IIT Madras Zanzibar Launches MTech in Ocean Structures Programme, GATE Not Required

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Posted on May 29, 2024


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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Zanzibar campus has launched a new MTech programme in ocean structures for the 2024-25 academic year. Applications for this programme are now available and will be accepted until June 20.

Interested students can apply at admissions.ge.iitm.ac.in/iitmz-mtechos.

The new two-year MTech degree is open to candidates of all nationalities and is divided into two streams: offshore and ship structures and port, harbour, and coastal structures. According to an IIT Madras Zanzibar release, stream selection will be dependent on students’ CGPAs at the end of the first semester.

Those having a four-year UG degree in civil engineering with a minimum of 60 per cent marks are eligible to apply. 

IIT Madras Zanzibar Ocean Structures: Selection process

The selection process will be based on UG marks (50 percent weightage) as well as a screening test and interview. Students who pass the screening test will be invited to a personal interview. The screening test and interviews will be carried out online. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score is not necessary because the program is run by IITM Zanzibar.

The screening examinations will be administered on June 30, and admission letters will be sent beginning July 15.

The first, second, and fourth semesters will be held at the IITM Zanzibar Campus, with the third semester taking place at the IIT Madras – Chennai Campus in India.

The IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus also offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and AI, as well as a two-year Master of Technology degree in Data Science and AI.

Highlighting the relevance of this course, Prof Preeti Aghalayam, Dean of School of Engineering and Science and Director-in-charge, Zanzibar campus, IIT Madras, said, “It is exciting to announce this new program. The blue economy is a priority sector for Zanzibar and the globe today, and engineering programs that produce qualified human resources in this domain are urgently needed.”

The Master of Technology in Ocean Structures program at IIT Madras Zanzibar will include a curriculum tailored to the needs of the oil and gas and maritime industries, according to an institute release.

It would address the fundamentals of marine and offshore hydrodynamics, as well as structural design for oil and gas exploration offshore platforms, ports, and harbors, such as port structures and breakwaters. The course would provide students with core and elective courses to help them prepare for professions in the oil and gas and maritime industries.