Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Earthquake Engineering) - Course Overview




    2 YEARS


    Civil Engineering


    Post Graduation

    Master of Technology in Earthquake Engineering Courses, Syllabus, Jobs and Salary

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    M.Tech in Earthquake Engineering is a 2-year long for pursuing which, eligible candidate should have attained a B. Tech degree or equivalent qualification with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

    Earthquake engineering is essentially about the analysis and design of load- supporting structures. Earthquake engineering is an offshoot of civil engineering. Subjects studied in this course include Construction Management Processes, Soil Mechanics, Concrete Technology, Applied Construction Project Management and Geology etc.

    The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 80,000 and 4 Lacs. Admission are based on candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam such as GATE, CMJ, CCMT.

    Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Volcanologists, Petroleum Geologists, Environmental Geologists, Earth Science Teachers, Glacial or Quaternary Geologists, Structural Geologists and Hydrogeologists etc., and in private and government agencies engaged in the construction of space stations, bridges, ports, highways, railways and buildings, and in colleges and universities as teachers.

    The initial salary offered to such postgraduates varies between INR 4 to 10 Lacs per year.

    Organizations such as Geological Survey of India (GSI), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC), Coal India and Mineral Exploration Ltd. Etc. hire such postgraduates.

    M.Tech in Earthquake Engineering: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelPost Graduate
    Duration2 years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    Eligibility(10+2) examination with science subject such as (Biology, Math and Chemistry)
    Admission ProcessBased on entrance exam like GATE, CMJ, CCMT entrance exam etc.
    Course FeeINR 80,000 to 4 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 4 to 10 Lacs per year
    Top Recruiting OrganizationsGeological Survey of India (GSI), Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC), Coal India and Mineral Exploration Ltd.
    Job PositionsVolcanologists, Petroleum Geologists, Environmental Geologists, Earth Science Teachers, Glacial or Quaternary Geologists, Structural Geologists and Hydrogeologists

    M. Tech in Earthquake Engineering: What is it About?

    Earthquake Engineering is the field of science that involves the study of the protection of society and natural and human-made atmosphere from earthquakes by reducing seismic risk to socio-economically acceptable levels. Traditionally, earthquake engineering has been defined as the science of bolstering structures to withstand seismic impacts, which is why it is considered a subset of geotechnical and structural engineering.
    Earthquake Engineering is a systematic study of earthquakes. It is an investigation of and attempt at resolving the danger posed by damaging earthquakes. These engineers plan, design, construct and manage earthquake- resistant structures and facilities.

    Since 60% of Indian geography is declared sensitive to earthquakes, the role of Earthquake Engineers proves vital in building- quake resistant structures. 

    Top Institutes Offering M. Tech in Earthquake Engineering

    Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:

    Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
    NITSilcharINR 4.1 Lacs (course)
    IITRoorkeeINR 3 Lacs (course)
    IITKharagpurINR 1.5 Lacs (course)
    Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurINR 84,500 (course)
    Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (CBIT)HyderabadINR 2.1 Lacs (course)

    Eligibility for M. Tech in Earthquake Engineering

    For applying to the course, aspiring candidates need to have:

    • completed B. Tech. or equivalent qualification with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (55% for SC/ST candidates).
    • pursued Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Biomedical Instrumentation/ Electrical or any other allied branches.
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    M. Tech in Earthquake Engineering: Admission Process

    Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s GATE/ CMJ score secured by the candidates. Even UGC and CSIR scores are taken into consideration for selection of appropriate candidates for the course.

    M. Tech in Earthquake Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester I
    Vibration of Elastic Method
    Numerical Methods for Dynamics Systems
    Seismological Modelling and Simulation
    Vulnerability and Risk Analysis 
    Programme Elective
    Semester II
    Ground Shaking Hazard
    Programme Elective
    Programme Elective
    Programme Elective
    Programme Elective
    Semester III
    Semester IV Dissertation
    Elective Courses
    EQ-514 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of Structures
    EQ-534 Advanced Seismic Microzonation
    EQ-535 Seismic Disaster Mitigation and Management
    EQ-536 Ground Failure Hazard
    EQ-537 Earthquake Precursors and Early Warning Systems
    EQ-538 Geo-informatics
    EQ-546 Instrumentation and Model Testing Techniques
    EQ-571 Ground Improvement Techniques
    EQ-590 Strong Motion Seismology

    M. Tech in Earthquake Engineering: Career Prospects

    An Earthquake Engineer researches data and gathers information from varied locations and sources and find solutions for making structures that are earthquake- resistant. In addition to gathering information and researching, they also travel far for gathering information from local bodies. These professionals can find job opportunities with research and development organizations engaged in researching on earthquakes. They can also find job placements as researchers, professors and lecturers or at NGOs, working for environment and earthquake- related issues.

