About the department
The Department of Civil Engineering seeks to teach its students to develop the nation through effective teaching-learning and research methodologies for the betterment of society. It offers a B.Tech and M.Tech in structural engineering and construction project management. The department is well established with all the resources and well-equipped state of the art laboratory to facilitate the teaching-learning process through which students gain the theoretical knowledge and practical applications. It offers elective courses in the higher semester where students are desirous of selecting a domain in the field of civil engineering. The four months of practical training in the 8th Semester acts like a bridge to gather the knowledge from the theory to practical applications in the field where professional skills can be inculcated. The department also provides consultancy in the field of structural testing of the material, testing of soils and environmental engineering. Workshops and expert lectures are also organized for the growth of students from time to time. The civil exhibition is one of the trademark events of the department.
Vision of the department
To produce competent civil engineers by providing state of art facilities through a conducive environment with entrepreneurial skills, leadership, excellence for life long success, problem solving abilities and contributing towards the betterment of the society.
Mission of the department
To produce outstanding civil engineers with sound knowledge and leadership abilities through effective curriculum.
To emerge as an effective contributor towards technical, interpersonal & entrepreneurial skills required for Infrastructure projects.
To inculcate ethics and self-esteem in students through valuable research and experimentation, with an aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
To generate innovative ideas in students for the holistic development & betterment of the society.
B.Tech (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering equips the graduates with the fundamentals of civil engineering. The B.Tech degree programme is designed to offer depth in civil engineering technicalities along with the flexibility to select elective courses that meet students’ interests and expose them to the breadth of civil engineering specialties.
M.Tech ( Construction Project Management)
M.Tech (Construction Project Management) course aims at providing knowledge of effective and quality construction management practices leading to savings in time and cost of construction projects, preparing postgraduates for the post of project manager.
M.Tech (Structural Engineering)
M.Tech in Structural Engineering programme includes advanced structural mechanics, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, structural reliability and optimization, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, steel structures, design for wind and earthquake, tall buildings and towers, computer applications in structural engineering, etc.
M.Tech (Environmental Engineering)
M.Tech in Environmental Engineering aims at Disseminating knowledge on Water & Wastewater, Air & Noise Pollution, Environmental Laws and Ethics, Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainability and Climate Change. The course is laid down with an objective to open up a wide spectrum of opportunities for its students in the promising field of Environmental Engineering.
Faculty - Department of Civil Engineering
Laboratories – Civil Engineering
The department of Civil engineering, Indus university provides a platform to the students and faculties to boost up their technical intellect and pursuits in all the domains of Civil Engineering such as Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering, Transportation Engineering , Concrete Technology, Environmental Engineering and Earthquake Engineering. It also aims to provide an extra edge apart from academics so as to provide research temperament.
Engineering Geology Laboratory
Engineering Geology Laboratory helps in identifying the engineering behavior of geomaterials (soils and rocks) and by products such as fly ash etc. There are different physical, chemical and geotechnical properties determined in the laboratory that is required for identifying the geo-materials. This information is used by geotechnical engineer for designing the type of foundations, earthworks such as dams, embankments, tunnels, reservoirs, pavement sub grades , and specialized applications like waste containment systems. The preciseness of such design is entirely based on the experimental information obtained from a geotechnical laboratory.
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Laboratory
The laboratory is equipped to perform all the necessary basic characterization of soils, rocks along with several advanced testing facilities. The vision of this division is to utilize the state-of-the art knowledge for solving problems related to subsurface. It includes:
- Soil mechanics, which is essential to identify, characterize and study the mechanics of soil/rock.
- Applied soil mechanics, which transfers the behavioral knowledge to practice.
This includes investigating existing subsurface conditions and materials; determining their engineering behavior that are relevant to the project considered, assessing risks posed by site conditions; designing earthworks and foundations.
Bitumen Testing Laboratory
The laboratory for Bitumen Testing in civil department is well equipped with all the required instruments and equipment that are helpful for overall understanding and imparting practical knowledge to students. The Laboratory has all necessary equipment to perform tests on Bitumen such as Ductility, Flash and Fire point, Loss on heating, Penetration, Softening point, Specific gravity and Viscosity. The pedagogy of the course includes every measure which impacts practical knowledge in carrying out all the tests required for complete understanding of the subjects au UG level.
The Surveying Laboratory is equipped with the instruments and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments and demonstrate their proficiency on weekly lab exercises and a comprehensive semester project and final exam. Each lab group – typically three students – has a dedicated set of instruments to use, including auto level, theodolite, and total station. Each group also has level rods, tripods, tape measures, chaining pins, and other common surveying tools and ancillary equipment. This lab serves as an excellent space for the students have direct access to help for topics discussed in lecture and lab.
Material Testing Laboratory
The testing and inspection of Construction Materials is vital for quality construction. Material Testing Laboratory allows students to evaluate various properties of construction materials such as fresh and hardened concrete, Cement, Aggregates, Bricks, AAC Blocks etc. The lab is equipped with High end equipment such as Structural Test Loading Frame, Data Logger, LDT’s, Compression Testing Machine etc. which permit student research at UG as well as PG Levels.
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
The laboratory is designed specifically for environmental engineering research and laboratory instruction. The space is well equipped for physical, chemical and biological experimentation as well as engineering testing of processes on a pilot plant scale. In addition to a full range of research equipment used for environmental analysis of air and water, Several projects like health-based air quality index, , air pollution monitoring and control, drinking water supply, Waste water & Sewage treatment, heavy metal pollution, industrial waste treatment, biological processes, biosorption is been successfully carried out.
Also it helps in students understanding and recognizing the challenges for environmentally sustainable economic development.
Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
Earthquake engineering is the scientific field concerned with protecting society, the natural and the man-made environment from earthquakes by limiting the seismic risk to socio-economically acceptable levels. Traditionally, it has been narrowly defined as the study of the behavior of structures and geo-structures subject to seismic loading, thus considered as a subset of both structural and geotechnical engineering. The main works carried out in this laboratory includes working out the potential consequences of strong earthquakes on urban areas and civil infrastructure.
Many of the actual problems in the engineering fields, like civil engineering, are generally the simultaneous combinations of multiple physical phenomena, which are called multi physics problems. To deal with such problems the department is equipped with a computational laboratory that has a total capacity of around 60 seats and systems updated with software such as AutoCAD, Staad Pro V8i, Revit, MS Projects, Primavera.