M.Tech in Civil Engineering with specialization in Geotechnical Engg.

M.Tech in Civil Engineering with specialization in Geotechnical Engg.

  • About the program

    A Geotechnical Engineering program is a specialized course of study that focuses on the behaviour and properties of soil and rock materials, and their applications in engineering design and construction. Geotechnical engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering, and the program prepares students for a career in the field of geotechnical engineering. The Geotechnical Engineering program typically covers topics such as soil mechanics, foundation engineering, earth retaining structures, slope stability, rock mechanics, and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. The curriculum includes both theoretical and practical aspects, with hands-on laboratory work, field trips, and design projects. Students pursuing a Geotechnical Engineering program will typically take courses such as Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Properties, Foundation Engineering, Earth Retaining Structures, Slope Stability Analysis, Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring, Site Investigation and Testing, Rock Mechanics, Ground Improvement Techniques, and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

Duration & Eligibility

M.Tech in Civil Engineering with specialization in Geotechnical Engg.
(2 Years)
1. Passed BE/B-Tech or Equivalent Degree in Civil Engineering with 50% marks
2. GATE/NET qualified students shall be preferred.

Program Fee Ist Year (2024-25)

Particulars All India Category Uttarakhand/Himalyan State Quota (After 26% Scholarship on Tution Fee)
1st Semester 2nd Semester 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Tution Fee 39,000 39,000 28,860 28,860
Academin Service Fee 21,000 21,000 21,000 21,000
Total 60,000 60,000 49,860 49,860

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Scope of the Program:

The scope of geotechnical engineering is quite broad, as it deals with the behaviour and properties of earth materials and how they affect the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects. Here are some areas where geotechnical engineers are involved:

  • Foundation design: Geotechnical engineers are responsible for designing the foundation of buildings, bridges, and other structures. This includes analysing the soil and rock beneath the structure to ensure it can support the weight of the building.
  • Slope stability: Geotechnical engineers analyse and design retaining walls and slope stabilization structures to prevent landslides and other slope failures.
  • Earthquake engineering: Geotechnical engineers play a vital role in designing structures to withstand earthquakes. This includes analysing soil liquefaction and ground motion to design foundations and other structural components.
  • Tunnelling: Geotechnical engineers are involved in tunnel design and construction, including analysing the stability of the tunnel walls, designing support structures, and assessing the potential impact on surrounding structures and groundwater.
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring: Geotechnical engineers use sensors and other instrumentation to monitor the behaviour of the soil and rock around infrastructure projects. This helps ensure the safety and stability of the project.
  • Environmental engineering: Sustainable transportation specialists focus on designing and implementing transportation solutions that are environmentally and socially sustainable. They work on promoting alternative transportation modes, such as walking, biking, and public transit, and implementing green transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable energy sources.
  • Academic Researcher: Geotechnical engineers are also involved in environmental engineering projects, such as assessing the stability of landfills and designing remediation systems for contaminated sites.

Overall, the scope of geotechnical engineering is vast, and there is a growing demand for geotechnical engineers as infrastructure projects become increasingly complex and challenging. With a degree in geotechnical engineering, you can pursue a rewarding career in a variety of fields, including consulting firms, government agencies, construction companies, and research institutions.