MS (Civil Engineering)

Program Info

The objective of this program is to produce civil engineers with essential knowledgebase and training required for understanding of advanced concepts, which are required for undertaking of complicated real problems. The master’s program allows two options to the students i.e. Masters with thesis/project. Masters with thesis is designed for students who wish to study a particular research area in greater depth. Masters with project is designed for people with a bachelor's degree in engineering (or related field), who want to enter or return to professional practice.

Award of Degree

For the award of MS degree, a student must have

  • Passed courses totaling at least 31 credit hours, including all those courses which have been specified as Core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.5

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar


  • Degree in relevant subject, earned from a recognized university after 16 years of education AND
  • At least 60% marks or CGPA of at least 2.0(on a scale of 4.0).

Selection Criteria:

  • Past Academic Record (Bachelor): 40%
  • Performance in NU MS Admission Test: 60%
Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Research Methodology 1
2 Core Course - I 3
3 Core Course-II 3
4 Core Course-III 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 2
1 Elective-I 3
2 Elective-II 3
3 Elective-III 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 3
1 MS Thesis /MS Project - I 3
2 Elective-IV 3
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 4
1 MS Thesis /MS Project - II 3
2 Elective-V 3

Note 1: Registration in "MS Thesis/Project-1" is allowed provided the student has:

  • Earned at least 16 credits
  • Passed the "Research Methodology" course And
  • CGPA is equal to or more than 2.5

In lieu of Thesis/Project,a student may instead opt for Graduate-level courses to fulfil degree requirements

Core Courses

Students must pass any THREE of the following 3-credit hour courses (categorised as Core):

  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Pavement Analysis and Design
  • Probability and Statistical Methods
  • Advanced Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Water Issues & Water Diplomacy
  • Transportation Planning
Elective Courses
  • Durability of Concrete Structures
  • Design of Pre-stressed Concrete Structures
  • Innovative Civil Engg Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Adv. Design of Structures
  • Design of Building Structures
  • Theory of Plates &Shells
  • Continuum Mechanics