Civil Engineering profession usually includes a variety of engineering specialties like structure, transportation systems, water resources, construction management, geotechnical and environmental engineering that deals planning, designing, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure for sustainable development of the nation. The aim of the department is to provide quality education to our students by following state-of-the-art curricula, having dedicated and talented faculty, and by creating an environment that is conducive for teaching and learning. Department has set up a well-coordinated guiding system that provides counseling and support to the students. Every student is advised and encouraged to interact with faculty members, and session coordinators to take guidance for their field of choice and contribute to the society as professionally mature team leaders. Civil Engineers are employed in a broad spectrum of engineering opportunities like construction firms, manufacturing companies, power companies, petroleum industry, mining, entrepreneurship, and consulting engineering firms. Many opportunities for Civil Engineering employment also exist in district, provincial and federal engineering departments as well.

The profession of civil engineering deals with planning, designing, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure for the sustainable development of the nation. This is a diversified discipline covering building structures, transportation systems, geotechnical, water resources, and environment for the development of the civilization. The department of civil engineering at “Ibadat International University, Islamabad” was established in 2011. Since then, it is serving the community by ensuring efficient transfer of civil engineering knowledge to its students. The students are provided with an exceptional blend of theoretical concepts and their practical applications, enabling them to face real-world challenges with confidence. The curriculum is designed with the professional knowledge of highly qualified engineering faculty and industry experts. Advance engineering knowledge, skills, and ethics are incorporated in the curriculum to groom the students. The highly qualified faculty and staff along with state-of-the-art lab facilities ensure that the future engineers will be capable of serving in different fields of civil engineering nationally and internationally.

  The civil engineering department has now started the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) System to bring the education of the University at par with the international standards. The latest teaching methodology in correspondence to the outcome-based education system will equip the graduates with hard and soft skills to groom their learning outcomes.  We aim to educate the students of civil engineering about the importance of environmental impacts of construction activities so that they can contribute to the sustainable development of society. The students are also encouraged to further explore their curiosity in the subject by continuing their academic careers. They are also mentored and motivated to gain expertise in advanced fields of civil engineering. The graduates of civil engineering are required to undertake an internship of 6-8 weeks duration during 3rd year, which often provides them job opportunities after graduation. Students are also required to complete a two-week Survey Camp. A formal evaluation is carried out and Pass/Fail grade is awarded to the students. In addition, seminars, workshops, and field visits are arranged by the department to provide exposure to diverse learning activities.


Program Duration: 4 years (8 Semesters)

Timing: Morning (Monday-Friday)

Location: Ibadat International University, Islamabad (Formerly The University of Lahore, Islamabad Campus), Japan Road, Sihala, Islamabad.

Recognized by: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Engineering Council

Entry Requirements: 12 years of Education, HSSC Pre-Engineering with Physics, Chemistry and Math, A-level or equivalent scoring a minimum 60% marks, DAE, BSc Engineering Technology or equivalent in the relevant discipline as per PEC regulations with the minimum of 60% marks

Entry Test: Ibadat International University Entry Test/UETs Entry Test 2021
The Department of Civil Engineering has designed the following Educational Objectives for the BS Civil Engineering program that are aligned with the program mission, vision, and mission of the university by the involvement of all stakeholders.  

PEO 1: Graduates will play an active role in engineering practices, academia, research, and development.

PEO 2: Graduates will be capable to address practical problems and adapt to changes in technology as well as needs of the society.

PEO 3: Graduates will continue exploring knowledge to develop professional competence and awareness about engineering practices and environmental concerns.

PEO 4: Graduates will prove trustworthy and resourceful team members as well as team managers practicing codes of ethics.
These Program Learning outcomes (PLOs) are the learning outcomes, which will be inculcated to the students to equip their knowledge, skills, and ethics as enlisted below:  

PLO 1-Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO 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.

PLO 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.

PLO 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.

PLO 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.

PLO 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.

PLO 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.

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

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

PLO 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.

PLO 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.

