The department of civil engineering was incepted way back in 1952. This department offers undergraduate programs (both full time and part time). The department also offers ME Structural Engineering and ME Environmental Engineering.
Corrosion Engineering is the application of science and art to prevent or control corrosion damage in a safe and economical manner. This laboratory is established for conducting experiments on corrosion and durability performance of concrete and steel. The primary activities include experimental studies on model under various environmental conditions. This laboratory serves a wide spectrum of activities covering those related to teaching, research and consultancy activities.
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
This laboratory has been established in the Department of Civil Engineering to support Teaching, Research and Consultancy activities and to develop technical solutions to various Environmental issues in a sustainable manner to safeguard the ecosystem. This laboratory is equipped with sophisticated instruments like UV Spectrophotometer, Flue Gas analyser and High Volume Sampler to analyse the Physical, Chemical and Biological characteristics of Water, Wastewater and Air. This laboratory also has facilities to determine the concentration of heavy metals in ppb levels and the calorific value of solid and liquid.
The Computer laboratory of Civil Engineering Department has highly sophisticated server and personal computer systems of Intel Core i7 processors and all other hardware and software accessories. The laboratory is equipped with softwares such as STAAD PRO Vi8, SAP 2000, ETABS V 9.7.4, GEO 4, NISA FEM Package, STRUDS, RCDC Detailing Software for drawing, detailing, modeling and analysis and design of Civil Engineering structures. The total number of computers available in the laboratory is forty. Well equipped furniture, air-conditioning system, multimedia projectors, LAN and broadband internet facility are available. The laboratory aims at excel in the latest trends and developments in the Civil Engineering with the help of the computation technology. The structural design consultancy works are periodically undertaken with help of the laboratory.
Strength of materials laboratory
This lab has an impressive arrangement of imported machines mostly from Switzerland, UK, Germany and USA in addition to Indian machines. It is the best and biggest kind of laboratory of this kind in the south of Tamilnadu. This laboratory is well equipped to offer an excellent practical training to the students.
In this laboratory facilities are available for students to have awareness on quality, consistency and setting time of cement; quality and grading of fine and course aggregates; quality and strength of tiles, etc., and on their properties including mix designs.
This laboratory provides strong foundation to the students in soil investigations like compaction, shearing strength, stress distribution, permeability, particle size distribution etc.,