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NUST institute of Civil Engineering (NICE)

NICE Vision​​:

To excel as leading educational and research hub in civil engineering that fosters learning, discovery, innovation and ethics to produce highly effective human capita striving in the progress and prosperity of the nation.

NICE Mission:

In pursuance to our vision, NICE strives to:

ü  Provide a high quality learning environment to produce exceptionally competent scholars, academic leaders, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs in civil engineering, who are the agents of change and can impact the world

ü  Promote forward-looking research both applied and theoretical that will positively impact and improve our profession and society

ü  Assimilate interpersonal and social skills to help our graduates operate ethically, professionally and effectively in the real-word​

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) for Civil Engineering at NICE

The educational objectives of undergraduate civil engineering programme at NICE are:

  1. Graduates will be highly competent and employable demonstrating sound knowledge and skills.
  2. Graduates will be leaders demonstrating effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  3. Graduates, will discharge their professional and societal obligations displaying high moral and ethical standards.
  4. Graduates will pursue lifelong learning through postgraduate education and continued development of technical and managerial skills.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for Civil Engineering at NICE

The graduates of NICE will demonstrate the following attributes for the organization they join;
  1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

  2. Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.​

  3. Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  4. Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

  5. Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

  6. The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.

  7. Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice. 

  9. Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

  10. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  11. Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

  12. Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.​​​​​​​​​​​​