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Civil Engineering

Department Code: CE

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is concerned with the control of the environment for the benefit of humankind. It is the oldest professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. If you live in a house or an apartment, work in an office building, use the transportation system, energy, water or other utilities you are touched by a civil engineer’s creativity. Civil Engineers provide modern society with vital infrastructure and lifeline systems such as cities, roads, buildings, bridges, railroads, water systems, etc. In addition, they protect society from extreme forces of nature such as high winds, earthquakes and floods.

Civil Engineering has traditionally used imagination, judgment, reasoning and experience to apply science, technology, mathematics and practical experience to develop that which was only a concept. WEC Civil Engineering ties these foundations to a diverse program - one that uses knowledge from a variety of engineering disciplines to work on the complex technical challenges faced by society in the 21st Century. We teach both fundamental principles and practical applications. Considerable emphasis is placed upon practical work, in the form of laboratory classes, physical and computational modelling exercises, project work, surveying fieldwork, design projects and site visits.

Modern day construction is getting increasingly complex; even the simplest structures involve some aspects of complexity. This challenges the traditional thought process of engineers in dealing with such projects. In construction engineering and management, civil engineers and architects manage and direct the physical construction of a project from start to finish; offering a convenient name “construction management”. Construction engineers apply the knowledge of construction methods and equipment along with principles of financing, scheduling, planning, organization and coordination to convert the paper designs into completely usable facilities.

Keeping in view the need for imparting knowledge to graduate civil and architectural engineers, planners and architects in this field, a postgraduate program in Construction Engineering & Management (CE&M) is launched. The program provides a comprehensive coverage of construction engineering and management. The CE&M Program is designed to train professionals for leadership in the construction industry, including engineering and construction methodologies, project and corporate management. Contemporary construction practices demand that the construction professionals not only master construction concepts but also gain a comprehensive understanding of management methods; a well-engineered project may result into a disaster if the risk is not managed. Throughout the course, emphasis remains on new technologies, developments, and techniques in both domestic and international construction.

Graduates of the CE&M program are expected to find a wide range of employment opportunities in construction, consulting and design firms as well as in the public sector.

Programs Offered

Program Duration Entry Requirements
B.Sc. Civil
4 Years
(8 Semesters)
FSc Pre-Engineering with at least 60% marks or DAE with 1st Division in relevant technology
MS Civil
2 Years
(4 Semesters)
B.Sc. Engineering in relevant discipline. Entry Test/GAT-General/GRE (50% marks) and Interview. Minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00

Career Prospects

Civil engineering is a profession that offers plenty of visual payoff. Take a look around, and you'll see the work of civil engineers everywhere - from buildings and bridges to roads and reservoirs. "To create things, to actually see them being built ... it's very rewarding to see the results of what you saw on paper. It gives you a lot of personal satisfaction," says Andrew Herrmann, former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Principal with the engineering firm Hardesty & Hanover. These professionals design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure such as highways, tunnels, rail systems, airports and water supply and sewage systems. The job includes analysis - especially in the planning stage - studying survey reports and maps, breaking down construction costs and considering government regulations and potential environmental hazards. Civil engineers also may test soils and building materials, provide cost estimates for equipment and labor, and use software to plan and design systems and structures.

There are many career paths within this field. Specialties include architectural, structural, transportation, traffic, water resources and geotechnical engineering. Civil engineers may work for state or local governments or in the private sector at consulting or construction firms. Some civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, while others pursue careers in design, construction or teaching.

Vision of Department

Provide quality education with matching professional skills, and ethical values to prepare competent and socially responsible engineers who can meet the present and future challenges and contribute positively towards economic development of the society.

Mission of Department

To provide state of the art Civil Engineering knowledge in a conducive learning environment with emphasis on personality development and inculcation of moral values to prepare competent professionals who are socially responsive and morally sound.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOS)

  • PEO-01: Our graduates will be able to use the knowledge of engineering and basic sciences for becoming proficient engineers and project managers.
  • PEO-02: They will contribute as effective team members, engineers and managers in their organizations and exhibit effective communication skills, leadership and teamwork for the fulfillment of multi-disciplinary projects that are beneficial to the society and environment.
  • PEO-03: Graduates should demonstrate good personality traits and ethical values, to become an effective professional as an individual and as a team member.
  • PEO-04: In dealing with others, they will be able to conduct with dignity, integrity and demonstrate professionalism and commitment to continue their life long technical and professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • PLO-1 Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PLO-2 Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • PLO-3 Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PLO-4 Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.
  • PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage: An ability to 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.
  • PLO-6 The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.
  • PLO-7 Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • PLO-8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • PLO-9 Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.
  • PLO-10 Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, 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.
  • PLO-11 Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • PLO-12 Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of, and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.