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About Department

Welcome to the Department of Geotechnical Engineering at NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE). Geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering that generally deals with problems involving soil and rock. Examples include the design of foundations for structures, tunneling, disposal of waste products by burial in the ground, design of earth dams, stability of natural and manmade slopes, and a variety of other similar topics.

We offer MS and PhD degree programs in Geotechnical Engineering. Our instructional and research programs maintain a strong balance between the experimental, analytical, theoretical, and applied aspects of geotechnical engineering. The program has been deliberately designed to offer a broad range of activities, with a solid basis in the core areas of geotechnical engineering and opportunities for students to participate in research at the forefront of developments in the field. Our graduates obtain an education that serves as a foundation for successful careers in geotechnical engineering practice or academia.

The department has a fully functional testing laboratory which is equipped with the state of the art equipment. The laboratory enjoys a unique honour and reputation of extreme credence in testing of engineering materials. Testing in geotechnical laboratory is supervised by qualified faculty, who, are graduates and post graduate civil engineers. Qualified laboratory staff is employed in positions of senior laboratory assistants/laboratory assistants, who are engaged in material testing tasks both in the field and in laboratory. The testing is precise, accurate and reliable by virtue of having state of the art testing apparatuses and qualified, dedicated and competent laboratory personals.