PhD in Civil Engineering

University of Lahore

The Department of Civil Engineering has started Ph.D program in Civil Engineering by offering courses in the following four areas of interest:

·         Structures

·         Geotechnical

·         Hydraulics and Irrigation

·         Environmental

The student must select one of the above mentioned areas of interest and complete 18 credit hours in that area by selecting courses (not previously studied during his/her M.Sc/MSCE degree) from only one of the specified lists. Basically, subjects may be selected by mutual consultation of the scholar and his PhD supervisor. The subjects have to be passed obtaining accumulative CGPA 3.0. It is a mandatory to get at least CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 as required by HEC to appear in Ph.D. comprehensive exam, otherwise the candidate will not be eligible to continue further Ph.D. research studies. It is mandatory that student must register and success fully complete 30 credit hours of research work. The student must fulfill the minimum requirements of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Rules and Regulations.

The program shall have a minimum of three years of supervised study period that may be extended to a maximum of 8 years towards successful completion of all requirements and award of Ph.D. Degree.

Degree

Requirements

Minimum criteria for the admission in PhD Program:

   

18 Years of Education, M.Sc/M.S. Civil Engineering degree from HEC recognized university with minimum 3.0 CGPA (Semester System) or First Division (Annual System).

     UoL Interview and entry test are mandatory. University Departmental Committee may conduct the test at par with GAT subject test, and qualifying score will be 70%. Note: The subject test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) or ETS, USA in the area of focus chosen at the PhD level must be cleared. In the case of GAT Subject test (http://www.nts.org.pk/GAT/GATSubject. asp) a minimum of 60% marks is required to pass the test. In the case GRE subject test, the minimum percentile score of 60% will be accepted

 

 

Courses Offered

STRUCTURES 

Course Title (Six courses from the following list, not previously studied during M.Sc/MSCE degree)

Advanced Structural Analysis

Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Properties of Structural Materials

Prestressed Concrete

Design of Steel Structures

Seismic Design of Structures

Structural Mechanics

Stability of Structures

Bridge Engineering

Analysis & Design of Structures

Theory of Plates and Shells

Structural Dynamics

Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

Seismic Design of Masonry Structures

Structural Optimization

Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

Advanced Concrete Technologies-I

Advanced Concrete Technologies-II

Finite Element Analysis

Analysis and Design of Masonry Structure

Reliability Based Structural Analysis

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Concrete

Coastal Engineering

Structural Fire Engineering

Nonlinear Structural Analysis

Advanced Mechanics of Solids

Advanced Material of Construction

Computer Aided Design of Hydraulic Structures

Foundation Engineering-I

Foundation Engineering-II

Dam Engineering

Geotechnical Investigation

Earth Retaining Structures

Rock Engineering

Environmental Management and Impact Assessment

GEOTECHNICAL 

Course Title (Six courses from the following list, not previously studied during M.Sc/MSCE degree)

Advanced Soil Mechanics
Foundation Engineering-I
Foundation Engineering-II
Dam Engineering
Geotechnical Investigation
Soil Improvement Techniques
Earth Retaining Structures
Environmental Geo-Techniques
Rock Engineering

Soil Dynamics

Numerical Method in Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice
Properties of Structural Materials
Seismic Design of Structures

Stability of Structures

Bridge Engineering

Seismology and Earthquake Engineering

Coastal Engineering

Advanced Materials of Construction
Environmental Management and Impact Assessment

ENVIRONMENT

Course Title (Six courses from the following list, not previously studied during M.Sc/MSCE degree)

Environmental Management and Impact Assessment
Physico-Chemical Process in Environmental System
Wastewater Treatment and Design
Experimental Methods in Environmental Engineering
Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management
Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems

Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
Solid Waste Management
Air and Noise Pollution Control
Ecology and Risk Assessment

Environmental Health and Safety
Water Quality Modeling
Marine Pollution and Control
Modeling of Environmental Systems
Agricultural Pollution and Control

Environmental Pollution Control

HYDRAULICS & IRRIGATION 

Course Title (Six courses from the following list, not previously studied during M.Sc/MSCE degree)

 Design of Hydraulic Structures

Advanced Fluvial Hydraulics
Hydro Power Engineering
Irrigation Engineering and Practice
Applied Hydrology
Sediment Transport
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Application of Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System in Civil Engineering

Drainage Engineering

Computer Aided Design of Hydraulic Structures
River Engineering & Flood Management
Soil Erosion & Watershed Management

Hydrological Modeling
Water Resources Planning and Management
Ground Water Engineering

Flood Risk Management

Applied Hydraulics

Statistical Hydrology
Reinforced Concrete Structures
Seismic Design of Structures
Bridge Engineering

Coastal Engineering
Dam Engineering
Environmental Management and Impact Assessment

Offered at Campuses
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Full Time, 3-8 Years, 48 Credit Hours

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