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Universal College of Engineering & Technology

Approved by AICTE, Affiliated to Gujarat Technological University

Degree and Diploma Engineering College

Civil Engineering

About Civil Department

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built infrastructure for fulfillment of basic needs of human race including Transportation, Communication, Energy production, Religious, Cultural, Sports and Community and Social and Developmental activities like bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.

The Department of Civil Engineering offers undergraduate and diploma graduate program in Civil Engineering since 2010.  The department  has  qualified  faculties  of  national  repute,  who  are  carrying  out  various academic,  research  and  development  activities.

Department has well equipped laboratories and a computer center with LAN facilities. Department  has  a  strong  desire  of  forging  innovative  alliance  with  the  industry  and  R&D  institutions to achieve academic excellence, along with up-to-date training  on  current  construction  practices.  Engineering  Students  are  getting  knowledge  of  construction  during  course  of  studies  so that they can be prepared as able civil engineers.

The department has 12 well equipped laboratories attached to different divisions for conducting teaching, research activities.

Degree Department Intake
BE Civil Engineering 180
Diploma Civil Engineering 120

These laboratories are :

1. Engineering Mechanics Laboratory
2. Strength of Material Laboratory
3. Concrete Technology Laboratory
4. Surveying Laboratory
5. Geology and Applied Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
6. Earthquake Engineering Laboratory
7. Environmental and Waste water Laboratory
8. Highway Engineering Laboratory
9. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
10. Computer Lab
11. Civil Engineering workshop

The faculty members are actively engaged in consultancy upgrading their knowledgebase by publishing technical papers, in journals of repute, presenting their work at national and international conferences. Some of the faculty members have been honored with best paper awards in the past.
The graduates coming out from the Institute are well prepared with knowledge and technical information, refined with professional touch, are capable of undertaking the Civil Engineering jobs to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
Overall, the civil engineering department presents a small picture but fully dedicated and devoted faculty contributing to the all round growth of students, institute, and society.

Engineering Mechanics Laboratory

The goal of this Engineering Mechanics course is to expose students to problems in mechanics as applied to plausibly real-world scenarios. Engineering Mechanics is a process to analyse a structural system to predict its responses and behaviours by using physical laws and mathematical equations. The main objective of structural analysis is to determine internal forces, stresses and deformations of structures under various load effects. The laboratory of structural engineering in civil department is well equipped with all the required instruments and equipment that are helpful in the overall understanding and practical knowledge of the students.

The main purpose of any structure is to support the loads coming on it by properly transferring them to the foundation. The computation of internal and external forces and displacements produced by application of loads to make the structure safe. Detailed analysis is to be performed to determine the bending moments, shear forces, axial forces etc. at the required section. Basic structural analysis contains; linear elastic analysis of structural systems and members like, beam, column, slab, frame, footing etc. This laboratory is useful for understanding of practical knowledge of the subjects like Structure Analysis & strength of material. The Experiment Models available in Structural lab are very useful in practical and theoretical approach of analysis of the structural member. The various sophisticated Apparatus available in structural lab are as follows:

List of experiments / Models:

  • Singly span beams models
  • Continuous span beams models
  • Portal frame models
  • Arch models
  • Trusses models
  • Beam column model

Strength of Material Laboratory

In materials science, the strength of a material is its ability to withstand an applied load without failure. The field of strength of materials deals with forces and deformations that result from their acting on a material. Strength of material is a subject which deals with the behavior of solid objects subject to stresses and strains. Basic Fundamentals of All the basic practices of Strength of materials are performed in this laboratory. In this laboratory various sophisticated Apparatus available in lab are as follows:

List of Equipment

  • Universal Testing Machine
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Brinell Hardness Testing Machine
  • Pendulum Impact Testing Machine
  • Bell Crank Lever Apparatus
  • Triangle & Parallelogram Of Forces Apparatus
  • Single Purchase Machine
  • Polygon of Force Apparatus
  • System of Pulleys
  • Wheel & Differential Axle
  • Co-Planner concurrent & Non Co-Planner concurrent of Force
  • Beam Lever Apparatus

Concrete Technology Laboratory

The ‘concrete’ is the strength in imagination. The primary activities include experimental studies on different types of materials which are using in construction and testing of concrete specimens in various exposure conditions. The Concrete technology Laboratory also offers technical services for testing and research on the structural behavior and properties of materials. The concrete laboratory is equipped with all the equipment’s required for manufacturing and testing of specimens. For Civil Engineer ‘Concrete’ is one of the important construction materials. Study of its constituents and their properties is essential for preparing and to develop required field knowledge.

Our Laboratory equipped with

  • Compression testing machine
  • Universal testing machine
  • Vicar Apparatus
  • Impact Testing machine
  • Slump mould
  • compacting factor apparatus
  • aggregate impact equipment
  • sieve shaker
  • vibrating table, Cube
  • Cylinder and beam mould etc.

