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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Introduction to Civil Engineering Profession

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course introduces the civil engineering profession and the degree programme to first year students and prospective students. The different disciplines of civil engineering are briefly explained, along with the pre-requisites, scope and opportunities. Career prospects and novel/emerging areas are also presented. This should be a compulsory first course in civil engineering to present the perspective for the undergraduate students. INTENDED AUDIENCE : 1st year civil engineering studentsPREREQUISITES : High school educationINDUSTRY SUPPORT : NILL


Week 1: What is Civil Engineering? Different disciplines of civil engineering. Scope and prospects. Heritage structures, architecture Week 2: Environmental Engineering. Prevention of environmental impact. Pollution, waste and water treatment Week 3: Geotechnical Engineering. Soil mechanics and foundations. Hydraulics and water resources Week 4: Construction Materials and Methods. Infrastructure Engineering. Sustainability. Week 5: Structural Engineering. Analysis, design and modelling Week 6: Highway Engineering. Traffic Engineering and Planning Week 7: Automation and Robotics in Construction. Water Security. Week 8: Novel areas. Career Prospects

Taught by

Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Prof. Subhadeep Banerjee



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