WHAT IS GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING ?

The geotechnical engineer plays a key role in most civil engineering projects. Geotechnical engineers assess the properties and behaviour of soil and rock formations. It is a branch of civil engineering and deals with the engineering behaviour of subsurface or earth materials. BE/B.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering is a 4-year programme. The Physico-chemical behaviour of soils, strength and deformation behaviour of soils, soil dynamics and earthquake engineering and machine foundations are some of the areas of study. One can pursue M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for this programme are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.

For PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech in Geo-Informatics/Geo-Information Technology along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities.

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SCOPE OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

  • There is a range of opportunities in the Civil Engineering profession for geotechnical specialists.Those who combine geotechnical knowledge with managerial skills needed in the construction industry is much in demand.
  • With shrinking land space available for development, large and complex modern structures may have to be built on the weak ground. Geotechnical engineers plan and execute soil and ground investigations and laboratory testing, understand the results, and propose designs and construction to overcome the difficulties.

Job opportunities available for Geotechnical Engineer are as follows:

Scientist

Project Coordinator

Project Scientist

Technical Assistant

Analyst

Project Manager

Senior System Executive

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Building Design and Drawing
  • Communication skill and Report writing Numerical Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis

COURSE LEVEL DETAILS

  • Academic performance of Students
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    Degree Offered in UG
    B.E /Btech
    B.Sc.
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 5.19 Lakhs Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
    Minimum Fees 0.03 Lakhs Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
    Academic performance of Students
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    Degree Offered in PG
    M.E /Mtech.
    M.Sc.