The B. Tech. programme in Civil Engineering concerns itself with transmission of existing body of knowledge and concepts in Science and Technology and is primarily aimed at producing civil engineers who would function immediately and effectively in government and industry in the planning, design, construction and management of facilities.

These facilities include highways and roads, airfields, waterways, railways, and traffic control systems; buildings and bridge structures; foundations; transmission towers, hydraulic structures; water resources deployment; water supply, waste disposal and treatment; land reclamation and erosion control, oil/gas location, platforms and other civil engineering structures.

The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, field-work and projects, supported and reinforced by practical training in industry. Courses are designed to impart sound knowledge to students on application of scientific principles to solution of practical problems.

In this regard, a good background in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is required. These subjects enable the student to develop the necessary technical skills, intellectual discipline and the power to conceptualize, analyze and solve complex problems for the development of society.

A five- year programme of training is run, of which the first two years are common to all the branches of Engineering in the Faculty, and are devoted to the teaching of general engineering courses to give a broad- based engineering education. From the third year onwards, the emphasis is on the teaching of courses in the various areas of Civil Engineering.

In the fifth and final year, an in-depth study of some aspect of Civil Engineering is undertaken by each student in the form of a project. A total of 12 months of compulsory supervised industrial work experience, aimed at giving the student a practical orientation and adaptability towards industrial life, is also arranged by the university from the second to the fourth years of study.