Overview : Civil Engineering Courses

Civil Engineering is considered as one of the oldest engineering disciplines, Civil Engineering involves planning, designing and executing structural works. The course includes a wide variety of engineering tasks including designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports, etc., thus opening a multitude of challenging career opportunities. Original research in Civil Engineering is encouraged and facilitated by research faculty.

While students at Gopalan Engineering College, Whitefield, Bangalore immerse themselves in academics, the college has a lot in store for them outside the classroom. Student life includes participation in sports, recreational & co-curricular activities and cultural.

In short, at Gopalan Engineering College, students will find an academic and social environment where everyone- from faculty members to peers help shape their future. With inputs from motivated and quality faculty our students display consistently high academic performance which has helped us to reach a pioneer as ranked amongst the top 10 Engineering colleges in Bangalore, Karnataka.

Gopalan Engineering College, Whitefield, Bangalore has state-of-the-art infrastructure, creating an environment for progressive learning and development. It also has computer and internet facilities, modern workshops, seminar halls, auditoriums, well stocked libraries, sports and games fields including indoor football and cricket ground.

Gopalan Engineering College, Whitefield, Bangalore is the best Engineering College in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Approved by AICTE, Affiliated to VTU, Recognized by Govt. of Karnataka.

Programme Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full Time

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed the second year of Pre-University or XII standard or equivalent examination and shall have secured not less than 45% in the aggregate with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with any one of the following subjects, namely, Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Biology, Electronics and Computer Science provided that, the candidate shall have studied and passed English as one of the subjects.

However, in the case of candidates from Karnataka belonging to SC/ST and other backward classes, the eligibility shall be 40% in the aggregate with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with any one of the following subjects, namely, Chemistry, Bio-technology, Biology, Electronics and Computer Science.

Programme Structure

In the First year of Civil Engineering course, all the students are divided into two groups i.e. Physics Cycle and Chemistry Cycle. The students will be studying “Engineering Mechanics”. This subject will serve as the fundamental basis and enable translating the innovative ideas into practical realities, thereby aiding in future Civil Engineering developments.

The Civil Engineering syllabus is as follows:

III Semester
  • Transform Calculus, Fourier Series and Numerical Techniques
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Basic Materials and Construction
  • Basic Surveying
  • Engineering Geology
  • Computer Aided Building Planning & Drawing
  • Building Materials Testing Laboratory
  • Kannada
IV Semester
  • Complex Analysis, Probability and Statistical Methods
  • Analysis of Determinate Structures
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Concrete Technology
  • Advanced Surveying
  • Water Supply & Treatment Engineering
  • Engineering Geology Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Machines Laboratory
  • Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law
V Semester
  • Design of RC Structural Elements
  • Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
  • Applied Geotechnical Engineering
  • Computer Aided Building Planning and Drawing
  • Professional Elective-1
  • Open Elective-1
  • Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  • Concrete and Highway Materials Laboratory
VI Semester
  • Construction Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Design of Steel Structural Elements
  • Highway Engineering
  • Water Supply and Treatment Engineering
  • Professional Elective 2
  • Open Elective 2
  • Software Application Laboratory
  • Extensive Survey Project /Camp
VII Semester
  • Municipal and Industrial Waste Water Engineering
  • Design of RCC and Steel Structures
  • Hydrology and Irrigation Engineering
  • Professional Elective 3
  • Professional Elective 4
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Computer Aided Detailing of Structures
  • Project Work Phase I +Project Work Seminar
VIII Semester
  • Quantity Surveying and Contracts Management
  • Design of Pre-stressed Concrete Elements
  • Professional Elective 5
Professional Elective-1
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Railway, Harbours, Tunneling and Airports
  • Masonry Structures
  • Theory of Elasticity
Open Elective – A
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Sustainability Concepts in Civil Engineering
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • NCC
Professional Elective-2
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Matrix Method of Structural Analysis
  • Alternative Building Materials
  • Ground Improvement Techniques
Open Elective – B
  • Water Resource Management
  • Environmental Protection and Management
  • Numerical Methods and Applications
  • Finite Element Analysis
Professional Elective-3
  • Design of Bridges
  • Ground Water & Hydraulicst
  • Design Concept of Building Services
  • Structural Dynamics
Professional Elective-4
  • Urban Transportation and Planning
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structures
  • Reinforced Earth Structures
Professional Elective-5
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Pavement Design
  • Advanced Foundation Design


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