    An engineer in this profession in India earns between INR 25,000 to 30,000 in the beginning of the career, increase with experience.
    Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
    Geo Science EngineerGeoscientists often supervise the work of technicians and coordinate work with other scientists, both on the field and in the lab. Many geoscientists are involved in the search for and development of natural resources, such as petroleum. Others work in environmental protection and preservation, and are involved in projects to clean up and reclaim land. Some specialize in a particular aspect of the earth, such as oceans.4,93,325
    Geo-scientistGeoscientists typically plan and conduct field studies, in which they visit locations to collect samples and conduct surveys. They study the physical aspects of the earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future 4,43,732
    Seismic Data Collection EngineerSeismic Data Collection Engineers play an important role in the oil and gas industry. They work from surveys, sending pulses of sound energy down through layers of rock beneath the earth's surface.9,02,473 
    Seismic Data Interpretation EngineerSeismic Interpreters use a variety of technical, computational and scientific modelling techniques to produce geophysical and geological data that can be used to analyze the hydrocarbon content of rock structures.1,068,000 
    Mineral EngineerMining Engineers ensure that underground resources such as minerals, metals, oil and gas are extracted safely and efficiently. Typical job responsibilities include ensuring that operations comply with health and safety requirements, and making sure that the equipment used is safe. 6,56,000
    Survey GeologistSurvey Geologists work for provincial or federal government geological surveys, builds a framework of geological knowledge to encourage a better understanding of mineral and energy resources in the environment. 5,11,804
    Conservation HydrologistHydrologists typically measure the properties of bodies of water, such as volume and stream flow. They collect water and soil samples to test for certain properties, such as the pH or pollution levels and analyze data on the environmental impacts of pollution, erosion, drought, and other problems. 2,93,084 

    Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Earthquake Engineering) : 22 Answered QuestionsView All

    • Top Answer By Shekhar Suman on 04-Sep-2020

    Ans. The Civil Engineering branch at NIT is one of the oldest departments offering undergraduate programs since the times it was known by the name of Regional Engineering College. It now offers MTech and Ph.D. as well. The department is well known for its interdisciplinary research initiatives through R&D testing, and consultancy services. The table below will highlight some of its notable aspects: Parameters NIT Durgapur (Civil Engineering) Programs B.Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D Fees INR 5.56 LPA Average package  INR 6.5 LPA Ranking 27 (The Week, 2019)   Admission Process: NIT Durgapur Civil Engineering admissions require students to have 75% and above in 10+2 with science stream.  Applications can be made directly with JoSAA counseling sessions.  For M.Tech, students require 55%-60% and above in graduation. The qualifying entrance exam scores accepted by NIT are JEE/GATE/CAT/NIMCET. There is a 15% reservation for SCs and a 7.5% reservation for STs. Erudite Faculty: 16 professors with research-level education are available to students of the Civil Engineering program Teaching subjects like Environmental Engineering, Optimal Design, and Management, etc.  They are approachable through the contact details given in the 'People' section of the Civil Engineering department. Placements: NIT Durgapur has an overall placement record of 70% according to the 2019 data. It is well known for its CSE and IT branches' placement records with an 80-90% placement percentage.  In 2018-19, the highest domestic CTC offered at NIT Durgapur was INR 32.54 LPA. Some of the top recruiters include Tata Power, Jugnoo, Python, Exide, HPL, and more.  The Civil Engineering department, however, has a placement rate of 48% which is the lowest compared to all other departments at NIT DGP. Read more

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    • Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 19-Aug-2020

