Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

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Vision
• To produce engineers having proficient and leadership characteristics.
• To take up expert and exploration tasks in Civil Engineering and associated fields.
• To provide valuable information that helps students compete at the global level.

Mission
• To confer quality training to contribute to the Civil Engineering industry.
• To instill soft skills, leadership qualities, and morals among the students to autonomously deal with projects.
• To prepare students to compete at the global level.
• To make them ready to deal with contemporary issues and take care of cultural requirements.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOS)

1 The PEOs are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing its graduates to achieve in few years (for example three years) subsequent to receiving the degree. The PEOs of the B.E. program in Civil Engineering are as follows:

PEO-1: To make graduates of the Civil Engineering program capable of contributing towards Nation’s development by providing sustainable solutions to a wide range of diverse and complicated Civil Engineering problems in different application sectors including physical infrastructure.

PEO-2: To transform graduates of the Civil Engineering program into successful professionals in designing and executing national standard products and services in the field of Civil Engineering, becoming entrepreneurs, and pursuing further education and research.

PEO-3: To enable graduates of the Civil Engineering Program for adapting to dynamic changes in the technological scenarios and handle broader social challenges with a rational and flexible decision-making style.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Program Outcomes (POs) are attributes of the graduates of the programme that are indicative of the graduates ability and competence to work as an engineering professional upon graduation. Program Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time of graduation. They must relate to knowledge and skills that the students acquire from the programme. The achievement of all outcomes indicates that the student is well prepared to achieve the program educational objectives down the road. The following 12 POs have been chosen by the Civil Engineering Department of Echelon Institute of Technology. The Civil Engineering curriculum at Echelon Institute of Technology has been designed to fully meet all the 12 Programme Outcomes:

PO-1 : Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO-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 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 the public health and safety and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO-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.

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 the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO-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 development.

PO-8 : Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO-9 : Individual or teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary 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 the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as 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 to technological change7) Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the Electronics Engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge and need for sustainable development.

12) Life – long learning: Recognize the need for, and the preparation and ability to engage in independent research and lifelong learning in the broadest contest of technological changes in Electronics Engineering.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs) are specific statements that describe the professional career accomplishments that the program is designed. The PSOs of the B.E. program in Civil Engineering are as follows:

PSO-1: Capability to manage large infrastructure projects ensuring safe and cost-effective execution of projects having knowledge of fast track construction and project management.

PSO-2: Ability to use building software packages to calculate safe loads and stresses for designing structural members to ensure safety and serviceability.

PSO-3: Ability to provide innovative solutions for traffic safety and efficiency through intelligent transportation systems, and mitigate the environmental impact of construction by adopting green building concepts.

One of the primary engineering departments of the Echelon Institute of Technology, the Department of Civil Engineering actively promotes curriculum development activity by updating existing courses, developing new courses and preparing resource material for teaching. The Department has a number of ongoing research projects. It organizes seminars/symposia for professional interaction. The Department contributes to the interdisciplinary academic and research activity of the Institute. Echelon Institute of Technology is Looking for the Best Civil Engineering Colleges in Faridabad, Delhi NCR

Department-USP

  • Courses offered by the civil engineering department are aligned with the requirements of the industry. These courses have been framed by well-qualified faculty members after consultation with industry professionals. These courses enhance the job prospects of the students.
  • To develop world-class civil engineers, our students work on real-life projects with the help of advanced teaching and learning aids, and state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Faculty members hold Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees, from NITs and IITs, with research publications in reputed, peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Different software labs are functional such as AutoCAD, STAAD Pro, etc. for the holistic growth of our students.
  • Industrial visits are regularly organized to provide industrial exposure to the students.
  • GATE classes are provided for enhancement of the job prospects in the government sector, and admissions in higher studies.
  1. Surveying lab

The Surveying Lab 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. The lab serves as office space for the surveying instructor and teaching assistants, so surveying students have direct access to help for material discussed in lecture and lab.

