Department Of Urban & Infrastructure Engineering



Welcome to Urban Engineering...

"The department administering Bachelor’s degree in urban engineering, in which students learn how to deal with the issues emerged from increased urbanization all over the world. Examples of such issues are; urban road congestion and fatalities, urban water supply and sanitary problems, urban environment deterioration and formation of large informal settlements."


 

Overview

A fundamental need for civilization in the 21st Century is the development of urban habitats that are both environmentally sustainable and functionally dependable for people and society. To meet these challenges Urban and Infrastructure Engineering Department has been recently introduced in NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Urban infrastructure refers to engineered systems that provide water, energy, transport, sanitation, information and built environments for more than half of the world’s population living in cities today. With rapid population growth placing a strain on available and vulnerable resources (water, energy and materials), the need for high-performing, resilient, cost-effective, resource-efficient and environment-friendly infrastructure is being recognized globally as a key component of future urban sustainability.

The Department aims provide students background of planning, design and management of the urban community. Its objective is to deliver capacity building and value addition to the youths of the society in the form of Urban & Infrastructure Engineer. This endeavored to offer BE (Urban Engineering) program, administered by Department of Urban & Infrastructure Engineering.

Urban and Infrastructure Engineers plan, design, build, operate and maintain the infrastructure that provides physical definition to the urban habitat including buildings and roads. This infrastructure also makes social and economic interactions within the urban habitat possible through transportation and communication systems, and directly affects physical health and ecological balance within the urban system through drinking water, air quality and waste treatment. The built environment is far more than an assembly of physical building blocks such as roads, houses, bridges and tunnels. It directly affects each and every person every day in a variety of ways, including their health and safety, their social interactions, their economic well-being, and their aesthetic experience of their surroundings. Major Areas of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering includes Transportation Engineering, Traffic Modeling, Construction and Project Management, Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resource Engineering and Management.