Welcome to the Civil Department in the School of Engineering, Presidency University, Bengaluru.
The department is dedicated to the teaching and research activities in the areas of civil engineering. The department educates students to take up challenging jobs in a wide range of industries and engage themselves in research and development activities for the good of society.
Courses offered by the department cater to learning needs from the basic to the advanced level. The department offers a variety of discipline electives and covers most of the modern technologies. The state-of-the-art laboratories provide hands-on experiences and support research activities.
B.Tech. Civil Engineering graduates of Presidency University, will be able to:
- Plan and design energy-efficient and environmentally sound civil structures, transportation systems and hydraulic systems using computer-assisted design and drawing tools.
- Conceive and provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, programme modifications and structural repairs.
- Manage and direct construction, operations and maintenance activities at project site.
- Direct and participate in surveying to lay out installations, establish reference points, grades and elevations to guide construction.
- Prepare and present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, and environmental impact statements.
On successful completion of B.Tech. Civil Engineering programme from Presidency University, a student will be able to:
- Apply mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals to civil engineering problems.
- Solve basic civil engineering problems using first principles of mathematics and engineering sciences.
- Design roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbours, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.
- Investigate civil engineering problems, including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
- Select appropriate techniques, resources and modern civil engineering tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex civil engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.
- Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
- Write effective reports and design documentation, making effective presentations, and giving and receiving clear instructions.
- Identify societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to civil engineering practice.
- Appraise professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of civil engineering practice.
- Relate the impact of civil engineering solutions in a societal context and demonstrating knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
- Assess management and business practices, such as risk and change management, and understanding their limitations in the context of civil engineering.
- Justify the need for engaging in independent and life-long learning.
Graduate civil engineers can flourish in careers in the areas of irrigation, infrastructural development, structural design, planning, design and construction of bridges, tunnels, highways, airports, railways, water works, sanitation system. They can also have opportunities for jobs in government departments, such as roads and building, PWD, panchayat raj, irrigation, rural water supply, town planning, pollution control boards, remote sensing and GIS-based organisations, etc. Equal opportunities are available in quantity estimation and surveying, environmental impact and pollution control studies. Some common designations are design engineer, project engineer, site engineer, etc.