M. Tech. in Construction Engineering and Management

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CEM

Overview

The programme focuses on addressing the professional services needs of the construction industry in the areas such as Project Management, Construction Management, Contracts Management, Construction Quality, Safety and Equipment Management, Supply Chain Management of Construction Projects, Modern Construction Materials and Technologies, Computer Applications in Construction, such as ERP, MS Project, Primavera, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the construction industry.

Objective

  1. Modern construction materials, methods and equipment
  2. Planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for construction projects
  3. Developing and administering project budgets and fiscal controls, contract and quality control provisions
  4. Selection of materials, construction method and designing of construction process
  5. Reviewing the contract strategies for construction projects and to suggest the appropriate contract forms and payment methods
  6. Planning and controlling project cost including cost estimating, risk analysis, determination of contingencies, progress reporting and value engineering
  7. Application of IT tools in project planning, design and management
  8. Corporate and construction industry practice, process, standards and their impact on project activities giving general perspective and opportunities for a career in the construction industry
  9. Teamwork, lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Highlights

    • Learner centric Outcome based education
    • Industry-focused and hands-on curriculum and a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment
    • Exposure to cutting-edge software for industry-specific expertise & State of art laboratories for research and teaching aid at global standards
    • Highly qualified and trained faculty members
    • Industry — Academia interaction through guest lectures/​site visits, Industry Internships and Dissertation works
    • Flexible curriculum design with electives leading to specialization
    • Dissertations in the domains of Green Construction / Energy management and Artificial Intelligence Association with professional bodies
  • Choice based course certificates

    • BIM of Industrial structures
    • Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Construction Management
    • Design of Building and Allied services
    • Green certification of projects
  • Achievements and Opportunities

    • Best paper awards at International Conferences
    • International Internship at Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU)
    • MoU’s with international universities like St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPUACE), the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Michigan Technological University (MTU)
    • Completion of PG degree assures jobs in the fields of Project Management Consulting; Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC); Real estate development; Research & Development; Project management software development; Smart infrastructure projects.
  • Elective Specialisation

    This program offers eight electives grouped to help students specialise in a chosen field. A student can in consultation with a HOD or Dean or module leader opt for an elective than spans multiple streams. 

  • Online Elective

    Students can choose elective courses online through MOOCs, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms, adhering to guidelines prescribed by the University.

  • International Competitions

    Students can also earn 3 or 4 credits by participating in international competitions like technical presentations, conferences and publications in journals and winning awards. Students who achieve this can be exempted from one of the elective courses in the program.

  • Group Project

    A group of up to 5 students can come together to work on an interdisciplinary project in consultation with faculty. Students are required to develop a report for assessment and demonstrate the working of the product, and the project needs to be approved by a committee before it is executed. The IPR rights of all such work lies with the University only. 

  • Industry Internship or Project

    A student can opt for an internship in an industry, a business or research organisation. Alternately, students can undertake a mini-project which requires self-directed study that can be pursued with an affiliated faculty member. The internship needs to be approved by the HoD and Dean and students have to submit a report and make a presentation to a panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

    • Learner centric Outcome based education
    • Industry-focused and hands-on curriculum and a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment
    • Exposure to cutting-edge software for industry-specific expertise & State of art laboratories for research and teaching aid at global standards
    • Highly qualified and trained faculty members
    • Industry — Academia interaction through guest lectures/​site visits, Industry Internships and Dissertation works
    • Flexible curriculum design with electives leading to specialization
    • Dissertations in the domains of Green Construction / Energy management and Artificial Intelligence Association with professional bodies
  • Dissertation and Publication

    This course includes a dissertation and publication. Each student has to choose a relevant topic for a dissertation and this needs to be approved by a committee constituted by the HoD. The dissertation should then be converted into a technical paper published in reputed conferences or journals. 

  • Uses an industry-focused and hands-on curriculum and a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment. 
  • Application-based learning programme.
  • Offers research opportunities.
  • Includes internship, training and placement support with various universities and industries worldwide.
  • Offers state of the art facilities in research and teaching aid at global standards.
  • Offers exposure to cutting edge software in construction management.
  • Includes expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries.
  • Includes workshops, industry visits, group discussions and debates.
  • Ensures small batches to encourage in-depth learning.
  • Includes Group Project and Dissertation as output.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation. 

Structure

Study Domains

  • CS

    Course Specialisations

    Includes an overview into the domain of Construction Engineering including planning, scheduling, controlling of construction projects, advanced construction material and technology, contracts management, and so on.

