What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is primarily infrastructure development involving planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites.

Major disciplines within Civil Engineering that are closely interrelated are Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Transportation, Construction and Urban planning. Until recently Civil Engineering teaching was limited to planning, analysis, design and execution of different types of infrastructure like buildings, roads, bridges, dams and power plants. However, increasing technological sophistication and demand for higher living standards fuelled by economic growth and concerns about environmental impact have changed the scope of Civil Engineering curriculum. The challenges of today's Civil Engineering infrastructure are much more complex including reducing carbon emission and interdependencies between resources. Even though there are a large number of institutions world over which are producing Civil Engineers, there is a shortage of quality Civil Engineering graduates. Civil Engineers who are effective and efficient problem solvers providing economical and sustainable infrastructural solutions.

Programme Mission

The purpose of the programme is creation of innovative problem solvers in multi‐disciplinary settings, entrepreneurs and leaders applying the knowledge, understanding, cognitive abilities, practical skills and transferrable skills gained through systematic, flexible and rigorous learning in the chosen academic domain.

Programme Objectives

The programme will impart knowledge of Civil structures, Geotechnical interactions, Construction Engineering and Technology, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Irrigation and Water Members. It enhances the understanding of underlying engineering principles that govern the behaviour of Civil Engineering systems. It provides the skills to design, build and test Civil Engineering systems. It also trains students on personality development and interactive skills with professionals and feel for the society.

The specific objectives of the programme

  1. To impart knowledge on Civil Engineering systems and their subsystems.
  2. To enhance the understanding of the underlying engineering principles of Civil Engineering.
  3. To model, simulate and analyse the behaviour of Civil Engineering systems to predict and improve their performance.
  4. To train students on commercial software tools to design, model, simulate civil engineering systems.
  5. To impart training on professional ethics, history, economics, social sciences and interactive skills relevant to professional practice
  6. To provide a general perspective on lifelong learning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge and Understanding.
  2. Cognitive skills
  3. Practical skills and
  4. Capability / Transferable skills.

After undergoing this programme, a student will be able to

Identify and describe the various Civil Engineering structures, components instruments and construction technologies.

Explain the underlying science and engineering principles that govern the behaviour of the components of structures relevant to Civil Engineering.

Identify various types of loads acting on Civil Engineering structures and explain their effect, explain the relevant IS building codes and standard practices applicable.

Cognitive Skills

  1. Design Civil Engineering structures, components or materials.
  2. Model, simulate, analyze and evaluate the behavior of Civil Engineering structures, components and data.
  3. Modify the existing design and processes to meet newer requirements
  4. Apply science and engineering principles to evaluate performance of Civil Engineering systems and answer what if Practical Skills questions
  5. Conduct survey for existing, proposed Civil Engineering structures and conduct field tests
  6. Instrument, test a Civil Engineering system, components or material and evaluate for its performance as per standards
  7. Prepare reports on materials, components, tests, experiments, environmental impacts of Civil Engineering constructions, water Members, flood control and irrigation Capability Skills / Transferrable Skills
  8. Manage information, develop technical reports and make presentations
  9. Work under various constraints to meet project targets
  10. Adopt to the chosen profession by continuously upgrading his/her knowledge and understanding through Life‐long Learning philosophy

Programme Delivery as per the time Table

  1. Workshops‐Group Discussions, Debates, Presentations
  2. Demonstrations
  3. Laboratory‐work/Field work/Workshop
  4. Industry Visit
  5. Seminars
  6. Group Exercises
  7. Project Work
  8. Project Exhibitions

Student Support for Learning

  1. Course Notes
  2. Reference Books in the Library
  3. Magazines and Journals
  4. Laboratory Facility
  5. Workshop facility
  6. Staff support
  7. Discussions
  8. Any other support that enhances their learning

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