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M.Tech in Computer Aided Structural Engineering(M.Tech.)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Passed Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.

Obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination.


Civil Engineering primarily deals with the planning, design, construction, and operation of infrastructural facilities essential to modern life, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites. Major disciplines within Civil Engineering that are closely interrelated are structural, environmental, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, construction and urban planning.

The complexity of modern structures often requires a great deal of creativity from the engineer in order to ensure the structures support and resist the loads they are subjected to. The role of a Structural Engineer demands a significant understanding of both static and dynamic loading and the structures that are available to resist them. Presently, structural engineers need to combine traditional Structural Engineering expertise with an understanding of a wide range of issues related to the design of zero carbon buildings.

At present numerous computer-aided design tools are available for the design and analysis of structures as the structures have intricate shapes, and sizes and are subjected to complex loading patterns. It is essential that the present-day structural engineers develop expertise in the use of these tools as they speed up the design and optimisation process.


A postgraduate programme to create motivated, innovative, creative thinking graduates to fill the roles of structural designers who can conceptualise, design, analyse and develop engineering structures to meet modern-day requirements.

Providing hands-on experience to work in both public and private sectors.

To prepare postgraduates in civil engineering who will excel in their professional career and contribute with commitment and dedication to the progress of society and the nation.

To enhance the understanding of the engineering principles of civil engineering systems.

Provide solid foundation in mathematics, sciences, and technical skills needed to analyse and design civil infrastructure systems.

Graduates will be distinguished with a high degree of awareness of moral, ethical, legal and professional obligations to protect human health, human welfare, and the environment.

Train to establish incubation centre and centre of excellence in thrust areas in collaboration with industries.

Course Curriculum

01 Computational Structural Mechanics

02Computational Structural Dynamics

03Advanced Design of RC Structures

04Advanced Solid Mechanics

05Soft Core 1:

  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Design of Bridges

6 Soft Core 2 :

  • Special Concretes
  • Design of Tall Structures

6 Practical :

  • Structural Engineering Laboratory-I (Concrete Laboratory)

01 Finite Element Method of Analysis

02Advanced design of foundations

03Advanced Design of Steel Structures

04Structural Health Monitoring

05Soft Core 1:

  • Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
  • Stability Analysis of Structures

6 Soft Core 2:

  • Reliability Analysis and Design of Structures
  • Advanced Design of Prestressed concrete

6 Practical :

  • Structural Engineering Laboratory-II (Software Lab)

01 Roads and Building Structures

02Internship with Report

03Project Phase-I (Innovation and Intellectual Property)

01 Technical Seminar With Report

02Dissertation Phase-II (Innovation and Intellectual Property)

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates of M.Tech CE (Computer Aided Structural Engineering) will:


Have successful careers in construction industry, government, academia and military.


Successfully solve engineering problems associated with the lifecycle of Civil Engineering system, in particular structural engineering by communicating effectively either leading a team or as a team member.


Continue to learn and advance their careers through activities such as research and development, acquiring doctoral degree, participation in national level research programmes, teaching and research at university level etc.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Graduates of M.Tech CE (Computer Aided Structural Engineering) programme will be able to:

PO 1

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of computer aided structural Engineering, including wider and global perspective, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize existing and new knowledge, and integration of the same for enhancement of knowledge.

PO 2

Analyze complex engineering problems critically, apply independent judgment for synthesizing information to make intellectual and/or creative advances for conducting research in structural engineering, wider theoretical, practical and policy context.

PO 3

Think laterally and originally, conceptualize and solve structural engineering problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for those problems and arrive at feasible, optimal solutions after considering public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental factors in computer aided structural Engineering.

PO 4

Extract information pertinent to unfamiliar problems through literature survey and experiments, apply appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools, design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, demonstrate higher order skill and view things in a broader perspective, contribute individually/in group(s) to the development of scientific/technological knowledge in computer aided structural Engineering.

PO 5

Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and structural engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO 6

Possess knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, recognize opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research, demonstrate a capacity for self-management and teamwork, decision-making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and rational analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves as well as others.

PO 7

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of structural Engineering principles and apply the same to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, manage projects efficiently in respective disciplines and multidisciplinary environments after consideration of economical and financial factors.

PO 8

Communicate with the engineering community, and with society at large, regarding complex Structural engineering activities confidently and effectively, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation by adhering to appropriate standards, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 9

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning independently, with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improve knowledge and competence continuously.

PO 10

Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of research and scholarship, consideration of the impact of research outcomes on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.

Programme Specific Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, graduates M.Tech CE (Computer Aided Structural Engineering) will be able to:

  • PSO-1: Apply knowledge of Structural Engineering and Management in real time.
  • PSO-2: Analyse a system, component or process in the knowledge areas of Structural Engineering in real time problems.
  • PSO-3: Design a system, component, or process in more than one areas of Structural Engineering.
  • PSO-4: Conduct investigations and address complex Structural Engineering problems; utilise and develop innovative tools and techniques that are appropriate in discipline.

Career Opportunities

  • Construction Industry
  • Entrepreneurship in Structural Consultancy
  • Pursue advanced research
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50