M. Tech in Structural Engineering is a 2-year course having 4 semesters with each year divided into 2 semesters. M.Tech. in Structural Engineering involves advanced study of the course’s components such as Structural Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Structural Reliability and Optimization, Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Concrete, Steel Structures, Design for Wind And Earthquake, Tall Buildings And Towers, Computer Applications In Structural Engineering, etc.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field. Obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination.
The major objective of the course is to impart advanced learning to eligible candidates in fundamental principles of Structural Analysis. Students are trained to implement such principles through different methods, in analyses of various types of structures, and to evaluate force and displacement parameters of such structures. Other course objectives include developing expertise in onshore infrastructure and sound background in specialized areas such as Offshore Structure/ Management (General)/ Bridge Structure/ Hydraulic Structure.
The course’s curriculum has been designed to produce engineers specialized in design, construction, repair, rehabilitation, and conservation, and maintenance of stability of structures. The course also offers the opportunity to such candidates to academically explore additional specialization in concepts of Bridge Structure/ Hydraulic Structure/ Offshore Structure as per the candidate’s interest.
Such postgraduates can explore lucrative career opportunities in areas of structural design and construction, offshore design and construction, oil and gas sector, bridge design, construction management, and hydraulic structure design. Engineers specializing in this field design all kinds of structures from houses, theatres, sports stadia and hospitals, to bridges, oil rigs, and offshore structures.
The course aims at providing civil engineering graduates with an advanced conceptual understanding in, and advanced knowledge and technical skills required for analyses and design of structures such as dams, bridges, pipelines, roads, towers and buildings, transport systems, harbors, airports, and railways.
Successful completion of the course opens numerous opportunities in both government and private sectors in the country, such as government departments like Central Public Works Department, Railways, Metro Rail, Highways, Indian Aluminum Limited, Public Works Department, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Pollution Control Board, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Water Supply, Drainage Board etc.
In terms of areas of employment, such postgraduates are gainfully employed in fields such as construction-based industries, irrigation department, water supply & sewage, GIS, public works department, pollution board, rural and infrastructural development, and such.