Diploma in Civil Engineering

Diploma in Civil Engineering

3 years

Civil Engineering is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within engineering. Many people in the developed countries, developing countries and under developed countries have given emphasis for the broader application of Civil Engineering.

This field has been helping the world for the all-round physical infrastructure development and it has been creating wage and self employment opportunities both in public and private sectors.

Diploma in Civil Engineering program of CTEVT is designed with the purpose of producing middle level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of Civil Engineering so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country to contribute in the national economic development of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well national needs in the field of Civil Engineering.

Currently 108 colleges in Nepal offers Diploma in Civil Engineering program with more than 1804 students enrolled every year.

Diploma in Civil Engineering program has following objectives:

  1. Prepare technicians who are capable of undertaking works in civil engineering field as Civil Engineering Technicians under Road, Irrigation, Water supply, Urban Development and Building Construction and other civil infrastructures development related departments and sectors;
  2. Produce middle level competent technical workforce/human resources that could provide supervisory works of civil engineering;
  3. Prepare technical workforce who will demonstrate positive attitude and respect for the profession and socio-cultural values;
  4. Help in meeting the demand of required Civil Engineering Technicians for the public and private infrastructure development sector of Nepal;
  5. Reduce the dependence on employing such technicians from foreign countries and
  6. Create self employment opportunities

Salient Features

Duration: The total duration of this curricular program is three years. Each year consists of two semesters of six months each. Moreover, one semester consist of 19.5 academic weeks including evaluation period. Actual teaching learning hours will be not less than 15 weeks in each semester.

Target group: The target group for this programme will be all interested individuals who passed School Leaving Certificate (SLC) with English, Science, and Mathematics or equivalent and related Technical School Leaving Certificate (TSLC).

Group size: The group size will be maximum of 48 (Forty eight) in a batch. 8. Target location: The target location will be all over Nepal.

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Pattern of attendance: Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.

Pass marks: The students must secure minimum of 40% marks both in theory and practical (Lab). Moreover, the students must secure minimum of 40% marks in the internal assessment and 40% in the final semester examination of each subject to pass all subjects offered in each semester.

Provision of back paper: There will be the provision of back paper but a student must pass all the subjects of all six semesters within six years from the enrolment.

Certification and degree awards: 

  1. Students who have passed all the components of all subjects of all six semesters are considered to have successfully completed the course.
  2. Students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded with a degree of Diploma in Civil Engineering


Secured at least grade C in Compulsory Mathematics, and Compulsory Science and Grade D+ in English in School leaving Certificate (SLC) examination from recognized academic institution.

Admission Criteria

1. Should submit SLC or equivalent certificate

2. Should pass entrance examination as administered by CTEVT

Selection: Applicants fulfilling the entry criteria will be selected for admission on the basis of merit.

Job Prospects

After the completion of this course, a student will gain knowledge in drawing, surveying, estimation and supervision of various civil engineering works. Employment avenues exist in various government departments like road, irrigation and communication and various engineering firms, water supply and in private construction companies as well.

The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class (technical) as Civil Sub-engineer (Civil Overseer) or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal. The graduate will be eligible for registration with the related Council in the grade as provisioned in the related Council Act (if any).

Curricular Structure

Diploma in Civil Engineering course is based on the job required to perform by the Civil Engineering Technicians (Civil Overseer) at different levels of public and private sectors physical infrastructures development related civil engineering works in Nepal.

There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. The first year courses are offered focusing on foundational and core subjects of engineering; the second year courses are focused on basic disciplinary subjects of Civil Engineering. Similarly, the third year whole courses comprise of the disciplinary subjects including provision of 6 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 are applicable in the field of Civil Engineering. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for the communication in the same area. The disciplinary subjects of Civil 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 Civil 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 middle level technical workforces in the field of civil engineering. The content of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum are incorporated in the light of "must know and must do" principle of knowledge and skills for this level.

Diploma in Civil Engineering Curriculum: CTEVT

Semester and Courses Semester and Courses

First Semester

Nepali I

English I

Engineering Mathematics I

Engineering Physics I

Engineering Chemistry I

Engineering Drawing I

Workshop Practice I

Second Semester

Nepali II

English II

Engineering Mathematics II

Engineering Physics II

Engineering Chemistry II

Engineering Drawing II

Workshop Practice II

computer Application I

Third Semester

Engineering Mathematics III

Social Studies

Surveying I

Engineering Materials

Engineering Mechanics

Basic Hydraulics

Building Construction

Fourth Semester

Communication I

Management I

Surveying II

Estimating and Costing I

Mechanics of Structure

Soil Mechanics

Water Supply Engineering

Fifth Semester

Communication (Nepali) II

Surveying II

Estimating and Costing II

Structural Design and Drawing

Highway Engineering I

sanitary Engineering

Six Semester

Highway Engineering

Computer Application II

Construction Management

Estimating and Costing II

Irrigation Engineering

Project Work