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Prepare for an M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering

M. Tech. in Structural and Construction Engineering is a program offered at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

The growth in infrastructure requirements has posed a definite and critical need of qualified Structural as well as Construction Engineers. The aim of this program is to impart advanced fundamental concepts related to mechanics and dynamics of the structures. These coupled with courses related to recent developments in construction materials and technologies will impart cutting edge design methodologies and implementation strategies to students in both Sub and Superstructures of various infrastructure facilities. The course will also focus on laboratory work, industry oriented project exposure and dissertation based on research for all round development of Design & Construction Engineer.

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M. Tech. in Structural and Construction Engineering is a program offered at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

The growth in infrastructure requirements has posed a definite and critical need of qualified Structural as well as Construction Engineers. The aim of this program is to impart advanced fundamental concepts related to mechanics and dynamics of the structures. These coupled with courses related to recent developments in construction materials and technologies will impart cutting edge design methodologies and implementation strategies to students in both Sub and Superstructures of various infrastructure facilities. The course will also focus on laboratory work, industry oriented project exposure and dissertation based on research for all round development of Design & Construction Engineer.

The program’s goal is to provide students with advanced technical knowledge of evolving structural systems integrated with a solid grounding of design approaches. This programme is designed for students and industry professionals seeking to advance their careers, and for academics preparing for the challenges of research and teaching. The courses are designed to establish a fine balance between academic fundamentals and industry realities and requirements.

This programme will be able to find many employers from Government, private corporations, public sector undertakings, and teaching and/or research institutions in the country as well as abroad. The uniqueness of this course is the blend of exposure to strong theoretical foundation, practical design & construction approaches through adequate computational, analytical and execution skill development. Curriculum is periodically updated based on the requirements from the industries and feedback from alumni.

Curriculum

Semester I
COURSE CODE TYPE COURSE L T P CREDITS
21MA606 FC Linear Algebra, Legendre Equations and Numerical Methods 3 0 0 3
21SC601 FC Advanced Structural Mechanics 2 1 0 3
21SC602 SC Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity 2 1 0 3
21SC603 SC Advanced Construction Practices 3 0 0 3
21SC604 SC Construction Project Management 2 1 0 3
21SC605 SC Structural Design Studio 1 0 3 2
21SC681 SC Experimental Techniques 0 0 3 1
21HU601 HU Amrita Values Program* P/F
21HU602 HU Career Competency I* P/F
Credits: 18
Semester II
COURSE CODE TYPE COURSE L T P CREDITS
21SC611 FC Finite Element Analysis 2 1 0 3
21SC612 FC Construction Contract Laws & Regulations 3 0 0 3
E Programme Elective I 3 0 0 3
E Programme Elective II 3 0 0 3
21SC613 SC Advanced Structural Design 2 1 0 3
21SC614 SC Construction Software Laboratory 1 0 3 2
21HU603 HU Career Competency II 1 0 0 1
21RM612 SC Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
Credits: 20
Semester III
COURSE CODE TYPE COURSE L T P CREDITS
E Programme Elective III/Live in Lab 3 0 0 3
E Open Elective/ Programme Elective IV 3 0 0 3
21SC797 SC Industry Training /Internship (Vacation) 0 0 3 1
21SC798 P Dissertation I 10
Credits: 16
Semester IV
COURSE CODE TYPE COURSE L T P CREDITS
21SC798 P Dissertation II 16