  1. Concrete Lab

In its simplest form, concrete is a mixture of paste and aggregates (rocks). The paste, composed essentially of portland cement and water, coats the surface of the fine (small) and coarse (larger) aggregates. Through a series of chemical reactions called hydration, the paste hardens and gains strength to form the rock-like mass known as concrete. The testing and inspection of concrete and concrete aggregates are important elements in obtaining quality construction. The laboratory allows students test to assess the various fresh and hardened concrete properties that may affect the performance of concrete members. There many apparatus and machines available at the concrete technology lab like Sieve Shaker, Compressive testing machine, Flexure Testing Machine, Compaction Factor Apparatus, Heat of Hydration apparatus, Permeability apparatus etc

The objective of the concrete laboratory is to determine the physical properties of building construction materials like cement, fine and coarse aggregate, steel, wood, and strength characteristics of cement mortar, plain cement concrete, and reinforced cement concrete. The tests include determination of specific gravity, fineness, normal consistency, setting times, workability and soundness of cement, fineness modulus of fine and coarse aggregate, strength of cement mortar, cement concrete and bricks, tensile test on steel rods, bending and flexural strength on concrete, bending test on wood, and non-destructive test on concrete. The students will be able to infer the suitability of these materials for construction. They can design the mix, make the specimens and test the same for the strength for comparison with design strength. This laboratory course will help the students to understand the theoretical concepts learned in the course building materials.

 

  1. Rebound hammer
    2. Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity
    3. Vee bee consistometer
    4. Slump cone apparatus
    5. Compressing testing machine
  2. Transportation Lab

Transportation serves society’s basic needs for personal travel and transfer of goods. Transportation engineering applies scientific principle and technical knowledge to provide economical and efficient transportation service that fulfil societal needs while maintaining compatibility with environmental, energy, and road safety goals. It is the transportation engineer’s responsibility to plan, design, build, operate and maintain these systems of transport, in such a way as to provide for the safe, efficient and convenient movement of people and goods.

  1. Soil Mechanics Lab/Geotechnical Lab

Geotechnical Engineering is the study of applications of principles of soil and rock mechanics to real-world problems and is a relatively young field of Civil Engineering. Prof. Karl Terzaghi, who is referred to as the “Father of Soil Mechanics”, published the first book on soil mechanics in 1925. Geotechnical engineers deal with the behavior of soils under static and dynamic loads, water seepage and contaminant flow in soils, and analysis and design of structures made with soils, foundations for all kind of structures drawing their support from soils, temporary and permanent retaining structures, natural and engineered slopes, several components of landfills, and pavements. Geotechnical engineers work closely with structural and environmental engineers. Understanding and applying the concepts of soil mechanics requires the sound knowledge of physics, statics, dynamics, mathematics, and mechanics of materials.

Geotechnology Lab. is run in conjunction with the theory course Soil Mechanics and Geotechnology. The occurrence and distribution of soils in nature varies from location to location. The type of soil depends on the rock type, its mineral constituents and the climatic regime of the area. Soils are used as construction materials or the civil engineering structures are found in or on the surface of the earth. Geotechnical properties of soils influence the stability of civil engineering structures. Most of the geotechnical properties of soils influence each other. In this lab. different geotechnical properties of soils such as specific gravity, density index, consistency limits, particle size analysis, compaction, consolidation, permeability and shear strength and their interactions and applications for the purpose of civil engineering structures are studied.

 

  1. Environmental Engineering Lab

Environmental Engineering is a profession directly involved with the identification and design of solutions to environmental problems. Environmental Engineers are directly responsible for providing safe drinking water, minimizing and preventing pollution in rivers, lakes, and oceans, treating and properly disposing of municipal, industrial and hazardous waste, and the remediation of contaminated soil and water, among other charges of the profession. Understanding and mastering the art of Environmental Engineering requires the integration of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, laboratory analyses, and communication skills. Experiments include measuring conventional water and wastewater parameters as well as exploring the natural environment.

Environmental Engineers study water, soil, and air pollution problems, and develop technical solutions needed to solve, attenuate or control these problems in a manner that is compatible with legislative, economic, social and political concerns. They use core engineering skills and a deep understanding of the physical, chemical and biological principles of the local, regional and global environment to help change the world.

