Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was started in the year 1956. This was followed by Post Graduate Programme in Structural Engineering in the year 1969, Part- time B.E Programme in Civil Engineering in the year 1971 and Ph.D. Programme in Civil Engineering in the year 1978. Post Graduate Programme in Environmental Engineering  was started in the year 2005. Post Graduate Programme in Construction Management was started in the year 2011.

The department has a team of highly experienced faculty members with rich academic and industrial experience in various frontier engineering and technology areas.  The faculty members and students of the department are dedicated to work in the current needs of the industry and have the ability to improve their expertise in the field in Civil Engineering. They continuously excel in specialized areas of Structural Analysis & Design, Structural Optimization, Concrete Technology, Steel Structures, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Transportation Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Remote Sensing, Impact Assessment and Prestressed Concrete Structures.

All the programmes in Coimbatore Institute of Technology are approved by the AICTE and the UG Course B.E (Civil Engineering) and PG Course in Structural Engineering are accredited by the NBA in the year 2019.

B.E Civil Engineering
1  Structural Engineering
2. Environmental Engineering
3. Construction Management

Our Vision


To provide quality education in Civil Engineering and to become a state-of-the-art source of world-class Civil Engineers and Researchers.

Our Mission

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To impart quality education with necessary skills to meet the requirements of the industry and to perform with professional ethics and an attitude for innovation in Civil Engineering through state-of-the-art technology.

Under Graduate Programmes

B.E. Civil Engineering

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The B.E. Degree Programme in Civil Engineering is offered in the department with the following Educational Objectives

PEO1 :  To equip the graduates with sufficient knowledge and capabilities to become leaders in industry and academia.

PEO2 :  To promote research culture and self-development with an aptitude for lifelong learning among graduates.

PEO3 :   To inculcate professional ethics with a commitment to the society and environment.

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Programme Outcomes (POs)

The B.E. Degree Programme in Civil Engineering is offered in the department with the following programme objectives:

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  1. 1.Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. 2.Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering
  3. 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 the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental
  4. 4.Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. 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
  6. 6.The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering
  7. 7.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
  8. 8.Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. 9.Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary
  10. 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
  11. 11.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
  12. 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

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The B.E. Degree Programme in Civil Engineering is offered in the department with the following programme specific objectives:

PSO1: The graduates of this programme with proficiency in mathematics and physical science will excel in the core areas of civil engineering such as Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Water resources engineering and Construction Management.

PSO2: The graduates will plan, produce detailed drawings, write specifications, prepare cost estimates.

PSO3: The graduates will interact with stakeholders effectively and execute quality construction work.


Post Graduate Programmes

M.E.Structural Engineering

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • The graduates of this programme will have a strong base in analytical and technical knowledge to adapt them to work in interdisciplinary projects involving formulation, analysis, design and to meet challenges in real Civil engineering projects.
  • The graduates of this programme will have the skill to involve themselves in basic and applied research and development activities in core areas by effectively handling complex structural engineering and inter-disciplinary projects.
  • The graduates of this programme will possess an attitude to update themselves in modern tools of structural analysis and design techniques in-line with global work environment.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of analytical and applied civil engineering principles
  • Apply knowledge in analysis and design of structures as per National and International Codes of practice
  • Use and develop, computer methods and applications in analysis and design of structures
  • Adapt to technical advancements and to acquire the required skill by life-long learning and continuing education
  • Understand and solve the contemporary issues related to structural engineering.
  • Carry out research by applying current knowledge and advances in construction industry culminating in a meaningful research work
  • Conduct technical feasibility studies in infrastructure development in-line with global standards
  • Function as an effective leader in a multidisciplinary team
  • Effectively communicate complex issues to the field personnel
  • Bring out sustainable inter-dependable structures in a professional ethical way
  • Apprehend the advances in other specialization of engineering and providing solutions using recent technology

M.E. Environmental Engineering (Full Time)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • The vital aspect of the programme is to evolve techno-managerially skilled graduates in tackling novel and diversified National and/or global environmental problems with almost self confidence and dynamism.
  • Equip them to industry ready professionals by virtue of their acquired omni potential skills.
  • Act ethically and function righteously in their chosen professional career.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • Develop technical competency, sound analytical design capabilities, and overall managerial skills.
  • Steadfast dedication and commitment towards resource conservation and sustainable development.
  • Assimilate profound fundamental knowledge pertaining to environmental science and engineering.
  • Exhibit substantially good skills related to environmental science and engineering.
  • Acquire good technical competency with respect to appropriate quantitative laboratory analytical skills.
  • Propose green and clean processes in diversified manufacturing and/or process based industries.
  • Execute EIA process for upcoming industries, with the appropriate protocols.
  • Design, operate, and maintain the various systems and processes in mitigating environmental pollution.
  • Relate and interpret the various anthropogenic activities pertaining to cause-effect oriented development activities.
  • Evolve as leaders in framing futuristic environmental laws and regulations.
  • Develop and execute the environmental based simulations from bench-scale to real time processes.
  • Propagate and uphold environmental ethics, environmental hygiene and sanitation; human empowerment and public participation; through the memberships in selected professional societies of their interest.

M.E. Construction Management (Full Time)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To equip graduates with knowledge, capable of managing various construction projects with expertise as a team member as well as leader.
  • To encourage graduates to take up continued research and development in the field of construction engineering and management.
  • To practice ethically and with social responsibility

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • To apply principles and modern tools for the effective management of construction projects.
  • To provide feasible solutions to critical construction issues with care towards health, safety and culture of the society and environment.
  • To take research in the chosen field and apply the same in real-time issues.
  • To work with experts from various engineering disciplines involved in construction projects.
  • To work as a team member as well as a leader to manage projects efficiently.
  • To effectively communicate with all participants of the construction project.
  • To engage in lifelong learning for updating the knowledge in the field of construction engineering and management.
  • To perform ethically with an understanding of the impact of their professional practice towards society
  • To adopt case studies and corrective measures for mistakes from past.

There are currently 10 laboratories with the department namely :

  • Structural EngineeringLaboratory
  • Strength of Materials Laboratory
  • Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Soil Mechanics Laboratory
  • Highway Engineering Laboratory
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Survey Laboratory
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Geology Laboratory
  • Advanced Non-Destructive Testing & Dynamics Laboratory