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Bachelor of Civil Engineering | TU

Bachelor of Civil Engineering or BE Civil course is a four-year, 8-semester program at Tribhuvan University (TU). In this program, about fifty core and elective courses are offered in the time duration of four years.

Civil Engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with planning, designing, constructing, repairing, and maintenance of various infrastructures.  All the physical infrastructures like bridges, roads, canals, skyscrapers, etc. are constructed and maintained under the supervision of a Civil Engineer.

BE Civil course was first introduced by Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University (TU) in 1998 and now several colleges are running this program. With the increasing requirement of infrastructure, the BE Civil course has garnered a wide range of popularity among the students. It has become the first career choice for various students. 

Fee Structure

The Pulchowk Engineering Campus provides scholarships to 228 deserving students as per the merit list and 204 students have to pay the full fee. However, other affiliated colleges of Pulchowk Campus of Tribhuvan University (TU) provide full and partial scholarships as per the rule and their capacity.

Most of the colleges offering BE Civil have not mentioned the fee structure on their website. However, it can be estimated that it costs about NRs. 8 to 12 lakhs for pursuing this degree. The cost of government colleges like Thapathali Engineering Campus, is lesser than that of private institutions.

Note: The Total number of seats provided by TU for the BE Civil course is 1369. 

Objectives of Bachelor of Civil Engineering

The core objectives of the BE Civil course of Tribhuvan University (TU) are as follows:

  • Graduates will be prepared with a strong foundation in subjects like mathematics, science, and technical subjects which is crucial in analyzing and designing the civil infrastructure system.
  • Graduates will have very efficient oral and written communication skills needed for their real life.
  • BE Civil graduates will be made acquainted with current and emerging issues of civil engineering globally without undermining their moral and ethical responsibility towards society.
  • Graduates will have the capability to take an engineering license and a passion for engaging in lifelong learning.
  • BE Civil graduates will have the necessary qualifications for getting employed as Civil Engineer and related professionals, for further study in this discipline and for taking entrepreneurial roles in the long run.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Entrance exam:

The entrance exam for the BE Civil course is carried out by being in line with the entrance test syllabus published by IOE in 5 different subjects which are:

Subject Marks
English 22
Mathematics 40
Physics 40
Chemistry 20
Engineering Aptitude 18

The test is 2 hours, taken in the computerized system (Students should sit in front of computers and click the right answer) and there are 100 questions with 140 full marks asked in the objective format. The wrong answer may result in a deduction of 10% of the total marks carried by each question.

Entrance Preparation:

Students who wish to enroll for BE Civil course in top engineering colleges in Nepal should secure good rank in the entrance examination conducted by IOE. It is not that easy to get good marks in the BE entrance exam without doing comprehensive preparation.

So, in order to have your name in the upper place on the merit list and secure your place in the top engineering colleges in Nepal, preparation classes are very helpful and supplementary to your study. The 2- 3 months course costs about NRs. 15 to 18 thousand. Some of the best institutes for entrance preparation are PEA, KEI, and NAEE.


The students who wants to study BE Civil course at Tribhuvan University (TU): 
  • Should have completed a intermediate or equivalent level by taking Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry with a grade of C or more in each subject or  has at least 45%. 
  • Should have passed the entrance examination for BE Civil course conducted by Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk. 

Career and Scope

The market of BE Civil is very huge and vast providing tremendous scope to the graduates. Civil engineering professionals deal with various tasks like planning, supervision, designing, construction, and maintenance of public roads, buildings, canals, tunnels, bridges, apartments, etc

BE Civil Course provides multidimensional career opportunities with a good salary. They can excel in various technical areas related to the environment, water resources, flood management, geotechnicals and highway designing.

Moreover, the demands of Civil engineers are also very high in foreign countries where an individual can pursue a decent career with a handsome salary. Some of the fields for the BE Civil course where civil engineers can work are:

  • Firms related to design and development.
  • Different NGOs/ INGOs
  • Engineering consultancy
  • Various construction companies specializing in hydropower, drainage, tunnels, transport, etc.
  • Different government agencies, civil service, etc.