After completion of 4th semester in B.E. Civil Engineering, the students have the opportunity to pursue specialisation in Structural Engineering.


Structural Engineering includes the design of buildings & bridges, and considering loads such as wind, earthquakes and people. These design structures could include materials such as concrete, steel, timber, masonry and fiber-reinforced polymers. The specialisation is basically concerned with the conception, analysis, design and construction of the above components or assemblies to resist loads arising from internal and external forces.
At Chitkara University, the specialisation includes the study of solid mechanics, which is the study of the distribution of stresses that a given load produces when applied to a solid element, and the calculation of the resulting strains, given the characteristics of the materials that make up that element.


Employment opportunities include work with consulting Structural Engineers, construction companies, building development companies, Engineering departments of private corporations, aircraft and aerospace related companies, public utilities, and government agencies. Major employers of Structural Engineers include:

  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Oil Companies
  • Railway Operators
  • Civil Engineering Contractors
  • Public Utility Companies

The specialisation in Structural Engineering is designed to train you in advanced concepts of Structural Engineering by in-depth coursework, hands-on modeling projects and dissertation work. Students will undergo intensive modules to study various aspects of Structural Engineering and learn how to apply these constructs to a major research project. You will learn:

  • Application of Solid Mechanics that enables the Structural Engineer to assemble elements, such as beams and columns, into a structure that will resist both static and dynamic loads, such as gravity, wind, snow and earthquakes.
  • In addition to steel and concrete, a know-how of new materials that are being developed and used in Structural Engineering, including reinforced plastics and polymers.
  • Rehabilitation of existing structures weakened by corrosion.
  • Designing the structures of machinery, vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft.

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