About the Department

  • The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2010, and presently it offers Under Graduate programme in Civil Engineering with a student intake of 30 and Post Graduate programme in Structural Engineering with a student intake of 18 (Full Time). The Department has well qualified faculty and supporting staff in areas such as Structures, Geo-technical, Construction & Management, Environmental and Transportation Engineering. Civil Engineering plays a key role in the development of any field of Engineering.
  • This field of Engineering enables the students to learn Planning, Analysis, Design, Construction Methods and Maintenance of Buildings, Roads, Dams, Bridges, etc. The Department has well equipped modern and advanced equipments in the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory, Strength of Materials Laboratory, Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory, Survey Laboratory, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Concrete and Highway Engineering Laboratory and Computer Aided Building Drawing Laboratory.

    To produce quality Civil Engineers having domain knowledge embedded with research capability, ethical and moral values, for the welfare of humanity.


    DM 1: To produce knowledge based Civil Engineers by focusing theoretical studies with field orientation.

    DM 2: To engage the students in creating design Solutions for real life problems associated with industry and society.

    DM 3: To inculcate entrepreneurship culture along with professional ethics among the civil engineering students and also promote use of modern tools and techniques for sustainable economic growth.

From The HOD’S Desk

Dr.S.Kapilan Ph.D. Professor & Head

Welcome to the Civil Engineering Department at ACET

Civil Engineers build the quality life which is one of the world’s most important careers. Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline and core branch that deals with the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as buildings, bridges, roads, dams, canals, etc. Civil Engineering today deals with power plants, railways, structures, water supply, irrigation, natural environment, sewer, flood control, transportation and traffic. In essence, Civil Engineering may be regarded as the profession that makes the world a more agreeable place to live.

The excellent infrastructure, teaching faculty of the best kind ensuring quality education such as interaction among students, parents and staff, along with a Training and Placement Cell ensure a bright future to our students. Thus we are confident that our Engineers will surely emerge as assets not only to this institution and to the organization they belong, but also to the country at large. I congratulate the team of faculty members and the students for their brilliant and original efforts.

I wish all the Students and Faculty a great academic career.

  • 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 and Team work : 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 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.
  • PSO 1: Higher Education & Research : To provide students with a sound foundation in mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals necessary to formulate, solve and analyse engineering problems and to prepare them for graduate studies.
  • PSO 2: Society To develop the confidence and ability among students to synthesize data and technical concepts and apply them in real life situations.
  • PSO 3: Analytical: To develop students to use modern techniques, skill and software tools for solving problems in Civil Engineering.
  • PSO 4: Industry Requirement: To prepare students committed to professional engineering practices for successful careers in Civil Engineering field that meets the needs of Indian and multinational companies.
  • PSO 5: Prospective Carrier: To promote students to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary projects and make them engage in life-long learning process throughout their professional life.
  • PEO 1: Design Techniques: The graduates will be able to apply the concepts of basic geometrical construction, preparation of plan, design of structural elements, specification, and prepare the estimates.
  • PEO 2: Construction Quality & Control: The graduates will be able to build the infrastructure required for the country and apply the tools for quality in construction, cost effective construction materials and methods.
  • PEO 3: Leadership: The graduates will be able to work as a member and leader in a team, prepare and present reports, employ project management tools for evaluation and review of projects globally.


CE8301-Strength of Materials I

  • CO1: Understand the concepts of stress and strain, principal stresses and principal planes.
  • CO2: Determine Shear force and bending moment in beams and understand concept of theory of simple bending.
  • CO3: Calculate the deflection of beams by different methods and selection of method for determining slope or deflection.
  • CO4: Apply basic equation of torsion in design of circular shafts and helical springs.
  • CO5: Analyze the pin jointed plane and space trusses.


  • CO1: Get a basic knowledge of fluids in static, kinematic and dynamic equilibrium.
  • CO2: Understand and solve the problems related to equation of motion.
  • CO3: Gain knowledge about dimensional and model analysis.
  • CO4: Learn types of flow and losses of flow in pipes.
  • CO5: Understand and solve the boundary layer problems.


  • CO1: The use of various surveying instruments and mapping
  • CO2: Measuring Horizontal angle and vertical angle using different instruments.
  • CO3: Methods of Leveling and setting Levels with different instruments.
  • CO4: Concepts of astronomical surveying and methods to determine time, longitude, latitude and azimuth.
  • CO5: Concept and principle of modern surveying.


  • CO1: Compare the properties of most common and advanced building materials
  • CO2: Understand the typical and potential applications of lime, cement and aggregates.
  • CO3: Know the production of concrete and also the method of placing and making of concrete elements.
  • CO4: Understand the applications of timbers and other materials.
  • CO5: Understand the importance of modern material for construction.


