Bachelor of Technical Education in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Technical Education in Civil Engineering

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The purpose of the Bachelor of Technical Education (B. Tech. Ed.) in Civil Engineering is to prepare individuals for careers in the private and public sector at the level of instructor, teacher, trainer, or professionals in technical and vocational education subject areas.

B. Tech Ed. in Civil Engineering has been divided into eight semesters. The total credit hours of the program are 136.  At the end of each semester, there will be a semester assessment. However, according to Kathmandu University rule, the total duration to complete the Program must not exceed seven years.  
Normally, graduates of the B Tech Ed Program are eligible for master-level studies (equivalent to  Level 7) in technical and vocational education, teacher education, general management,  technology management, educational leadership, TVET management, rural technology, to name but a few. 
 

The following are the aims of the program: 

  1. Demonstrate Level 6 competencies envisaged by the National Vocational Qualification  Framework (NVQF) of Nepal,
  2. Exhibit comprehensive, meaningful, and coherent knowledge and skills in any of the  specific fields in technical-vocational occupational specialization e.g., civil, mechanical,  computer, agriculture, etc,
  3. Apply occupational specialization knowledge and skills in solving problems occurred in  their contexts of work,
  4. Apply vocational pedagogical knowledge and skills in any of the specific fields in technical  and vocational instruction, 
  5. Show scholarly literacy, communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, learning  skills needed for advanced learning,
  6. Exemplify a deep and principled understanding of the technical and vocational learning  processes and the role of the instructors in facilitating these processes in the students,
  7. Show a sound understanding of how educational processes relate to larger historical, social,  cultural, and political processes, 
  8. Apply a wide range of teaching process skills including curriculum development, lesson  planning, materials development, assessment, and pedagogical approaches, and
  9. Reflect on the relationship between teaching and learning, content and pedagogy, work and  learning, thereby embracing lifelong learning in their roles as the technical and vocational  instructors

Eligibility

The minimum prerequisite for B. Tech Ed. in Civil Engineering program is the completion of Level 5 education in relevant vocational specializations. The details are- 

  • PCL equivalent diploma or an intermediate in a technical subject (≥ 2nd division) from a  recognized institute with SLC (≥ 2nd division); or 
  • A two-year technician certificate (≥ 50%) from a recognized institute with SLC (≥ 2nd  division); or  
  • An intermediate level in a technical subject (≥ 2nd division) from a recognized institute with  TSLC (≥ 50%);  
  • A 2-year technician certificate from a recognized institute (≥ 50%) with TSLC (≥ 50%); or
  • 10+2 or equivalent (SLCE after 2016) with sufficient background/experience for the area of vocational specialization.  

Admission Process

  1. General Educational Knowledge test (oral and written): This is a written objective test to assess the applicant's knowledge in Mathematics, Science, and English corresponding to intermediate/10+2/diploma levels. Those who secure 50% can be eligible for the study.
  2. Oral/Occupational assessment (test): This assessment focuses on the applicant's aptitude, related work experience, career goals, personal presentation skills, and financial support. Those who secure 50% will qualify for the study. 

Curricular Structure

Bachelor of Technical Education (B. Tech Ed) is 136 Credits program. 

  1. Core Courses (18 Credits)
  2. Vocational Pedagogical Courses (20 Credits)
  3. Occupational Specialisation (80 Credits)
  4. Internship/Educational Research (18 Credits)

Core Courses (18 Credit Hours = 12 TH + 6 PR)

SN

Courses

Credit 

Hours

Theory

Practical

1.

EDUC 100 The Teaching Profession

3

2

1

2.

ENGT 100 General English

3

2

1

3.

EDUC 200 Educational Psychology

3

2

1

4.

NEPL 200 General Nepali

3

2

1

5.

EDUC 300 Curriculum Development

3

2

1

6.