Total Credits: 70

Foundation Core
COURSE CODE COURSE L T P CREDITS
21MA606 Linear Algebra, Legendre Equations and Numerical Method 3 0 0 3
21SC601 Advanced Structural Mechanics 2 1 0 3
21SC611 Finite Element Analysis 2 1 0 3
21SC603 Advanced Construction Practices 3 0 0 3
21SC612 Construction Contract Laws & Regulations 3 0 0 3
Subject Core
COURSE CODE COURSE L T P CREDITS
21SC602 Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity 3 0 0 3
21SC613 Advanced Structural Design 3 1 0 4
21SC604 Construction Project Management 3 0 0 3
21SC681 Experimental Techniques 0 0 2 1
21SC605 Structural Design Studio 0 1 2 3
21SC614 Construction Software Laboratory 0 0 1 1
21RM612 Research Methodology 1 0 2 2
21SC797 Industry Training /Internship (Vacation) 0 0 1 1
Electives
COURSE CODE COURSE L T P CREDITS
21SC631 Mechanics of Composite Materials 3 0 0 3
21SC632 Advanced Concrete Technology 3 0 0 3
21SC633 Construction Methods and Equipment 3 0 0 3
21SC634 Structural Dynamics 3 0 0 3
21SC635 Theory of Plates and Shells 3 0 0 3
21SC636 System Integration in Construction 3 0 0 3
21SC637 Quality Control and Safety in Construction 3 0 0 3
21SC638 Pre-stressed Concrete Design 3 0 0 3
21SC639 Analysis and Design for Earthquake Forces 3 0 0 3
21SC640 Forensic Engineering and Rehabilitation of Structures 3 0 0 3
21SC641 Geotechnics for Infrastructure 3 0 0 3
21SC642 Optimization Techniques 3 0 0 3
21SC643 Smart Materials and Structures 3 0 0 3
21SC644 Stability of Structures 3 0 0 3
21SC645 Industrial Structures 3 0 0 3
21SC646 Bridge Engineering 3 0 0 3
21SC647 Prefabrication Engineering 3 0 0 3
21SC648 Design of Offshore Structures 3 0 0 3
21SC649 Pavement Analysis and Design 3 0 0 3
21SC650 Characterization of Materials 3 0 0 3
21SC651 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 3 0 0 3
21SC652 Soil Dynamics and Machine Foundations 3 0 0 3
21SC653 Statistical and Probabilistic Modeling In Civil Engineering 3 0 0 3
21SC654 Wind Effects on Structures 3 0 0 3
21SC655 Analysis and Design of Substructures 3 0 0 3
21SC656 Formwork, Scaffolding & Shoring 3 0 0 3
21SC657 Construction Economics & Finance 3 0 0 3
21SC658 Building Information Modeling 3 0 0 3
21LIV606 Live-in-Lab 3 0 0 3
Eligibility

Admission

Eligibility Criteria
  • B.Tech. or B.E.  (Civil Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Civil Infrastructure Engineering)
  • B.E. (Construction Technology)
Duration  

Two years

Program Overview

Program Educational Objectives
  • Create man power in Structural and Construction engineering with competence in planning, design and execution of diverse projects as well as for academia.
  • Develop an attitude of lifelong learning through research and multidisciplinary studies with consideration to global requirements and issues concerning society and environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function as ethical and responsible professionals with leadership and management skills.
Program Outcomes
  • Ability to demonstrate a degree of mastery in order to identify, formulate and solve problems in the domains of Structural and Construction Engineering
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools to analyze critically, carry out safe and economical design
  • An ability to independently carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems
  • Ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document
  • Ability for professional practice; to engage in lifelong learning to gain knowledge of contemporary issues and adapt oneself to the changing needs of the society.
  • Competence to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team with sense of ethics, integrity and social respo
Academics

Uniqueness:

Blend of exposure to strong theoretical foundation, practical design & construction approaches through adequate computational, analytical and execution skill development.

Program Designed for:

  • students preparing for the challenges of industry or research
  • industry professionals seeking to advance their careers
  • establishing balance between academic essentials and industry requirements
Special Training
  • Apart from class room teaching, technical sessions with subject specialists are made available through online classes and video conferencing.
  • Special courses to improve the competence in Technical Communication, Soft Skills etc.
  • Centre for Corporate Relations & Placement provides placement opportunities
  • Courses equip the students to get employed in Government, private corporations, public sector undertakings, teaching and/ or research institutions.
Mentoring
  • Students are encouraged to participate in workshops and conferences.
  • Projects are focused on thrust areas and students are encouraged to publish their research works in reputed journals and conferences.
Wholesome Learning
  • Cultural education & Counseling system – help the students in decision making
  • Extension & Social Activities- students get a chance to involve in the service activities
  • Yoga training – enable students to handle stressful situations.
  • Clean and green campus – provides Serenity.