  • CO1: Will be able to understand the importance of geological knowledge such as earth, earthquake, volcanism and the action of various geological agencies.
  • CO2: Will get basics knowledge on properties of minerals.
  • CO3: Gain knowledge about types of rocks, their distribution and uses.
  • CO4: Will understand the methods of study on geological structure.
  • CO5: Will understand the application of geological investigation in projects such as dams, tunnels, bridges, roads, airport and harbor.



  • CO1: Know the different construction techniques and structural systems.
  • CO2: Understand various techniques and practices on masonry construction, flooring, and roofing.
  • CO3: Plan the requirements for substructure construction.
  • CO4: Know the methods and techniques involved in the construction of various types of super structures.
  • CO5: Select, maintain and operate hand and power tools and equipment used in the building construction sites.


  • CO1: Determine the strain energy and compute the deflection of determinate beams, frames and trusses using energy principles.
  • CO2: Analyze propped cantilever, fixed beams and continuous beams using theorem of three moment equation for external loadings and support settlements.
  • CO3: Find the load carrying capacity of columns and stresses induced in columns and cylinders.
  • CO4: Determine principal stresses and planes for an element in three dimensional state of stress and study various theories of failure
  • CO5: Determine the stresses due to Unsymmetrical bending of beams, locate the shear center, and find the stresses in curved beams.


  • CO1: Apply their knowledge of fluid mechanics in addressing problems in open channels.
  • CO2: Able to identify a effective section for flow in different cross sections.
  • CO3: To solve problems in uniform, gradually and rapidly varied flows in steady state conditions.
  • CO4: Understand the principles, working and application of turbines.
  • CO5: Understand the principles, working and application of pumps.


  • CO1: The various requirements of cement, aggregates and water for making concrete.
  • CO2: The effect of admixtures on properties of concrete.
  • CO3: The concept and procedure of mix design as per IS method.
  • CO4: The properties of concrete at fresh and hardened state.
  • CO5: classify the soil and assess the engineering properties, based on index properties.


  • CO1: Classify the soil and assess the engineering properties, based on index properties.
  • CO2: Understand the stress concepts in soils.
  • CO3: Understand and identify the settlement in soils.
  • CO4: Determine the shear strength of soil.
  • CO5: Analyze both finite and infinite slopes.



  • CO1: Understand the various design methodologies for the design of RC elements.
  • CO2: Know the analysis and design of flanged beams by limit state method and sign of beams for shear, bond and torsion.
  • CO3: Design the various types of slabs and staircase by limit state method.
  • CO4: Design columns for axial, uniaxial and biaxial eccentric loadings.
  • CO5: Design of footing by limit state method.


  • CO1: Analyze continuous beams, pin-jointed indeterminate plane frames and rigid plane frames by strain energy method.
  • CO2: Analyse the continuous beams and rigid frames by slope defection method.
  • CO3: Understand the concept of moment distribution and analysis of continuous beams and rigid frames with and without sway.
  • CO4: Analyse the indeterminate pin jointed plane frames continuous beams and rigid frames using matrix flexibility method.
  • CO5: Understand the concept of matrix stiffness method and analysis of continuous beams, pin jointed trusses and rigid plane frames.


  • CO1: An insight into the structure of drinking water supply systems, including water transport, treatment and distribution.
  • CO2: The knowledge in various unit operations and processes in water treatment.
  • CO3: An ability to design the various functional units in water treatment.
  • CO4: An understanding of water quality criteria and standards, and their relation to public health.
  • CO5: The ability to design and evaluate water supply project alternatives on basis of chosen.


  • CO1: Understand the site investigation, methods and sampling.
  • CO2: Get knowledge on bearing capacity and testing methods.
  • CO3: Design shallow footings.
  • CO4: Determine the load carrying capacity, settlement of pile foundation.
  • CO5: Determine the earth pressure on retaining walls and analysis for stability.


  • CO1: Differentiate the types of disasters, causes and their impact on environment and society.
  • CO2: Assess vulnerability and various methods of risk reduction measures as well as mitigation.
  • CO3: Draw the hazard and vulnerability profile of India, Scenarious in the Indian context, Disaster damage assessment and management.


  • CO1: Understanding the physics of solar radiation.
  • CO2: Ability to classify the solar energy collectors and methodologies of storing solar energy.
  • CO3: Knowledge in applying solar energy in a useful way.
  • CO4: Knowledge in wind energy and biomass with its economic aspects.
  • CO5: Knowledge in capturing and applying other forms of energy sources like wind, biogas and geothermal energies



  • CO1: Understand the concepts of various design philosophies.
  • CO2: Design common bolted and welded connections for steel structures
  • CO3: Design tension members and understand the effect of shear lag.
  • CO4: Understand the design concept of axially loaded columns and column base connections.
  • CO5: Understand specific problems related to the design of laterally restrained and unrestrained steel beams.