Diploma in Hydropower Engineering

Diploma in Hydropower Engineering

3 years

Hydropower Engineering is one of the prominent disciplines in engineering sector. Many people in the developed countries, developing countries and under developed countries have emphasized for the broader application of Hydropower Engineering. This has been helping the world for the allround physical infrastructure development and it has been creating wage and self-employment opportunities both in public and private sectors. 

This curriculum is based on the academic requirements to enter bachelor as well as designed with the purpose of producing middle level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of civil engineering, especially in hydropower engineering so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country to contribute in the national infrastructure development in the country. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well as national and international needs in the field of hydropower sector.

This course is based on the job required to perform by the hydropower Engineering Technicians (Hydropower Sub-Engineer) at different levels of public and private sectors for physical infrastructures development. 

There are six semesters in total in three year's course duration. The first year course focuses on foundational and core subjects of engineering; the second year course focuses on basic disciplinary subjects of civil engineering and hydropower Engineering. Similarly, the third year whole courses comprise of the disciplinary subjects including provision of elective subjects. Moreover, the third year insists on the application of learned skills and knowledge through the minor project and major project.

The foundational subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are offered in diffusion model of curricular programme. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for the communication in the same area. The disciplinary subjects of hydropower Engineering are offered in this programme are included in all semesters. This curricular programme also makes
provision of project works as well as elective subjects in the specific areas of hydropower Engineering. The curriculum structure and the subject wise content that reflect the details of this curriculum. In brief, this curriculum will guide to its implementers to produce competent and highly employable technical workforces in the field of hydropower engineering.


The program aims to produce middle level technical personnel with sound academic knowledge equipped with perfect technical skills that can be faced in real life situation.

Program objectives:
This program has following objectives to:

  1. Prepare technicians capable of undertaking hydropower engineering works under Road, Irrigation, Water supply, Urban Development, Building Construction and hydropower infrastructures development;
  2. Produce middle level competent technical workforce to provide supervisory works of civil engineering;
  3. Prepare technical workforce who demonstrate positive attitude and respect towards the profession with greater initiative;
  4. Fulfill the demand of required hydropower Engineering Technicians for the public and private infrastructure development sector of Nepal;
  5. Reduce the dependency on foreign technicians.
  6. Create self-employment opportunities.


  • SLC Pass or SLC/SEE with minimum C grade in Compulsory Mathematics & Science and D+ in Compulsory English.
  • TSLC in Engineering with minimum 66.68%.
  • Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT

Job Prospects

The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazette 1st class/Level 5 (technical) as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal and other related agencies. The graduate will be eligible for registration with the related Council in the grade as provisioned in the related Council Act (if any).