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Specialization in Structural Engineering

  • Specialization in Structural Engineering

About the Course

The Structural Engineering course aims at providing Civil Engineering graduates with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed knowledge and special technical skills appropriate for analysis and design of structures such as dams, bridges, pipelines, roads, towers and buildings, transport systems, harbors, airports and railways.

Salient Features

  • The curriculum is well balanced with exposure to analytical and engineering aspects of the field with practical applications in both concrete and Steel Structures.
  • Practising Engineers are called to give lectures on a wide range of topics at all stages of the course.
  • Visits are arranged regularly to various construction sites and the Structural Engineering Research Centre for the benefit of the students.

Course Structure

Candidates for admission to the first semester of the M.Tech (Structural Engineering) course shall be required to have passed B.E./B.Tech in Civil Engineering or any other equivalent degree.

Core subjects Elective subjects
Applied Mathematics Interaction Soil Structure
Experimental Methods and Model Analysis effects on Structures Wind and Cyclone
Matrix methods of structural analysis CAAD for Structures
Theory of elasticity and plasticity Design of Bridges
Structural Analysis Laboratory Prestressed Concrete
Structural Dynamics Design of Substructures
Steel Structures Design of Tall Buildings
Seismic Design of Structures Design of Composite structures

Summer Training

The students are to undergo practical training for 4 weeks in any construction industry to gain practical experience and technical skills at the end of the first year. The students are also encouraged to give seminars on current areas of research.


To acquire high degree of engineering skills and to translate original ideas into a working reality, project work is carried out in two phases. To execute the project work, excellent facilities are available in the Structural Engineering Laboratory.

Job Opportunities

There is a huge demand for structural engineers in India as the country gets ready to upgrade its infrastructure with growing economic and political clout in the world. The career opens a lot of opportunities in numerous government departments like Central Public Works Department, Railways, Metro Rail, Highways, Indian Aluminium Limited , Public Works Department , Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited , Pollution Control Board, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute , Tamil Nadu Water supply and Drainage Board etc.

Opportunities are also available in private sectors like Gammon India Ltd., Larsen and Toubro Ltd., as Design Engineer, Site Engineer and Planning Engineer. The experienced Structural Engineers can perform as Project Managers, Civil Supervisors and Project Estimators.

Duration : 2 Years