Civil Engineering -> Overview

The Civil Engineering Department was started in the year 1962 as one of the first branches in P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya with an intake of 40. The department has carved a niche for itself by offering the most competent instructional programs to the students. The department is running an undergraduate programme with an intake of 120 and it has started PG in CAD Structures with an intake of 18 in the year 2006. The department has been recognized as research centre under VTU, Belgaum.

The department is accredited by NBA, New Delhi for five years (2004-2009), for three years from (2017-2020) and again accredited for three years from (2020-2023). The department is well equipped with laboratories, computing facilities, independent library and other infrastructure. The department has well qualified and experienced teaching faculties. The department also takes up consultancy work pertaining to planning, structural designs of buildings, testing of materials, soil investigation


To attain Excellence in imparting quality civil engineering education to meet the societal needs.

  • Impart civil engineering and managerial skills with state of art infrastructure, competent and committed faculty using outcome based educational curriculum.
  • Promote research, project management and consultancy.
  • Inculcate professional ethics, leadership qualities and entrepreneurial skills to meet the societal needs.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates of the program will be able to

  • PEO1: Apply technical competence in the field of Civil Engineering with a strong background in basic science and mathematics.
  • PEO2: Analyse and interpret data to design or evaluate civil engineering systems to satisfy societal needs with the use of modern tools including higher education.
  • PEO3: Analyse and interpret data to design or evaluate civil engineering systems to satisfy societal needs with the use of modern tools including higher education.
Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The Program specific outcomes have been derived from the PSC's defined by ASCE.

By the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students will be able to:

  • PSO1: Apply knowledge of basic science to analyze and solve problems in the core area of Civil Engineering such as Structural, Geotechnical, Transportation, Environmental, Hydraulics and Water resources engineering.
  • PSO2: Analyze, Plan, design, quality assessment and cost estimate of Civil Engineering structures with professional ethics.
  • PSO3:Work in a consulting organization or can be an entrepreneur to investigate and supervise Civil Engineering structures using modern tools and technology to provide sustainable solutions to meet the societal needs.