  • DCC

    Department Common Courses

    • A deep dive into the core domain of civil engineering including advanced concrete technology, modern construction techniques, research methodology, and so on.
  • MC

    Mandatory Courses

    • Includes an overview of project planning, scheduling, and control, resource management, quality and safety, and green building technology in civil construction.
  • DSS

    Dissertation

  • GP

    Group Project

    • Students can choose from a list of courses offered across the university from multiple disciplines to earn credits.
  • EC

    Elective Courses

    • Active participation and output based assignments, guest talks, site visits, projects, seminars and internships in industry and abroad universities account for this percentage.
  • FCC

    Faculty Common Courses

    • Students can choose from subjects offered within Civil Engineering as per programme specifications to develop a sharper skill in any of the electives

Course Progression

Course Credits
Advanced Concrete technology and Modern Construction Techniques

19CMC501A Theory Practicals

4
Design of Form Work and Pre-Cast structures

19CMC502A Theory Tutorials Practicals

5
Construction Planning and Contract Management

19CMC503A Theory Tutorials Practicals

5
Refer Elective course table

19CME51XA Theory

4
Refer Elective course table

19CME52XA Theory

4
Research Methodology & IPR

19FET508 Theory

2
Professional communication

19FET509A Theory

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Construction Economics and Financial Management

19CMC511A Theory

4
Resource Management in Civil Construction

19CMC512A Theory Practicals

4
Construction Quality and Safety Management

19CMC513A Theory

4
Refer Elective course table/Online course/ MOOC

19CME53XA Theory

4
Refer Elective course table/Online course/ MOOC

19CME54XA

4
Value Education

19FET510A Theory

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship/ Other activities as specified

19CMP521A Practicals

4
Group Project

19CMP522A Practicals

8

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Dissertation and Publication

19CMP523A Practicals

24

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Specialisation
Stream/​SpecialisationElectiveCodeCourse Title
Group 1E1119CME511ADesign of building and allied services
Group 1E1219CME512AManagement Information System in Construction Engineering and Management
Group 1E1319CME513ARisk and Reliability in Civil Infrastructure system
Group 1E1419CME514AProbability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
Group 2E2119CME521ADirect Stiffness method and Finite Element Analysis 
Group 2E2219CME522AGreen construction and Alternative building materials
Group 2E2319CME523ATunnel Engineering
Group 2E2419CME524AAdvanced Structural Materials
Group 2E2519CME525AConstruction Firm and Value Engineering
Group 2E2619CME526ABig Data analytics
Group 3E3119CME531ABridge Engineering and Road Projects
Group 3E3219CME532AFire and Safety Engineering Design
Group 3E3319CME533ASmart Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
Group 3E3419CME534AEnvironmental Impact assessment of Construction Projects
Group 4E4119CME541ACondition assessment, repair, rehabilation and Artificial Intelligence
Group 4E4219CME542ACircular Economy in Construction Industry
Group 4E4319CME543ABIM and fabrication of steel structures
Group 4E4419CME544AAdvanced quantity surveying in civil engineering

Teaching and Assessment

Student performance in each course is assessed through an assignment (with 50% weightage) and an examination (with 50% weightage). A student is required to score a minimum of 40% in each of the components and 40% overall for the successful completion of a course and for earning the corresponding credit(s).

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to understand and use modern construction materials, methods and equipment.
  • Ability to plan and formulate design alternatives and solutions for construction projects.
  • Ability to develop and administer project budgets and fiscal controls, contract and quality control provisions.
  • Ability to selection materials, construction methods and designing of construction process.
  • Ability to review contract strategies for construction projects and to suggest the appropriate contract forms and payment methods.
  • Ability to plan and control project costs, including cost estimating, risk analysis, determination of contingencies, progress reporting and value engineering.
  • Ability to apply IT tools in project planning, design and management.
  • Ability to apply Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in construction management.
  • Ability to work with corporate and construction industry practice, process, standards and understand their impact on project activities while giving general perspective and opportunities for a career in the construction industry.
  • Ability for teamwork, lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Careers

  • Entrepreneur

  • Civil Engineer

  • Construction Engineer

  • Specialisation in Civil Engineering

Admissions

Eligibility

Indian Nationals

  • Candidates must have a or an equivalent degree in engineering, architecture, construction technology, mechanical engineering, aeronautical or transportation engineering, automotive or automobile engineering, industrial production engineering or allied disciplines related to civil engineering.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are given a different qualifying mark as per government notifications.

Application Process

University Quota

Candidates seeking admission are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Through Government of Karnataka Quota

  1. PGCET, Counselling and Selection (PGCET Code T945)
  2. Download the admission form 
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University Admission Office.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 2,38,550 per annum for Indian nationals

Eligibility

International Students/​OCI/​NRI

  • Candidates should have the equivalent qualification approved by Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

University Quota

Candidates seeking admission are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Through Government of Karnataka Quota

  1. PGCET, Counselling and Selection (PGCET Code T945)
  2. Download the admission form
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission Office. See full instructions.

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 6000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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