Structural Engineering Course in Details

By Sanjeet Nayak

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.


Course Name  Structural Engineering
Course Level Bachelor Degree, Master Degree
  • B.Tech in Structural Engineering: 4 years
  • M.Tech in Structural Engineering: 2 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Varies with course
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters

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

Top Colleges:

For B.Tech in Structural Engineering For M.Tech in Structural Engineering
SRM University  Sharda  University, Noida
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Delhi University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
IIIT, Hyderabad Galgotias University, Noida
IIT, Kanpur Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University(JNTU)
IITM, Chennai Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
IIT, Mumbai MVJ College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai IIIT, Hyderabad


Course Duration Eligibility Top Entrance
B.Tech in Structural Engineering 4 years
  • 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.
M.Tech in Structural Engineering 2 years
  • 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

Skills Required:

  • Strong knowledge of Physics
  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Detail orientation
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Communication skill
  • Strong interpersonal skill


B.Tech in Structural Engineering

Subject Name Subject Name
Computer-Aided Design of Structures Tall Buildings
Computer Analysis of Structures Storage and Industrial Structures
Pre- Stressed Concrete Structures Advanced Structural Design
Analysis and Design of Sandwich Panels Bridge Engineering
Forensic Civil Engineering Design of Machine Foundation
Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures.

M.Tech in Structural Engineering

Semester 1 Semester 2
Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity Finite Element Method
Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis Theory of Plates and Shells
Structural Dynamics Seismic Design of Structures
Industrial Structures Foundations of Structures
Advanced Concrete Structures Elective II
Elective I Elective III
Advance Concrete Lab Computer-Aided Structural Design Lab -2
Computer-Aided Structural Design Lab -1 Electives II
Electives Prestressed Concrete
Design & Construction of Offshore Structures Design of Hydraulics Structures
Construction Management Practices Elective III
Stability of Structures Design of Floating Structures
Bridge Engineering
Design of Water Retaining & Storage Structures
Semester 3 Semester 4
Project I Project II
Seminar I Seminar II

Admission Process:

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.

Top Entrances:

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)

  • Exam Cancelled

Career Scope:

Job Profiles Average Salary
Planning Engineer Rs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs
Assistant Engineer Rs  2.5 lakhs to Rs  4.5 lakhs
Project Engineer Rs 1.5 lakhs to Rs 3.5 lakhs
Site Engineer Rs 2 lakhs to Rs 4 lakhs
Construction Engineer Rs 2.5 lakhs onwards
Bridge Engineer Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs
Civil Engineer Rs 1.5 lakhs to Rs 3 lakhs

Top Recruiters:

  • Gammon India Ltd
  • Larsen and Toubro Ltd
  • Afcons Infrastructure Ltd
  • Godrej Properties Ltd
  • Tata Consultancy
  • Reliance Construction
  • Hindustan Construction

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkatta


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:



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