Civil Engineering is a conventional and promising branch of engineering. It focuses on the infrastructure development of the nation. A career as a civil engineer offers several lucrative job avenues in both public and private sectors.
Job opportunities are available for engineering graduates in the area of supervision, construction, design and analysis of buildings as well as public projects, such as Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc.
Civil Engineering Graduates can choose to specialise in any of the following areas:
Fire protection engineering
Coastal and Ocean Engineering
Water resources engineering
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The profession demands excellent skills for both administration and supervision of projects.
Civil Engineering Department offers a four-year full time B.E. degree programme in Civil Engineering with a student intake of 60. The department has qualified and dedicated members of faculty who are well trained to impart quality education with necessary skills to the students to meet the requirements of the industry and to perform duties with professional ethics.
The curriculum is updated to meet the current challenges and opportunities as per the recommendations from Board of Studies, Anna University, Chennai. Currently Anna University Regulation 2017 (CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM) is followed and Regulation 2017 syllabus is taught to the students admitted to BE (Mechanical Engineering) programme from the academic year 2017-2018 onwards.
The department is well equipped with required experimental setups under various categories such as Strength of Materials, Surveying, Water and waste water Analysis Laboratory, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory, Construction Materials Laboratory, Highway Engineering and Computer Aided Design & Drafting. These experimental setups are grouped under relevant specialization and established as individual labs. Apart from meeting the University norms, additional equipment are installed in the respective labs for catering to consultancy and research needs of faculty and students.
Class rooms are well furnished and ventilated. Audio visual Rooms are provided with all teaching aids like LCD Projector, Video Player, DVD, Multimedia Computer, Slide Projector, Video Camera, Audio Systems, etc., in order to ensure overall development of students.
The Concepts in Surveying Laboratory is established to allow students to use state-of-the-art surveying and plotting equipment. The functionality of the laboratory lies outside the laboratory, where students are expected to actively survey and plot complicated sets of data points. Total station and GPS survey add value to the future of the students.
Computer Aided Building Drawing Lab:
This lab course enables the student to draft building drawings on computer (Plan, elevation and sectional views) in accordance with development and control rules satisfying orientation and functional requirements for the Buildings with load bearing walls (Flat and pitched roof) – Including details of doors and windows, RCC framed structures, Industrial buildings, North light roof structures, Trusses, Perspective view of one and two storey buildings.
Strength of Materials Lab:
This lab helps to study the strength and different stresses developing in machine parts under different forces Strength of materials most often refers to various methods of calculating stresses in structural members, such as beams, columns and shafts. The methods that can be employed to predict the response of a structure under loading and its susceptibility to various failure modes may take into account various properties of the materials. The lab is equipped with the Universal Testing Machine (UTM), Izod-Charpy test, bending moment calculation etc.
Hydraulic Engineering Lab:
The study of pumps and turbines and its mechanisms will enhance students’ knowledge to choose the right equipment for right work. This lab gives overall knowledge about the production of power from water by using the different turbines. The lab is set up with Centrifugal Pump, Jet Pump, Submersible pump, Pelton Turbine, Kaplan Turbine, Orifice meter etc.
Highway Engineering Lab:
This lab helps to study the principles and procedures of testing Concrete and Highway materials and to determine the physical properties of building construction materials like cement, fine and coarse aggregate, and strength characteristics of cement mortar, plain cement concrete, reinforced cement concrete and various bitumen tests.
Construction Materials Lab:
It consists of building materials testing instruments for testing of concrete, cement, soil, steel, aggregates, rock, wood, etc., which helps students to check the quality of the materials to ensure products are fit for purpose. This lab highly motivates students to innovate new building materials which are cost effective. Universal Testing Machine, Flexure testing machine, Torsion Testing Machine, Le-chatelier apparatus etc., are used in the laboratory.
Soil Mechanics Laboratory:
The student learns the capacity to test the soil to assess its Engineering and Index properties. Students are able to understand the fundamental concepts of mechanics of granular materials including the behaviour of multiphase materials and their constitutive behaviour. It helps to understand the basic mechanical principles underlying modern soil mechanics and creates an understanding of assumptions that are inherent to the solution of geotechnical problems.
