Architectural Engineering

Published On: 28 Jun 2012

 | Last Updated On: 20 Aug 2013

Architectural Engineering deals with the art and science of designing/constructing buildings. The onus is on an Architectural Engineer to trot out plans on construction, design and layouts of a building and structures, keeping in mind the cost, comfort, safety and aesthetic aspects. Therefore an Architect must be flexible in his approach as well as bear the specificities of purpose in mind. One can rise to a successful position in the field through talent and hard work. Success in this competitive profession is measured by the size of responsibility entrusted to an individual, an invitation to partnership in a firm or, ideally, a well-established private practice. Thanks to wide-spread urbanization, this field has become one of the most career oriented field for students in recent times.

Courses & Eligibility:

The courses offered in Architectural Engineering are:

  • Diploma in Architecture Engineering    
  • Diploma in Architecture Assistantship
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Architecture Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Architecture Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Town & Country Planning    
  • Master of Philosophy in Architecture Engineering

The eligibility criterion for admission in undergraduate courses is 10+2 in Science stream with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as core subjects. English & computer science skills can be an additional advantage. Duration of Bachelor’s degree programs in Architectural engineering is 4 or 5 years depending upon the course.

Specializations -
 
Some of its specialized fields are:
 
  • Lighting
  • Green building
  • Construction management
  • Fire protection engineering
  • Building transportation systems
  • Acoustics design and construction

Career Prospects:

A fresher can work in central and state departments like housing and urban development corporation, municipalities, city development authorities, state housing boards etc. Within a few years of experience in an organization, one can set up their own business or can also opt for a teaching career after registering himself with the Council of Architecture (COA) . A experienced architect can also apply to stellar Construction Companies like DLF, Sahara, Eros Group et al. Aspiring architects can also take up the job of teaching in various architecture colleges like IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

Some job profiles: 
 
  • Drafters
  • Consultant
  • Sales Engineer
  • Building Inspector
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Technical Architects
  • Construction Estimator
  • Professor Or Researcher
  • Construction Project Manager

Remuneration:

A graduate starting his career as a trainee can earn anywhere around Rs. 4,000 – 7,000 per month and his salary might shoot up to Rs.10,000- 20,000 per month with increase in experience. Architects working in a public sector receive a salary package according to the rules of the government. Consultants charge 4 to 10 percent of the total cost of construction in case of apartments andMulti-storied buildings.

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