Diploma in Civil Engineering - Diwakar Memorial Technical School
Diwakar Memorial Technical School

Diploma in Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering is one of the prominent and popular disciplines within engineering. Many people in the developed countries, developing countries and under developed countries have given emphasis for the broader application of Civil Engineering. This field has been helping the world for the all-round physical infrastructure development and it has been creating wage and self employment opportunities both in public and private sectors. This curriculum is designed with the purpose of producing middle level technical workforce equipped with knowledge and skills related to the field of Civil Engineering so as to meet the demand of such workforce in the country to contribute in the national economic development of Nepal. The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual needs as well national needs in the field of Civil Engineering.

Programme objectives:

This curriculum has following objectives to:


Prepare technicians who are capable of undertaking works in civil engineering field as Civil Engineering Technicians under Road, Irrigation, Water supply, Urban Development and Building Construction and other civil infrastructures development related departments and sectors;


Produce middle level competent technical workforce/human resources that could provide supervisory works of civil engineering;


Prepare technical workforce who will demonstrate positive attitude and respect for the professionand socio-cultural values;


Help in meeting the demand of required Civil Engineering Technicians for the public and private infrastructure development sector of Nepal;


Reduce the dependence on employing such technicians from foreign countries and


Create self employment opportunities.

Programme description:

This course is based on the job required to perform by the Civil Engineering Technicians (Civil
Overseer) at different levels of public and private sectors physical infrastructures development related civil engineering works in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on Civil Engineering related to the occupation. There are six semesters in total within the period of three years. The first year courses are offered focusing on foundational and core subjects of engineering; the second year courses are focused on basic disciplinary subjects of Civil Engineering.
Similarly, the third year whole courses comprise of the disciplinary subjects including provision of elective subjects. Moreover, the third year insists on the application of learned skills and knowledge through the Minor Project and Major Project.

The foundational subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are offered in diffusion model of curricular programme are applicable in the field of Civil Engineering. It also includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for the communication in the same area. The disciplinary subjects of
Civil Engineering are offered in this programme are included in all semesters. This curricular
programme also makes provision of project works as well as elective subjects in the specific areas of Civil Engineering. The curriculum structure and the subject wise content that reflect the details of this curriculum. In brief, this curriculum will guide to its implementers to produce competent and highly employable middle level technical work forces in the field of civil engineering.The content of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum are incorporated in the light of “must know and must do” principle of knowledge and skills for this level.


The total duration of this curricular program is three years. Each year consists of two semesters of six months each. Moreover, one semester consist of 19.5 academic weeks including evaluation period. Actual teaching learning hours will be not less than 15 weeks in each semester.

Target group:

The target group for this programme will be all interested individuals who passed School Leaving Certificate (SLC) with English, Science, and Mathematics or equivalent and related Technical School Leaving Certificate (TSLC).

Group size:

The group size will be maximum of 48 (Forty eight) in a batch.

Entry qualification:

Entry qualification of the applicant for diploma in civil engineering programme should be SLC pass or equivalent or Technical SLC (TSLC) in related subject. S/he should have English, Science, and Compulsory Mathematics in SLC or as per provisions mentioned on CTEVT admission guidelines.

Entry criteria:


Applicants fulfilling the entry criteria will be selected for admission on the basis of merit.

Medium of instruction:

The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Pattern of attendance:

Minimum of 90% attendance in each subject is required to appear in the respective final examination.

Teacher and student ratio:

Teachers and demonstrators:

Instructional media and materials:

The following instructional media and materials are suggested for the effective instruction and demonstration.

Teaching learning methodologies:

The methods of teachings for this curricular program will be a combination of several approaches. Suchas Illustrated Lecture, Tutorial, Group Discussion, Demonstration, Simulation, Guided practice,Practical experiences, Fieldwork, Report writing, Term paper presentation, Case analysis, Tutoring,Role-playing, Heuristic, Project work and Other Independent learning.

Mode of education:

There will be inductive and deductive mode of education.

Examination and marking scheme:

Provision of back paper:

There will be the provision of back paper but a student must pass all the subjects of all six semesters within six years from the enrollment.

Disciplinary and ethical requirements:

Pass marks:

The students must secure minimum of 40% marks both in theory and practical (Lab). Moreover, the students must secure minimum of 40% marks in the internal assessment and 40% in the final semesterexamination of each subject to pass all subjects offered in each semester.

Grading system:

The overall achievement of each student will be measured by a final aggregate percentage of all final semester examinations and graded as follow: –

Marks division:

-Distinction :> or =80 %

– First division : 65 % to < 80 %

– Second division : 50 % to < 65 %

-Pass : 40 % to < 50 %

Certification and degree awards:

Career path:

The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class (technical) as CivilSub-engineer (Civil Overseer) or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission of Nepal. The

graduate will be eligible for registration with the related Council in the grade as provisioned in therelated Council Act (if any).