August 04, 2021@ 11:59 AM
Civil Engineering Technology (CET) is an emerging and highly demanding discipline in the 21st century. The 4 year CET degree program being offered at National Skills University (NSU) is one of its kind as apart from theoretical engineering concepts equal emphasis is set on developing job-ready skills. The Construction industry is the country’s 2nd largest sector after agriculture that is responsible for providing a direct boost to the Country’s GDP. Despite of numerous construction and infrastructure projects that require a number of workers in the field, the employability of graduates in the country is declining tremendously. The main reason behind this is that curriculums are not designed keeping in view the skills required for employment. In a traditional practice, major emphasis is on learning theoretical concepts but no opportunities are provided to practically implement those concepts.
To keep up with the demands of the current time, NSU is offering a skill-based degree program. The main focus of this 4-year degree program will not only be on learning and understanding theoretical and scientific engineering concepts but equally on developing required Construction industry skills. This program will help students to solve the problems in the Construction industry related to managing the construction process, executing designs of engineers, estimating, scheduling & coordinating projects as well as by the end of this technology program, the graduates will be able to excel in a number of sectors including building construction, planning, project management and consulting.
The program will have 136 credit hours distributed over the duration of 8 semesters. The first 3-year curriculum of this degree program includes core subjects like construction engineering, project management, structural engineering, building materials, geotechnical, water-resources management, environmental engineering, and highway engineering to build a strong foundation. As the main focus of the program is on developing highly demandable market skills and on providing students with job-ready market competencies. The students will be provided full-time Practical Training in their Final year, which acquaints the students with the working environment of Construction Industries and help them to learn its dynamics. This program at National Skills University is being initiated as per the standards of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and National Technology Council (NTC).
The faculty members of the CET department have graduated from top national and international universities covering a range of disciplines including construction engineering management, geotechnical engineering & structural engineering.
The Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering Technology (CET) will educate students to become qualified technologists who will be capable of providing effective solutions in the Construction Industry and related fields. The graduates of this program will be well-versed in technology, social and environmental issues. To fulfill this mission, the program will provide students with an in-depth foundation of basic domains of Construction & Civil Engineering technologies, and a wide introduction to construction engineering management, cost control, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction estimation. Apart from this, the students will be provided with full-time extensive training in the Construction industry as a mandatory part of the curriculum so, they can acquire job-ready skills with their graduation completion. This will not only give them a competitive edge in the market but eventually make them able to get promoted rapidly into upper management positions.
The Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering Technology at NSU will be preparing students for their career and professional life. Our PEOs are as follows:
PEO 1: Graduates will demonstrate sound knowledge and skills in the field of Civil Engineering Technology.
PEO 2: Graduates will undertake professional practice considering ethical, societal, and environmental implications.
PEO 3: Graduates will contribute to advancements in the Construction industry on national and international platforms.
PEO 4: Graduates will work, manage and illustrate effective teamwork, interpersonal skills, and professional growth.
NSU has adopted National Technology Council’s student outcomes for the Civil Engineering Technology program. The outcomes of the program to be acquired by students are:
(i) Engineering Technology Knowledge (SA1): An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, Engineering Technology fundamentals, and Engineering Technology specialization to defined and applied Engineering Technology procedures, processes, systems, or methodologies.
(ii) Problem Analysis (SA2): An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze broadly defined Engineering Technology problems reaching substantiated conclusions using analytical tools appropriate to the discipline or area of specialization.
(iii) Design/Development of Solutions (SA3): An ability to design solutions for broadly- defined Engineering Technology problems and contribute to the design of systems, components or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iv) Investigation (SA4): An ability to conduct investigations of broadly defined problems; locate, search and select relevant data from codes, databases, and literature, design and conduct experiments to provide valid conclusions.
(v) Modern Tool Usage (SA5): An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to broadly defined Engineering Technology problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
(vi) The Engineering Technologist and Society (SA6): An ability to demonstrate understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to Engineering Technology practice and solutions to broadly defined Engineering Technology problems.
(vii) Environment and Sustainability (SA7): An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of Engineering Technology work in the solution of broadly defined Engineering Technology problems in societal and environmental contexts.
(viii) Ethics (SA8): Understand and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of Engineering Technology practice
(ix) Individual and Team Work (SA9): An ability to Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams.
(x) Communication (SA10): An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined Engineering Technology activities with the Engineering Technologist community and with society at large, by being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
(xi) Project Management (SA11): An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Engineering Technology management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member or leader in a team, and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
(xii) Lifelong Learning (SA12): An ability to recognize the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in specialist Engineering Technologies.
August 04, 2021@ 11:59 AM