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Course Name Research Methodology
Course Code 18SC617
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Semester 2
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Introduction to Research: What Constitutes Good Research – Modalities of Research in Engineering: Experimental, Theoretical and Computational. Formulating a Research Problem, Defining the research problem. Literature Review and its importance, Different library resources, how should literature review be written up in thesis and papers. Thesis and Paper Writing, Citation Methods and Styles, Graphical representation. Plagiarism. Technical Writing for Research – An Introduction to Word and using it for technical writing.

Techniques for Data Analysis: Introduction to EXCEL and MATLAB. MATLAB: Features, Matrix Computations, Data Analysis, Toolboxes. Presenting a technical work using PPTs – Do’s and Dont’s.

Research Presentation by Students.

Text Books

  • Research Methods: The Basics, Nicholas Walliman, Routledge – The Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.
  • Engineering Research Methodology, Krishnan Nallaperumal, 2014.
  • Fundamentals of Research Methodology: Problems and Prospects, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Nayak and Dr. Priyanka Singh, SSDN Publishers And Distributors, 2015.
  • Microsoft EXCEL Support.
  • MATLAB Programming Fundamentals, MathWorks, Release 2017b, 2017.


‘Research Methodology’ is a course offered in the second semester of M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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