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 design, analysis and research capability, ethical and moral values, for the welfare of society and humanity.


    DM 1: To produce knowledge based Civil Engineers by focusing theoretical and practical 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.


  • CO1: Draw influence lines for statically determinate structures and calculate critical stress resultants.
  • CO2: Understand Muller Breslau principle and
  • CO3: Analyse of three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches.
  • CO4: Analyse the suspension bridges with stiffening girders.
  • CO5: Understand the concept of Plastic analysis and the method of analyzing beams and rigid frames.


  • CO1: Have knowledge and skills on crop water requirements.
  • CO2: Understand the methods and management of irrigation.
  • CO3: Gain knowledge on types of Impounding structures.
  • CO4: Understand methods of irrigation including canal irrigation.
  • CO5: Get knowledge on water management on optimization of water use.


  • CO1: Get knowledge on planning and aligning of highway.
  • CO2: Geometric design of highways
  • CO3: Design flexible and rigid pavements.
  • CO4: Gain knowledge on Highway construction materials, properties, testing methods.
  • CO5: Understand the concept of pavement management system, evaluation of distress and maintenance of pavements.


  • CO1: An ability to estimate sewage generation and design sewer system including sewage pumping stations.
  • CO2: The required understanding on the characteristics and composition of sewage, self- purification of streams.
  • CO3: An ability to perform basic design of the unit operations and processes that are used in sewage treatment.
  • CO4: Understand the standard methods for disposal of sewage.
  • CO5: Gain knowledge on sludge treatment and disposal.


  • CO1: Have basic idea about the fundamentals of GIS.
  • CO2: Understand the types of data models.
  • CO3: Get knowledge about data input and topology.
  • CO4: Gain knowledge on data quality and standards.
  • CO5: Understand data management functions and data output.



  • CO1: Estimate the quantities for buildings.
  • CO2: Rate Analysis for all Building works, canals, and Roads and Cost Estimate.
  • CO3: Understand types of specifications, principles for report preparation, tender notices types.
  • CO4: Gain knowledge on types of contracts.
  • CO5: Evaluate valuation for building and land.


  • CO1: Understand the methods of route alignment and design elements in Railway Planning and Constructions.
  • CO2: Understand the Construction techniques and Maintenance of Track laying and Railway stations.
  • CO3: Gain an insight on the planning and site selection of Airport Planning and design.
  • CO4: Analyze and design the elements for orientation of runways and passenger facility systems.
  • CO5: Understand the various features in Harbours and Ports, their construction, coastal protection works and coastal Regulations to be adopted.


  • CO1: Design and draw reinforced concrete Cantilever and Counterfort Retaining Walls.
  • CO2: Design and draw flat slab as per code provisions.
  • CO3: Design and draw reinforced concrete and steel bridges.
  • CO4: Design and draw reinforced concrete and steel water tanks.
  • CO5: Design and detail the various steel trusses and cantry girders.


  • CO1: Explain the basic properties of traffic and their application in real world problems.
  • CO2: Determine the variation of traffic volume and calculate the traffic density and the Statistical applications in traffic studies and traffic forecasting.
  • CO3: Explain the Significant roles of traffic control personnel.
  • CO4: Determine the Traffic and environment hazards.
  • CO5: Describe the Intelligent Transport System for traffic management,enforcement andeducation.


  • CO1: Know the requirements of various industries and get an idea about the materials used and planning of various industrial components.
  • CO2: Understand the functional requirements for industrial structures.
  • CO3: Design special steel structures like bunkers, silos, crane girders, chimneys and pre- engineered buildings.
  • CO4: Design special RC structures like corbels, silos, bunkers, chimneys, plates and shells.
  • CO5: Understand the principles of prefabrication and prestressing.



  • CO1: To understand the importance of maintenance and assessment method of distressed structures.
  • CO2: To gain knowledge on the strength and durability properties, their effects due to climate and temperature.
  • CO3: To get exposures on recent development in concrete and special concrete properties and its application.
  • CO4: To understand the different techniques available for repair and protection methods.
  • CO5: To acquire information on repair, rehabilitation, retrofitting of structures and different demolition methods.


  • CO1: Gain knowledge on methods and selection of ground improvement techniques.
  • CO2: Understand dewatering techniques and design for simple cases.
  • CO3: Get knowledge on insitu treatment of cohesionless and cohesive soils.
  • CO4: Understand the concept of earth renforcement and design of reinforced earth.
  • CO5: Get to know types of grouts and grouting technique.




  • CO1: Develop the mathematical methods of applied mathematics and mathematical physics.
  • CO2: Solve boundary value problems using integral transform methods.
  • CO3: Apply the concepts of calculus of variations in solving various boundary value problems.
  • CO4: Apply conformal mappings in fluid flows and heat flow problems.
  • CO5: Familiarize with the concepts of tensor analysis.


  • CO1: Explain structural behaviour of flexural members and columns.
  • CO2: Design compression members and construct interaction diagrams.
  • CO3: Design the special elements like corbels, deep beams and grid floors.
  • CO4: Design flat slab and spandrel beams.
  • CO5: Predict the moment curvature behavior and design and detail concrete elements based on ductility.


  • CO1: Do vibration analysis of system/structures with single degree of freedom and can explain the method of damping the systems.
  • CO2: Do dynamic analysis of system/structures with Multi degrees of freedom under free and forced vibration.
  • CO3: Derive a mathematical model of continuous system and do a dynamic analysis under free and forced vibration.
  • CO4: Explain the causes and effect of earthquake.
  • CO5: Design masonry and RC structures to the earthquake forces as per the recommendations of IS codes of practice.


