Civil Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, or public works, as they are related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes. Most Civil Engineering today deals with power plants, bridges, roads, railways, structures, water supply, irrigation, the natural environment, sewer, flood control, transportation and traffic. In essence, Civil Engineering may be regarded as the profession that makes the world a more agreeable place to live in. The Department of Civil Engineering at SVS College of Engineering was established in the year 2010 with an intake of 60 and the intake has been increased to 120 from the academic year 2012-13. The B.E (CE) Program is duly approved by the AICTE and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The Department also offers M.E. in Structural Engineering from the academic year 2014-15. The strength of the department lies with its well qualified and dedicated faculty, skilled supporting staff, well established laboratories, excellent infra structure and disciplined & hardworking students. The areas of expertise of the faculty members include Finite element analysis, Bio-mineralization in concrete, remote sensing and GIS, Concrete technology, Structural analysis and design, Solid waste management, Water and waste water management, Water resource management etc.
The Department of Civil Engineering is equipped with Concrete and Highway Laboratory, Fluid Mechanics and Machineries Laboratory, Strength of Materials Laboratory, Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Survey Laboratory, CAD Laboratory and Structural Engineering Laboratory. Department is also equipped with departmental library with significant volumes of text books, internet facility with Wi-Fi network, modern software tools for Building Information Modeling and Design. The department takes active role in arranging Expert lectures, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences as well as Industrial visits and internships for benefit of the students. National level student symposium-INNOWAR is conducted yearly. Value added courses are conducted regularly for the benefit of students. Internships, Implant training and Industrial Visits are also arranged for the students to gain practical knowledge.
Students are encouraged to take up industrial projects. Moreover the students are motivated to present papers in student seminars, Symposiums, Conferences etc. Staff members are motivated to present papers in International, National conferences and publish papers in reputed journals. The Civil Engineering Association also conducts guest lectures on latest trends in Civil Engineering. The department has dedicated library for the benefit of the students and staff members. Nature Club and VE Engineers club actively organizes events for the interested students. The Department also publishes monthly News letter CREATOR show casing the achievements of faculty and students. IGS Coimbatore student chapter is established in the department in association with Indian Geotechnical Society, Coimbatore chapter. The department is also an annual member of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, Coimbatore. Students are also guided to receive memberships from Indian Society of Technical Education. Students are motivated and enrolled in NPTEL and Spoken Tutorial Online courses from IIT’s.