PLO 12-Lifelong Learning: ability to recognize importance of and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.
Sr. No. PEC Graduate Attributes (PLOs) Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
1 Engineering Knowledge      
2 Problem Analysis    
3 Design/Development of Solutions      
4 Investigation      
5 Modern Tool Usage      
6 Engineer & Society    
7 Environment & Sustainability      
8 Ethics      
9 Individual & Teamwork      
10 Communication      
11 Project Management      
12 Lifelong Learning    

CAREER PROSPECTS There are various opportunities for the graduates of civil engineering in the government departments, such as NHA, WAPDA, Communication and Works, Railways, Irrigation Department, Military Engineering Services, NESCOM, PAEC, Development Authorities, National and Multinational Consultancy Services, Contractor Firms and Entrepreneurship. The graduates will play a key role in the execution of projects like roads, buildings, bridges, dams, barrages, housing societies infrastructure, and quality testing laboratories. Graduates can also pursue their careers in academia as faculty and researchers. They can also explore the prospects of entrepreneurship by starting their own contractor/consultancy firms. We, however, do consider our students to be the most valued asset. If you happen to be those fortunate students who wish to pursue a career in Civil Engineering, we commit to impart the knowledge, the professional skills and a positive attitude to realize your dreams. We will groom you into professionals who are always in demand in the national and international market.  

LIST OF LABORATORIES The Department of civil engineering has 11 fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories supervised by experienced faculty and staff, as follows:
  • Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics Engineering Lab
  • Highway Engineering Lab
  • Concrete and Material Lab
  • Soil Mechanics Lab
  • Environment Engineering Lab
  • Irrigation and Hydrology Lab
  • Engineering Mechanics Lab
  • Drawing Hall
  • Surveying Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Structural Engineering Lab
Total Semesters: 08      Total Credit Hours: 136  
Semester 1 Cr. Hr. Semester 2 Cr. Hr. Semester 3 Cr. Hr. Semester 4 Cr. Hr.
Civil Engineering Materials & Construction 3 Computer Programming 3 Engineering Geology 3 Quantity Surveying & Estimation 3
Engineering Drawing 4 Engineering Survey 4 Advance Engineering Survey 3 Civil Engineering Drawing & Graphics 3
English Language Skills 3 Engineering Mechanics 4 Mechanics of Solids-I 4 Communication Skills and Technical Writing 2
Applied Calculus (Math-I) 3 Basic Electromechanical Engineering 4 Fluid Mechanics-I 4 Structural Analysis-I 3
Pakistan Studies 1 Differential Equation (Math-II) 3 Numerical Analysis (Math-III) 3 Soil Mechanics 4
Islamic Studies 2            
Semester 5 Cr. Hr. Semester 6 Cr. Hr. Semester 7 Cr. Hr. Semester 8 Cr. Hr.
Probability Method in Engineering (Math-IV) 3 Reinforced Concrete Design-I 4 Reinforced Concrete Design-II 4 Highway and Traffic Engineering 3
Transportation Planning and Management 2 Mechanics of Solids-II 3 Architecture and Town Planning 3 Structural Engineering 3
Hydrology and Water Resources Management 3 Advanced Fluid Mechanics 4 Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering 4 Design of Structures 3
Steel Structures 3 Social Sciences & Professional Ethics 2 Environmental Engineering-II 3 Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering (Technical Electives) 4
Structural Analysis-II 3 Environmental Engineering-I 3 Geo-Informatics 2 Disaster Management 2
Construction Management & Engineering Economics 3     Civil Engineering Project (Part-A) 3 Civil Engineering Project (Part-B) 3
Note: Supervised internship of at least 6 – 8 weeks is mandatory part of degree requirements.

Internship, Workshops, Seminars & Extra-Curricular Activities All students of Civil Engineering are required to undertake a summer internship of 8 weeks duration after the completion of 90 credit hours that often lead to job opportunities after graduation. Students are also required to register, attend and successfully complete a two-week Survey Camp. A formal evaluation is carried out and Pass/Fail grade is awarded to the students. In addition to curriculum related learning activities, Seminars, Workshops and field visits are organized by university to give students the exposure of diverse learning opportunities.

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Dr. Syed Shujaa Safdar Gardezi


Department of Civil Engineering


With a diverse experience of almost eighteen (18) years including both professional industry and education sector, Dr. Shujaa is currently working as Professor in Department of Civil Engineering.He is actively involved in teaching and research supervisions at both graduate and undergraduate levels, published in well reputed international journals and conferences including achievement of competition awards. He is certified Building Information Modeling (BIM) professional and have been implementing BIM innovations at undergraduate as well post-graduate level studies and research.

