Civil Engineers get worthwhile employment with varied contractors and consultancies and also work for diverse national and multinational organizations.

Careers by area:

Materials Science and Engineering - Quality Controllers in different projects to ensure quality in construction

Earthquake Engineering - Consulting Engineers and Seismic Analysts in construction companies and private or public organizations for public safety

Environmental Engineering - Environmentalists in different INGOs, NGOs and governmental sectors for monitoring

Geotechnical Engineering - Consulting Engineers and Geotechnical Engineers or Investigators in INGOs, NGOs and governmental sectors

Water Resource Engineering - Hydrology, Hydro-power, Irrigation Engineers in governmental sectors or NGOs or INGOs

Structural Engineering - Structural Designers and Analysts for Structural Modeling

Surveying - Land Surveyors for Revenue or Land Record Departments and surveyors for planning and designing of projects

Transportation Engineering - Consulting or Traffic Engineers and Transportation Planners in road projects, railways, tunneling, aerodrome construction or maintenance

Municipal or Urban Engineering - Urban Planners for holistic development

Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering - Engineers in hydro-power or irrigation projects, governmental offices, NGOs, or INGOs

Construction Management - Construction or Project Managers in the governmental or private sector and construction industries

Curricular Structure

Curricular Structure of Civil Engineering Program of Pokhara University