Civil engineers are particularly involved in such activities as water supply and sewerage, management of surface water and groundwater quality, remediation of contaminated sites and solid waste management.The pulse of today’s world beats with the technological revolution, population dynamics, environmental concerns, urban development and more. As a result, civil and environmental engineers must be creative problem solvers to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Environmental Engineering Laboratory is soundly equipped to meet the academic requirements of the undergraduate programme. It is with turbidity meter, BOD incubators, pH meters, conductivity meters and other equipment dedicated to water and wastewater quality analysis. The laboratory offers students, hands-on exposure to approved water and wastewater quality testing procedures as is normally done at a water and wastewater treatment plant.

This laboratory is mainly the application of basic chemistry and chemical calculations to measure physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters of water and wastewater. Laboratory methods and interpretation of results with regard to environmental engineering applications such as design and operation of water and wastewater treatment processes, and to the control of the quality of natural water.

Civil engineers help shape modern society by designing, planning and managing the construction of complex infrastructures such as bridges, roadways, and commercial developments. In the near future, the role of civil engineers will involve more than the application of technical skills and engineering principles to develop new infrastructures.

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), civil engineering in 2025 will include an added societal pressure to contribute to a sustainable world and improve the global quality of life. To address these new responsibilities, engineers must learn how to integrate the latest technical innovations, apply sustainable approaches, use techniques that respect the natural environment, and become leaders in infrastructure-related public policy. It is both a challenging and exciting time to have a career in civil engineering.

Structural engineer

Working closely with the construction industry, structural engineers play a key role in the development of new infrastructures. From buildings and bridges to dams and pipelines, engineers in this field are involved in all stages of a project’s life cycle, including preliminary design and final inspections. Often, structural engineers work closely with a project team to manage many aspects of the construction process. They may conduct regular meetings and site visits to ensure that a project is meeting environmental requirements, health and safety standards, and regulatory guidelines.

Structural engineers need deep knowledge of engineering mechanics, particularly when using different materials during the design and construction of new infrastructures. Students enrolled in the Norwich University MCE program examine the design of steel, timber structures, and the benefits of reinforced, prestressed, and precast concrete structures to prepare for this career path.

Structural engineers earn an average of about $90,000 annually, according to the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Salary Survey. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that demand for civil engineers, including structural engineers, is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026.

Geotechnical engineer

Geotechnical engineers specialize in the science of soil and rock and its application to new developments. Engineers specializing in this field typically work on the design, analysis, and construction of retaining walls, tunnels, roadways, embankments, and building foundations. Much of a geotechnical engineer’s time is dedicated to writing reports that detail soil characteristics and requirements to support a building or development.

In locations such as California that have significant seismic complication risks, a geotechnical engineer may report on seismic threats. The Norwich University MCE program explores earthquake engineering, soil mechanics, and soil stabilization to prepare future geotechnical engineers for complex geotechnical circumstances.

Geotechnical engineers earn an average annual wage of about $90,000, according to the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey. And the BLS forecasts that demand for mining and geological engineers is expected to grow by 8% from 2016 to 2026.

Environmental engineer

Environmental engineers help solve environmental problems and challenges. These engineers apply biology and chemistry theory as well as soil science to the areas of waste disposal, pollution control, recycling, and public health. Primary responsibilities include producing environmental investigation reports, developing environmental protection practices, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental programs, and acting as counsel for environmental cleanup and remediation projects.

Engineers who specialize in environmental engineering must follow new and evolving environmental best practices. The environmental and water resource concentration available in the Norwich University MCE program reviews the latest concepts in the areas of environmental chemistry, ecology, biology, microbiology, geology, and soil science. Upon completion of these courses, students are well prepared for a successful future as an environmental engineer.

According to the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey, environmental engineers earned a median annual wage of $99,000. The BLS forecasts that employment of environmental engineers will rise 8% from 2016 to 2026.

Marine engineer

Marine engineers apply their civil engineering skills to the design, construction, and maintenance of marine facilities such as ships, submarines, sailboats, and aircraft carriers. Daily responsibilities for a marine engineer may include inspecting equipment, monitoring repairs and other operational activities, as well as preparing technical reports and cost estimates.

Marine engineers need excellent communications skills as these positions typically involve a significant amount of writing in the preparation of technical reports and cost estimates. For this reason, the Norwich University MCE program includes coursework that helps students improve written and verbal communication skills.

