One of the primary engineering departments of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the Department of Civil Engineering offers B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. degree programs. The Department registers M.S. and Ph.D. candidates including those under the Quality Improvement Programs (QIP). Under its Continuing Education Program (CEP), it organizes from time to time, advanced special courses as well as short time refresher courses with participation both from academic and serving senior level officers in Central and State Government and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

The Department actively promotes curriculum development activity by updating existing courses, developing new courses and preparing resource material for teaching. The Department has a number of ongoing research projects and sponsored research schemes from public and private sector organizations. It undertakes industrial consultancy works as a part of its interaction with industry and also organizes seminars/symposia for professional interaction. The Department contributes to the interdisciplinary academic and research activity of the Institute.