- This course is aimed at working professionals in structural design and construction firms but also at faculty in engineering colleges as well as students who intend to work in the construction industry
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has launched an online certification course on Construction Technology and Management, which will teach the latest advances in construction technology and management practices.
This course is aimed at working professionals in structural design and construction firms but also at faculty in engineering colleges as well as students who intend to work in the construction industry and will expose them to cutting-edge construction management techniques and methods.
This course is also in line with the ‘Anaivarukkum IITM’ (IITM for all) vision of Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, and to make an IIT-Quality education available to the wider society. The Institute is trying to take this course to every practicing engineer and interested professional as well as students.
While most programs in India cover design fundamentals, hardly any of them provide knowledge on what to expect in the field and how to ensure that project sites are managed efficiently. This skill is critical to completing projects on time, budget and to high standards of quality and is exactly the gap that this program seeks to fill.
The course would be taught by a group of very senior faculty from this group at IIT Madras known for their technical expertise and their experience working with the industry on challenging projects. .
The course would be taught in online mode, which includes 126 hours of recorded online instruction and 42 hours of online live interaction with the faculty experts.
The first batch commences on 1st September 2023. Last date to apply is 20th August 2023. While there are no specific eligibility criteria, a background in architecture, civil, mechanical, electrical or management is preferred.
The centre’s activities include coordinating the Web-enabled MTech programs; coordinating NPTEL and GIAN courses; coordinating IIT Madras’ BS Degree programs; short-term skilling programs targeted towards Industry, Quality Improvement programs, meant for faculty in engineering institutions, support for conferences, and book writing, among others.