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Latest Syllabus for Civil Engineering Semester 8, Nagpur University

This blog presents the latest syllabus for all the subjects of Semester 8 of Civil Engineering, RTMNU.

To get better grades in your University Exams, you must be aware with the latest syllabus.

Syllabus for Sem-8 Civil Engineering, Nagpur University


The syllabus is taken from the official University Website.
While writing this article, the syllabus revised on 2019 is in force.

How many subjects are there for sem-8 Civil Engineers studying in Nagpur University?

According to the latest syllabus of Civil Engineering, RTMNU, you will have 4 subjects listed below.

Sr. No. Subjects
1. Construction Method and Equipment Management
2. Digital Land Surveying and Mapping
3. Introduction to Civil Engineering Profession ( Open Elective-III)
4. Project Work Phase-II

Generally, each subject is held for 100 Marks comprising 70 Marks of University Papers while 30 Marks for Internal Assessment.

The detailed syllabus for each subject is as follows:-

Construction Method and Equipment Management

Unit -I (Construction Industry and Constructions Projects)
Introduction – Types of Construction, Selection of Professional Services, Construction Contractors, Legal and Regulatory Requirements, Changing Environment of the Construction Industry.
Role, responsibility of projects Manager, Role of PMC (Project Management Consultants) on major projects.Various construction Equipment’s with its Advantages, Disadvantages and its Use
Importance of construction industry, Phases of a construction project, participants or stakeholders of a construction project.
Unit –II ( Project Organization )
Construction company, forms of business organization, structure of construction organization
organizing for project management, management levels, traits of a project manager
Traits of a project co-ordinator, ethical conduct for engineers, factors behind the success of a construction organization
Unit –III ( Construction Plannning)
Work break down structure, Planning Techniques- terminologies used, bar charts,Milestone charts, preparation of network diagrams
Activity cost and time estimation in PERT and CPM techniques, Line of Balance Technique, network technique advantages.
Precedence Network Analysis, software’s in Construction scheduling (MSP, primavera).
Unit –IV ( Construction Labour and Equipment Management)
Need for legislation, Acts regarding fixing terms of employment, Acts regarding providong proper workling conditions.
Acts regarding social security, need for mechanization, financial aspects of construction plants and equipments.
factors affecting selection of construction equipments, planning of construction equipments, factors affecting the cost of owning and operating the construction equipments.
Unit -V (Construction Materials Management)
Importance of material management and its role in construction industry, material management functions, Material Procurement Process in construction organization,inventory management.
inventory-related costs, functions of inventory,ABC analysis, Economic Order Quantity Model, I
An integrated approach to materials management, Role of materials manager.

Digital Land Surveying and Mapping

Overview of general survey: Introduction , Need , Application and Types
Overview of digital land survey:- Introduction, Establishment of control points.
Introduction to advanced digital surveying methods.
Unit –II (GPS )
Introduction , components
GPS signals: Introduction , GPS signals , GPS user segment: Introduction, GPS Receiver code receiver , frequency receiver
GPS software – Field software , office software GPS data collection and processing , ERRORS IN GPS OBSERVATION
Unit –III (DGPS and Data Processing)
Introduction to Differential GPS
DGPS data application and Processing
DGPS control station and loop closure technique
Introduction, parts , accessories and setting of total station
Measurements of distance , horizontal angle, vertical angle and height, Contouring and mapping
Errors in Total station , errors and error propagations and survey specification
Mapping fundamentals , basics Mapping software and Automated Mapping
Working steps and establishment of control point Detailing of digital surveying

Introduction to Civil Engineering Profession ( Open Elective-III)

What is Civil Engineering, Different disciplines of civil engineering. scope and prospects. Heritage structures, architecture, Highway Engineering. Traffic Engineering and Planning
Unit –II
Environmental Engineering. Prevention of environmental impact. Pollution, waste and water treatment, Automation and Robotics in
Construction. Water Security
Unit –III
Geotechnical Engineering. Soil mechanics and foundations. Hydraulics and water resources
Unit –IV
Construction Materials and Methods. Infrastructure Engineering. Sustainability.
Unit -V
Structural Engineering. Analysis, design and modelling, Novel areas. Career Prospects


In continuation to semester VII work, the group of the students shall collect all necessary information pertaining to the project and analyses it. The group of the students shall prepare and submit a detailed report on the project.
The report shall be typewritten on A4 size papers and hard bound as per prescribed norms. Broadly the report shall include: Introduction, Literature Review, Problem definition,
Data collection and analysis, Results(Numerical/Experimental),Conclusions and discussions.
Acquaintance with survey and research methods and their use in conducting systematic investigations, use of data analysis tools, computational methods and style of report, preparation and presentation shall
form basis of evaluation. The group shall prepare and present a seminar based on this work before an external examiner.

All the Best !!

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