Thrust Areas in Research
  • Earthquake resistant structures
  • Development of high ductile concrete for seismic areas
  • Study on Strengthening/retrofitting of RCC structures Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer
  • Foam concrete for Structural Applications
  • Experimental Investigation on Damping Property of Rubberized Concrete
  • Study on Stabilized Earth for Interlocking Block and House Construction
  • Condition Assessment of Buildings under Adverse Loading conditions
  • Experimental and Numerical Studies of R.C structures under Elevated Temperature
Student Achievements
  •  Mr. Akshay Nadiger received the “Best M.Tech. Thesis Award” during the Concrete day Celebrations organised by Indian Concrete Institute (Coimbatore Chapter) and UltraTech Cement Limited on December 28, 2018.
  •  Ms Ardra Mohan received the “Appreciation for Masters Thesis in the field of Concrete” during the Concrete Day Celebrations organised by Indian Concrete Institute (Coimbatore Chapter) and UltraTech Cement Limited on December 28, 2018.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch Akhil S Raju, Participated and presented the paper “Partial replacement of ordinary portlant cemnt by LCD glass powder in concrete”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch Himanshu Madhwani, Participated and presented the paper “Study on durability and hardened state properties of sugarcane fiber reinforeced foam concrete”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 -31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch, Manisha Vasumithran, Participated and presented the paper “Effects of fillers on the properties of cement groups”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch, Priyanka E, Participated and presented the paper “Functional and strength characteristics of EPS beads incorporated foam concrete -wall panels, ”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch, Rahul S Nampoothiri , Participated and presented the paper “Influence of fungi :Trichodermas viride on the properties of mudbrick and concrete blocks, ”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch, Roja A Nambiar, Participated and presented the paper “Mechanical and durability study of high performance concrete with addition of natural fiber (JUTE), ”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch, Smrithy Subash, Participated and presented the paper “Incorporation of natural rubber latex as concrete admixtures for improved mechanical properties, ”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
  • M.Tech 2017 Batch, Unnikrishna Pillai U, Participated and presented the paper “Performance evaluation of polyusethane -nano silica modified cement mortar ”in the International conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing conducted by ICON AMMA , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Bengaluru Campus, August 29 – 31, 2019.
MTech Program Fee 2022 (Per Semester)

Facilities & Infrastructure

  • Dedicated faculty who can guide through the academics and research
  • State-of-the art Laboratories
  • Well stocked central library provide perfect ambiance for academic excellence
  • Digital library provide access to all the top journals across the globe
Facilities

Dedicated faculty who can guide through the academics and research

Facilities

State-of-the art Laboratories

Facilities

Well stocked central library provide perfect ambiance for academic excellence

Facilities

Digital library provide access to all the top journals across the globe

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2021

12th

Overall Rankings 2021
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

Student Testimonials

Febin Geogy,
M. Tech. SCE 2015-17

“Life in Amrita, Coimbatore was really a memorable part of my life. The whole atmosphere gave me a positive energy be it for studies or any other extra curricular activities. Faculties were very supportive and competent. I still get that positive vibe whenever I go there after the course. It also gave me a lot of good friends for lifetime making it cherishable.”

Akshay Nadiger
M. Tech. SCE 2015-17 | Senior Design Engineer at L&T Construction (Defence)

“The academic experience with a world class infrastructure and excellent faculty at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has endured me with a lifelong career experience. The magnificent hilly and deep forest environment with variety species has seeded me the feel of historical Gurukul concept of learning. The exceptional programmes and teaching methodologies has backed my practical skills and industry interface to higher extent of confidence. It has led me with an international multicultural environment to enhance my communication skills. The friendly attitude of professors and their cooperation to offer helping hands has gifted me the successful career i’m leading through. My tribute of success and gratitude lies on lotus feet of Mata Amritanandamayi and all teachers.”

Aswathi Viswam
M. Tech. SCE 2016-18 | PGET, BGR Energy Systems, Chennai

“Life in Amrita the most memorable moments in my life which was a platform to built up my strength over my educational background and my professional start up. The successful life of mine was moulded by the compassionate teachers and the wonderful surroundings.”

Suganya M
M. Tech. SCE 2013-17 | Engineer, BGR Energy Systems Ltd, Chennai.

“When I hear “Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham” there comes excitement, happiness, joy, irreplaceable and of course irrecoverable memories, events. My dream of designing structures, as an engineer has come true only because of my own prestigious institution. My growth after joining Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is found to be both professional and personal. Now am standing before my parents and fellow colleagues with humanity and courage which is a gift from my institution. I learnt essential things such as respect to my own effort, self confidence and patience from here. Hoping to reach heights with the blessings of my institution and all faculties who were helpful to identify myself. To precise, I still feel I chose the best place for my post graduation. ”

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