The educational mission of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program is to provide students with an multidisciplinary curriculum that is fundamental, yet broad and flexible, to produce graduates who are well-grounded in mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge; have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and design. Civil engineering systems have the ability to communicate effectively, have had meaningful opportunities for undergraduate research and who have acquired an understanding and appreciation for global and societal issues and are thus prepared for a career path toward leadership in industry, government, and academia.
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as residences, institutional buildings, roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, and railways. Because civil engineering is a wide-ranging profession, including several specialized sub-disciplines, its history is linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment, mechanics and other fields. Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.
There are following labs in our college in civil engineering department:
Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory has facility for conducting tests for determining the index and engineering properties of soil. These tests help to find out the suitability of soil for construction purposes. This information is then used to design building foundations, buried structures and tunnels, retaining walls, landfill liners, and earthen structures, and evaluate static and dynamic properties of soils.
This laboratory gives the basic understanding of structural member under the action of loads. How structure's behavior will be changed if there is any redundancy and how suddenly it becomes unstable will be experienced by student. Basics of determinate and indeterminate structures will be introduced through virtual experiment. Plastic behavior of joints can be understood in virtual experiment which otherwise is very difficult to understand in real experiments.
The main purpose of any structure is to support the loads coming on it by properly transferring them to the foundation. The computation of internal and external forces and displacements produced by the application of loads to make the structure safe. Detailed analysis is to be performed to determine the bending moments, shear force, axial forces etc at the required section. Basic structural analysis contains; linear elastic analysis of structural systems and members like, beam, column, slab, frame, footing etc.
The Transportation Engineering lab has equipment required to conduct all standardized tests to assess quality of highway materials, pavement evaluation and traffic engineering studies. The Transportation Engineering lab does quality assurance and quality control tests for the Roads, Traffic engineering surveys are also conducted in the lab and students learn to conduct spot speed studies, volume counts, and conflict studies for preparing road improvement plans to enhance road safety
Students are actively involved in studying the behavior of concrete through designing and testing concrete mixes. Concrete is tested for consistency while fresh and for strength after curing and hardening.
The laboratory portion of this course will introduce you to some basic geologic principles, starting off with basic identification of geologic materials, map use and deformation of rock analogs. Then we will head outdoors to explore geologic and geophysical mapping techniques; and illustrate environmental, geologic and engineering topics through visits to local field sites. Set of minerals
The lab involves study of basic equipments of applied mechanics and basic civil engineering such as study of chain, compass, dumpy level with their field application.
Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics concerned with the mechanics of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them. It has applications in a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical, civil, chemical and biomedical engineering, geophysics, astrophysics, and biology. It can be divided into fluid statics, the study of fluids at rest and fluid dynamics, the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion. It is a branch of continuum mechanics, a subject which models matter without using the information that it is made out of atoms; that is, it models matter from a macroscopic viewpoint rather than from microscopic.