The BLS reports that marine engineers and naval architects earn a median salary of $92,560, with the job outlook in this field expected to increase by 11.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Engineering manager

Civil engineers with significant experience and knowledge can move into leadership roles, particularly engineering managers, that include senior-level accountabilities such as leading and managing engineering activities, reviewing projects for technical accuracy, and ensuring projects proceed on schedule and align with the organizational goals and strategy.

As leaders, engineering managers must develop an acumen of core business functions including finance and accounting principles, contracts, and insurance requirements.  The position also involves a human resources component regarding staff supervision and training, and managing personnel budgets. The Norwich University MCE program delivers advanced technical knowledge so students gain the leadership skills necessary to lead a team of engineers.

The BLS reports that the median salary for architectural and engineering managers was $140,760 in 2018, and that employment of these professionals will increase by 13% from 2016 to 2026.

Design engineer

Design engineers are responsible for developing schematics, blueprints, and prototypes for the creation of products, equipment and structures. A key trait of design engineers is an extensive knowledge of design computer software and applications systems that support the different phases of project design as well as prototype testing and design evaluation.

Remaining current on the latest software programs is a critical requirement for design engineers. Individuals enrolled in the Norwich University MCE program work with the latest virtual design and construction software programs to bring this knowledge to their careers.

The average annual compensation of a design engineer is about $66,400, according to PayScale. And the BLS reports that demand for civil engineers, including design engineers, is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026.

Water resource engineer

Water resource engineers focus on the development and maintenance of water resource management facilities that include wastewater treatment plants, drainage canals, irrigation systems, and hydraulic structures such as reservoirs, dams, and floodways. Engineers who choose this career path may conduct hydrologic and/or hydraulic analyses, design work, and evaluations as well as coordinate project teams, all relating to water resource projects.

When executing activities within water resource management facilities, water resource engineers must understand physicochemical and biological processes for water and water treatment. Students enrolled in the Norwich University MCE environmental and water resources concentration learn about physical, chemical, and biological concepts in wastewater treatment and applying these principles in their career.

Water resource engineers earn an average of about $98,000 per year, the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey reports. And according to the BLS, employment of environmental engineering professionals is forecast to grow by 8% from 2016 to 2026.

Civil engineer

Instead of focusing on a niche such as environmental engineering, civil engineers can become generalists. Depending on the position, a civil engineer may plan, research, oversee, maintain, or construct infrastructure systems and projects such as buildings, bridges, and roads. Their responsibilities for these projects may include managing the initial design and planning phase, handling the permitting process, conducting material tests and analysis, overseeing construction operations, and ensuring the completion of repairs and maintenance.

Industry best practices require that civil engineers consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their projects. The Norwich University MCE program includes a capstone design project that requires students to anticipate the diverse impacts of a project before implementation. This provides graduates with firsthand experience immediately applicable to their career following graduation.

The 2017 ASCE Salary Survey reports that civil engineers earn a median annual salary of $93,000, and, according to the BLS, demand for civil engineers is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026.

Civil Engineering FAQs

What does Civil Engineering as a profession offer?

Civil engineers are focused on designing and building roadways, plumbing, bridges, transportation frameworks, and tunnels. They additionally perform administrations for schools, clinics, air terminals, water treatment facilities, sewage systems etc.

Why should I choose Civil Engineering?

It is the best and most lucrative profession. Civil engineers are the absolute best-paid experts on the planet. When you get a Civil Engineering certification from the best engineering institute in India, you can apply to different international companies and procure a great package.

What is the job market potential for Civil Engineering?

Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 8% in the next ten years, comparably quick as the standard for all occupations.

What is the scope of higher studies after B.Tech (Civil Engineering) in India and abroad?

The courses presented by Indian colleges and foundations that are popular are:

  • MBA in Construction Management
  • Project management
  • Real estate Management
  • Infrastructure Management

What is the job market potential for Civil Engineering?

About 25,000 openings for civil engineers are projected each year. Many of those openings are supposed to result from the need to supplant workers who move to various occupations or leave the workforce, for example, to retire.

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