Outcome Based Edication (OBE)


The vision of the civil engineering department is to produce excellent professionals, who will provide engineering solutions to infrastructure development and be able to manage environment leading to a sustainable socio-economic development. 


The mission of the department is to educate students in a student-centered dynamic learning environment, to enhance their skills in line with the program outcomes, to provide advanced facility for conducting forward-looking inter and multi-disciplinary research to meet the challenges of 21st century and to motivate them toward life-long learning process.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Department of Civil Engineering forms the foundation for professional and personal development of the graduates that are expected within few years after graduation. The goal of the department is encompassed by the following educational objectives: 

PEO 1: The graduates excel in their engineering career in the public and private sectors or academia by applying the knowledge acquired in mathematical, computing and engineering principles and enhancing their skills. 

PEO2: The graduates engage themselves toward lifelong learning and the pursuit of post graduate or other professional education including continuous professional development.

PEO 3: The graduates are engaged in design and analysis of civil engineering systems after considering safety, sustainability, economic and social impacts of engineering decisions.

PEO 4: The graduates demonstrates professionalism, ethics, and ability to work in inter and multi-disciplinary team and to adapt to the latest trends and technology.

Mapping between Mission and Program Educational Objectives

Mission PEO-1 PEO-2 PEO-3 PEO-4
To educate our students in a student-centered dynamic learning environment
To enhance their skills in line with the program outcomes
To provide advanced facility for conducting forward-looking inter and multi-disciplinary
research to meet the challenges of 21st century
To motivate them toward life-long learning process

Program Outcomes (POs) of B.Sc. in Civil Engineering Program

The department of Civil Engineering is pursuing a continuous effort in aligning its curriculum and the course learning outcomes with the criteria set by both the Washington Accord and ABET accreditation. The criteria are given below:

PO1. Engineering knowledge

An ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2. Problem analysis

An ability to identify, formulate, research and analyze complex engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions using the principles of mathematics, the natural sciences and the engineering sciences.

PO3. Design/ development of solutions

An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety and of cultural, societal and environmental concerns.

PO4. Investigation

An ability to conduct investigations of complex problems, considering experimental design, data analysis and interpretation and information synthesis to provide valid conclusions.

PO5. Modern Tool Usage

An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of their limitations.

PO6. The Engineer and Society

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.

PO7. Environment and Sustainability

An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Ethics

An ability to apply ethical principles and commit to the professional ethics, responsibilities and the norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Individual and Team work

An ability to function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader of diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.

10. Communication

An ability to communicate effectively about complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11. Project Management & Finance

An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s work as a team member or a leader to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

12. Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent, life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Knowledge Profile

No Attribute
K1 A systematic, theory-based understanding of the natural sciences applicable to the discipline
K2 Conceptually based mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and the formal aspects of computer and information science to support analysis and modelling applicable to the discipline
K3 A systematic, theory-based formulation of engineering fundamentals required in the engineering discipline
K4 Engineering specialist knowledge that provides theoretical frameworks and bodies of knowledge for the accepted practice areas in the engineering discipline; much is at the forefront of the discipline
K5 Knowledge that supports engineering design in a practice area
K6 Knowledge of engineering practice (technology) in the practice areas in the engineering discipline
K7 Comprehension of the role of engineering in society and identified issues in engineering practice in the discipline: ethics and the engineer’s professional responsibility to public safety; the impacts of engineering activity; economic, social, cultural, environmental and sustainability
K8 Engagement with selected knowledge in the research literature of the discipline

Complex Engineering Problem

No Attribute Complex Engineering Problems have characteristic P1 and some or all of P2 to P7:

Depth of knowledge required

Cannot be resolved without in-depth engineering knowledge at the level of one or more of K3, K4, K5, K6 or K8 which allows a fundamentals-based, first principles analytical approach


Range of conflicting requirements

Involve wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering and other issues


Depth of analysis required

Have no obvious solution and require abstract thinking, originality in analysis to formulate suitable models


Familiarity of issues

Involve infrequently encountered issues


Extent of applicable codes

Are outside problems encompassed by standards and codes of practice for professional engineering


Extent of stakeholder involvement and conflicting requirements

Involve diverse groups of stakeholders with widely varying needs



Are high level problems including many component parts or sub-problems

Complex Engineering Activities

No Attribute Complex activities means (engineering) activities or projects that have some or all of the following characteristics:

Range of resources

Involve the use of diverse resources (and for this purpose resources include people, money, equipment, materials, information and technologies)


Level of interaction

Require resolution of significant problems arising from interactions between wide-ranging or conflicting technical, engineering or other issues



Involve creative use of engineering principles and research based knowledge in novel ways


Consequences for society and the environment

Have significant consequences in a range of contexts, characterized by difficulty of prediction and mitigation



Can extend beyond previous experiences by applying principles-based approaches




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