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B.Tech - Civil Engineering at GNA University, Punjab

Civil Engineering is the second oldest branch of engineering and still coming up with flying colors.

B.Tech. Civil Engineering

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With the ever-increasing development in infrastructure, Civil Engineering has become an acid in field of engineering. Civil engineering is a professional engineering that embrace design, construction and maintenance of naturally built environment including roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society, and its history is intricately linked to advances in understanding of physics and mathematics throughout history. Civil engineers have been serving the construction industry and rural community through dissemination of knowledge and technical services since ancient times. Civil Engineering is the second oldest branch of engineering and still coming up with flying colors. It is a diverse branch which further splits into a number of sub-disciplines such as hydraulics, management and construction, structures, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and many more.

In modern era, scope of Civil Engineering has further widened with advancement in technology and research oriented studies. Civil engineers render technical advice on live engineering problems to various Government and Private Sector companies throughout country. Civil Engineers have multiple career opportunities in abroad also where they deal with research responsive to global challenges. Civil engineers have excelled in Industrial research and consultancy with appropriate national and international linkages and met the highest standards. Further the civil engineers can pursue their academics and aim for research oriented doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. The buildings like Burj Khalifa standing 828 meters high are magnificent illustrations of the extremes of civil engineering. Civil Engineering has been an ever trending field of engineering that has been serving and will serve the nation and world forever.

Program Highlights

  • An ability to design a structure, components, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, health and safety and sustainability in design.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice and disseminate new knowledge.
  • Apply knowledge and technical expertise in building, analyzing, testing, operating and maintaining civil through relevant industry standards and code of practices.
  • Designing and load estimation for domestic and industrial installation, roads and drawing layouts for piping and building automation.
  • Conducts standard tests and measurements, and conducts, analyze and interpret experiments.

Semester Wise Subjects

Semester 1

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Basic Concepts in Chemistry
2 Calculus and Linear Algebra
3 Programming for Problem Solving
4 Engineering Drawing 2D
5 English Communication
6 Chemistry Laboratory
7 Programming for Problem Solving Lab
8 Workshop Practices
9 Communication Skill Laboratory
10 Environmental Science

Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Introduction to Basic Physics
2 Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations and Complex Variables
3 Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering
4 Engineering Drawing 3D
5 Business Communication
6 Introduction to Basic Physics Laboratory
7 Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering Laboratory
8 Manufacturing Practices Laboratory
9 Business Communication Lab

Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Strength of Materials
2 Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
3 Building Material & Construction
4 Strength of Materials Laboratory
5 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics laboratory
6 Computer-aided Civil engineering drawing laboratory
7 Constitution of India
8 Summer Training
9 Honour Elective / Minor Elective

Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Engineering Surveying
2 Structural Analysis
3 Irrigation Engineering
4 Transform & Discrete Mathematics
5 Human Values and Professional Ethics
6 Engineering Surveying Laboratory
7 Structural analysis Laboratory
8 open Elective
9 Honour Elective / Minor Elective

Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Soil Mechanics
2 Design of Concrete Structures
3 Transportation Engineering
4 Civil engineering- societal and global impact
5 Survey Camp
6 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
7 Design of Concrete Structures Laboratory
8 Transportation Engineering Laboratory
9 Elective-I
10 Honour Elective / Minor Elective

Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Design of Steel Structures
2 Water Supply Engineering
3 Advanced Structural Analysis
4 Elective – II
5 Elective – III
6 Minor Project
7 Design of Steel Structures Laboratory
8 Water Supply Engineering Laboratory
9 Open Elective
10 Honour Elective / Minor Elective

Semester 7

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Advanced reinforced concrete design
2 Elective-IV
3 Elective-V
4 Elective-VI
5 Major Project
6 Open Elective
7 Computer aided structural design and analysis Laboratory
8 Honour Elective / Minor Elective

Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title
1 Elective – VII
2 Elective – VIII
3 Energy Science and Engineering
4 Industrial Defined Project
5 Honour Elective / Minor Elective

Core Elective – I

Course Code Course Title
BCE541 Hydrology and water resources engineering
BCE542 Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology
BCE543 Advanced Construction techniques
BCE544 Construction Planning and Orientation

Core Elective – II & III

Course Code Course Title
BCE641 Geomatics engineering
BCE642 GPS surveying
BCE643 Concrete Composite Material
BCE644 Smart city and urban planning
BCE645 Foundation engineering
BCE646 Material, testing And Evaluation.
BCE647 Forensic Civil Engineering
BCE648 Industrial Waste Management

Core Elective – IV,V,VI

Course Code Course Title
BCE741 Advanced steel structure design
BCE742 Bridge Engineering
BCE743 Structural Dynamic
BCE744 Railway and airport engineering
BCE745 Urban Planning and sustainable development
BCE746 Design and construction of pavement
BCE747 Reinforced earth and geotextiles
BCE748 Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundation
BCE749 Construction Engineering and Project Management