Before joining at his current position, he served as Director, BIM Centre of Excellence (BIM CoE) / Assistant Professor at Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad.Dr. Shujaa completed his PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction and Project Management) in 2017 from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia. He was part of research program working to develop a �SMART INTEGRATED LOW CARBON INFRASTRUCTURE MODEL� for sustainable development using Building Information Modeling (BIM) under �Sustainable Resources Mission Oriented Research (SUREMOR)�. He also served as �Resident / Senior Engineer� in �National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK)� before departing for his PhD.His research interests include Building Information Modeling, prospects of Industrial Revolution 4.0 and its application in the construction industry, AI and Machine learning applications for industry digital transformation for sustainable infrastructure developments, construction contracts, sustainable construction practices, environmental impact assessments and energy optimization solutions for building infrastructures.






Department of Civil Engineering

IBADAT International University Islamabad

February 2022 � current

Assistant Professor/ Director BIM Centre of Excellence (BIM CoE)

Department of Civil Engineering

Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad�����

June 2017- February 2022

Senior / Resident Engineer

National Engineering Services Pakistan Pvt. Limited (NESPAK)���������������������

December 2005 - June 2017

Junior Engineer

Civil Works Organization (CWO)�� ����������������������������������������������������������������

August 2004 - November 2005




PhD in Civil Engineering

(Construction and Project Management)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS , Malaysia


MSc in Engineering Management

Centre of Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad, PAKISTAN (UET Taxila)


Bachelors of Civil Engineering,

University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, PAKISTAN









Sustainable Consumption Patterns adopting BIM-enabled Energy Optimization - A Case Study of Developing Urban Centre � Polish Journal of Environmental Studies (paper accepted)


Life Cycle Carbon Footprint Assessments, Case Study of Malaysian Housing Sector - Environmental and Climate Technologies


Prospects of Transforming Conventional Commercial Buildings to Net Zero Energy Building � Balancing the Economic Aspects with Energy Patterns - Environmental and Climate Technologies��


Relational Pre-Impact Assessment of Conventional Housing Features and Carbon Footprint for Achieving Sustainable Built Environment - Environment, Development and Sustainability




Soil Improvement using Waste Marble Dust for Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering Journal-Tehran


BIM-Based Research Framework for Sustainable Building Projects: A Strategy for Mitigating BIM Implementation Barriers � Applied Sciences




Strategies to adopt Building information modeling (BIM) in sustainable building projects- A Case of Malaysia � Buildings


Knowledge-Based Prediction of Load-Carrying Capacity of RC Flat Slab through Neural Network and FEM � Mathematical Problems in Engineering




Transforming Conventional Commercial Buildings to Net Zero Energy Building - Balancing the Economic Aspects with Energy Patterns - Environmental and Climate Technologies (Paper Accepted)


Green Rating Assessment of a Residential Building in Pakistan Using LEED�s. Open Journal of Science and Technology




Operational carbon footprint prediction model for conventional tropical housing: a Malaysian prospective - International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology


Recurrent carbon footprint assessment and forecasting model for sustainable conventional housing � Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy




A multivariable regression tool for embodied carbon footprint prediction in housing habitat -Habitat International


Minimization of embodied carbon footprint from housing sector of Malaysia - Chemical Engineering Transactions




Carbon footprint assessment of a typical low rise office building in Malaysia using building information modeling (BIM). International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development


4D BIM Application in AEC Industry: Impact on Integrated Project Delivery -Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology




Reduction of Embodied CO2 Emissions from Conventional Single Storey House in Malaysia by Recycled Materials using Building Information Modeling (BIM) -Advances in Environmental Biology.


