Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

    Programs & Courses

    B.E. Civil Engineering Programme
    The semester-wise pattern for students admitted to integrated first degree, B.E. Civil Programme are as follows:
     Year      First Semester     Second Semester
     First Year 

    Biology laboratory

    General Biology

    Chemistry Laboratory

    General Chemistry

    Mathematics I

    Physics Laboratory

    Mechanics, Oscillations & Waves

    Engineering Graphics

    Mathematics II

    Workshop Practice

    Computer Programming

    Electrical Sciences

    Technical Report Writing

    Probability and Statistics


     Second Year      

    Mathematics lll

    Humanities Electives

    Mechanics of Solids

    Fluid Mechanics


    Civil Engineering Materials

    Principles of Economics or Principles of Management

    Humanities Electives

    Analysis of Structures

    Construction Planning & Technology

    Soil Mechanics

    Highway Engineering

    Environmental Studies

     Third Year

    Open/Humanities Electives

    Design of reinforced  Concrete Structures

    Hydraulic Engineering

    Foundation Engineering

    Discipline Electives

    Open/Humanities Electives

    Water & Waste Water Treatment

    Engineering Hydrology

    Design of Steel Structures

    Discipline Electives

     Fourth Year

          Open Electives

    Practice School – II    or

    Thesis or  Thesis and Electives


    List of Discipline Elective Courses: 
    • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Civil Engg.
    • Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
    • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    • Green Buildings and Energy Conservation 
    • Airport, Railways and Waterways
    • Computational Geomechanics
    • Operation Research for Engineers
    • Disaster Management 
    • Advanced Structural Design 
    • Design of Prestressed Concrete Structure 
    • Multicriterion Decision Making in Engg. and Management
    • Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
    • Geotechnical Earthquake Engg. and Machine Foundation
    • Introduction to Bridge Engineering
    • Analysis and Design of FRP Reinforced Concrete Structures
    • Urban Hydrology 
    • Geosynthetics and Reinforced Soil Structure
    • System Modeling and Analysis
    • Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Design of Foundation Systems
    M. E. Civil with Specialization in Infrastructure Engineering and Management Programme
    The semester-wise pattern for students admitted to M.E. Civil with Specialization in Infrastructure Engineering and Management programme are as follows:


     Year      First Semester     Second Semester
     First Year 
    Fundamentals of Systems

    Transportation Systems Planning and Management

    Water Resources Planning and Management

    Construction Management 

    Infrastructure Planning and Management 

    Research Practice



     Second Year      





    Dissertation  Or

    Practice School



    List of Discipline Elective Courses: 
    • Financing Infrastructure Projects
    • Rural Infrastructure Planning
    • Project Planning & Management
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Selection of Construction Equipment and Modelling
    • Construction Project Control Systems
    • Design of Construction Operation
    • Topics in Environmental Engineering
    • Advanced Computational Techniques
    • Multicriteria Analysis in Engineering
    • Waste Management Systems
    • Transportation Economics and Finance
    • Pavement Design & Analysis
    • Pavement Design, Maintenance and Management
    • Urban Mass Transit Planning, Operations and Management
    • Systems Approach to Water Resources Modelling
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Principles of Geographical Information System
    • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
    • Advanced Composite Materials for Structures
    • Airport Planning & Design
    • Advanced Concrete Technology
    • Stochastic Methods in Civil Engineering
    • Structural Health Assessment and Rehabilitation
    • Computer Aided Analysis and Design in Civil Engineering
    • Prestressed Concrete
    • Bridge Engineering
    • Design of Multi-storey Structures
    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Design of Foundation for Dynamic Loads


    Ph.D. Programme
    The Department of Civil Engineering at BITS Pilani, Dubai campus offers the most advanced degree: the Ph.D. program. Our Ph.D. program is fundamentally driven by independent research, closely supervised by our experienced faculty. This research can be conducted using our cutting-edge in-house facilities or via collaborative channels. The choice of the research topic remains flexible, depending on the candidate's interests, its pertinence to the chosen discipline, the potential for innovation, and practical viability considering the available resources and time constraints.
    Our Ph.D. candidates are expected to conduct top-tier research, present their findings at both national and international conferences, publish their work in renowned peer-reviewed journals, and cultivate the networking skills necessary for collaborative research development. Before graduation, a minimum of two publications in International repute are required, culminating in a final Ph.D. dissertation seminar evaluated by an external examiner.
    Comprehensive profiles of all our faculty members, along with their specific research interests, can be found in the department faculty section. Also, check out the department research brochure