Professional project-based learning programme for civil engineering students

Professional project-based learning programme for civil engineering students (B.Tech)

Scope and Objectives

The learning programme aims at

  • To provide industrial/professional training in practical structural engineering.
  • The programme encompasses industrial design exposure, industry required software design-skill building, sector-specific training, allied and group activities, regular assessments, construction site training, live (real) structural design training.
  • To provide project and application-based realistic learning.

To ensure value building and inclusive growth of students.

Target Beneficiaries
Eligibility Criteria B.Tech (Civil Engineering)
Duration of Project
Training duration: 144 hours
Programme start date
22nd of March 2020 (Orientation)
Fees INR 13,500 for Programme A, Batch strength: max 25-30 students
EnrolmentFirst-come, first-served basis- contact via phone or email
Training VenueDehradun (Exact venue will be announced later)
Offered Programmes
Programme A (ITCE/2020/A)Programme B (ITCE/2020/B)
Programme “A” comprised of
– training in technical competence in the areas of structural analysis and design to equip students for the necessary technical background required for industrial design.
– In the next part, student will get training in practical structural design and by working on realistic projects.
– Most suitable for students who need to enhance their basic technical knowledge along with practical structural engineering.
Programme “B” comprised of
– in programme “B”, students will get training in practical structural design and by working on realistic projects. We expect student will have necessary technical competence
Programme A, General Structure
Structural Design FocusSoftware’s Included
– Steel Design (PEB, Industrial Structures)
– Reinforced concrete design (Residential, Commercial)
– Software and manual design
– Commercial Structural Detailing
– Industrial StaadPro
– AutoCAD

*in programme B, there will not be any sessions on technical competence, and students will directly start working on live-projects (after basic training). It is expected that students who will enrol in programme B will have the necessary theoretical background.  

Note that: the complete programme structure can be downloaded from here.

Project Based Learning

  • Why Project based learning: Traditional education is in a state of flux due to industry requirements to develop graduates with wider skills. Technological advancement and availability of information is transforming the way that students learn. As global competition increases, the competitiveness of graduates is creativity, transformative skills, innovative solutions etc. Moreover, the main stream engineering education follows traditional classroom teaching that focus mainly on the lecturer and the student has very little choice on the learning process. This approach is effective in many cases. However, for many students this rigid approach results in poor learning and lack of desired skills required in the industry.  It is important to note that experiential learning is fundamental to the learning pedagogy in the creative domain. For example, musicians cannot learn to perform music without spending significant time making music through practice and performance. Neurosurgeons do not become skilled and confident through reading alone. They learn through hours/weeks/months of personal experience.

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