MTech in Ocean Structures program: Apply Till 20 June 2024

MTech in Ocean Structures program application is open till 20 June 2024 at ‘’

The program is launched by IIT Madras Zanzibar campus in the academic year 2024-25. MTech in Ocean Structures program is of two year duration.

MTech in Ocean Structures ProgramNew two year MTech in Ocean Structures program is open to candidates of all Nationalities and comes with two Streams – ‘Offshore and Ship structures’ and ‘Port Harbour & Coastal structures’.

Stream selection will be based on CGPA obtained by students at the end of first semester. There is more to it than meets the eye.

Who can apply for MTech in Ocean Structures program?

Those having a four-year UG degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks are eligible to apply. Applications are currently open for this course.

The Last Date to apply through following link is 20th June 2024 – ‘’


IIT Madras Zanzibar is the first ever international campus of an IIT. Classes for the first Academic Year (2023-24) commenced during October 2023. The programs at IITM Zanzibar are open to students of all nationalities, including Indians.

The other courses currently offered by IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus are a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and AI and a two-year Master of Technology degree in Data Science and AI.

MTech in Ocean Structures programImportance

Prof. Preeti Aghalayam, Dean of School of Engineering and Science and Director-in-charge, Zanzibar campus, IIT Madras spoke abour the importance of MTech in Ocean Structures program.

It is exciting to announce this new program. Blue economy is a priority area for Zanzibar and the world today, and engineering programs that will yield skilled human resources in this domain are an urgent need, said Prof Preeti speaking about MTech in Ocean Structures program.

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Career scope

Prof. Dr. S. Nallayarasu, Head, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras spoke about the career prospects open to those who study MTech in Ocean Structures program.

“MTech in Ocean Structures program opens up new career opportunities for graduate engineers in ocean engineering including niche areas of offshore industry, port and harbour development in the region.

The program is aligned with Maritime India Vision 2047 and will contribute significantly to training professionals, he said speaking about career prospects for those studying MTech in Ocean Structures.


MTech in Ocean Structures program offered at IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus will have a curriculum tailor-made to the industry needs in the Oil & Gas and Maritime sector.

It would cover the basics of marine and offshore hydrodynamics, structural design for oil and gas exploration offshore platforms, ports, harbours including port structures and breakwater.

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The course would equip students with core and elective courses to prepare them for careers in the oil and gas and maritime sectors. While first, second and fourth semesters will be at IITM Zanzibar Campus, the third Semester will be at IIT Madras – Chennai Campus in India.

MTech in Ocean Structures ProgramHow to Apply?

The process to apply for MTech in Ocean Structures program is online and registration can be done through the link ‘’

  1. The URL mentioned above must be typed into the browser and submitted to allow the website to download.
  2. Once the website is ready, candidates can provide the required information and register to create an account with username and password.
  3. After creating an account students can come back to the webpage with URL ‘’ and press LOGIN button to access the application form.
  4. The application form for MTech in Ocean Structures program can be filled and submitted.
  5. Post submission, candidates can obtain confirmation to ensure successful submission.

Link to Apply for MTech in Ocean Structures program is Here

Selection criteria

Selection for MTech in Ocean Structures will be based on marks obtained in UG (50% weightage) and screening test & interview (50% weightage).

Personal interview will be conducted for students clearing the screening test. The screening test and interviews will be conducted online.

Important dates

Ø Applications will close on 20th June 2024

Ø Screening Tests will be conducted on 30th June 2024

Ø Date and Time of Online Examination is June 30, 2024; 2 to 5 PM Indian Time

Ø Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted from July 4 – July 10, 2024

Ø Admission Letters will be issued from 15th July 2024

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