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Latest Syllabus for Civil Engineering Semester 4, Pune University

This blog presents the latest syllabus for all the subjects of Semester 4 of Civil Engineering, SPPU.

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

Syllabus for Sem-4 Civil Engineering, Pune 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-4 Civil Engineers studying in Pune University?

According to the latest syllabus of Civil Engineering, SPPU, you will have 5 subjects listed below.

Sr. No. Subjects
1. Surveying
2. Concrete Technology
3. Structural Analysis
4. Project Management
5. Project Based learning

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:-


Unit -I (Compass and Levelling).
a) Definition and Importance of Surveying; Principles of Surveying,

b) Definition, objective and fundamental classification of surveying (Plane and Geodetic), concept of Scale, Ranging, Chaining, Offsetting and Traversing. Construction and use of prismatic compass, Concept of bearing &, types of bearings such as Whole Circle Bearing, Quadrental Bearing, meridian and their types, local attraction and correction for local attraction, dip, declination and calculation of true bearings, including numericals of all types.

c) Equipment required for plane table surveying, uses, advantages and disadvantages and errors in plane table surveying. Methods of plane table Survey Radiation, intersection, traversing and resection –

d) Introduction to leveling, Types of leveling, Types of benchmarks, Study and use of dumpy level, auto level, digital level and laser level in construction industry, principal axes of dumpy level, testing and permanent adjustments reciprocal leveling, curvature and refraction corrections, distance to the visible horizon. Collimation Plane Method, Rise & Fall Method

Unit –II (Theodolite Surveying)
a) Study of vernier transit 20” theodolite, uses of theodolite for measurement of horizontal angles by repetition and reiteration, vertical angles, measurement of deflection angles using transit theodolite and magnetic bearing, prolonging a line, lining in and setting out an angle with a theodolite. Fundamental axes of theodolite: testing and permanent adjustments of a transit theodolite.

b) Theodolite traversing – computation of consecutive and independent co-ordinates, adjustment of closed traverse by transit rule and Bowditch’s rule, Gales traverse table. Checks, omitted measurements, area calculation by independent co-ordinates.
Unit –III (Tacheometry and Contouring.)
a) Tacheometry – applications and limitations, principle of stadia tacheometry, fixed hair method with vertical staff to determine horizontal distances and elevations of points, finding tacheometric constants. Tacheometric contouring. Numericals

b) Contouring – Definition of Contours, Characteristics of Contours, Contour Patterns for various natural features, direct and indirect methods of contouring, uses of contour maps, study and use of topo-sheets, profile leveling and cross-sectioning and their applications
Unit –IV (Curves)
Introduction to horizontal and vertical curves (including numericals but derivation not expected), different types of curves and their applications, simple and compound circular curves, elements and setting out by linear methods such as radial and perpendicular offsets, offsets from long chord,

successive bisection of chord and offsets from chords produced. Angular methods: Rankine’s method of deflection angles (one and two theodolite methods). (Numerical on simple circular curves and compound curves to be asked), Transition curves: necessity.
Unit -V (Construction Survey and Modern Techniques such a Space based Positioning System (SBPS) )
a. Introduction to construction survey, establishing of horizontal and vertical controls, setting out of buildings, maintaining verticality of tall buildings, survey for open traverse (roadway, railways, drainage lines, water lines, canals)., Setting out of a bridge, Determination of the length of the central line and the location of piers. Setting out of a tunnel – Surface setting out and transferring
the alignment underground.

b. Introduction to SBPS, SBPS systems – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, GAGAN, BeiDou and their features, Segments of SBPS (Space, Control and User), applications of SBPS in surveying.Depreciation, and its methods, Capitalised value, Methods of valuation, Net & Gross income, Rent fixation.
Unit -VI (Introduction to Geodetic Survey, Hydrograph Survey & Aerial Photogrammetry).
Introduction to Geodetic Survey, Objects, Methods of Geodetic Surveying, Introduction to triangulation and trilateration, Objective of triangulations surveys,

Classification of triangulation systems, Triangulation figures, Strength of figure, Study and use of one second theodolite and
Electronic Total Station, Introduction to Hydrographic Survey Objects, Applications, Shore line survey, Sounding,
Sounding equipment, Methods of Sounding & Sounding Equipment, Stream gauging,

Three point problem
Aerial Photogrammetry Objects, Classification- qualitative & quantitative photogrammetry, Applications, comparison of Map and aerial photographs, Flight Planning , Calculation of no of Photographs.