    Ans. IIT Bhubaneswar always works hard to make students achieve success. Since its inception this institute has always collaborated with many universities abroad. This results in active academic research and teaching between students and faculty members.  It has collaborated with foreign universities such as University of Warwick, University of Southampton, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Western Ontario, University of New York, University of North Dakota USA, and McGill University. The interview preparation for IIT Bhubaneswar mainly focuses on the specialization you are applying for. Generally, if you are preparing for M.Tech in civil engineering, you will be asked questions on your course and your B.Tech project.  The questions are conceptual and theoretical and if you are well prepared there won’t be an issue. The interviewers are very cool and if you do not know any answer, they will just simply move on to the next question. No one is going to ask you about the derivatives or the formulas until and unless you are unlucky. The written test is an objective one as they don’t have the time to evaluate subjective answers.  Your strategy should be to be strong in your basics and whatever you have done in your B.Tech project it should be in your strong grasp. One important thing to keep in mind, you should not make them feel that you are here for the IIT tag. Rather you should be showing interest and dedication in the subject you are applying for. Read more

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    • Top Answer By Indrita Ganguly on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. Amity University, Manesar (Gurgaon) is among the top private universities in India. It offers a large variety of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctorate level. The courses offered by the university at the undergraduate level include BBA, BA, B.TECH, B.SC., BFA, LAW, B.Pharm, Fashion Designing, Hotel Management, and Journalism. At the postgraduate level, it offers courses like M.TECH, MBA, MA, MCA.  Amity University, Manesar provides accommodation to the students who come here to study, from different parts of India. It offers a hostel facility that has an intake capacity of around 2100 students. At Amity University, Manesar, there are separate hostels for both boys and girls with numerous facilities some of which are listed below. Various security system equipment including IP cameras, Biometric Readers, Fire Warning System, Security Guards, and Patrolling Units that ensure student’s safety during their stay in the hostel.  3 single Air Conditioned Rooms with attached bathrooms, sitting lounge, and necessary furniture. On-campus laundry services. Mess facility. Uninterrupted fast internet access. Fully equipped common room. The fee structure to avail the hostel facility at Amity University, Manesar is as follows- For Non-Air Conditioned Rooms: Rs. 70,000/- per annum For Air Conditioned Rooms:  Rs. 1,10,000/- per annum One time Refundable Security Deposit:- Rs. 10,000 ( to be paid along with the hostel fees) Mess Facility is charged individually.   Read more

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    • Top Answer By Nikhil Raj on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. M.Tech from IIT Bhubaneswar makes sense only if you are willing to study more on research-based topics of the subject. It is best if one is looking for a career in Teaching, Researching, etc. to further gain knowledge about the subject and not work in MNCs. IIT Hyderabad ranks 8th in the Engineering category by NIRF 2020. The number of students who got placed from the Chemical Engineering department in the 2019 placements was 26. The average salary package offered to students with Chemical Engineering is 15 lakhs per annum. IIST is a space institute under the Department of Space. The students from IIST are recruited as scientists and engineers in the Department of Space facilities and Indian Space Research Organization centers all over India. They receive a starting salary of 10 lakhs per annum. Facilities like Infrastructure, Library, sports facilities, Computer labs, clinics, Data centers in IIST are much better and well equipped than the IITs. Thus it is your choice to opt for what course you are interested in.  Read more

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    • Top Answer By Anil Tigga on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. The complete procedure for admission in IIT Bhubaneswar is described below briefly.  To get admission in M.Tech at IIT Bhubaneswar, students should register online through the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). After completing the COAP registration, you will receive the COAP registration number which needs to be used in the online application form.  Following are some of the specializations inviting application for admission in M.Tech at IIT Bhubaneswar: Climate Science and technology Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Environmental Engineering Water resources Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Metallurgical and materials Engineering Filling of Online Application Form and Payment Procedure follows the following steps:- You need to fill the application forms on the official website of the institute. Register on the online-portal by providing your current Email ID. Login to the portal and provide the email ID and password that were given at the time of registration. Fill the required information and submit your application. There is no application fee for female candidates, however, male candidates are required to pay the application fee. One can easily pay the fee through online mode of payment. Take a printout of the application form for future reference. Applications without legitimate installment and SB Gather Reference Number are refused. The selection of the candidates is done based on their GATE score(70% weightage) and their performance on the written test and the interview(30% weightage). If you get selected the college authority will let you know via email.Read more

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    Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Earthquake Engineering) Fee Structure in India

    26.1 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES26.1 K (Maximum Fee)
    26.1 K (Average Fee)
    53 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2.27 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.4 L (Average Fee)



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