Civil Engineering
Civil engineering is a division of engineering which is concerned with the building, designing, planning and maintenance of the material and naturally built surroundings. It is one of the oldest engineering subjects and the largest field of engineering. A candidate who specializes in this field is known as a civil engineers. Civil engineering field of work comprises of industrial plant buildings, transmission towers/lines, water works, river navigation, airport runways, skyscrapers, power plants, irrigation canals, traffic control, dams, shipping canals, bridges, rail-roads, sewers and highways. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills. Civil engineers work in teams or in coordination with many other engineers.

List of Courses: -

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Ceramics & Cement Technology
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Infrastructure Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Building Technology and Construction Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Dynamics

Basic Eligibility

UG:

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.

PG:

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.

Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are: -

  • Surveying
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Job Prospects

Civil engineers are in great demand to uphold and repair current facilities and structures and to construct new buildings. There are a lot of career opportunities in this field. Graduates after completion of their course can seek employment in consultancy firms, quality testing labs, road projects and building work. Civil engineering graduates can also opt for research work or open their own independent consultancy services. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

Skilled professionals in this field are in high demand in developed countries. Civil engineers are engaged in all important building plans carried out by the private construction firms, railways projects, military, engineering services, state or central government and consultancy services. Middle Eastern countries offer job opportunities particularly Dubai where civil engineers can reap the benefit of opportunities owing to the number of construction projects they have.

Some job profiles: -

  • Researcher
  • Chief Engineer
  • Division Head
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Engineer
  • Supervisory Engineer
  • Professor and Teachers
  • Independent Consultants
  • Director of Public Works

Remuneration: -

Civil engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. Civil Engineers employed in government departments get their initial income around Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 12,000 while superiors can earn about Rs 20,000. Lecturer/Professors in engineering colleges’ incomes are fixed by UGC. Those civil engineers working in private sector particularly in construction and designing field are getting more than Rs. 30,000 every month. With some experience they may go up to Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 every month. Consultancy in civil engineering is also highly remunerative depending upon number and nature of the clients.


 

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