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Department of Civil Engineering

The pioneer of all studies is considered as engineering of which Civil engineering is considered as "The mother of Engineering". The Civil Engineering department was established in the year 2001 with the aim for the development of public and private sectors which directly influences the growth of the nation. Post graduate Course M.E (Construction Engineering and Management) was started in the year 2011. The department is recognized as a research centre by Anna University and the (best civil engineering college in Tamil Nadu). Currently, there are 3 research supervisors and around 20 research scholars are pursuing research in diverse fields of Civil Engineering. The department is bestowed with highly qualified faculty members to inculcate best education to the students. The department has excellent experimental and computational facilities to carry out research in intact areas of Civil Engineering. The department also ensures that the students have the opportunity to work with the latest equipment in the laboratories. Our department has produced several university rank holders. Many of our alumni hold prestigious positions in various academic institutions, industrial and government organizations.


HOD's Desk

Warm greetings from the Department of Civil Engineering at Jerusalem College of Engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2001 and has grown into a full-fledged department with PG specialization in Construction Management. It is also a Research Centre. For the past 18 years, we have extended our expertise and competence in the core Civil Engineering curriculum and research. The curriculum of our department is science-based Engineering. The primary focus of our curriculum is to impart technical skills, promote their problem solving skills and innovating new technologies. Our faculty members have excellent academic credentials, publications and serve as a reviewer of national and international journals. The department is striving to foster a strong partnership with the industries in order to meet the market challenges. We welcome you to the Department of Civil Engineering as undergraduate, post graduate or research scholar. I wish all the members of this family to attain great success in future endeavours.

Vision of the Department

To become center of Excellence that brings out technically competent Civil Engineers with moral and ethical values, inculcating applied research innovation for industrial and societal needs...

Mission of the Department

  • To impart quality education through innovative teaching method.
  • Enhancing and enriching the students’ knowledge with latest technological advancements.
  • To promote consultancy for industrial and social needs through innovative projects and research.
  • To train and expose the students to meet the challenges at international level and to sustain as entrepreneurs.


Civil engineering is versatile range of positions and projects. A Civil Engineering Career is one the most searched, most discussed and probably the hottest topic in terms of job availability in today’s time in most of the countries around the globe.. In which you can choose your specializations such as structural, environmental, geotechnical and transportation engineering all entitle challenging, constantly changing work environments and require creativity, adaptability, good problem-solving skills and ability to think one’s feet. In wide to spectrum of challenges, the of projects civil engineers can work below the surface delivering tunnels, underground railways and energy and water supplies as well as above the surface creating roads, bridges, stadium, hospitals and many more.

As civil engineer, you can likely to be constantly on the move sharing your time between the site, the office and perhaps even different geographical locations.

Course Outline

Civil engineering course curriculum might differ across colleges, institute and Universities. However, the fundamentals of the programme remain the same. This course deals with the construction, design, and maintenance of structures and works like tunnels, bridges, buildings, canals, waterworks, airports, sewage systems, waterways and canals, highways and railroads, dams and powerhouses, sewage disposal system, water treatment, ports, harbors, docks, etc.

The major highlights of this course:

Course Level : Undergraduate
Duration : 4 years
Examination Type : Semester type
Eligibility : 10+2
Admission Process : Merit-based or Entrance-based
Top recruiting organizations : BSNL, BHEL, IOCL, MNTL, NTPC
Top recruiting areas : Civil Engineering companies, Water resources, Engineering Transportation companies, Tunnel Engineering companies, Educational Institutes, Construction companies
Top job profiles : Civil Engineer, Architect, Technical Officer, Manager, Business analyst, Assistant Executive Engineer
Course Fee : INR 1 to 20 Lacs
Average Starting Salary : INR 2 to 25 Lacs

A semester-wise syllabus for B.E. Civil Engineering is given below. The syllabus may vary from one college to other.

Semester I Semester II
Mathematics Engineering Chemistry
Engineering Mechanics Computer Programming
Engineering Graphics Surveying
Humanities Basic Engineering Workshop
Engineering Physics Strength of Materials
Semester III Semester IV
Building Technology Civil Engineering Drawing
Electrical Engineering Electronics and Instrumentation Open channel hydraulic machinery
Structural Analysis Geotechnical Engineering
Fluid mechanics Transportation engineering
Engineering Geology Fluids laboratory
Semester V Semester VI
Environmental Engineering Numerical Methods and Operations Research
Irrigation Engineering Advanced Structural Design
Engineering Economics and Principles of Management Advanced Foundation Design
Design of Hydraulic Structures Ground Water Hydrology
Design and Drawing of RC structures Building Maintenance
Semester VII Semester VIII
Advanced Surveying and Remote Sensing Earth and Rockfill Dam Engineering
Quantity Surveying and Valuation Coastal Engineering and Marine Structures
Architecture and Town Planning Environmental Pollution Control Engineering
Transportation Engineering Finite Element Method
Construction Engineering and Management Advanced Mathematics



They get recruited by Construction Firms, Defence Force Developments Boards Municipal Boards, etc. They work in public and private sectors in all branches of Design, Construction, Maintenance of roads, highways, bridges, dams, canals, docks, airports, housing complexes and in quality testing laboratories, Military and Defence services and as consultants.

With the salary package: 3-5lakh per annum

Higher Studies & Opportunities

Candidates who like to study masters in civil engineering can further go for further study. This course helps candidates to learn more about civil engineering. You can give it a try. go for M.E. or M.Tech in Civil Engineering with a specialization of your choice. After your M. Tech or M.E., you can also start your career in the construction sector. You can also start your career in academics as if you have an interest in teaching.

The following are the specializations to choose from for M.E & M.Tech post-graduation degree course.

  • Structural Engineering
  • Environment Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • Geo-informatics
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering

Management Degree (MBA):

You can as well attempt for the CAT examination with your engineering degree. If you are fortunate enough, you may get into some. If you wish to shift to management after Civil engineering, you can as well give a thought on Construction Management, Project Management, Real Estate Management, Infrastructure Finance & Management, and other related management programmes.

Department Contact Info

Civil Engineering

Velachery main road,
Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai,
Chennai- 600 100

044-2246 1404/ 0131

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

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