Department of Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering Department was started in the year 1984. The department has well qualified and experienced faculty with specializations in various branches of Civil Engineering, such as Structural Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources and GIS etc., Among the faculty, two are possessing Ph.D degree and the remaining faculty are pursuing with their Ph.D programmes in different specializations of Civil Engineering. The Department produces academic rank holders every year with Anna University, Chennai. The Department is maintaining its superior position with respect to the pass percentage of Anna University, Chennai in Madurai zone. The Department has several laboratories as per the requirements of Anna University. The labs are fully equipped with latest equipment. The labs are: Soil Mechanics Lab, Hydraulics Engineering Lab, Survey Lab, Concrete and Highway Engineering Lab, Strength of materials Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Computer Aided Design & Drafting Lab (CADD) etc.
At the end of the 4 year programme, the students acquire hands on experience in design and preparation of structural drawings for concrete/steel structures, Hydraulic and environmental problems, normally encountered in Civil Engineering practice. Hence, the students undergo training and taking practice in the Computer Aided Design and Drafting lab which includes several models of structures and other related topics of civil engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering organizes National level/State level conferences/Seminar/Workshop on latest topics of Civil Engineering. The faculty members are sponsored to attend FDPs to enhance their knowledge. The department has been producing Civil Engineers from 1988 onwards and so the Alumni are well placed across the nation / world and hence outgoing students are very much benefitted in all aspects for guidance and placement. This department is a twin department offering B.E Civil Engineering from year of 1984 and M.E. Structural Engineering from year of 2012.
To become a Centre of Excellence in Education that brings out civil engineers with high technical competencies and promotes high-end research to meet the global challenges in civil engineering.
i. To impart knowledge and to organize activities to students with an emphasis on developing leadership qualities and teamwork.
ii. To equip state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources that contributes to a congenial learning environment for students.
iii. To provide solutions to complex problems in research for the benefit of society.
iv. To ingrain Eco-Sustainable construction in the minds of emerging civil engineers to deal with unfolding disputes
v. To investigate students to pursue higher education, take competitive exams, and industry career with requisite training.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
|PEO1.||Gain knowledge and skills in Civil engineering which will enable them to have a career and professional accomplishment in the public or private sector organizations.|
|PEO2.||Become consultants on complex real life Civil Engineering problems related to Infrastructure development especially housing, construction, water supply, sewerage, transport, spatial planning.|
|PEO3.||Become entrepreneurs and develop processes and technologies to meet desired infrastructure needs of society and formulate solutions that are technically sound, economically feasible, and socially acceptable.|
|PEO4.||Perform investigation for solving Civil Engineering problems by conducting research using modern equipment and software tools.|
|PEO5.||Function in multi-disciplinary teams and advocate policies, systems, processes and equipment to support civil engineering.|
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
|PSO1.||Knowledge of Civil Engineering discipline - Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Civil Engineering discipline, with an ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize existing and new knowledge.|
|PSO2.||Critical analysis of Civil Engineering problems and innovation - Critically analyze complex Civil Engineering problems, apply independent judgment for synthesizing information and make innovative advances in a theoretical, practical and policy context.|
|PSO3.||Conceptualization and evaluation of engineering solutions to Civil Engineering Issues -Conceptualize and solve Civil Engineering problems, evaluate potential solutions and arrive at technically feasible, economically viable and environmentally sound solutions with due consideration of health, safety, and socio cultural factors|
Programme Outcomes (PO)
|PO1.||Engineering knowledge: Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.|
|PO2.||Problem analysis: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.|
|PO3.||Design/development of solutions: Graduate will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.|
|PO4.||Conduct investigation of complex problem: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to visualize and work on laboratory and multidisciplinary tasks.|
|PO5.||Modern tool usage: Graduate will demonstrate skills to use modern engineering tools, software and equipment to analyze problems.|
|PO6.||The engineer and society: Apply novel techniques for safety and economical issues, and to assume social responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice|
|PO7.||Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development|
|PO8.||Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and standards|
|PO9.||Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings|
|PO10.||Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with the society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions|
|PO11.||Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environment.|
|PO12.||Life-long learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change|