Diploma in Civil Engineering

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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.


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.


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.

Civil Engineering

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.

The Specific Objectives of the Programme

To impart knowledge on Civil Engineering systems and their subsystems.

To enhance the understanding of the underlying engineering principles of Civil Engineering.

To model, simulate and analyse the behaviour of Civil Engineering systems to predict and improve their performance.

To train students on commercial software tools to design, model, simulate civil engineering systems.

To impart training on professional ethics, history, economics, social sciences and interactive skills relevant to professional practice

To provide a general perspective on lifelong learning.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding.

Cognitive Skills

Practical Skills and

Capability / Transferable Skills.

Cognitive Skills

Design Civil Engineering structures, components or materials.

Model, simulate, analyze and evaluate the behavior of Civil Engineering structures, components and data.

Modify the existing design and processes to meet newer requirements

Apply science and engineering principles to evaluate performance of Civil Engineering systems and answer what if Practical Skills questions

Conduct survey for existing, proposed Civil Engineering structures and conduct field tests

Instrument, test a Civil Engineering system, components or material and evaluate for its performance as per standards

Prepare reports on materials, components, tests, experiments, environmental impacts of Civil Engineering constructions, water Members, flood control and irrigation Capability Skills / Transferrable Skills

Manage information, develop technical reports and make presentations

Work under various constraints to meet project targets

Adopt to the chosen profession by continuously upgrading his/her knowledge and understanding through Life‐long Learning philosophy

The Specific Objectives of the Programme

Workshops‐Group Discussions, Debates, Presentations


Laboratory‐work/Field work/Workshop

Industry Visit


Group Exercises

Project Work

Project Exhibitions

Learning Outcomes

Course Notes

Reference Books in the Library

Magazines and Journals

Laboratory Facility

Workshop Facility

Staff Support


Any Other Support that Enhances their Learning