Structural Engineering is an undergraduate/ postgraduate course offered by many of the top engineering institutes in India for specialization in Civil Engineering. It is primarily a sub-division of civil engineering where the students are taught to predict, comprehend and estimate the strength, durability, stability of the structures that are erected on buildings and nonbuilding structures. This information is used to assimilate those designs with other fellow engineers and to oversee the ongoing projects on-site as well.

Structural Engineering

The course includes advanced finite element analysis, structural mechanics, structural dynamics, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, steel structures, tall buildings and towers, constructing wind and earthquake resistant designs ensuring the structural reliability along with the application of computer programmes in Structural Engineering. As it is the subfield of Civil Engineering, Structural engineering encompasses the design, planning, execution and maintenance of structural works. It develops infrastructures which are having importance on the society in terms of aesthetics, functions, sustainability and economics.

IIT, Chennai and SRM University are two of the top institutes offering structural engineering course in India. Students who are having a special interest in the construction of special structures in the aspect of civil engineering can opt for this course. Command over skills in material sciences and mathematics are advantages to aspiring candidates of structural engineering.

How to Join

One who wants to join Structural Engineering should pass the qualifying examination with an aggregate score of 60-75% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. After completing the same, the student has to appear for the Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE - Main) to get admission into one of the top college or universities in India.

Most of the engineering colleges in India offer admission to students based on the JEE Main examination. It is a national level entrance examination done by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the national level apex authority responsible for the regulation and control of all engineering colleges and courses available in India. AICTE is the statutory authority responsible for proper planning and coordination on the development of the technical education system in India.

Career Prospects of Structural Engineers

Structural Engineers are hired to design the frameworks of buildings, pipelines, bridges and constructions like that so that it can support by own and are resistant to weather conditions. The public safety concern is the prime concern in such constructions and the engineers should take the aesthetics and cost-efficiency into consideration. Structural engineers can specialize with the type structures they design and will be allowed to work on projects ranging from hotels to nuclear plants. With gaining experience and qualification, one can be hired in posts like Planning Engineer, Project Engineer, Site Engineer etc.

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P.S.V.COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
P.S.V.COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
KRISHNAGIRI
  • P.S.V College of Engineering and Technology is executed by St.Joan’s Educational Trust. The Founder of the Trust, Dr.P.Selvam, is an academician with rich experience in teaching and having achieved an unenviable reputation in this own profession, Dr.P.Selvam, a keen social activist and visionary, felt that he should contribute his might to the betterment of the society as a part of his social commitment. This he felt, could be achieved by promoting Educational Institutions that imp art high qual
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SREE BUDDHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, PATTOOR
SREE BUDDHA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, PATTOOR
ALAPPUZHA
  • Sree Buddha College of Engineering, affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, has been par excellence in technical education.
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THEJUS ENGINEERING COLLEGE
THEJUS ENGINEERING COLLEGE
Thrissur
  • Thejus Engineering College, a project of Cheruvathur Foundation, was established in the year 2009. The College is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Govt. of Kerala.
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SREE NARAYANA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
SREE NARAYANA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Pathanamthitta
  • Sree Narayana Institute of Technology, Adoor is a College synonymous with knowledge empowerment that established in the name of the Pattayil Kunjukunju Memorial Charitable Trust. It is situated in Theppupara, Adoor, Pathanamthitta District of Kerala state. SNIT was envisaged by our beloved Chairman Sri. K. Sadanandan to provide generations of students an opportunity for excellent technical and business education. It is approved by the AICTE and affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological Univers
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GOVERNMENTENGINEERINGCOLLEGETHRISSUR
GOVERNMENTENGINEERINGCOLLEGETHRISSUR
Thrissur
  • Government Engineering College Thrissur (GEC Thrissur) formerly Government Engineering College Trichur, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified institution is one of the most prestigious and reputed technical education institution in south India. The College was established in the year 1957 with under graduate programmes in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering branches.
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M.E.T. ENGINEERING COLLEGE
M.E.T. ENGINEERING COLLEGE
KANYAKUMARI
  • M.E.T. ENGINEERING COLLEGE
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M.P.NACHIMUTHU M.JAGANATHAN ENGINEERING COLLEGE
M.P.NACHIMUTHU M.JAGANATHAN ENGINEERING COLLEGE
ERODE
  • M.P.Nachimuthu M.Jaganathan Engineering College, Chennimalai, Erode is one among the best self-financing engineering colleges. The main thrust is given to discipline, quality education and also in moulding young minds to become fully competent engineers. The main scope of this institution is to provide education for the rural students and economically deprived students as per the ardent desire of the Founder Correspondent Thiru.J.Sudhanandhen. Free education is offered to the meritorious studen
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NSS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
NSS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Palakkad
  • N S S College of Engineering, Palakkad is one of the most reputed, premier engineering educational institution in Kerala affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. It was established in 1960 by Nair Service Society under the leadership of late Bharatha Kesari Mannathu Padmanabhan, during the second five year plan with the assistance of the Central and State Government under the grant-in-aid scheme. The college has an enviable heritage and legacy of grooming brilliant engineering pro
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UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE
UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE
Thrissur
  • We welcome you to the abode of learning where nature and technology blend in harmony to cater the demand of vibrant engineering minds of tomorrow. Universal Engineering College, affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala was started in 2011 by a group of successful industrialists and business personalities to contribute back to the society and its development realising that only education can transform the society for a better living. We have meticulously overseen to reach ou
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VIDYA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
VIDYA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Thrissur
  • Vidya Academy of Science & Technology (VAST) is a state-of-the-art engineering college conforming to international standards. This model engineering college is approved by AICTE vide approval NO./06/ KER/ENGG/2002/91 dated 12/05/03 and affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.
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