B.E | Civil Engineering

Course Overview

What do Civil Engineers do?
If you have a slightly creative bent of mind, and are interested in construction, design and planning, then civil engineering may be right for you. As civil engineers, we orchestrate the rise of marvelous concrete monuments and structures from mere sketches. We create tangible physical structures such as roads, dams, and even towering skyscrapers that dot the skyline of the 21st century modern cities. We address issues of sustainability by designing basic components of the built environment; energy, water supply and waste treatment. This discipline spans over five areas of specialization namely Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering.

What are the job opportunities for Civil Engineers?
CMRIT’s Department of Civil Engineering is driven by experienced and research oriented faculty who motivate the students to pursue their ambitions and interests. Some of the various organizations that look out for our endowed young aspirants are Larsen and Turbo, Gammon India, Tata Consultancy Engineers, AFCONS Infrastructures, ACC Cements, and Governmental Organizations like ISRO, DRDO. Many students find excellent job opportunities as Civil Engineers in the Middle Eastern countries as well.

What are some emerging trends in the field?
Civil Engineering has evolved from a stream focused on construction to one that now emphasises new inter-disciplinary areas of research. Cost effective construction is gaining importance to reach a much wider spectrum of society. Advanced building materials are crafted through nano-technology to improve sustainability within the Green world. Remote Sensing and GIS are the backbone for natural resources management and intelligent transport systems, which form our communication links in urban India. Disaster Management is mandatory in response to man-made and natural hazards. All these areas have their foundation in the civil engineering discipline, thus making it an evergreen branch for construction and research.

Civil Engineering has evolved from a stream focused on construction to one that now emphasises new inter-disciplinary areas of research.

Program Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Program Type


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th standard or equivalent examination recognized by AICTE and State Government in Physics and Mathematics subjects along with Chemistry / Electronics / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study. Students must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST/OBC).

Candidate must also qualify in one of the following entrance exams:


Course Structure

1st Year Common Curriculum
Students will learn engineering mechanics in the first year of the course. This forms a solid foundation and is the basis for civil engineering.

All students are divided into two groups. One group goes through the Physics Cycle and the remaining go through the Chemistry Cycle. The subjects taught in both cycles are the same, but the order is different.

*Year 1 course structure shown below is for the Physics Cycle. For Chemistry Cycle, the subjects taught are the same, but the subjects for each semester are swapped. Please click here for 1st Year Syllabus.


I & II Semester

• Engineering Mathematics – I
• Engineering Mathematics – II
• Engineering Physics
• Engineering Chemistry
• Elements of Civil Engg & Engg Mechanics
• Programming in C and Data Structures
• Computer Programming Laboratory
• Elements of Mechanical Engineering
• Computer Aided Drawing


III Semester

IV Semester

V Semester

VI Semester

VII Semester

VIII Semester


Students can choose from the following electives:

Elective 1 (Group A)

Elective 2 (Group B)

  • Matrix Method and Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Design of RC Structures
  • Design of Masonry Structures
  • Earth and Earth-Retaining Structures
  • Highway Geometric Design
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Solid State Management

Elective 3 (Group C)

  • Numerical Methods of Civil Engineering
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Pavement Materials and Construction
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Design and Drawing of Bridges
  • Structural Dynamics

Elective 4 (Group D)

Elective 5 (Group E)


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