Civil Engineering at Shiv Nadar University (SNU) aims to be a global leader in developing engineering solutions to societal-scale challenges. The practice of Civil engineering is in transition, but traditional Civil engineering programs in India have been slow to adapt, providing a window for the Civil engineering program at SNU to create a distinct identity.
Civil Engineering is regarded as the oldest and most diverse branch of engineering with close association to the design, construction and maintenance of natural and built environment, including facilities. The Department of Civil Engineering at Shiv Nadar University (SNU) is thriving under the aegis of the School of Engineering. The department is determined to impart essential and contemporary knowledge of Civil engineering domain to its undergraduate (UG) students in order to train them as skilled, dynamic and critical thinkers to lead the country’s development.
The department aims to develop scientific rigor and professional expertise in these UG students through its wide spectrum of core and elective courses dispersed throughout the UG i.e. Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) course work. The undergraduate curriculum has been designed to mold the UG students into excellent professional engineers by training them to different aspects of Civil engineering through modern technological, analytical and computational courses. Along with theoretical courses, the availability of state-of-art laboratories, computational facilities and interaction with industry experts ensure the all-round technological development of UG students. Further, the Civil engineering department has highly skilled faculty members with diverse backgrounds to nurture these talented students.
National Education Policy – 2020 recognizes that “mathematics and mathematical thinking will be very important for India’s future and India’s leadership role in the numerous upcoming fields and professions”. Therefore, post-Covid-19 the world is undergoing rapid changes in the educational landscape. Current developments in technology are rapidly driving local, national and global changes leading to a progressively integrated and complex world. In order to meet the challenges arising in our interconnected world, the faculty of Department of Civil engineering at SNU has realized the need to revitalize our current B. Tech. course work towards a system based pedagogical approach. In order to address the learning needs of our students, the Civil engineering faculty has proposed the inclusion of UG courses on emerging and disruptive technologies such as Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Sensing (RS).