Department of Civil Engineering


Department of

Civil Engineering



The Department of Civil Engineering started in the year 2013 with an undergraduate programme, B. Tech in Civil Engineering with a sanctioned intake of 60 students, offered as per the curriculum of MG University, Kottayam. From 2015, the programme is offered as per the curriculum of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU). Since 2020, the department offers its own curriculum as RSET has been awarded the autonomous status.
The B.Tech programme aims at producing bright graduates in Civil Engineering to meet the rapid technological advances and industrial requirements. The department has highly qualified faculty members specialised in various disciplines of Civil Engineering. They add strength to the department with their competitive skills and steadfast dedication. The department is also equipped with eight engineering laboratories to cater to external projects and consultancy work.
The faculty members pursue research in areas such as Structural Engineering, Building Materials, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Engineering and Transportation Engineering. The department ensures the involvement of students in research activities by taking up relevant projects and publishing their findings in reputed international conferences and journals.

Department Vision

The department strives to excel in the areas of academia, research and industry by moulding professionals in the field of Civil Engineering to build a sustainable world.

Department Mission

To impart quality education and mould technically sound, ethically responsible professionals in the field of Civil Engineering with a broad skill set of creativity, critical thinking and effective communication skills to meet the desired needs of the society within realistic socio-economic environmental constraints.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Within a few years of graduation, the candidate is expected to have achieved the following objectives:

PEO 1: Knowledge in Civil Engineering: Graduates shall attain state of the art knowledge in the various fields of Civil Engineering and will take every opportunity coming their way to augment the already existing knowledge.

PEO 2: Successful in career: Graduates shall achieve successful career which they will be able to commit to with responsibility and passion.

PEO 3: Commitment to society: Graduates shall display a high sense of social responsibility and ethical thinking and suggest sustainable engineering solutions

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

Civil Engineering Graduates will be able to:

PSO 1: Structural Analysis & Design Skills: Acquire ability to analyse, design and develop feasible solutions with emphasis to earthquake resistant design.

PSO 2: Professional Skills: Acquire ability to confront real time problems by developing sustainable solutions.

PSO 3: Interdisciplinary Skills: Graduates will be able to collaborate with engineers from other disciplines to develop products for the betterment of the society.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

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

PO 2Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO 3Design/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 modelling 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.