Department of
Civil Engineering


Programmes Offered


B.Tech. Civil Engineering *

B.Tech Civil Engineering with Specialisation in Computer Aided Infrastructure Engineering


M.Tech. Structural Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management
Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering


Civil Engineering
Full Time / Part Time

All programmes are approved by AICTE

* Accredited by NBA under Tier - I (Washington Accord) category.


The educational curricula of the department are designed to promote innovative knowledge and critical problem solving thinking in the minds of budding engineers to face their future challenges. A strong foundation in basic sciences and technical knowledge is laid for students to successfully compete in executive positions and earn the highest qualification in the field of Civil Engineering. The department is very active in conducting conferences, workshops, short term courses, seminars etc.. The regular industrial visits and in-plant training are arranged with the industries like CSIR – Structural Engineering Research Centre, L&T, CCCL, etc to enhance the skill level of the students.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • Provide Engineering design solutions for the real world problems in Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Remote Sensing and Transportation Engineering.
  • Succeed and excel in their chosen professional practice/research and pursue higher education in the field of Civil Engineering in reputed Institutions in India/Abroad.
  • Make ethical decisions and demonstrate a commitment to the profession and society.
  • Acquire a position that values adaptability and innovation in their profession.
  • Demonstrate leadership, both in their chosen profession and in other social responsibilities.
Program Outcomes (POs)

At the time of graduation, the students will have the following capabilities:

  • PO 1 Engineering Knowledge Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO 1 Problem Analysis Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • PO 3 Design/ Development of Solutions Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
  • PO 4 Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems Using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO 5 Modern Tool Usage Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO 6 The Engineer and Society   Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess social, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.
  • PO 7 Environment and Sustainability Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • PO 8 Ethics Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • PO 9 Individual and Team Work Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • PO 10 Communication Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with 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.
  • PO 11 Project Management and Finance Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 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 environments.
  • PO 12 Life-long Learning Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life- long learning in the broadest context of technological change
Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • PSO 1 Fulfil the needs in planning, analysis and design of steel and concrete structures by incorporating latest techniques and modern tools.
  • PSO 2 Apply Engineering skills by making themselves competent technocrats to satisfy the requirements of the construction industry.
Research Areas
  • Fiber Reinforced Concrete
  • Structural Engineering
  • Concrete Technology

Department Highlights

  • Department thrives hard to disseminate the latest technology in Green Building, Smart Materials, Smart Cities, Earthquake Resistant Design, etc.
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty members from premier Institutions.
  • Faculty members and students possess membership in various International / National professional societies.
  • Many faculty members and students have patents to their credit.
  • The students are trained with field experience in the construction of different type of structures which makes them to become entrepreneurs rather than job seekers.
  • International collaboration with many Foreign Universities for faculty / Student Exchange Programme.
  • Student chapter of various professional societies such as ICI, ISTE, etc.

Ductility Test

Ductility of bituminous materials are determined using Ductility Test Apparatus

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Students Achievements

Accurate distance measurement between two inaccessible points is a tedious work. With the help of Total Station and Theodolite, distance between the two inaccessible points, horizontal and vertical angles are being determined. These works are being used in day-to-day land surveying and Engineering Industries.

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Funded Research and Consultancy

Premier funding agencies such as DST, Government of India and DRDO have identified the Civil Engineering department for performing advanced research. Two such projects are:

1. Structural Health Monitoring of Long span Railway Bridges and Heritage Structures in collaboration with University of Victoria, Canada – funded by DST, New Delhi.

2. Development of Fibre Reinforced Aerated Concrete with Epoxy Coating for Structural Panel Application funded by DRDO.

In addition, the department provides consultancy services to Chennai Metro, All India Radio and other public and private agencies in various thrust areas.

Core Courses

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  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of RC Elements
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering, etc.
  • Construction Materials and Techniques
  • Surveying
  • Concrete Technology

Conventional Courses

  • Green Energy and Smart Structures
  • Energy Recovery from Waste
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Pre stressed and Prefabricated Structures
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Applications in Construction Engineering
  • Urban Transportation Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development, etc.
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Special Elective Courses

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  • Industrial Structures
  • Off-Shore Structures
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures
  • Bridge Structures
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Highway Engineering Laboratory
  • E-Waste Management
  • Air Pollution Monitoring and Control, etc.
  • Advanced Surveying Laboratory
  • Geology Laboratory
  • Construction Equipment and Management

International Internships / Projects

Student Testimonial

Mr. Sathyan (2017 Batch),
started own firm named “Madarasi Constructions” at Chennai

Vel Tech has helped us to acquire the practical knowledge and guided us to become an entrepreneurs.

Mr. Sampad Sarkar (2018 Batch),
pursuing Master degree in IIT – Kanpur.

My dream came true, I cleared GATE exam and entered into IIT, Kanpur. I thank my department, for helping me to understand the concepts.

Mr. Sathiyendran (2017 Batch),
started own firm named “Madarasi Constructions” at Chennai.

Vel Tech has helped us to acquire the practical knowledge and guided us to become an entrepreneurs.