Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Civil Engineering)

Course Structure

Course delivery method

Lectures,  Industrial Trainings, Project

Subjects method

Core courses + electives



Engineering Properties of Soils Foundation Engineering

Understanding of basic properties and foundation of soil.

Soil Dynamics & Machine Foundations

This topic covers all the major forms of damping of importance for soil dynamics problems, viscous damping and hysteretic damping.

Rock Mechanics

It is the study of theoretical and applied science of the mechanical behavior.

Earth Dams & Slope Stability

Understanding of the slope stability, dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill dams, slopes of other types of embankments.

Earth Pressure

Learn about the various issues of earth pressure and techniques to handle them.

Clay Mineral logy

Study of the characteristic minerals of the earths near surface environments. They form in soils and sediments, and by diagenetic and hydrothermal alteration of rocks.

List of Elective Subjects



Ground Improvement Engineering

This subject will cover all the areas of improvement in ground.

Design of Foundation Systems

Understanding of the foundation system on which the building is based.

Geotechnical Exploration and Advanced Soil Testing

Learn how to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock around a site to design and maintain earthworks for the proposed structures.

Advanced Rock Mechanics

This subject includes all the applications of rock mechanics and investigation of rock masses for testing of rocks.

Neuro-fuzzy Applications in Civil Engineering

The application of the neuro-fuzzy system is established to predict the compressive strength of concrete.

Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Analysis of case studies in geotechnical engineering to solve the related issues in future.

Computer Aided Design of Foundations

Use of computer aided design for the preparation of design structure of any land and building.

Flow through Porous Media

In this study, we will learn about flow through porous media which is the manner in which fluids behave when filtering water using sand or another porous material.

Pavement Analysis & Design

Understanding of joints in the pavement slab, and help to release pressure due to temperature variation.

Engineering Geology

Study and understanding the different fields of the earth sciences.

Modeling and Simulation

It is the study of getting information about how something will react and behave without actually testing it in real life.

Computational and Statistical Methods

Use of statistical data and information for the large data bases.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Learn the process of evaluation of environmental impacts of development in a proposed project.

Soil-Structure Interaction

Learn the process of responses of the soil which influences the motion of the structure and vice-versa.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Civil Engineering) : 32 answered questions


Ques. Which is better after graduate in civil: an M.Tech in transportation engineering from an IIT, or construction management from an IIT or NICMAR?

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 23 Sept 21

Ans. IIT Delhi and IIT Madras offer a Post-Graduation in Construction Technology and Management. To secure a seat at either of the institutes, you must obtain a good rank in the GATE examination. IIT Delhi gives more weightage to the technical aspects of the course, while NICMAR focuses more on the managerial aspects of Construction. The curriculum of the course is unmatched, yet the placements, at times, can be quite unanticipated.  Both the courses are quite equivalent to each other on various stages whatsoever. But, when the decision boils down to which among the both is better, then IIT Delhi might win the race. Now, the Transportation Engineering department from IITs is indeed a great course. The average package some of my seniors from this course secured was about INR 5 LPA. However, by all means, your placement partially also depends upon whether or not you are typically prepared for it. Read more
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Ques. How is the M.Tech structural engineering placement at NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 03 Sept 21

Ans. One of my friends graduated from NIT Trichy. According to him, the placements for the M.Tech in structural engineering is pretty good in NIT Trichy. There is a separate Training and Placement department to look after the placement activities. Generally, training starts in the second semester. Every year, approximately 80% of the students get job opportunities in reputed companies.  They are offered an average salary package of INR 6 lakh per annum. Categories M.Tech in Structural Engineering at NIT Trichy Course Fee 1.48 lakh Course Duration 2 years Highest CTC 12-15 LPA Average CTC 6.3 LPA Lowest CTC 2.5-3 LPA The recruiting companies that come for placements in NIT Trichy, for M.Tech in structural engineering include L&T Construction, L&T Hydrocarbon, TCE, L&W Construction, Atkins, Dow Chemicals, and Technip.Read more
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Ques. Is a M.Tech in structural engineering at the NIT Trichy worth doing?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 31 Aug 21

Ans. Yes, you can definitely think of pursuing an M.Tech degree from NIT Trichy. But, always check the placement percentage if you are thinking of getting a job after your degree. The M.Tech is definitely better as compared to other branches like civil engineering at NIT Trichy. According to recent data, about 87.1% of students from M. Tech were placed in the placement drive of 2020. Categories M.Tech Structural Engineering at NIT Warangal Course Fee 1.48 lakhs Course Duration 2 years Highest CTC 12-13 LPA Average CTC 6.3 LPA Recruiting Companies Aricent, Honeywell, Ambuja Cement, Aditya Birla, etc. You can even do a project in your second year and that is completely dependent on your interests and the resources that are available. Each student is assigned a project guide who will guide you. But, it is up to you to make the best of this opportunity.Read more
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Ques. Is environmental geotechnology (civil) branch for M.Tech at NIT Calicut good enough?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 20 Aug 21

Ans. The M.Tech program of Environmental Geotechnology at NIT Calicut is an interdisciplinary branch. In the first semester, you will be taught about Geotechnological Engineering and in the second semester, you will learn about subjects that are in Environmental Engineering such as Groundwater Hydrology. All in all, this course is more towards the Geotechnical side than the Environmental side. You also have to undertake projects. Usually, most people opt for Geotechnical projects. Talking about the prospects of the future, L&T has been the only recruiters for some years now they recruited very few students pursuing postgraduate.  If you want to teach this course in the future, then pursuing it will be a good idea. It is definitely a good course but not the best. Join if you are interested in the course and not for the NIT tag. Read more
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Ques. Which is better - doing M.Tech from IITs or going for NITIE Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 13 Aug 21

Ans. Having to know some people studying in both these colleges, I can say that they are equally good. You can opt for any one of them, their respective programs are also good. They are recognized as Centres of Excellence by MHRD, Govt of India. The choice mainly depends on the individual and their preferences. You should go for the one you are enthusiastic about. NITIE offers 3 courses, where the selection is through GATE scores. These include Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering, Project Management, and Manufacturing Management. These courses are a mixture of technical and business management. IITs offer M.Tech through GATE exam scores.  It involves core specialization and nothing about industrial management. So, the selection of the college and the course entirely depends on you. Go through them and then decide which will be a better option for your career.Read more
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