Structural Engineering- Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Structural Engineering is the use of engineering principles to the formation of the structure of a building or other item. It is a branch of civil engineering and its knowledge is required in various fields like architecture, medical equipments and aeronautics. The mainstream fields included bridges, dams, earthworks, foundations, offshore structures, pipelines, power stations, railways, retaining structures and walls, roads, tunnels, waterways, reservoir, water and waste water infrastructure.

If you wish to pursue a career in Structural Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Structural Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Structural Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.Tech Structural Engineering

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech 

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of B.E./B.Tech Structural Engineering.

  1. Aseismic Design of Structures
  2. Concrete structures
  3. Disaster resistant structures
  4. Finite Element Analysis
  5. Industrial structures
  6. Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Structures
  7. Matrix Computer Methods of Structural Analysis
  8. Soil Structure Interaction
  9. Steel structures
  10. Structural Dynamics
  11. Theory of elasticity and plasticity

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Structural Engineering colleges in India. 

  1. Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  2. BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai
  3. CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
  4. Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad
  5. GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
  6. Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  7. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  8. VIT University, Vellore

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Structural Engineering students.

  1. Chief Engineer
  2. Consultants
  3. Director of Public Works
  4. Division Head
  5. Project Manager
  6. Quality Analysts
  7. Supervisory Engineer

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of B.E./B.Tech and M.Tech Structural Engineering.

  1. Bharat Heavy Electronics Ltd
  2. Jaypee (India) Capital Services Ltd
  3. Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
  4. Larsen & Toubro
  5. Reliance Infrastructure
  6. The Stellar Group of Companies


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 350,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.Tech: Rs 1,200,000+ per annum (sky is the limit)


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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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