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Minor in Civil Engineering

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.

Key Information

Civil Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Dr. Sailesh Behera
Minor Eligibilty 

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.

Mandatory courses for students enrolled in the Minor in Civil Engineering. All six (6) courses must be completed.
Course code
Engineering Mechanics

Fundamentals of Mechanics, Equivalent Force-Couple Systems, Simple Resultant, Equilibrium of 2D and 3D Systems, Truss, Friction, Methods of Virtual Work and Potential Energy,

Dynamics and Vibrations.

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Strength of Materials

Stresses and Strains, Principal stress & principal strain, Transformation of plane strain, Mohr’s circle for plane strain, Constitutive Relationships, Beam statics, Beam bending & Shear, Torsion, Buckling

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Elements of Surveying

measuring linear distances and angles, chain, compass, plane table, levelling and contouring, Area and volume calculation, Theodolite, and Electronic devices in Surveying.

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Soil Mechanics

This course is intended to provide an understanding of the nature of soil, fundamentals of mechanical behavior of soil, a concise and clear knowledge of the basic principles of soil mechanics, and awareness of the applications to geotechnical engineering problems. It provides the basic principles of the subject and illustrates how, why and with what limitations these principles can be applied in practice.
COURSE CONTENT: Soil formation and nature, Soil description and classification, Permeability and seepage, Compaction, Effective stress and pore pressure, Compressibility and consolidation, Shear Strength, Contact Pressure and stress distribution, Slope Stability.

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Transportation Engineering - I

The course presents an introduction to Transportation Engineering and focuses primarily on road transportation related issues. Main topics covered are: 

Introduction: Breadth and scope of Transportation Engineering, modes of transportation and their comparison, effect of transportation systems on economy, impact on environment; Road transport Characteristics, Classification of roads, Road development plans in India, network patterns. 
Traffic Engineering: Traffic Studies, Origin-Destination studies, speed and delay studies, accident analysis, volume studies, passenger car equivalent, etc.; Traffic control Devices, marking, Signs, Signals, Regulations; Speed-flow-density relationship, Greenshields model, signal timing estimation, capacity and Level-of-Service analysis. 
Roadway Geometry: Road, road user and vehicle characteristics, factors affecting design standards, cross-section elements, Stopping and overtaking sight distances, Road alignment, site selection, plan evaluation, Horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, design of summit and valley curves. 
Materials: Sub-grade soil, classification, group index, sub-grade soil stabilization; Aggregate, physical properties, mechanical properties, test on aggregates; Bituminous material, classification, tests on bitumen.
Pavement Design: Necessity of pavement, types of pavements & characteristics, design parameters, wheel loads and axle loads, tyre pressure, load repetitions, ESWL; rigid and flexible pavement design, stresses in rigid pavement. 
Lab Work based on various testing methods for materials such as soil, aggregates, and bitumen as well as exercises based on traffic engineering concepts.

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Optional courses for students enrolled in the Minor in Civil Engineering. At least two (2) of the five (5) listed courses must be completed.
Structural Analysis I

Structure, load, response, Force response in statically determinate structures, Displacement response in statically determinate structures, Analysis of statically indeterminate structures

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Concrete Technology

Cement, aggregate, concrete, chemical and mineral admixture, Mix design, Properties of fresh and hardened concrete, Durability and special concrete

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Sustainable Infrastructure

It has been said that “infrastructure is the backbone of nations,” and that “it is a society’s inventory of systems and facilities that allow it to function properly and smoothly.” We will walk through infrastructure topic areas – energy, water, transportation, communication, natural resources and ecology – and frame the discussion around the key issues to consider and evaluate in planning for a sustainable and resilient infrastructure. This course is an exploration into methods, materials, processes, technologies, practices, and operations which play a part in making infrastructure sustainable. The intersection between policies necessary for sustainable infrastructure and political, economical, social, societal, and cultural factors will also be examined. Class discussions will center on three of the largest challenges of our times: 1) rapid urbanization; 2) existing scarcity of basics like clean water, clean air, food and land, all of which gets exacerbated by rapid urbanization; and 3) the inability and/or unwillingness of governments to anticipate problems and plan in advance of these phenomena.

Foundation Engineering and Design

Soil mechanics for analysis and design of foundations, both shallow and deep, and of earth retaining structures. Theory of lateral earth pressure; Methods of analyses; Bearing capacity theories; Design of shallow foundations: strip footings, isolated footings, combined footings, rafts, Foundations in difficult grounds; Ground improvement techniques; Soil reinforcement.

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Estimating, Costing and Project Management

Cash Flow Analysis, Uncertainty and Risk Analysis. Various phases of Project, Project proposal, Components of planning, Objectives of planning, factors affecting planning. Job Planning: Bar diagrams and bar charts, C.P.M. , P.E.R.T. : Event identification, event time, network preparation and analysis, precedence network and cost interaction. principles of estimating. Methods of taking out quantities of items of work. Mode of measurement, measurement sheet and abstract sheet, bill of quantities.

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