Civil Engineering is a challenging and dynamic profession serving society to improve the quality of our life and the health of our social System.

It plays a significant role in safeguarding the environment and growing the economy. Civil Engineers are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and managing the built environment, more generally called the infrastructure. These can include roads, bridges, canals, dams, buildings, and more at both small scales to huge-scaled projects.


Courses in civil engineering include foundation subjects concerning designing, building and managing infrastructure elements. The program has a wide range of lab experiences that provide practical hands-on exposure. In the senior years, students can choose specialisms within the program in structural engineering, transportation engineering, Construction management, geotechnical engineering, or water resources engineering. The coursework is complemented with interventions to sharpen or develop soft skills like communication, teamwork, and critical thinking, which are essential for a successful career. From the first to the final year, students have opportunities to carry out several projects in which student teams, working with faculty/industry mentors, put their knowledge to work on a real-world issue to find innovative solutions to engineering problems. The program also offers the option of doing an internship with industry or research labs.

Course Curriculum
Course Category Civil Engineering Program Credits AICTE Guideline Credits
Humanities and Social Sciences 07 9-18
Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) 26 26-35
Engineering Sciences 32 26-35
Professional Core Courses + SS 65 52-70
Professional Elective Courses 18 18-26
Open Electives 06 09-18
Mini/ Minor project 09 18-26
Project and Seminar 14 18-26
Course - Semester III (Credits - 25)
Statistics & Integral Transforms
Building Technology & Services
Mechanics of Fluids
Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Geology
Survey Practice – I
Building Engineering Drawing
Engineering Geology Lab
Course - Semester IV (Credits - 24)
Numerical Methods & Partial Differential Equations
Structural Analysis-I
Environmental Engineering
Concrete Technology
Construction Project Management
Hydrology & Irrigation Structures
Survey Practice – II
Material Testing Lab
Course - Semester V (Credits - 21)
Structural Analysis-II
Geotechnical Engineering
Design of RCC Structures
Transportation Engineering
Advanced Project Management
Highway Laboratory
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Mini Project
Construction Simulation Practice
Course - Semester VI (Credits - 20)
Optional Program Elective 1
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Estimation and Costing
Humanities Courses
Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Computer Aided Design Laboratory
Construction Engineering & Management Lab
Minor Project
Course - Semester VII (Credits - 20)
Design of Steel Structures
Optional Program Elective 2
Optional Program Elective 3
Optional Program Elective 4
Optional Program Elective 5
Open Elective 1
Design Studio – Steel and RC Structures
Course - Semester VIII
Optional Program Elective 6
Open Elective 2
Capstone Project
Industry Internship
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The School of Civil & Environmental Engineering is dedicated to the following program objectives :

Graduates will demonstrate peer – recognized technical competency in the analysis, design and construction of civil engineering structures.

Graduates will demonstrate leadership and initiative to advance professional and organizational goals with commitment to ethical standards of profession, teamwork and respect for diverse cultural background.

Graduates will be engaged in ongoing learning and professional development through pursuance of higher education and self – study.

Graduates will be committed to creative practice of engineering and other professions in a responsible manner contributing to the socio-economic development of the society.

Programme Outcomes (POs)
  • Engineering knowledge:

    Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization for the solution of complex engineering problems.

  • Problem analysis:

    Identity, formulate, 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 public health and safety, and 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 modelling 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 teamwork:

    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 t h e 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

  • Eligibility Criteria

    Karnataka B.Tech applicants must have passed PUC (Class 12) with at least 45% of marks.

    The applicants must have studied Class 12 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Computer Science as the main subjects.

    The applicants must have a valid KCET or COMEDK UGET or JEE Main score to secure B.Tech admission in Karnataka.

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  • Fee Structure

    All fee payments during admission for the first year BE /B Arch Programs to the University shall be made online only through the University portal, which shall be supported by Admission office. Alternatively one can make fee payment by Bank demand draft in the name of “The Registrar, KLE Technological University”, payable at Hubballi.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)

Proficiency in a specialized area: Demonstrate proficiency in one of the following specialized areas of Civil Engineering

  • Construction Materials and Management
  • Structural and Geo-technical Engineering
  • Environmental, water resources and Transportation Engineering.
  • Principles of civil engineering: Ability to apply principles of civil engineering for the entire life cycle of the project ranging from initial design to the closure of the project.
  • Identify and analyse construction materials: Ability to identify and analyze various properties of construction materials and their applications in design and construction of various structures.