Civil Engineering is the mother of all engineering disciplines – so proclaim the proud civil engineers. Serving to meet one of the three fundamental human needs (food, cloth, and shelter) the discipline has grown long beyond shelter-building basics to sky-scraping towers to high-rise dams to long-span bridges, and to odd-shaped roof structures. To-day’s hi-tech Civil engineers are not content with designing and building ordinary-looking houses and roads of the yore, but want to create ‘Designer’ structures that will Challenge their synthesis skill and speak of their profession. The Department of Civil Engineering in SBM Engineering College recognizes the need of the time and provides for the engineering enterprise in the field.The department is well-established in every sense of the word.The human resource, namely, the faculty, is rich in qualification and high in caliber.
The physical resource, namely, the laboratories, is complete in equipment and modern in deployment.The teaching resource, namely, the books, models, and charts, are abundant in number and selective in quality. All put together effectively by the rigorous curriculum delivery of the college, it is ensured that the students of Civil engineering go out as excellent professionals that our fast-progressing country urgently requires.
Since inception, the Department of Civil Engineering has been imparting knowledge in ‘General Engineering Concepts’ and ‘Studies’ in ‘Civil Engineering’. With the concurrent acquisition of technical skills in labs, inspiration and awakening of the young minds by vibrant teachers, the students are engaged intellectually, in the college. These critical contributions lead the students to explore and discover the wonders of their minds, which in turn synergize together and enable the students, transform themselves to become true engineers and technologists. Irrespective of their branch of study for specialization, students are guided in the first year to explore new ideas through original thinking and discover new layers of knowledge and abilities, in Mathematics, Sciences and in Engineering and Technology. With character, dedication, brilliance, effectiveness and enthusiasm, they become capable and also analytical in their approach and transform themselves as Engineering Professionals of the future, with ethics.
Beyond these basics, study of Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Solid Mechanics, Environmental Engineering and Sciences being relevant for Civil Engineering and Technology, are taught in the First Year, Second Year, Third Year and in Final Year of study with a focus as per syllabus of Anna University.
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Civil students visited Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board(CMWSSB), Chembarambakkam on 15.09.2017. They have learned about the capacity of tank, height of the tank, grade of concrete used and the design layout of the tank.
Civil students visited College Campus Temple Construction (RVS) on 29.08.2017. Students are clearing doubts regarding the historical architecture for constructing a temple with Prof. Jeyavelu.