Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it is defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including architectural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, control engineering, structural engineering, earthquake engineering, transportation engineering, forensic engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, wastewater engineering, offshore engineering, facade engineering, quantity surveying, coastal engineering, construction surveying, and construction engineering. Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.

Civil engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society, and its history is intricately linked to advances in understanding of physics and mathematics throughout history. Because civil engineering is a wide ranging profession, including several separate specialized sub-disciplines, its history is linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment, mechanics and other fields.

Programs Offered:

GKMCET Department of Civil Engineering is offering one UG and One PG program UG_ Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.E) / Started in the year 2009 PG_ Construction Management (M.E) / Started in the year 2017

Vision :

To impart knowledge and excellence in civil engineering and technology with global perspectives to our students and to make them ethically strong engineers to build our nation.


Our Department of Civil Engineering aims to provide educational, professional, ethical and intellectual knowledge that enable students, faculty and staff to contribute for the betterment of the society through teaching, research & development and consultancy services.

Programme Educational Objectives:

After the successful completion of the civil engineering programme the graduates will have:

a. Graduates will have successful career in Civil engineering profession and diversified sectors.

b. Graduates will plan, design and execute civil engineering and multidisciplinary projects to meet desire needs within realistic constraints such as financial, environmental, social,Ethical and sustainability.

c. Graduates will use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for successful engineering practice for overall development of the nation and society.

d. Graduates will excel in Profession, Higher studies and Research & Development activities.

e. An ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for successful engineering practice.

f. An ability to supervise and direct activities of civil engineering works as per rules, regulations and standards.

g. An ability to complete task to meet desire needs, within realistic constraints such as financial, environmental, social, and sustainability.

h. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

i. An ability to function on multidisciplinary project or research team.

j. An ability to communicate and interact effectively with the stakeholders.. An understanding of the elements of project management and finance.

k. An ability to recognize the need for lifelong learning to keep pace with technological advancement.

Career Prospects:

    Jobs related to Civil Engineering are as follows

  • Building control surveyor
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Highway engineer

About the Faculty:

Faculty members are from different specialization of civil engineering with a good blend of industrial as well as teaching experience.

Their sound technical knowledge helps in guiding the students in recent advances in the broad areas of civil engineering.

Our department consists of 13 Teaching faculties in that of 12 assistant professors and 1 associate professor and 2 Non – teaching faculty. All our faculties are experienced in their core areas such as

  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geo informatics
  • CAD


Total Area of the Department has a floor area of 145 sqm

Total Class room area of the department including Drawing hall 560 sqm

Get In Touch

  • Add: GKM College of Engineering & Technology G.K.M. Nagar Perungalathur (Near Tambaram) Chennai - 600 063 Tamilnadu, India
  • Tel: 044 - 2279 2411, 2279 4023, 2279 4073
  • Email:
  • Fax:+ 91 - 44 - 2279 0012