Surveying Laboratory

Surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them, commonly practiced by surveyors, and members of various engineering professions. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations like building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law, such as property sales. Surveying is one of the basic area in civil engineering which includes linear and angular measurements of relative positions of the points on the surface of the earth. Students learn techniques for gathering field data with both traditional and modern instruments and demonstrate their proficiency on weekly lab exercises and a comprehensive semester project and final exam.


  • Theodolite
  • Dumpy level
  • Planimeter
  • Leveling staff
  • Prismatic compass
  • Metallic Tape
  • Plane table with tripod
  • Trough compass
  • Chain

Geology and Applied Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

Research and teaching in the field of geology and mineral resources engineering involves the use of processing and analysis of materials with widely varying properties. The laboratory is equipped to perform all the necessary basic characterization of soils. Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering that deals with the engineering behavior of subsurface materials. It includes Soil Mechanics, which is essential to identify, characterize and study the mechanics of soil/rock and Applied Soil Mechanics, which transfers the behavioral knowledge to practice.

List of Laboratory Equipment’s Available:

  • Sieve Sets And Shakers
  • Direst Shear Test Equipment
  • Triaxial Test Equipment
  • Unconfined Compression Test Equipment
  • Consolidation Test Equipment
  • Vane Shear Test Equipment
  • Standard Penetration Test
  • Field Density Apparatus
  • CBR Testing Machines
  • Specific Gravity By Pycnometer

Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

Earthquake is known as one of the man made disaster not environmental disaster. Earthquake engineering is that field of civil engineering which deals into the design of earthquake resistance design and structure. For Civil Engineering Student, understanding of earthquake is mandatory to construct modern infrastructure with best earthquake resistance features.

Lab equipment facilities like, Uniaxial Shake Table with variable Frequency range and Displacement range.

Various practical models available in lab

  • Liquefaction model
  • Ponding model
  • Irregularities in structure with features like uneven layout of floors
  • Shear Wall model
  • Bracing model

Environmental and Wastewater Laboratory

Waste Water Engineering/Environment Engineering is one of the important branch of Civil Engineering that deals with the process of converting the waste water of industries and domestic into usable water. It includes various process of determining the impurities and their level by undergoing various tests and by knowing the amount of impurities, various processes could be done to make that water usable.

List of equipments :

  • COD Digestion Apparatus
  • BOD Digestion Apparatus
  • Vertical Autoclave
  • Bacteriological incubator
  • Desiccators glass
  • Muffle Furness
  • Hot air oven
  • PH meter
  • Sound Level meter
  • Floculator
  • Imhoff cone
  • Glass thermometer
  • Conductivity meter
  • Hot plate

Highway Engineering Laboratory

Highway engineering is deals with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, bridges, and tunnels to ensure safe and effective transportation of people and goods with the strength, rigidity, flexibility, lucidity, smoothness, shock-absorbance, bonding strength of the mix, load bearing capacity of the roads and many others qualities of the highway are due the bitumen and aggregate which are spread with it’s well-calculated materials through out the pavement.

List of equipments:

  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test
  • Penetration Test
  • Softening point test
  • Flash and Fire point Test
  • Deval Abrasion Test
  • Flakiness Index
  • Elongation Index Test
  • Marshal Stability Test
  • Ring and ball apparatus
  • Ductility Test
  • Aggregate Impact Test

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Fluid mechanics is the branch of physics which involves the study of fluids (liquids, gases, and plasmas) and the forces on them. The knowledge of applied fluid mechanics plays an important role in design and execution of many civil engineering projects like water supply, sewage system, irrigation channels, power generation etc. Fluid mechanics laboratory is actively engaged in research in a wide range of topics.

List of Equipment’s :

  • Viscometer
  • Electrical Analogy Apparatus
  • Piezometers, Manometers, pressure gauges
  • Centre of pressure
  • Floating body
  • Reynolds experimental setup
  • Hydraulic bench with modular attachments for various experiments
  • Open channel with flow and depth measurement setup etc.
  • Free Vortex

Computer Lab

Civil Engineering Computer lab is the use of computer  systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of residential, commercial & industrial structure planning and layout. Civil Engineering  software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing or Detail study about the building drawing and survey work like designing Highway, Canal And structure.

Software facilities available :

  • Auto cad
  • MS Office

Civil Engineering Workshop

The course of civil engineering workshop practices would facilitate the development of basic skills, a diploma holder is expected to posses like Carpentry, Masonry, Welding, Fitting, Drilling, Taping, Plumbing works etc. The civil engineering workshop facilitates basic practices of these skills with the safety aspects required for the same.

Motto:- “Integrated Development and Innovation in Technology”