Low-Carbon Buildings: Renewable Energy Systems, Materials and Assessment Methods - Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences




Time Extension Factors in Construction Industry of PakistanProceedia Engineering


Embodied Carbon of Buildings: Tools, Methods and Strategies � Applied Mechanics and Materials




Challenges for Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Malaysian Construction Industry-Applied Mechanics and Materials


Prospects of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Malaysian Construction Industry as Conflict Management Tool �International Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy







Seasonal Variation of Sun Path and its Impacts on Energy Consumption Using BIM, A Case Study of Multi-Story Educational Building, 1st International Conference on Advances in Civil & Environmental Engineering, (1st ICACEE-2022), February 22-23, 2022 UET Taxila Pakistan


Energy Conservation using Conventional Fascia Brickwork of an Educational Building, 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering Management and Sciences (ICETEMS-2021), October 13-14, 2021 CITY University, Peshawar Pakistan




Energy Performance Analysis of a Multi-Story Building Using Building Information Modeling (BIM), The 7th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings, 24-26 August 2021, Malaysia.


Sustainability Rating Assessment of a Building using CASBEE Tool, The 2nd International Conference of Sustainability and Resilience, November 11 -12, 2020 University of Bahrain




BIM-Based Energy Optimization � Case study of High-Rise Building in Pakistan, The 6th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings, 13-15 October 2020.


Sustainability Assessment of a House by using LEED and BREEAM- 11th International Civil Engineering Conference (ICEC-2020) �Integrating Innovation & Sustainability in Civil Engineering� March 13-14, 2020, Karachi, Pakistan.




Embodied Carbon Footprint Assessment of a conventional Commercial Building using BIM- 11th International Conference (CITC-11) September 9-11,2019, London, United Kingdom.


Assessment of Embodied Carbon Footprint of an Educational Building in Pakistan using Building Information Modeling (BIM) - 11th International Conference (CITC-11) September 9-11,2019, London, United Kingdom.




Transformation of 3Ds jobs using Building Information Modeling (BIM) ���� A prospective of Malaysian construction industry, 3rd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Management and Sciences, 2018 (ICETEMS-2018) Peshawar, Pakistan


Construction delays assessment- A case study of interchange project in Pakistan - 13th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE -2018) Izmir Turkey







Prospects of a Sustainable EOL-Carbon Footprint Assessment of a Tropical Housing Habitat. Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering. Springer, Singapore, 2021.


Carbon footprint reduction in building construction by less usage of ore-based materials. Paper presented at the Advances in Civil, Architectural, Structural and Constructional Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil, Architectural, Structural and Constructional Engineering, Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea, August 21-23, 2015.




Embodied Carbon Potential of Conventional Construction Materials Used in Typical Malaysian Single Storey Low Cost House Using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Advanced Materials Research, 2014, pp. 242-246.




Precipitation Variability in Connection with Various Potential Determinants( Co-supervision)


Assessment of Potential Effects of CPEC on Development of Pakistan�s Construction Industry


Development of Economic Risk Factor Matrix for project Construction




Impact Assessment of a Housing Scheme Considering Environmental Aspect of Sustainability


Energy Optimization of a Residential High Rise Building using BIM for Sustainability




Comparative Analysis of Green Building Rating Systems for Sustainability Assessment of a Residential Building


Health and Safety Framework Using Analytic Hierarchy Process for Building Construction Projects in Pakistan




Development of Causal Relationship of Cost and Transformation of a Conventional Commercial Building to Net Zero Energy Building




2nd Position, 11th Industrial Open House , CUST Islamabad, July 2021 (B.Sc Students Design Project)


1st Position, 10th Industrial Open House , CUST Islamabad, July 2020 (B.Sc Students Design Project)


2nd Position, 9th Industrial Open House , CUST Islamabad, June 2019 (B.Sc Students Design Project)




Prominent Publication Award,Faculty of Engineering UTP Malaysia, 2017


Bronze MedalAward, International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX)Malaysia, 2015




Bronze MedalAward, Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 34) UTP Malaysia, 2014


Best Presenter PG Research Award, Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 33) UTP Malaysia, 2014




Graduate Assistance ship Award (GA), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia,2013 � PhD in Civil Engineering by Research (Construction and Project Management)


Letter of Appreciation from NESPAK for work performance during the year 2012-2013.




Merit Based Scholarship in MSc in Semester Spring 2012.


Letter of Appreciation from NESPAK for work performance during the year 2011-2012.




Merit Based Scholarship in MSc in Semester Fall 2011


Letter of Appreciation from NESPAK for work performance during the year 2009-2010.




Honorarium from NESPAK for work performance during year 2006-2007