The B.Sc. Engineering courses in Civil Engineering shall be offered over a period of four academic years, each of a normal duration of one calendar year. The four academic years shall be designated as 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, and 4th Year in succeeding higher levels of study. The academic year will be divided into two Semesters (1st Semester and 2nd Semester) each having a duration of 22 weeks. Under no circumstances, any student shall be allowed to continue his/her study for B.Sc. Engineering degree for more than six academic years. A student will be required to have 70% attendance of the total number of periods of lectures/tutorials/laboratory classes held during the semester in every course to appear as a regular candidate at that semester final examinations. The courses offered for Civil Engineering department will consist of theoretical, practical, viva-voce, quizzes/class tests, attendance, and research project/thesis.

Those who will not be able to clear all the subjects in a particular academic year (Semester I and Semester II) will require to appear in the referred examination (Re-examination) for fulfilling the condition as per policy to clear the subject(s).

Grading System:

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment, for theory courses this continuous assessment is made through a set of quizzes, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment and a semester final examination. The assessments for laboratory courses are made by evaluating performance of the student at work during the class, viva-voce during laboratory hours and quizzes. Besides that, at the end there will be a final lab test. Each course has a certain number of credits, which describes its corresponding weight ages. A student’s Performance is measured by the number of credits completed satisfactorily and by the weighted average of the grade points earned. A minimum grade point average (GPA) is essential for satisfactory progress. A minimum number of earned credits also have to be acquired in order to qualify for the degree. Letter grades and corresponding grade points will be given as follows:

Numerical Markings


Grade Points

80% and above



75% to below 80%



70% to below 75%



65% to below 70%



60% to below 65%



55% to below 60%



50% to below 55%



45% to below 50%



40%to below 45%



below 40%




Withdrawal W

Project/ Thesis continuation


* Subject in which the student gets F grade shall not be regarded as earned credit hours for the calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA).

Distribution of Marks:

Theory Courses:

Component Weight
Class attendance and Performance 5%
Class Tests 20%
Case Presentations and Assignment 5%
Final Examination 70%
Total 100%

 Sessional Courses:

Component Weight
Class attendance and Performance 15%
Lab reports 30%
Quiz 40%
Viva-voce 15%
Total 100%

Impacts of Grade Earned

The courses in which a student has earned a ‘D’ or a higher grade will be counted as credits earned by him/her. Any course in which a student has obtained an `F’ grade will not be counted towards his/her earned credits or GPA calculation. A student who obtains an `F’ grade in a core course will have to repeat that particular course. If a student gets an `F’ in an optional course, he/she may choose to repeat that course or take a substitute course if available. A Student may be allowed to repeat the course only once for the purpose of grade improvement by forgoing his/her earlier grade.

Attendance and Class Performance

The university has strict rules regarding the issues of attendance in class. All students are expected to attend classes regularly. The university believes that attendance is necessary for effective learning. The first responsibility of a Student is to attend classes regularly, and one is required to attend at least 60% of all classes to be held in any course for being eligible to sit for mid-term or final examination.

 Duration of Semesters




1. Classes before Mid Term

7 weeks

2. Mid Term Vacation

1 week

3. Classes after Mid Term

7 weeks

4. Makeup Classes and Preparatory leave

2 weeks

5. Semester Final Examination

3 weeks

6. Semester End Vacation

2 week


22 weeks

Degree Requirement

To obtain the B. Sc. in Civil Engineering (CE) degree a student will have to complete at least 163.0 Credit Hours and must pass all the required courses, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20. The Student must also meet all the financial obligations to the University to become qualified for the degree. If any student fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the subject in the subsequent semesters like other regular students.

Academic Year and Semesters

English calendar year is the academic year for the program. The academic year is divided into three semesters as under:

Semester                                                            Duration (months)

Spring                                                                January to June

Fall                                                                     July to December

Teaching Method

For promotion of high level of teacher student interaction, each student is to be assigned an advisor and the student is free to discuss all academic matters with his/her advisor. One adviser is to be normally appointed for a batch of students. The adviser advises each student about the courses to be taken in each term by discussing the academic program of that particular term with the students. However, it is also the student’s responsibility to keep regular contact with his/her adviser who will review and eventually approve the student’s specific plan of study and monitor subsequent progress of the student.

Assessment Methodologies

The total performance of a student in a given course is based on a scheme of continuous assessment. For theory courses this continuous assessment is to be made through class tests, class evaluation, class participation, homework assignment and a term final examination. For each course four class tests shall be taken and out of them best three will be considered for grading. The assessment in laboratory/sessional courses is made through observation of the student at work during the class, viva-voce laboratory hours and quizzes. Student’s performance would be evaluated through class test, assignments, class performance, quizzes or viva, attendance and final exam.