Currently, following Bachelor level programs are
underway at nec:
- Civil Engineering
- Civil and Rural Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- B.E Civil (For Diploma Holders)
The Bachelor program in Architecture, leading to B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) degree is a five years course that aims to provide systematic knowledge and skills in planning, design and conservation of buildings and other built forms with concerns for aesthetics, comfort, durability, social responsiveness and integration with natural and manmade landscapes. The area of instruction covers a spectrum of courses relating to architectural design and planning, structural design, landscape management, interior design and conservation and restoration of historical monuments and urban spaces and built forms. The program has been designed to meet international standards in Architecture education, preparing the students to become competent professionals for work in Nepal and abroad. The students have the opportunity to gain competence in both hand-drawing and computer graphics to enable them to excel in the competitive professional environment. A full semester apprentice in an architect's office helps preparing them to take professional challenges before graduation. The final semester is dedicated to a project work wherein students are expected to accomplish, independently, architectural design, involving research and analysis.
nec has been offering Bachelor program in Civil Engineering since 1994. The objective of the course is to train qualified engineers to deal with design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical infrastructure and services. The students opting this program undergo systematic theoretical and practical learning in the areas of material engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and surveying, so that they develop needed analytical and hands-on skill to deal with, and cater to, wide ranging infrastructure development tasks where civil engineers have major roles to play.
Civl and Rural Engineering
In Nepal, endemic rural poverty, food insecurity and poor quality of rural life exist as outstanding development challenges. Inseparable relationship between agriculture and rural development demands that agriculture must be looked from a stand point of holistic rural development. Strong inter-linkages exist among technology, infrastructure and services, producing positive impacts to rural economy and quality of rural life. This has created demand for cadre of technical manpower who could apply the knowledge of engineering and technology in rural development. nec has started Bachelor program in Civil and Rural Engineering from 2008 which is an unique initiative in the country and in the region. The graduates in Civil and Rural Engineering are expected to serve in numerous government and development agencies working in the areas of rural infrastructure development, natural resources management, agro-industries and rural credit institutions, apart from conventional Civil Engineering projects.
Rapid development in microelectronics and computer science has created the need for specialized manpower who could fuse these two cutting-edge technologies. This fusion of knowledge and technology has led to evolution of highly specialized professional field in engineering called Computer Engineering. Computer Engineers have wide ranging career options in business, industries, production and service sectors and in IT-industries. Realizing the ever growing need of Computer Engineers within the country, and also rapidly growing employment prospects abroad, nec started Bachelor program in Computer Engineering beginning the academic year of 1999. The program uniquely combines the broad knowledge of programming and electronics with the specialist skills in software and hardware interfacing.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Traditionally electrical engineering is considered to deal with the problems associated to large scale electrical systems, such as, electricity generation, transmission and utilization while electronics is concerned with low voltage applications in computers, communication systems and integrated circuits. The advancements in power transmission system and diverse uses of electricity in different walks of life have created demand of blending of these two disciplines and developing breeds of engineers who have knowledge and skills in both the areas. Realizing the need of such manpower, nec started Bachelor program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering beginning 2006. The graduates are expected to avail career opportunities in the agencies concerned with generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, alternative/renewable energy, communication, manufacturing and service sectors.
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Last three decades have witnessed phenomenal growth in electronics and communication, from terrestrial to microwave and broadband communication. The growth is expected to be still more vigorous, involving higher levels of sophistication, technology and skills in the days to come. This has created avenues for specialized manpower who could be engaged in design, development, operation and maintenance of electronic circuits and devices for diverse communication needs. Realizing the need for qualified manpower in this area, within the country and overseas, nec started Bachelor program in Electronics and Communication Engineering beginning academic year of 1999. The objective of the program is to train the students with needed competence in design, testing and application of electronic devices and their applications in array of households, industrial and communication applications.
Bachelor in Civil Engineering [For Diploma Holders]
Bachelor course in Civil Engineering for Diploma Graduates is designed to train competent graduates in Civil Engineering, joining the course after completion of Diploma level education. The Bachelor program in Civil (For Diploma Holders), leading to B.E Civil (Bachelor of Civil Engineering) degree is a four and half year course. Three unique features of the course are: i) classes scheduled in the afternoon on the working days and weekend providing opportunity to the jobholders joining the course, ii) course curriculum built on prior knowledge and skills of Diploma graduates comparable to regular academic courses in engineering offered in any part of the world, and iii) emphasis of the curriculum delivery to build key knowledge and competence to take-up professional challenges. The students joining the course undergo systematic theoretical and practical learning in basic sciences, material engineering, structural engineering, water resources engineering, geo-technical engineering and transportation engineering. This provides the students opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to take up array of infrastructure development tasks where civil engineers have important role to play. Upon successful completion of the course the students are awarded Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Civil Engineering by Pokhara University.
This program was established in 2000 as the center of learning offering Bachelor courses for Diploma engineering graduates within the structure of Nepal Engineering College and situated in different city center of Kathmandu valley and currently located at Satdobato in Lalitpur.