Elements of Civil Engineering (2110004)   Old Code : 110004

Syllabus

Sr. Topics Teaching Hours Module Weightage
1
Introduction:

Branches of Civil Engineering, Scope of Civil Engineering, Role of Civil Engineer in Society. Impact of infrastructural development on economy of country.

2
6 %
2
Surveying, Leveling and Mapping:

Introduction:
Definition of Surveying, Aims and applications, Fundamental principles of surveying, Classification of surveying, Plans and maps, Scales, Units of measurement.


Linear Measurement:
Methods, Instruments used in chain surveying, Selection of stations, Chaining, Ranging, Offsetting, Errors in chaining and correction, Conventional symbols.


Angular Measurement:
Instruments used, Types of compass, Types of meridians and bearings, Measurement of bearings, computation of angles. Compass traversing and correction of bearings for local attraction.


Leveling:
Aims and applications, Definition of various terms, Instruments for leveling, Methods of leveling, Recording observations in level-book, Computing reduced levels by HI and rise & fall method, Definition of contour, Characteristics of contours of different terrains and application of contour maps, Introduction to planimeter, introduction to Global positioning system(GPS),remote sensing(RS) and Geographical information system(GIS)

21
42 %
3
Building Materials and Construction:

Materials:
Introduction to construction materials like Stone, Bricks, Lime, Cement, Timber, Sand, Aggregates, Mortar, Concrete and bitumen.


Construction:
Classification of buildings, Types of loads acting on buildings, Building components and their functions and nominal dimensions.

9
20 %
4
Building Planning and Drawing:

Definition and concept of plan of a simple residential building, Elementary principles and basic requirements for building planning, elevation and section of a residential building.

6
12 %
5
Water Resources:

Hydrologic cycle, water use and its conservation, Introduction to dams, weirs, barrages and check dams.

5
10 %
6
Transportation Engineering:

Role of transportation in national development, Modes of transportation, Introduction to road traffic and traffic control, Introduction to mass transportation system.

5
10 %