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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is a 'people serving profession' deals with the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance of infrastructures such as buildings, highways, bridges, railroads, tunnels, dams and airports. Civil Engineering deals with solutions to problems involving traffic, water supply, sewer, flood control, and the environment. There are several areas in Civil Engineering: structural, construction, geotechnical, traffic, water resources, urban planning, materials, and many other emerging areas.

Civil engineers also must present their findings to the public on topics such as bid proposals, environmental impact statements, or property descriptions.

What does a Civil Engineer do?

  • Civil engineers are involved in the design and building of highways, bridges and tunnels, schools, hospitals, airports and other buildings, sewage systems and water treatment facilities.
  • Most structures, large and small, require the help of a civil engineer whether in the designing, planning or managing of the project.
  • Civil engineers also help to preserve our environment by assisting in the cleaning up of existing pollution and planning ways to reduce future pollution of our air, land and water.


Civil engineers work on complex projects, and they can achieve job satisfaction in seeing the project reach completion. They usually specialize in one of several areas.

Construction engineers manage construction projects, ensuring that they are scheduled and built in accordance with plans and specifications. These engineers typically are responsible for the design and safety of temporary structures used during construction. They may also oversee budgetary, time-management, and communications aspects of a project.

Geotechnical engineers work to make sure that foundations for built objects ranging from streets and buildings to runways and dams, are solid. They focus on how structures built by civil engineers, such as buildings and tunnels, interact with the earth (including soil and rock). In addition, they design and plan for slopes, retaining walls, and tunnels.

Structural engineers design and assess major projects, such as buildings, bridges, or dams, to ensure their strength and durability.


Jobs where your degree would be useful include

  • Building control surveyor
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer


In India Civil engineers are mostly employed by

  • ACC
  • Adithya Birla Group
  • others


Eligibility :

The minimum eligibility for this course requires, passing the higher secondary school certificate (10+2)examination with science subjects such as maths, physics, and English as compulsory courses. In addition, they must also have one Subject out of Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Computer Science.















Course Curriculum

Semester 3
1. Mathematics - III
2. Strength of Materials
3. Fluid Mechanics
4. Basic Materials and Construction
5. Surveying
6. Engineering Geology
7. Computer Aided Building Planning & Drawing
7. Material Testing Lab.
8. Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/ Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) OR Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law
Semester 4
1. Mathematics - IV
2. Analysis of Determinate Structures
3. Applied Hydraulics
4. Concrete Technology
5. Advanced Surveying
6. Water Supply & Treatment Engineering
7. Engineering Geology Laboratory
8. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Machines Laboratory
9. Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) OR Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law
Semester 5
1. Construction Management & Entrepreneurship
2. Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
3. Design of RC Structural Elements
4. Basic Geotechnical Engineering
5. Municipal & Industrial Wastewater Engineering
6. Highway Engineering
7. Surveying Practice
8. Concrete and Highway Laboratory
9. Environmental Studies
Semester 6
1. Design of Steel Structural Elements
2. Applied Geotechnical Engineering
3. Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering
4. Professional Elective -1
5. Open Elective - A
6. Software Application Laboratory
7. Environmental Engineering Laboratory
8. Extensive Survey project
9. Internship
Semester 7
1. Quality Surveying & Contract Management
2. Design of RCC and Steel Structural Elements
3. Professional Elective - 2
4. Professional Elective - 3
5. Open Elective - B
6. Computer Aided Detailing of Structures
7. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
8. Project Work Phase - 1
9. Internship
Semester 8
1. Design of PSC
2. Professional Elective - 4
3. Project Work Phase - 2
4. Technical Seminar
4. Internship