  • CO1: Derive and write the fundamental equations of elasticity describing the linear behavior of element and develop constitutive models based on material behavior.
  • CO2: Demonstrate the application of plane stress and plane strain in a given situation in both cartesian and polar coordinate systems.
  • CO3: Solve torsion problems in circular and non-circular cross-sections.
  • CO4:Analyse beams resting on elastic foundations.
  • CO5: Solve analytically the simple boundary value problems with elasto-plastic and strain hardening properties.


  • CO1: Explain the importance of maintenance assessment of distressed structures.
  • CO2: Apply the knowledge on Quality assurance for concrete based on Strength and Durability.
  • CO3: Identify various repair materials and advancements in concrete.
  • CO4: Explain the knowledge on Concrete protection methods Structural health monitoring.
  • CO5: Select Various strengthening and repair methods for different cases.


  • CO1: Explain the design principles involved in prefabrication.
  • CO2: Detail the different types of connection.
  • CO3: Design for stripping forces during manufacture.
  • CO4: Determine the forces in shear walls.
  • CO5: Identify the different roof trusses used in industrial buildings.



  • CO1: Design the steel members such as purlins, gable wind girders, base plates subjected to combined forces .
  • CO2: Explain and design the different types of steel connections such as welded, bolted and moment resisting connections.
  • CO3: Analyse and design the industrial structures such as trusses, portal frames subjected to seismic forces.
  • CO4: Explain the effect of axial force and shear force on steel structures and analyse the continuous beams, frames using plastic theory.
  • CO5: Evaluate the behaviour and design of compression and flexural members.


  • CO1: Formulate a finite element problem using basic mathematical principles.
  • CO2: Explain the various types of elements and Select the appropriate element for modeling.
  • CO3: Analyse a frame using truss element.
  • CO4: Formulate and analyse two and three dimensional solid finite element problems.
  • CO5: Analyse a shells, thick and thin plate and explain dynamic analysis in FEM.


  • CO1: Explain the phenomenon of buckling of columns and calculate the buckling load on column by various approaches.
  • CO2: Estimate the buckling load of beam – columns and frames.
  • CO3: Explore the concepts of torsional and lateral buckling of thin walled members.
  • CO4: Explain the phenomenon of buckling of plates.
  • CO5: Analyze the inelastic buckling of columns and plates.


  • CO1: At the end of this course students will know about measurement of strain.
  • CO2: At the end of this course students will know about, vibrations and wind blow.
  • CO3: At the end of this course students will know about Techniques for residual stress measurements Structural Health Monitoring.
  • CO4: They will be able to analyze the structure by non-destructive testing methods.
  • CO5: They will be able to analyze the structure modelanalysis Usage of influence lines in model studies.


  • CO1: Develop the concept of planning & functional requirement of industrial standards.
  • CO2: Analyse and design of Steel Gantry girders & Crane girders and RCC design of corbels, nibs and staircase.
  • CO3: Analyse & design of cooling towers, bunker, silos and pipe supporting structures.
  • CO4: Analyse and design of Steel transmission line towers and chimneys.
  • CO5: Design foundations for cooling tower, chimneys and turbo generator.


  • CO1: Identify the various methods of prestressing CO2 Design the beams for shear, bond and torsion .
  • CO2: Design the continuous beams.
  • CO3: Design the water tank, piles and masts.
  • CO4: Analyze and design the composite beams.



  • CO1: Able to apply the basics of structural dynamics in analysis of structures subjected to earthquakes.
  • CO2: Understand plate tectonics, ground motion magnitude, intensity, and frequency.
  • CO3: Analyze earthquake characteristics and associated effects on structures, including linear and nonlinear responses.
  • CO4: Able to Apply the basic principles for seismic design and construction of structures in accordance with the provisions of International Building Codes.
  • CO5: They will be able to design masonry and RC structures to the earthquake forces as per the recommendations of IS codes of practice.


  • CO1: Explain composite action.
  • CO2: Design composite elements.
  • CO3: Design connections.
  • CO4: Explain the concept of design of composite box girder bridges.
  • CO5: Study and evaluate case studies.


  • CO1: Explain the different types of bridges and design philosophies.
  • CO2: Design a RC solid slab culvert bridge.
  • CO3: Design a RC Tee Beam and Slab bridge.
  • CO4: Design the bridge bearings and substructure.
  • CO5: Explain the design of PSC bridges, box girder bridges, truss bridges.


  • CO1: Explain the different types of bridges and design philosophies.
  • CO2: Design a RC solid slab culvert bridge.
  • CO3: Design a RC Tee Beam and Slab bridge.
  • CO4: Design the bridge bearings and substructure.
  • CO5: Explain the design of PSC bridges, box girder bridges, truss bridges.



  • CO1: Do the mix proportion using IS and ACI codal provisions.
  • CO2: Prepare the self-compacting concrete and study the flow characteristics of SCC.
  • CO3: Identify the proper portion of mineral and chemical admixture for concrete.
  • CO4: Test the concrete in a non-destructive manner using rebound hammer.
  • CO5: Know the permeability characteristics of concrete.


  • CO1: On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to develop skills in facing and solving the problems experiencing in the Structural Engineering field.


  • CO1: On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to develop skills in facing and solving the problems experiencing in the Structural Engineering field.


  • CO1: On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to acquire the skills of oral• presentation and to acquire technical writing abilities for seminars and conferences.


  • CO1: At the end of the course the students will have a clear idea of his/her area of work and they are in a position to carry out the remaining phase II work in a systematic way.


  • CO1: On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to develop skills in facing and solving the problems experiencing in the Structural Engineering fiel.


  • CO1: On completion of the project work students will be in a position to take up any challenging practical problem and find better solutions.