BTech in Civil Engineering

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Program Description

BTech in Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering has devised a curriculum for the Programme Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering which will prepare graduates for suitable employment in the civil engineering and related disciplines and will prepare graduates with basic competence required to pursue advanced study and research in the civil engineering and related disciplines. While framing the curriculum, not only the technology development in civil engineering but the technology development in information technology, biotechnology, satellite communications, computers, and materials have been taken into account.

The total credits for the Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering programme have been fixed as 186. For basic sciences, engineering arts and sciences and humanities and management sciences 30 % of the total credits and for departmental core and electives, 65 % of the total credits `and for emerging areas and open electives 5 % of the total credits are allotted. For conventional courses, 90 % of the total credits allotted and for new courses, 10 % of the total credits are allotted. The curriculum offers development of engineering, managerial, communication and computer skills of the students so that this programme can produce computer oriented, communicative and environment conscious civil engineers with managerial skills.

Some of the obligatory courses are as follows:

Introduction to Civil Engineering

Introduction to types of buildings & basic building components- Compositions, characteristics and uses of construction materials- basic concepts of structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, transportation and construction engineering.

Mechanics of Solids

Stress and Strain- Hooke’s law, elastic constants, principal stresses, Mohr’s circle; Centroid and moment of inertia, shear center in brief; Beams- bending moment and shear force , Theory of simple bending, bending and shear stresses, combined stresses; Columns-Euler’s and Rankine’s formula; Torsion- shafts and closed thin walled sections; Thin and thick cylindrical shells- stresses;

CEL205 Building Construction

Walls-Brick and stone masonry, load bearing and partition walls, cavity and hollow walls, Floors- types, construction features; Roofs-types and construction features; Footings and simple foundations for simple residential and framed buildings ; Damp proof and weathering courses; doors and windows; Building services- acoustics, ventilation, lighting, fire protection, plumbing,; energy efficient and intelligent buildings; brief introduction to methods used in concrete and steel construction and construction equipment-use of composite materials in construction Professional Practice.

Last updated Feb 2018

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Engineering is the application of physical principles to the solution of problems and requires the skills of numeracy, creativity, ingenuity and practicality. Engineering is a wide – ranging professio ... Read More

Engineering is the application of physical principles to the solution of problems and requires the skills of numeracy, creativity, ingenuity and practicality. Engineering is a wide – ranging profession in which your will use your design and mathematical skills to benefit society and the environment. Read less