• M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management

  • M.Tech in Environmental Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

To prepare our graduates
I. to apply environmental engineering knowledge acquired to excel and become leaders in engineering, research, planning & consulting, industry, public health ,         regulatory agencies, policy making and education
II. to develop an ability to analyze the behavior of integrated natural and engineered environmental systems and to design and develop economically, socially and environmentally sustainable infrastructure
III. to think critically, behave ethically and to envisage the technical and social consequences of their actions
IV. to inculcate team-spirit and interpersonal and mass communication skills so as to coordinate and lead multidisciplinary engineering teams in addressing environmental issues
V. to imbibe spirit of inquiry in order to promote keen interest in pursuing higher studies and research
Program Outcomes
Ability to
A. apply the knowledge of mathematics, natural & social sciences and engineering to understand and solve environmental problems.
B. plan and conduct necessary experiments for use in analysis and design of environmental engineering systems.
C. recommend economically sustainable solutions and alternatives for an environmental engineering problem by including considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts.
D. use modern/advanced techniques, tools, and skills for environmental engineering practice and research.            
E. communicate effectively, to function with and lead/direct multidisciplinary teams and communities to achieve the goals.
F. understand concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.
G. understand ethical and societal responsibilities as environmental engineer.
H. recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in independent and reflective life-long learning.

  • M.Tech in Geotechnical Engineering
Program Educational Objectives
I. To prepare civil engineering graduate students for their professional careers as good geotechnical engineers - in academics/research, construction, consulting, design, development, regulation, etc.
II. To achieve/groom an ability to plan, innovate and design any geotechnical system, with an intelligent understanding and scientific/logical reasoning of theoretical bases of the appropriate standards/codal provisions in design, construction and maintenance
III. To impart practical perspectives of geotechnical engineering which will enable  geotechnical engineers to give techno-economically feasible and sustainable practical solutions to complex geotechnical problems in infrastructure development projects
IV. To imbibe a spirit of inquiry and life-long learning, as also collaborative and multidisciplinary work among graduates
V. To impart team-spirit, managerial and leadership qualities, entrepreneurial abilities and good ethical practices

  • M.Tech in Structural Engineering
Program Educational Objectives
I. To prepare graduates to deliver competent services in analysis and design of complex structural systems with a thorough the principles of engineering and theories of science
II. To train graduates to continue their professional development, nurture research attitude and lifelong learning with scientific temperament
III. To transform graduates into leaders of interdisciplinary teams that solve technological problems
IV. To inculcate graduates with qualities of high professional integrity, commitment to societal needs and sustainable development


  • M.Tech in Transportation Engineering


The Department of Civil Engineering, through its M. Tech Programme in Transportation Engineering, provides opportunities to attain knowledge, and attitude for

I. Developing necessary skill-sets for choosing a career as a professional, teacher, or researcher in the field of transportation engineering

II. Professional development that requires critical-thinking, problem-solving capabilities, engineering judgment, understanding of group dynamics, communication skills, and capability to handle modern tools and technology, that can assist in life-long learning

III. Self-learning, and research for advancing the knowledge-base in Transportation Engineering

IV. Professional practice consistent with the principles of sustainable development



The expected professional outcomes through the M. Tech Programme in Transportation Engineering include

I. Capability to apply in-depth engineering knowledge and use of modern technology in developing Transportation Systems and Facilities

II. Ability to formulate the framework for conducting complex field and laboratory studies using available tools in the effort to contribute to intellectual and creative advancement in Transportation Engineering

III. Ability to independently analyze complex problems in transportation engineering and generate sustainable solutions

IV. Ability to contribute to the development of scientific and technological knowledge-base of Transportation Engineering

V. Capability to excel in team-based endeavors in handling transportation-related projects

VI. Ability to demonstrate the application of necessary skill-sets in handling various projects in Transportation Engineering

VII. Capability to apply basic principles and practices in engineering, management and finance to excel in various fields of Transportation and Allied Engineering

VIII. Ability to realize the importance of life-long learning in the context of rapid technological advancement, and the need to acquire knowledge through reflective learning as part of learning from one’s mistakes

IX. Capability to demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical approach in all circumstances

X. Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and graphical means in preparing effective project reports


Contact us

Prof. B R Jayalekshmi,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473041

  • Fax: +91-0824-2474033

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