Unit -I (Introduction to Concrete and Ingredients of Concrete.).

a) Cement and Aggregate– Manufacture, chemical composition, hydration, physical and mechanical properties, classification, types and application of cement, tests on cement,

Classification of aggregate, physical and mechanical properties of aggregate, deleterious materials in aggregate, alkali-aggregate reaction, Fineness and gradation of aggregates using sieve analysis, tests on aggregates.

b) Water and Admixtures –Quality of water for use in concrete, role of admixture, classification and types of admixtures like accelerators, retarders, plasticizers, super plasticizers, mineral admixtures-fly ash, silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag.
Unit –II (Production, Properties and Testing of Fresh Concrete)

a) Production and Properties of Fresh Concrete: Nominal mixes, Water-cement ratio, Process of manufacturing fresh concrete-batching, mixing, transportation, compaction, curing of concrete, curing methods, influence of temperature, maturity rule, workability and factors affecting workability, cohesion and segregation.

b) Tests on fresh concrete – Workability by slump cone, compaction factor, Vee-Bee consistometer and flow table apparatus, Effect of admixture on workability of concreteand optimum dosage of admixture by Marsh cone test.
Unit –III (Properties and Testing of Hardened Concrete)
a) Hardened concrete – Strength of concrete, factors affecting strength, micro-cracking and stress-strain relationship, relation between tensile and compression strength, impact strength, abrasion resistance, creep and shrinkage.

b) Testing of hardened concrete – Destructive tests – compression strength, flexural strength, indirect tensile strength, core test. Nondestructive tests; rebound hammer, ultrasonic pulse velocity, pullout test and impact echo test.
Unit –IV (Concrete Mix Design and Methods of Mix Design)
a)Concrete Mix Design– Concept and objectives of concrete mix design, factors affecting the mix design, quality control, variability of laboratory test result, acceptance criteria, Grade designation and IS requirements as per IS 456 (Exposure conditions, minimum & maximum cement content
and maximum W/C ratio

b) Methods of Mix Design: IS code method and DOE method (with and without mineral admixture), Use of spreadsheet/programming/ software for concrete mix design.
Unit -V (Concreting Equipments, Techniques and Special concretes )
a) Concreting Equipments and Techniques–Batching plants, concrete mixers, hauling, pumps, concrete vibrators and compaction equipments. Special concreting techniques- ready mix concrete, under water concreting, roller compacted concrete, cold and hot weather concreting.

b) Special concretes – Light weight concrete and its types, foam concrete, no fines concrete, self compacting concrete, high density concrete, fiber reinforced concrete,geo-polymer concrete and Ferrocement technique.
Unit -VI (Deterioration and Repairs in Concrete).

a) Deterioration –Durability, factors affecting the durability of concrete, Permeability, sulphate attack, acid attack, chloride attack, corrosion of reinforcement, carbonation of concrete

b) Repairs – Symptoms and diagnosis of distress, evaluation of cracks, selection of repair procedure, repair of defects using various types and techniques – shotcrete and grouting.

Introduction to retrofitting of concrete structures by fiber reinforced polymer (FRP), polymer impregnated concrete. Corrosion monitoring and preventive measures


Unit -I (Fundamentals of structure and analysis of redundant beams.)

a)Types and classification of structures based on structural forms, concept of indeterminacy, static and kinematics degree of indeterminacy.

b) Analysis of propped cantilever, fixed beam and continuous beams with indeterminacy up to second degree by strain energy method..
Unit –II (Analysis of redundant pin jointed frames and multi-storied multi-bay 2-D rigid jointed frames.)

a) Analysis of redundant trusses by unit load method for external loading, lack of fit, sinking of support and temperature changes (indeterminacy up to second degree).

