The MS by Research in Structural Engineering imparts the knowledge and skills towards for performing high quality research in the area of Structural Engineering. MS students are expected to publish their work in leading international journals and conferences pertaining to their area of research.
The program has limited amount of course work, essentially to prepare the student to carry out research, and to develop adequate breadth in the subject area. The main emphasis is on the research work leading to a thesis. This involves delving in depth into a research topic and includes grasping, evaluating and refining ideas, mathematical rigor, problem formulation, literature survey, implementation and performance evaluation. Typically students decide on their research area and faculty advisor within the first year while doing course work. Thereafter, the steps involved are: finishing course work (to build research background and breadth) and thesis defense.
The program offers adequate platform for a student to work on their innovative ideas with self motivation.
Flexible (Minimum: 3 semesters; Maximum: 6 semesters for regular). Typical duration varies between 2-3 years.
BE/B.Tech in Civil Engineering.
An all-India examination to test the preparedness of the applicants will be held in May every year. The examination will be held at Hyderabad and a number of major cities in the country depending on the number of applicants from each region. The entrance examination will consist of two papers. Paper I test the general aptitude of the candidate and will consist of objective questions from Mathematics, Programming, and Logical Reasoning. Paper II is the Subject Paper, which tests the candidate's subject knowledge.
Breadth/Depth Requirements: A student should demonstrate the knowledge of the basic courses in at least 4 stream areas and must take an advanced course in a minimum of 3 stream areas. Typically, a student takes 3 elective courses in each of the first two semesters, and thereafter is expected to focus on thesis work.
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