Core Elective – VII,VIII

Course Code Course Title
BCE841 Estimation and costing professional practice
BCE842 Wastewater engineering
BCE843 Pre-stressed concrete engineering
BCE844 Earthquake Resistant structures
BCE845 Ground improvement techniques
BCE846 Repair and rehabilitation of structures
BCE847 Advanced irrigation engineering

Professional Electives Courses(Open)

Course Code Course Title
EPI031 Economic Policies in India
MSE032 Metro system & engineering
WPM035 Water Pollution and its Management
BCS036 Geo-informatics
BCS037 Cyber Laws & IPR
BCS038 Global warming and climate change
SCI033 Soil Chemistry and its impact
BCS034 Geographical Information System

Open Electives

Course Code Course Title
BME031 Electric and Hybrid Vehicle
BME032 Industrial Engineering
BME033 Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics
BME034 Basic Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
BME035 Energy Conservation
BME036 Solar Energy Utilisation
BME037 Material Handling System
BME038 Production and Operation management
BME039 Non-Destructive Testing
BMA031 Object Oriented Programming
BMA032 LAN and Networking
BMA033 Computer Architecture
BMA034 Electronic Devices and Circuits
BMA035 Electrical Machines and Power Systems
BMA037 Entrepreneurship
BMA038 Database Management System
BMA039 Management Information System
BEE031 Advance Programming with MATLAB
BEE032 Industrial Robotics and control
BEE033 Network Securities
BEE034 Artificial Intelligence
BEE036 Internet of Things
BEE037 Biomedical Instrumentation
BEE038 Nano electronics
BEE039 Composite Materials
BAE031 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
BAE032 Aircraft Materials
BCS731 Biometric Security
BCS732 Project Management & Entrepreneurship
BCS733 E-business
BCS734 Geographical Information System
BCS831 Computer Forensics
BCS832 Geo-informatics
BCS833 Computer Human Interaction
BCS834 Security in Computing
BCS835 Cyber law and IPR
BCS836 Green Computing
BCS837 Signals and Systems
BCS838 Expert System
BCE031 Water pollution and its management
BCE032 global warming and Climate Change
BCE033 Disaster Management and Mitigation
BCE034 Soil Chemistry and its impact
BCE035 Energy engineering technological and management
BCE036 Renewable energy technology
BCE037 Industrial pollution prevention and control
BCE038 Numerical method

Minor Engineering

Keeping in view the interests of the student, we at GNA University, offer the student to choose multiple domains in engineering. Students may opt for a secondary field of engineering as Minor Engineering from 3rd semester, along with their primary chosen field. In order to have an additional Minor Engineering, a student must earn additional minimum 20 credits in the chosen field of minor engineering.

B. Tech. Honors

A student will be eligible to get Engineering degree with Honours, if he/she completes an additional 20 credits. These could be acquired through MOOCs/NPTEL courses subject to approval by the Dean/Head of the Faculty of Engineering Design and Automation.

Career Opportunities

  • Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 6 percent over the next ten years, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As current U.S. infrastructure experiences growing obsolescence, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair, and upgrade bridges, roads, levees, dams, airports, buildings, and other structures.
  • A growing population likely means that new water systems will be required while, at the same time, aging, existing water systems must be maintained to reduce or eliminate leaks. In addition, more waste treatment plants will be needed to help clean the nation's waterways. Civil engineers will continue to play a key part in all of this work.
  • The work of civil engineers will be needed for renewable-energy projects. Thus, as these new projects gain approval, civil engineers will be further involved in overseeing the construction of structures such as wind farms and solar arrays.
  • Although state and local governments continue to face financial challenges and may have difficulty funding all projects, some delayed projects will have to be completed to build and maintain critical infrastructure, as well as to protect the public and the environment.

  • Still confused about which course to choose, check our Guide To Choose Best Engineering Branch For Future Goals


Job options after doing civil engineering are :


Architects plan and design houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures.

Civil Engineering Designers

Civil engineering designers help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

Construction Managers

Construction managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish.

Environmental Engineers

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.

Landscape Architects

Landscape architects design parks and the outdoor spaces of campuses, recreational facilities, businesses, private homes, and other open areas.

Structural Engineers

Structural engineers design, develop and build the structure. Structural engineers calculate the rigidity, stability of built structures for buildings.


Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects..

Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and regional planners develop land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth, and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Government Sector

Most of the jobs for Civil Engineers are in Govt. Sector., Railways, CPWD, MES, NHAI, and CWC are central organizations. Urban development authorities like DDA, GDA recruit large numbers of civil engineers.

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