b) Approximate methods of analysis of multi-storied multi-bay 2-D rigid jointed frames by Cantilever method and Portal method.
Unit –III (Slope-Deflection Method)

a) Slope-deflection equations, equilibrium equation of Slope-deflection method, application of Slope deflection method to beams with and without joint translation and rotation, yielding of support, application to non-sway rigid jointed rectangular portal frames, shear force and bending moment diagram.

b) Sway analysis of rigid joint rectangular single bay single storey portal frames using Slope- deflection method. (Involving not more than three unknowns).
Unit –IV (Moment Distribution Method.)

a) Stiffness factor, carry over factor, distribution factor, application of Moment distribution method of analysis to beams with and without joint translation and yielding of support, application to non-sway rigid jointed rectangular portal frames, shear force and bending moment diagram.

b) Sway analysis of rigid jointed rectangular single bay single storey portal frames using Moment distribution method (Involving not more than three unknowns).
Unit -V (Stiffness method. )
a) Fundamental concepts of flexibility and stiffness, relation between them. Stiffness method of analysis- Structure approach only. Application to beams (Involving not more than three unknowns).

b) Application of Stiffness structure approach to rigid jointed rectangular portal frames (Involving not more than three unknowns).
Unit -VI (Plastic Analysis of Structure.).

True and idealized stress-strain curve for mild steel in tension, stress distribution in elastic, elasto-plastic and plastic stage, concept of plastic hinge and collapse mechanism, static and
kinematic methods of analysis, upper bound, lower bound and uniqueness theorem. Plastic modulus of section, Plastic moment, shape factor. Plastic analysis of determinate and indeterminate beams, single bay single storied portal frame.


Unit -I (Introduction to Project Management.)

Importance, Objectives & Functions of Management, Principles of Management, Categories of Project, Project Failure, Project— Life Cycle Concept and Cost Components, Project Management Book of Knowledge {PMBOK} – Different Domain Areas, Project management Institute and Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP). Importance of Organizational Structure in Management- Authority / Responsibility Relation, Management By Objectives (MBO)

Unit –II (Project Planning and Scheduling)

WBS – Work Breakdown Structure, Gantt / Bar chart & its Limitations, Network Planning, Network analysis, C. P. M.- . Activity on Arrow (A.O.A.), Critical Path and Type of Floats, Precedence Network Analysis ( A.O.N. ), Types of Precedence Relationship, P. E. R.T. Analysis

Unit –III (Project Resources and Site Planning)

Objectives of Materials Management – Primary and Secondary Material Procurement Procedures

Material Requirement – Raising of Indents, Receipts, Inspection, Storage, Delivery, Record Keeping – Use of Excel Sheets, ERP Software, Inventory Control – ABC Analysis, EOQ,
Introduction to Equipment Management – Fleet Management, Productivity Studies, Site Layout and Planning, Safety Norms – Measures and Precautions on Site, Implementation of Safety Programs
Unit –IV (Project Monitoring and Control.)

Resource Allocation – Resource Smoothening and Leveling, Network Crashing – Time- Cost –Resource Optimization, Project Monitoring – Methods, Updating and Earned Value Analysis,

Introduction to Use of Project Management Software’s – MS Project / Primavera, Case study on Housing Project Scheduling for a Small Project with Minimum 25 Activities.
Unit -V (Project Economics )
Introduction to Project Economics – Definition, Principles, Importance in Construction Industry,

Difference between Cost, Value, Price, Rent, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit, Cash flow Diagram, Annuities and its Types, Demand, Demand Schedule, Law of Demand, Demand Curve,
Elasticity of Demand and Supply, Supply Schedule, Supply Curve, Elasticity of Supply

Equilibrium, Equilibrium Price, Equilibrium Amount, Factors Affecting Price Determination, Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility, Law of Substitution, Concept of Cost of Capital, Time Value of Money, Sources of Project Finance.
Unit -VI (Project Appraisal).

Types of Appraisals such as Political, Social, Environmental, Techno-Legal, Financial and Economical, Criteria for Project Selection – Benefit – Cost Analysis, NPV, IRR, Pay-Back Period,

Break Even Analysis [Fundamental and Application Component], Study of Project Feasibility Report and Detailed Project Report (DPR), Role of Project Management Consultants in Pre-Tender and Post-Tender.

All the Best !!

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