Keeping the interdisciplinary nature of the university in mind, the Department of Civil Engineering offers a minor program to all students. Students from any department can enroll for a Minor in Civil Engineering at the beginning of their second year, provided they meet the requirements.
Students enrolled in any four-year undergraduate program in Shiv Nadar University are eligible for a minor in Civil Engineering, as long as they complete the requisite courses. Some of the courses required for the Minor may have one or more first-year Engineering Science courses as a prerequisite, and students who wish to do a minor in Civil Engineering must have taken and cleared those courses. Applications for enrollment in the Minor are accepted at the beginning of a student's second-year at Shiv Nadar University.
The Minor program in Civil Engineering is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the basics of Civil Engineering. Although the number of departmental courses in the Minor program is much less than those done by Major students, the Minor courses are selected such that students get exposure to the core facets of contemporary Civil Engineering, and attain a basic level of competence.
Students enrolled in the Minor must complete a mix of courses offered by the Department of Civil Engineering. Students enrolled in the Minor must earn a total of 30-32 credits -- 24 credits for six (6) mandatory courses, and 6 to 8 credits (depending on the courses selected) for two (2) of the five (5) optional courses offered for the Minor program. Students may select to do Elective courses offered to Major students instead of one or both of the optional courses with the permission of the Department of Civil Engineering. All courses must be cleared with a grade of C or better.