B.E Civil Engineering - Kathmandu University

Nepal Engineering Council

Kathmandu University


4 year(s)

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it was defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering.

The duration of Bachelor of Civil Engineering course of Kathmandu University is four years with eight semesters, each of six months duration. The odd and even semesters start from August and February respectively.


I.Sc, 10+2 or equivalent examinations with minimum of 50% aggregate and 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM). Applicants with GCSE A-Level must have minimum of 'C' grade in at least three related A-Level advanced courses.

Application for admission to the program is generally invited in the beginning of July.

Applicants must appear for the admission test conducted by the Kathmandu University, which is generally conducted in August, at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. Candidates who are selected from the entrance examination, i.e. eligible candidates are called to appear for a personal interview and admission is done based on the merit list.

Job prospectus

Career Opportunities for Civil Engineering Graduates
  1. Hydropower industries
  2. Government Organizations
  3. NGOs/INGOs
  4. Academia
  5. Consulting firms
  6. Contractors
  7. Development Banking and Financial institution
  8. Research Centers

Why Civil Engineering with specialization in Hydropower Engineering

Infrastructure development is the backbone of any nation for economic prosperity. It should be financially viable, socially acceptable and ecologically sustainable. Civil engineering encompasses the important branches of engineering science to develop and maintain sustainable infrastructures covering a wide-range of specialized fields that address all the above mentioned issues. Hydropower engineering is the specialized yet versatile field of civil engineering that assimilates multi-disciplinary knowledge from all fields of science and technology. Nepal's present aspiration is to build hydropower projects for her economic development. The vision to install 10 GW in ten years is far reaching ambition that must be addressed from all levels of the society to realize it. It is, thus, vital to increase in-house capacity to plan, design, implement, operate and maintain hydropower plants of all scale. Realizing this fact, it is imperative for educational institutions like Kathmandu University to be proactive in producing quality human resources that can directly be involved in such projects and can lead nation achieving this goal.

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