Department of Civil Engineering


This department of civil engineering is a part of Faculty of Technology and Engineering (Eastern Guilan) of the University of Guilan. Established in 2014, the department focuses on developing knowledge and skills required for students to become practicing civil engineers. The department curriculum equips students with a strong foundation in engineering science. The program makes graduated students ready to engage with planning, supervision, management, construction and maintenance projects. The undergraduate program is to produce well- balanced graduates who are able to begin a career as a Civil Engineer, or continue their education at higher levels. The offered courses are constantly updated and are responsive to the industry trends and demands, putting students at the forefront of infrastructure engineering.
Most of classes will take place at the Kalachai city campus; however, some laboratory classes are held at a nearby suburban campus.

Mission and Vision
Community excellence is our main goal in all our endeavors. We pursue this excellence through growth in academic environments. We are trying to train students who are innovative, aware of modern technology, the needs of society and the world and bounded by professional ethics. We are aware that a welcoming academic environment is essential to the success of the community.

Majors and Programs

Agricultural Economics majors complete a set of prerequisite courses, a core of classes offered by the Agricultural Economics Department, and one or more fields comprised of selected courses from outside the department.  The core includes courses in economic reasoning, agribusiness management, environmental and resource policy, agricultural policy, economic development, and analytical methods.  The program permits students flexibility in choosing fields to fit their career interests.  Majors must complete one and are strongly encouraged to complete two fields.  The curriculum balances breadth and depth and lets students develop academic skills in two or more areas.  The program provides a good foundation for careers in economics, resource or environmental policy, agribusiness, and international agriculture.

Upon completion of the degree program, students should have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
    An understanding of economic terms and concepts.
    An ability to draw inferences from data.
    A knowledge of relevant laws, institutions, and policies.
  • Civil Engineering (B.Sc.)

    Civil Engineering (B.Sc.)

Facilities and Equipment

The Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Technology and Engineering (Eastern Guilan) has three laboratories, including Concrete Technology Lab., soil mechanics Lab. and hydraulics (fluid mechanics) Lab. In addition, for more sophisticated tests, the laboratories of the main campus of the University of Guilan at Rasht, are also accessible.
  • Teaching

    Major courses for undergraduate program (B.Sc.) in civil engineering includes: 
    Specialized courses
    Strength of Materials 1
    Foundation Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Engineering Hydrology
    Hydraulics and Lab
    National Building Regulations
    Construction Materials and Lab
    Project Evaluation and Cost Estimation
    Soil Mechanics
    Fluid Mechanics
    Construction Equipment
    Drainage Engineering
    Hydraulic Machines
    Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
    Computer Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
    Architectural Design and Urban Planning
    Small Dams
    Steel Structures
    Reinforced Concrete Structures
    Engineering Geology
  • Research

    The members of civil engineering department are interested in various research areas, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, marine engineering and highway engineering. The group possesses laboratories in the fields of geotechnic, concrete and fluid engineering.
    Some of the main research interests of the members are:
    -    Structural optimization
    -    Computational Mechanic
    -    Data Mining
    -    Topology optimization
    -    Computational Mechanic
    -    Soil improvement
    -    Calcareous soil
    -    Particle breakage
    -    Monotonic and cyclic behavior of soils
  • Publication


    Metaheuristics: Outlines, MATLAB Codes and Examples


    Ali Kaveh
    Taha Bakhshpoori
    Originally published March 29, 2019
    Publisher Springer
    Description The book presents eight well-known and often used algorithms besides nine newly developed algorithms by the first author and his students in a practical implementation framework.
    Matlab codes and some benchmark structural optimization problems are provided. The aim is to provide an efficient context for experienced researchers or readers not familiar with theory, applications and computational developments of the considered metaheuristics.
    The information will also be of interest to readers interested in application of metaheuristics for hard optimization, comparing conceptually different metaheuristics and designing new metaheuristics.

Academic Members

Reza Rezvani Touchahi, Ph.D.
Head of Department
Assistant Professor in geotechnical engineering

Research Interests:
•    Crushable soils
•    Laboratory testing
•    Soil behavior
•    Soil improvement
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Arash Radman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Structural engineering

Research Interests:

•    Topology optimization
•    Structural optimization
•    Concrete technology
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Hadi Ahmadi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Geotechnical engineering

Research Interests:

•    Soil mechanics
•    Soil Stabilization
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Milad Ebrahim Nezhad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Structural engineering

Research Interests:

•    Crushable soils
•    Laboratory testing
•    Soil behavior
•    Soil improvement
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Taha Bakhshpouri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Structural engineering

Research Interests:

•    Structural optimization
•    Metaheuristics
•    Data Mining
•    Machine Learning Applications
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