The Department of Civil Engineering was started during the academic year 2004 with an intake of 60 students . The intake currently is 120 in each of the specialisations.
The department has all infrastructure facilities required for imparting high quality education and is structured to meet the present day needs of the society. The department is equipped with excellent laboratories provided with state of art equipment and experiment facilities . The department has well qualified and experienced faculty ably supported by highly skilled and competent technicians to undertake testing and consultancy works specially government sponsored projects.
The programme aims at producing bright graduates in Civil Engineering to meet the rapid technological advances and industrial requirements. The department has highly qualified faculty members specialised in various disciplines of Civil Engineering. They add strength to the department with their competitive skills and vibrant dedication. The department is also equipped with six engineering laboratories to cater to the external projects and consultancy work.
The department strives to excel in the areas of academia, research and industry by moulding professionals in the field of Civil Engineering to build a sustainable world.
To impart quality education and mould technically sound, ethically responsible professionals in the field of Civil Engineering with a broad skill set of creativity, critical thinking and effective communication skills to meet the desired needs of the society within realistic socio-economic environmental constraints.
Program Outcomes (POs)
Engineering Graduates will be able to:
PO 1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
PO 2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
PO 3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
PO 4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
PO 5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
PO 6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
PO 7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and nee for sustainable development.
PO 8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
PO 9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
PO 10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
PO 11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
PO 12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
Civil Engineering Workshop
Civil Engineering Workshop enables the students to get a practical idea of the various theories and concepts introduced in first year of Engineering Studies. It is offered in Semesters I and II to students of all specializations. The course includes the conduct of experiments on Field Area Calculation, Volume Computation and Levelling problems.
The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with modern surveying instruments (Total Station) and with traditional instruments (Optical Theodolite and Optical Dumpy Levels). The laboratory course imparts basics of Land Surveying to Civil Engineering Students. It offers a practical course as per KTU syllabus in the third semester. The laboratory facility has the potential to take up survey of land/field as consultancy work. It also has the facility to offer short term courses in Total Station Surveying.
Material Testing Laboratory – I
Material Testing Laboratory I provides state of the art services for investigating properties of common materials related to engineering applications with an emphasis on the fundamentals of structure-property-application relationships. Typical experiments performed include measuring the strength of materials in terms of its ductility, hardness, brittleness, toughness, fatigue, modulus of elasticity, modulus of rigidity etc.
The equipment available in the laboratory include Universal testing machine, Torsion testing machine, Impact testing machine, Brinell hardness testing machine, Rockwell hardness testing machine, Vickers hardness testing machine, Helical spring testing machine, Clerk Maxwell Reciprocal theorem apparatus, Torsion Pendulum & Fatigue testing machine.
Material Testing Laboratory – II
The Material Testing Laboratory II provides facilities for major tests for cement, concrete and tiles which includes test for compressive strength, flexural strength, fineness, mix design of concrete etc. These facilities can also be used for consultancy work. The various equipment in the laboratory include Vibrating Machine, Digital Motor Mixer, Compaction Factor Apparatus, Concrete Mixer Pan Type, Vee Bee Consistometer, Flow Table Apparatus, Vibrating Table, Flexural Testing Machine, Tile Flexural Testing Machine, Tile Abrasion Testing Machine, Compression Testing Machine.
Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Geotechnical engineering laboratory helps in identifying the engineering behaviour of geomaterials (soils and rocks). Different physical, chemical and geotechnical properties which are determined in the laboratory are required for identifying the geomaterials. This information is used by a Geotechnical Engineer for designing the type of foundations, earthworks such as dams, embankments, tunnels, reservoirs, pavement subgrades, and specialized applications like waste containment systems. The facilities in the laboratory can be effectively used for conducting undergraduate classes and also for research & consultancy works.
Transportation Engineering Laboratory
The Transportation Engineering lab has modern equipment for testing different properties of pavement materials. The tests on materials such as tests on soils used in the fill and subgrade, the aggregates used in various pavement component layers and the bituminous binders and mixes used in top layers of flexible pavements can be done in this lab. The equipment in the lab can be used for consultancy work like pavement mix design and testing the quality of materials used in pavement construction. The laboratory consists of CBR Apparatus, Marshall Stability Test Apparatus, Los Angeles Abrasion test Apparatus, Aggregate Impact Tester, Aggregate Crushing Value Apparatus, Ductility Testing Machine, Ring and Ball apparatus, Stripping value apparatus, Pensky Martens Apparatus, Standard Tar Viscometer, and Centrifuge Extractor.
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
The environmental engineering laboratory offers students hands-on exposure to APHA and IS approved water and wastewater quality testing procedures as is normally done at a water and wastewater treatment plant. The laboratory has sophisticated equipment to analyze pollution parameters in water and waste water. It is equipped with state of the art UV-Visible spectrophotometers, Turbidimeter, pH meters, Conductivity meters, COD reactors, BOD incubators, Hot Air Oven, Water bath, Autoclave and other equipment dedicated to water and wastewater quality analysis.