August 14, 2022@ 12:33 PM
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 137 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.
To produce competent and highly skilled professionals capable of utilizing their intellect and knowledge to meet contemporary construction industry challenges.
To produce highly competent graduates who can work across multiple domains of civil engineering technology for the well-being of society by utilizing their technical knowledge and skills.
The Civil Engineering Technology program aims to produce graduates who:
PEO 1: Implement applied knowledge and technical skills appropriate for career pursuits and workplace needs.
PEO 2: Undertake professional practices and provide practical solutions to technical problems contemplating ethical, societal, and environmental considerations.
PEO 3: Showcase effective teamwork and interpersonal skills to manage and complete multidimensional projects within assigned timelines and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
PEO 4: Engage in continuous professional development to foster their expertise in the field and work for the well-being of society
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: 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, and methodologies.
(ii) Problem Analysis: 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: An ability to design solutions for broadly defined engineering technology problems and contribute to designing systems, components, or processes to meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
(iv) Investigation: 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: 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 limitations.
(vi) Engineering Technologist and Society: 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 problems.
(vii) Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand and evaluate the sustainability and impact of engineering technology work to solve broadly defined problems in societal and environmental contexts.
(viii) Ethics: Understand and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering technology practices.
(ix) Individual and Team Work: An ability to function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams.
(x) Communication: An ability to communicate effectively on broadly defined engineering technology activities with specialists in the field & with society at large; comprehend, write effective reports, design documentation, make effective presentations, give and receive clear instructions.
(xi) Project Management: An ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering technology management principles and apply these to one's work as a member or leader in a team and to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
(xii) Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize the need for and engage in independent and life-long learning in specialized engineering technologies.
August 14, 2022@ 12:33 PM