Civil Engineering education at IIT Kanpur

The undergraduate Civil Engineering professional education at IIT Kanpur

Civil Engineering deals with natural and man-made built environment – their planning, design, construction and management. The profession encompasses many disciplines including Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geoinformatics, and Engineering Geosciences. It is responsible for the largest quantum of resource allocation and utilization in activities ranging from defence and industrial development to social welfare, food production and economic growth.

The undergraduate Civil Engineering professional education at IIT Kanpur starts at the second year level in the four-year B.Tech. and five year B.Tech.-M.Tech. degree programmes. Recognizing the modern pace of development in Civil Engineering, the programme provides basic education in physical sciences including solid, fluid & soil mechanics, materials, earth sciences and geoinformatics, that leads to the planning, design and construction of bridges, buildings, hydraulic structures, environmental systems, and transportation systems including highways, railways, airports, etc. Besides these broad training, students are given the option to pursue electives in any particular area of Civil Engineering. A two semester project during the fourth year of the B.Tech. degree programme is intended to synthesize their education in several areas. As a student proceeds along the program, the emphasis shifts from analysis to design, and from skill development theoretical to the problem-solving approach.

The objective of the post-graduate program in Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur is the education of engineers with a deep understanding of scientific principles underlying their specialisation so that they can make fundamental contributions to the field through research and development of advanced technology. Currently, research facilities are available for advanced work in the areas of hydraulics and water resources engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation systems engineering, engineering geosciences, and geoinformatics. The five year B.Tech.-M.Tech.

Dual Degree students and the two year M.Tech. Degree students undertake research work during the last year of their programme. Facilities are provided for both analytical and experimental research work in welldeveloped laboratories having modern equipment. Along with courses and research in the major area, students also take courses from other Departments in related fields and basic sciences.

The Department also administers a two year M.Tech. interdisciplinary programme in Environmental Engineering and Management. Details of this programme are given elsewhere in this bulletin.

The Ph.D. programme offers training to the students in four areas : coursework, experimental techniques, independent analytical study, and written & oral presentation.

CURRENT COURSE STRUCTURE FOR B.TECH. STUDENTS

FOUR YEAR B.TECH. PROGRAMME

In addition to above, the student must complete the following credits :
DE 12 Credits
OE 12 Credits
HSS-2 08 Credits
SE 08 Credits
The above template is valid for Y6 and Y7 batch students or students joining later in CE. The students of
other batches must contact the DUGC Convener, CE for their course templates

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