Civil Engineering is the process of directing and controlling natural resources for the use and benefit of mankind through construction of various structures. It applies engineering practices to the planning, design, construction and operation and maintenance of structures such as buildings, roads, bridges, railways, factories, airports, irrigation schemes, docks, harbors, dams, sea defenses, flood control systems, water supply and sewerage disposal schemes, etc. Thus, civil engineering is probably the largest and broadest discipline of engineering.
The Department of Civil Engineering of the Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Shaheed Z.A Bhutto Campus Khairpur Mir’s provides essential and advance engineering education according to the requirements of field. The various fields of specialization are introduced to the final year students by assigning them a thesis project. The thesis projects may be specific to a particular specialization of civil engineering like Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, etc.
The department teaches many courses relevant to the various fields of Civil Engineering. Theory classes of different subject are complemented by tutorials and laboratory works, for which adequate facilities are with equipment have been established. In addition, the students are taken to field visits of the Civil Engineering projects such as building structures, road construction works, geotechnical works, water treatment plants, etc. During the summer vacations the students are also sent on various Civil Engineering projects for internship. This is to expose them to practical engineering practices being actually implemented.
The department has a set up a software Laboratory which provides computing facility using application of various software related to the field of Civil Engineering.