EDUC 301 Measurement and 

Evaluation

3

2

1

Total

 

18

12

6

EDUC = Education, COME = Communication English, COMN = Communication Nepali

Vocational Pedagogical Courses (20 Credit Hours = 10 Th + 10 Pr) 

Courses

Credit  

Hours

Theory

Practical

1. VPED 100 Principles and methods of  technical instruction (2)

2

1

1

2. VPED 101 Instructional System Design (2)

2

1

1

3. VPED 210 Instructional Skills (I)

2

1

1

4. VPED 220 Instructional Skills (II)

2

1

1

5. VPED 300 Designing Occupational  

Curriculum (2)

2

1

1

6. VPED 301 TVET Ecosystem in Nepal (2)

2

1

1

7. VPED 302 Training Methodology (2)

2

1

1

8. VPED 303 Assessment in TEVT (2)

2

1

1

9. VPED 400 Materials Development in TVET  (2)

2

1

1

10. VPED 401 Enterprise Development (2)

2

1

1

Total

20

10

10

VPED = Vocational Pedagogy 

Civil Engineering (80 Credit hours = 38 Cr (TH) + 42 Cr (PR))

SN

Subjects

Credit Hours

Th

PR

Total

1.

CEEX 100 Construction Material

2

1

3

2.

CEEX 101 Hydrology

1

1

2

3.

CEEX 110 Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics

2

1

3

4.

CEEX 140 Engineering Project I (Construction Drawing and  model preparation)

0

2

2

5.

CEEX 200 Concrete Technology

1

2

3

6.

CEEX 201 Strength of Material

2

1

3

7.

CEEX 203 Structural Analysis

1

1

2

8.

CEEX 204 Estimation and Valuation

1

1

2

9.

CEEX 202 Water Supply and Sanitation

2

1

3

10.

CEEX 205 Geotechnical Engineering

2

1

3

11.

CEEX 210 Engineering Survey I

1

2

3

12.

CEEX 220 Engineering Survey II

1

2

3

13.

CEEX 240 Engineering Project II- Material testing

0

2

2

14.

CEEX 300 Building construction and Technology

2

1

3

15.

CEEX 301 Irrigation Engineering

2

1

3

16.

CEEX 302 Steel and Timber Structure

2

0

2

17.

CEEX 311 Hydropower Engineering

1

1

3

18.

CEEX 310 Engineering Economics and Construction  Management

2

1

3

19.

CEEX 312 Reinforced Concrete Design

2

1

3

20.

CEEX 320 Transportation Engineering I

1

1

2

21.

CEEX 321 Transportations Engineering II

1

1

2

22.

CEEX 340 Engineering Project IV (Hill Road, Building Design,  Hill Irrigation)

0

2

2

23.

CEEX 341 Field Survey Camp

0

2

2

24.

CEEX 348 Engineering Project III

0

2

2

25.

CEEX 400 Prestressed Concrete structures

2

1

3

26.

CEEX 431 Elective

1

1

2

27.

EGEX 100 Engineering Drawing I

1

1

2

28.

EGEX 104 Engineering Mechanics

2

1

3

29.

EGEX 110 Engineering Drawing II

1

1

2

30.

EGEX 111 Engineering Mathematics I

1

1

2

31.

EGEX 120 Engineering Mathematics II

1

1

2

32.

EGEX 140 Engineering Workshop I (Brick Laying & Plumbing)

0

2

2

33.

EGEX 141 Engineering Workshop II (Carpentry & Electrical)

0

2

2

Total

38

42

80

 

 

CEEX = Civil Engineering Education Extension Course; EGEX = Common Engineering  Education Extension Course

Internship and Research (18 Credit Hours = 1 Th + 17 Pr)

SN

Courses

Theory

Practical

Total

1

EDUC 421 Educational Research

1

2

3

2

VPED 441 Internship – Teaching/Training

0

6

6

3

VPED 442 Internship – Work-based learning

0

6

6

4

VPED 499 Educational Research Project

0

3

3

 

Total

1

17

18