Diploma in Civil Engineering


    3 years


The diploma in Civil Engineering was started in 2073BS in ‘Shankharapur Polytechnic Institute’ and is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within engineering. Many people in developed countries, developing countries and underdeveloped countries have given the emphasis on the broader application of Civil Engineering. This field has been helping the world with the all-round physical infrastructure development and it has been creating wage and self-employment opportunities both in the public and private sectors. This curriculum is designed with the purpose of producing a middle-level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of Civil Engineering so as to meet the demand for such a workforce in the country to contribute to the national economic development of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well as national needs in the field of Civil Engineering.


Curriculum Title

Diploma in Civil Engineering (DCE)


Programme Objectives

This curriculum has the following objectives:

  • Prepare technicians who are capable of undertaking work in the civil engineering field as Civil Engineering Technicians under Road, Irrigation, Water supply, Urban Development and Building
  • Construction and other civil infrastructures development-related departments and sectors
  • Produce middle-level competent technical workforce/human resources that could provide supervisory works of civil engineering
  • Prepare a technical workforce who will demonstrate a positive attitude and respect for the profession and socio-cultural values
  • Help in meeting the demand for required Civil Engineering Technicians for the public and private infrastructure development sector of Nepal
  • Reduce the dependence on employing such technicians from foreign countries and
  • Create self-employment opportunities.


Programme description

This course is based on the job required to perform by Civil Engineering Technicians (Civil overseers) at different levels of public and private sectors' physical infrastructures development related to civil engineering works in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on Civil Engineering related to the occupation. There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. The first-year courses are offered to focus on foundational and core subjects of engineering; the second-year courses are focused on basic disciplinary subjects of Civil Engineering. Similarly, the third-year whole courses comprise disciplinary subjects including the provision of elective subjects. Moreover, the third year insists on the application of learned skills and knowledge through Minor Projects and Major Projects. The foundational subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are offered in the diffusion model of curricular programmes and are applicable in the field of Civil Engineering. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for communication in the same area. The disciplinary subjects of Civil Engineering are offered in this programme and are included in all semesters. This curricular programme also makes provision for project works as well as elective subjects in the specific areas of Civil Engineering. The curriculum structure and the subject-wise content reflect the details of this curriculum. In brief, this curriculum will guide its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle-level technical workforces in the field of civil engineering. The content of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum is incorporated in light of "must know and must do" the principle of knowledge and skills for this level.