Water and Waste Water Engineering Laboratory:
The environmental engineering laboratory offers students’ hands-on exposure to EPA approved water and wastewater quality testing procedures as is normally done at a water and wastewater treatment plant. It is equipped with state-of-the-art gas chromatograph, spectrophotometers, turbiditymeter, COD reactors, BOD incubators, bacterial incubators, pH meters, conductivity meters, dissolved oxygen probe, digital titrators and other equipment dedicated to water and wastewater quality analysis.
MS. G. GINNI B.E. (CIVIL ENGINEERING), M.E (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING), PH.D (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
Assistant Professor and Head of the Department
4 Months' Experience in Teaching
Research Area/ Subject Expertise:
Waste Water Treatment
MR. R.ASHWIN B.E. (CIVIL ENGINEERING), M.TECH. (CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT)
9 Years' Experience in Teaching
Research Area/ Subject Expertise:
Resource Optimization and Energy Efficient Buildings
Construction Technology and Management
MR.KISHORE M.S B.E. (CIVIL ENGINEERING), M.TECH (GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING)
SUMMER TRAINING ATTENDED BY THE FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
Mrs.Geetha. S and Mrs.Ananthi. T, Assistant Professors of Civil Engineering have attended five-day intensive, residential workshop on “Free & Open Source Geospatial Technologies (FOSS4G) for Natural Resources Management”at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru from 27th to 31st May 2019. The programme was conducted by the Center for Continuing Education, IISC, Bengaluru.
Mrs.S.Geetha, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering has attended Six-day faculty development Training programme on “Pre stressed Concrete Structures” at Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai from 3rd to 10th June 2019.
Mr.R.Ashwin, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering has attended 3 days – AICTE Sponsored Faculty Development Programme for Students Induction Conducted at Francis Xavier Engineering College from 26th to 28th July 2018.
Mr.R.Ashwin, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering has attended One day Faculty Development Programme on “National Board of Accreditation for affiliated Institutions of Anna University” at Anna University, Chennai on 22nd September 2018.
Mr.R.Ashwin, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering has attended One day Seminar on “Career Opportunities after Plus 2 and Under Graduation” at Ganga Hall, Annapurna Towers, R.S.Puram, Coimbatore on 26th January, 2019 conducted by “India College Finder” Mr.D.Nedunchezhiyan.
Civil Engineering Association (CEA) is a student community in the campus which regularly organize departmental student activities throughout the academic year. It is a platform for the students to learn and explore latest technologies in the field of Civil Engineering.
Department of Civil Engineering provides additional value-added training services to the students in the following areas of importance to the industry:
30 hours of basic drafting and “CIVIL 2D DRAFTING WITH AUTOCAD”
30 hours of hands-on training using “3D AutoCAD for Civil Engineers”
40 hours workshop on “Modern Surveying using Total Station”
40 hours Workshop on Autodesk Revit Architecture with 30 hours of hands-on training on Revit Architecture
45 hours of hands-on training on design and analysis of steel structures using “StaadPro”
45 hours of training on Project Management using “Primavera” and “MS Project” to 7th semester BE students.
Two-day training on “Construction Cost Estimation”
One day Practical training on “Surveying Methods using latest surveying equipment” for First Year II Semester Electrical and Electronics Engineering Students by Mr.R.Ashwin, Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita College of Engineering and Technology, Nagercoil on 20th March 2019.
One-day workshop on “AutoCAD 2D & 3D modelling” for Final year Diploma in Civil Engineering students by Mr.R.Ashwin, Assistant Professor, Mr. U.Ananth & Mrs. A.R.Akiladevi, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita College of Engineering and Technology, Nagercoil on 8th March 2019.
One-day workshop on “Analysis and Design of Structures” for Final year Civil Engineering students by Mr. U.Ananth Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita College of Engineering and Technology, Nagercoil on 18h October 2018.
Seminar on “Total station and its uses” for II, III and IV year students of Civil Engineering, II and III year Diploma students and Faculty members of both Engineering and Polytechnic by KRISHNA LAND SURVEY INSTITUTE, Nagercoil on 15th September 2018.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is the country's premier body for green building certification and allied services. IGBC was formed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2001. The council is based out of the CII Green Business Centre. The vision of the IGBC cell of Civil Engineering department of Amrita College of Engineering and Technology is to enable ‘Sustainable built environment for all”.