Structural Engineering is an integral part of the Construction Industry and is regarded as one of the oldest specializations in the field of civil engineering. The course specializes in planning, designing, analyzing, and supervising the construction of large buildings, bridges. aircraft, ships, water structures, etc. This course is designed to teach and train the students about the complex principles involved in the durability, structural analysis, strength analysis, and stability of structures. There has always been a demand for specialists in Structural Engineering due to their expertise in maintaining the rigidity and longevity of the structures.
What the course focuses on?
- Techniques for designing buildings and analyzing the drawbacks in the design
- Dealing with on-field problems related to the construction of structures.
- Social responsibilities for urban modernization.
- Management of the structural conservation process.
||Bachelor Degree, Master Degree
- B.Tech in Structural Engineering: 4 years
- M.Tech in Structural Engineering: 2 years
||Varies with course
||Merit and Entrance based admission
Gammon India Ltd, Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Godrej Properties Ltd, Tata Consultancy, Reliance Construction, Hindustan Construction, etc
|Top Career Scopes
||Planning Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Project Engineer, Construction Engineer, etc
|For B.Tech in Structural Engineering
||For M.Tech in Structural Engineering
||Sharda University, Noida
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Delhi
||University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
||Galgotias University, Noida
||Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University(JNTU)
||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
||MVJ College of Engineering, Bengaluru
|Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai
|B.Tech in Structural Engineering
- The students should have completed his/her 10+2 from a recognized board.
- The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% mark in 10, +2 in the PCM.
|JEE Main, BITSAT
|M.Tech in Structural Engineering
- The students should have completed his/her B.Tech from a recognized university.
- The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% mark in aggregate.
|JEE Advanced, GATE
- Strong knowledge of Physics
- Detail orientation
- Analytical skills
- Excellent computer skills.
- Communication skill
- Strong interpersonal skill
B.Tech in Structural Engineering
|Computer-Aided Design of Structures
|Computer Analysis of Structures
||Storage and Industrial Structures
|Pre- Stressed Concrete Structures
||Advanced Structural Design
|Analysis and Design of Sandwich Panels
|Forensic Civil Engineering
||Design of Machine Foundation
|Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures
||Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures.
M.Tech in Structural Engineering
|Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity
||Finite Element Method
|Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis
||Theory of Plates and Shells
||Seismic Design of Structures
||Foundations of Structures
|Advanced Concrete Structures
|Advance Concrete Lab
||Computer-Aided Structural Design Lab -2
|Computer-Aided Structural Design Lab -1
|Design & Construction of Offshore Structures
||Design of Hydraulics Structures
|Construction Management Practices
|Stability of Structures
||Design of Floating Structures
|Design of Water Retaining & Storage Structures
The admission process varies from institution to institution as they have different criteria related to marks, fees, and eligibility. There are some colleges that provide admission through lateral entry, candidates can directly get admission into the 2nd year if they have completed a diploma in Civil Engineering. However, the top colleges in India offer admission based on the marks secured in the entrance examination. Moreover, some institutes offer management quota admission for direct admission.
Some of the top entrances whose scorecard is accepted by the top colleges in India are mentioned below:
Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - JEE Main
- Exam Frequency: Twice a year
- Application Mode: Online
- Exam Mode: Online and Offline
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced)
- Minimum Qualification: Candidates clearing the JEE Main are eligible
- Exam Duration: 3 Hours
- Exam Mode: Online
Birla Institute of Technology and science admission Test(BITSAT)
- Exam date: Septemeber 21st - 23rd, 2020
- Exam Duration: 3 Hours
- Level of Examination: University Level
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
- Extended Closing Dates for Online Application (with late fee): 7 October 2020
- GATE 2021 Exam Dates: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 February 2021
- GATE 2020 Results: 22 March 2021
SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE)
||Rs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs
||Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 4.5 lakhs
||Rs 1.5 lakhs to Rs 3.5 lakhs
||Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 4 lakhs
||Rs 2.5 lakhs onwards
||Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs
||Rs 1.5 lakhs to Rs 3 lakhs
- Gammon India Ltd
- Larsen and Toubro Ltd
- Afcons Infrastructure Ltd
- Godrej Properties Ltd
- Tata Consultancy
- Reliance Construction
- Hindustan Construction
Top Hiring Cities:
Q: What are the basics of Structural Engineering?
A: Mostly it deals with the overall calculation of building/elements. The fundamentals are to understand building forces, actions & reactions, bending, the vibration of a building, analyze earthquake, energy dissipation systems of the building.
Q: What does Structural Engineer do?
A: They work in the office and on the construction site. They have to work in a different location like metropolitan and rural environments too. They design, Investigate the building site, communicate with the team. The overall outcome of a project depends on the idea and management of the Structural Engineer.
Q: Who are the top colleges that provide a Structural Engineering course?
A: Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:
Q: What are the top entrances for a degree in the Structural Engineering course?
A: The top entrances are mentioned below: