Who are the makers of these enormous structures and designs?
How they have been built?
The fitting answer to all the questions above is “Structural Engineering”.
Under the numerous branches of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering is one of the most important one. It oversees plans and manages different developments like construction of flyovers, bridge formation, excavation of tunnels, erecting towers, and so on. In other words, majorly the structural engineers ensure construction safety and solidarity of our structures that they would withstand every one of the environmental conditions.
Structural engineers are specialized in determining the integrity of a structure. They assess the issues that a structure may have and build up arrangements as solutions to that. They possess the knowledge to determine the strength, durability, and safety of any given structure.
Well, if you are someone who finds these things fascinating, then you can opt for the course M.Tech in Structural. It is a two-year program in which candidates will be taught about the modern methodologies of designing a structure, they will study about the advanced usages of construction materials and analysis processes of structures using different software under forces especially dynamic in nature.
Here, at Adamas University this program is offered with the goal to deliver specialists who will have basic technical ability and strong analytical skills to create structural designs and to analyze them at ease. Students in this course learns majorly learns about the materials used in construction work and get trained on cutting edge ideas of designing through various activities and dissertation work. Structural dynamics and earthquake-resistant design of structures, rehabilitation of the structure, advanced materials and dissertation is a portion of the significant points shrouded in the M.Tech in Structural Engineering course.
It is reasonably a practical learning course as well where understudies are given project work that enables students to learn about Structure Design labs, the latest design software, and construction material lab.
Although it may sound as interesting as anything, this course cannot be pursued by any graduates. Some Specific eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission
Criteria mentioned below are essential to take admission in the course:
- Any candidate must hold a Civil Engineering BE/ B.Tech degree from any recognized university plus a valid GATE scorecard.
- Or, Special Institutional exams (Adamas University Admission Test) and Personal Interview.
Now, one must be wondering about career options a candidate would get after completing the M.Tech degree in structural engineering.
Career Options and Job Prospects for Structural Engineers
Any course completion will offer either to go for higher studies or to look for job opportunities. If someone is fond of academics and has a thing to learn the engineering concepts even deeper, then they can opt for Ph.D. from IITs, NITs, or from any reputed university from India or abroad. Coming back to job opportunities, after post-graduation in Structural Engineering one can look out for work openings in private construction organization as Structural Engineer or Structural consultant. One can seek employment in the government public sector as well through exams these PSU’s organizes. Structural engineers can start their career as construction designers or as consulting engineers at any organization and can then be promoted up to the position of the project manager or functional manager for design or construction operation later on with ample experience which they will master throughout their career. In any case, they would initially have to acquire the Professional Engineering (PE) license, on the grounds that only authorized specialists can accept obligations for public activities. The social roles of professionals in Structural engineering play a huge impact in the construction industry. A candidate can be recruited with a wide range of roles and responsibilities depending on the project they will be working on.
To summaries the whole thing let me share my experience as a Structural Engineer
How’s a common day for a Structural Engineer?
As a Structural Engineer one has two very distinct professional choices:
- work as a site engineer, in which case the job will be based on the construction site and the responsibility for the work going on there will be assigned.
- or then again be a specialist, where the job will be an office-based one and the major responsibility will be setting up the drawing, plans, and designs which the contractor utilizes as direction for their construction.
Working Ethics and Coordination of Structural Engineers:
It is important for the last mentioned and in the workplace, various issues each day were taken care of by the officials. Typically, 3D logical models of structures were made, and one needs to completely see and understand how the stress distributed through the structure down into the ground. This part sets aside some effort to resolve, thus consistently one must be building up an alternate design for their structure. Likewise, the fundamental layout is coordinated with different orders like design, mechanical and electrical drawings, and so on here and there. The position of a line or a major window could influence the design thus a team routinely needs to sit together to determine conflicts until everything works fine and is completely coordinated. Like this every day would throw new challenges towards us.
Today in this new age era where everything is available at finger tips, for structural engineering also there are wide range of software available now-a-days. For Bridge Engineering MIDAS software is there similarly for RC structures StaadPro and ETABS and for Steel Structures Tekla software is there. In recent time software like SAP and other similar software gaining popularity for doing dynamic analysis of structures considering earthquake vibration into account. All modern-day structures have to go through the dynamic analysis. The challenge for one budding structural engineer would be to master the skill in all of the software to build a good career being a structural engineer.
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