B.E | Civil Engineering

Course Overview

What is Civil Engineering?

If you have a slightly creative mind and interested in Construction, Design and Planning, then Civil Engineering is the right choice for you. Civil Engineering has remained as an evergreen career opportunity provider. We Civil Engineers orchestrate the rise of marvellous 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.

Who should study Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineers are in great demand in various fields. Some of them are: cost effective construction which is gaining importance to reach a much wider spectrum of society, development of advanced building materials using Nano-technology to improve sustainability within the Green World, Remote Sensing and GIS that forms the backbone for natural resources management, intelligent transport systems that form our main communication links in urban India and disaster management that 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.

What will I study in this course?

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise and maintain infrastructure projects such as public and private utility buildings, roads and bridges, water supply and sewage treatment etc.. Preparation of bidding documents, contracts become an integral part of the course.

What are the career opportunities after the completion of this course?/What will I do once I graduate?

CMRIT’s Department of Civil Engineering is driven by experienced and research oriented faculty members who motivate the students to pursue their ambitions and interests. Some of the various organizations that look out for our endowed young aspirants are L&T, Gammon India, Tata Consultancy Engineers, AFCONS Infrastructures, ACC Cements, and Governmental Organizations like ISRO, DRDO. Civil Engineers also have promising careers in different architectural and interior designing organisations, where they can showcase their creativity. Many excellent job opportunities for Civil Engineers are available in the Middle East countries as well.

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

Programme Duration

Programme Duration
4 years (8 semesters)

Programme Type
Full-time

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should have passed in 2nd PUC/12th/Equivalent Exam with English as one of the languages and obtained a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computers (40% for Karnataka reserved category candidates).

Candidate must also qualify in one of the following entrance exams: CET/ COMED-K / JEE / AIEEE

Course Structure

1st Year Common Curriculum:

In the first year of this UG Engineering Course, all students are divided into two groups. One group goes through the Physics Cycle and the remaining go through the Chemistry Cycle. In the first year, students will be taught “Elements of Civil Engineering” and it will be handled by faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering. This subject along with “Engineering Graphics” inculcate enthusiasm and creativity among the young aspiring engineers and form the basis of the Civil Engineering discipline.

The Civil Engineering syllabus is as follows:

I and II Semester – Physics and Chemistry cycles – common to all programmes

III SEMESTER (2018 SCHEME)

  • Transform Calculus, Fourier Series and Numerical Techniques
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Basic Materials and Construction
  • Basic Surveying
  • Engineering Geology
  • Computer Aided Building Planning & Drawing
  • Building Materials Testing Laboratory
  • Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/ Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) /Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law (CPC)
  • Additional Mathematics- 1 (lateral entry students)

IV SEMESTER (2018 SCHEME)

  • Complex Analysis, Probability and Statistical Methods
  • Analysis of Determinate Structures
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Concrete Technology
  • Advanced Surveying
  • Water Supply & Treatment Engineering
  • Engineering Geology Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Machines Laboratory
  • Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/ Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) /Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law (CPC)
  • Additional Mathematics – II (lateral entry students)

V SEMESTER (2018 SCHEME)

  • Construction Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
  • Design of RC Structural Elements
  • Basic Geotechnical Engineering
  • Municipal Wastewater Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Surveying Practice
  • Concrete and Highway Materials Laboratory
  • Environmental Studies

VI SEMESTER (2018 SCHEME)

  • Design of Steel Structural Elements
  • Applied Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering
  • Professional Elective – 1
  • Open Elective – A
  • Software Application Laboratory
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Extensive Survey project
  • Internship

VII SEMESTER (2018 SCHEME)

  • Quantity Surveying & Contract Management
  • Design of RCC and Steel Structures
  • Professional Elective 2
  • Professional Elective 3
  • Open Elective – B

VIII SEMESTER (2018 SCHEME)

  • Design of Pre-stressed Concrete
  • Project Work Phase – 2
  • Technical Seminar
  • Internship
  • Professional Elective 4

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-1 (2018 SCHEME)

  • Matrix Method of Structural Analysis
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Alternate Building Materials
  • Ground Improvement Technique
  • Railway, Harbours, Tunnelling and Airports

OPEN ELECTIVE – A (2018 SCHEME)

  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Sustainability Concepts in Civil Engineering
  • Software Application Laboratory
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Extensive Survey project

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-2 (2018 SCHEME)

  • Theory of Elasticity
  • Air Pollution & Control
  • Pavement Materials & Construction
  • Ground Water Hydraulics
  • Masonry Structures

OPEN ELECTIVE – B (2018 SCHEME)

  • Finite Element Method
  • Numerical Methods and Applications
  • Environmental Protection and Management
  • Computer Aided Detailing of Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-3 (2018 Scheme)

  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Design Concept of Building Services
  • Reinforced Earth Structures
  • Design of Hydraulic Structures
  • Urban Transport Planning

PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE-4 (2018 Scheme)

  • Bridge Engineering
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • Rehabilitation & Retrofitting
  • Pavement Design

Evaluation Criteria

TESTS

  • The Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) is prescribed for maximum of 40 marks. Marks prescribed for test shall be 30 and for assignment is 10. The CIE marks for test in a theory Course shall be based on three tests and generally conducted at the end of fifth, tenth and fourteenth week of each semester. Each test shall be conducted for a maximum of 30 marks and the final marks shall be the average of three tests. However, to support slow learners, improvement tests will be carried out to help them gain the average. The remaining 10 marks shall be awarded based on the evaluation of Assignments/ Unit Tests/ written quizzes that support to cover some of the Course/programme outcomes. Final CIE marks awarded shall be the sum of test marks and assignment marks making a maximum of 40 marks.
  • In the case of Practical, the CIE marks shall be based on the laboratory journals/records (30 marks for continuous evaluation based on conduct of experiment, viva and report writing and one practical test (10 marks) to be conducted at the end of the semester.
  • The IA marks in the case of Mini Project (in 5th Semester), Projects and Seminars in the final year shall be based on the evaluation at the end of 8th semester.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Assignments are given to students after completion of each unit of the syllabus and comprehensively cover all of the important aspects of each topic in a particular unit.
  • Completing the prescribed assignments will greatly help students prepare for the internal assessments and the final exams. All the assignments will be evaluated and based on the performance of the students marks will be awarded for each course.
  • The Student Assistant for the course will neatly script solutions to assignments, and after due checking and correction by faculty, these solutions will be scanned and made available on the faculty webpage for all students to access and download.