B.Tech (Civil Engineering)

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  • An ability to solve problems in mathematics and science, and to apply this knowledge towards finding solutions to civil engineering problems.                                         
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • An ability to plan, and design civil engineering systems, components or processes as per relevant codes of practice, user requirements and constraints.                   
  • An ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and graphical means in project-oriented assignments.                                                      
  • An ability to function effectively and to give directions to a multidisciplinary team.
  • An ability to develop attitudes, techniques and skills to succeed in competitive professional environment including higher studies in a global context.                    
  • An ability to be aware of historical and contemporary issues and to demonstrate the understanding of social impact of engineering solutions.                                     
  • An ability to demonstrate the knowledge of professional standards and ethical responsibilities.                                                                                                    
  • An ability to develop the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial leadership focused towards the design and implementation of sustainable civil engineering systems.       
  • An ability to recognize the need for lifelong learning and to engage in it.     

Programme Educational Objectives  (PEOs)

  1. To prepare graduates for successful careers in various domains of Civil Engineering Profession by providing a strong foundation in mathematical analysis, scientific reasoning, and sound engineering fundamentals necessary to solve practical problems.
  2. To expose graduates to emerging issues, and approaches to problem-solving, in order to meet the changing needs of the Society, and the Indian industry in areas related to civil engineering design, planning, and construction.
  3. To inculcate team-spirit, and leadership capabilities among graduates through group-based activities and projects with emphasis on planning of experiments, use of software, development of skills for interpreting results of analyses, and writing of effective technical reports.
  4. To familiarize graduates with professional issues in civil engineering including: professional ethics, issues related to the global economy; emerging technologies; and fostering of job related skills with emphasis on improved communication skills.
  5. To imbibe a spirit of inquiry among graduates in order to promote keen interest in pursuing higher studies and engineering-research.
  • M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management

  • M.Tech in Environmental Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

To prepare our graduates
I. to apply environmental engineering knowledge acquired to excel and become leaders in engineering, research, planning & consulting, industry, public health ,         regulatory agencies, policy making and education
II. to develop an ability to analyze the behavior of integrated natural and engineered environmental systems and to design and develop economically, socially and environmentally sustainable infrastructure
III. to think critically, behave ethically and to envisage the technical and social consequences of their actions
IV. to inculcate team-spirit and interpersonal and mass communication skills so as to coordinate and lead multidisciplinary engineering teams in addressing environmental issues
V. to imbibe spirit of inquiry in order to promote keen interest in pursuing higher studies and research
Program Outcomes
Ability to
A. apply the knowledge of mathematics, natural & social sciences and engineering to understand and solve environmental problems.
B. plan and conduct necessary experiments for use in analysis and design of environmental engineering systems.
C. recommend economically sustainable solutions and alternatives for an environmental engineering problem by including considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts.
D. use modern/advanced techniques, tools, and skills for environmental engineering practice and research.            
E. communicate effectively, to function with and lead/direct multidisciplinary teams and communities to achieve the goals.
F. understand concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.
G. understand ethical and societal responsibilities as environmental engineer.
H. recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in independent and reflective life-long learning.

  • M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering


(1)    An ability to independently carry out research/investigation and development work to solve practical problems.
(2)    An ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document.
(3)    Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per the specialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than the requirements in the appropriate bachelor program.
(4)    An ability to understand the behavior of geomaterials under different loading and site conditions; and think critically to evaluate problems scientifically for planning and designing of geotechnical engineering systems, components or processes as per relevant codes of practice, user requirements and constraints by using various software, modern computational tools, lab tests, field tests, fundamental theories and analytical methods.


(1)    To prepare the graduates of the program for their careers as good geotechnical engineers with professional, ethical and societal responsibilities in research, academics, construction, consultancy, design development etc. which would thereafter enable them to develop team-spirit, entrepreneurial abilities, managerial and leadership qualities.
(2)    To impart practical perspectives of geotechnical engineering in order to propose techno-economically and practical solutions to complex geotechnical problems for collaborative and multidisciplinary projects.
(3)    To groom the graduates of the program to plan, innovate, design and execute a part or whole geotechnical system with an intelligent understanding and scientific information available in the relevant books, articles and codes of practice for construction and maintenance of civil engineering structures.

  • M.Tech in Structural Engineering
Program Educational Objectives
I. To prepare graduates to deliver competent services in analysis and design of complex structural systems with a thorough the principles of engineering and theories of science
II. To train graduates to continue their professional development, nurture research attitude and lifelong learning with scientific temperament
III. To transform graduates into leaders of interdisciplinary teams that solve technological problems
IV. To inculcate graduates with qualities of high professional integrity, commitment to societal needs and sustainable development


  • M.Tech in Transportation Engineering


The Department of Civil Engineering, through its M. Tech Programme in Transportation Engineering, provides opportunities to attain knowledge, and attitude for

I. Developing necessary skill-sets for choosing a career as a professional, teacher, or researcher in the field of transportation engineering

II. Professional development that requires critical-thinking, problem-solving capabilities, engineering judgment, understanding of group dynamics, communication skills, and capability to handle modern tools and technology, that can assist in life-long learning

III. Self-learning, and research for advancing the knowledge-base in Transportation Engineering

IV. Professional practice consistent with the principles of sustainable development



The expected professional outcomes through the M. Tech Programme in Transportation Engineering include

I. Capability to apply in-depth engineering knowledge and use of modern technology in developing Transportation Systems and Facilities

II. Ability to formulate the framework for conducting complex field and laboratory studies using available tools in the effort to contribute to intellectual and creative advancement in Transportation Engineering

III. Ability to independently analyze complex problems in transportation engineering and generate sustainable solutions

IV. Ability to contribute to the development of scientific and technological knowledge-base of Transportation Engineering

V. Capability to excel in team-based endeavors in handling transportation-related projects

VI. Ability to demonstrate the application of necessary skill-sets in handling various projects in Transportation Engineering

VII. Capability to apply basic principles and practices in engineering, management and finance to excel in various fields of Transportation and Allied Engineering

VIII. Ability to realize the importance of life-long learning in the context of rapid technological advancement, and the need to acquire knowledge through reflective learning as part of learning from one’s mistakes

IX. Capability to demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical approach in all circumstances

X. Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and graphical means in preparing effective project reports

  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Earth sciences

Contact us

Prof. B R Jayalekshmi,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473041

  • Fax: +91-0824-2474033

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