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.