Established in the year 1980, the department offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. degree programs. The curriculum in B.Tech degree covers core specializations of Structural Engineering, Hydraulics & Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Surveying & Engineering Geology.
Teaching Learning Process is centered around imparting not only technical skills in the subject but also softskills so as to enable students to achieve holistic personality. Further, state-of-the-art laboratory and infrastructure facilities effectively aid teaching learning process. Students chapters of professional societies like ISTE help in honing the generic skills of the students.
100% placement has been recorded for the employable students in core companies like M/s L&T Ltd, Chennai; M/s Ramky Infrastructures Ltd, Hyderabad; M/s Soma Enterprises Ltd, Hyderabad; M/s Build Infotech Solutions pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad; M/s Nagarjuna Construction Company Ltd, Bangalore; M/s IVRCL, Hyderabad; M/s Consolidated Construction Consortium Ltd, Hyderabad and software companies like TCS, INFOSYS, Accenture, Wipro Technologies, CTS etc.
The faculty are involved in active research as reflected in their publications in National and International journals. Research has been targeted in the thrust areas of Concrete Exposed to Elevated Temperatures, Bulk utilization of Fly–Ash in Roads & Embankments and Dam-Breach Analysis, Flood Routing through River System.
In the last five years, 173 consultancy projects for major firms like the Greater Vishakapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), Vishakapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA), Ship Building Centre, VSKP, M/s Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., VSKP, M/s Gayatri Engineering Ltd., worth Rupees 1.03 crores were undertaken.
The department has been meeting societal needs also like Designing Traffic Islands in Visakhapatnam city, Conducting traffic surveys, Geotechnical investigations, Marine land development complex, Children Traffic Training Park, etc.