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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.

Engineering Colleges for Civil Engineering

A P C Roy Polytechnic, Kolkata

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Acharya Prafulla Chandra (APC) Ray Polytechnic, Kolkata established in 1950 was formally known as Kolkata Silpa Mandir. The name of the college is given after the name of the famous scientist Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray. The college...

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A.D. Patel Institute of Technology

Anand, Gujarat, India

A.D. Patel Institute of Technology (ADIT), Anand a self-financed degree engineering college established by Charutar Vidya Mandal at Vallabh Vidyanagar. The college is affiliated to Gujarat Technical University and it’s an ISO...

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A.G. Patil Institute of Technology

Solapur, Maharashtra, India

A.G. Patil Institute of Technology (AGPIT), Solapur is a newly born institute under Shanti Education society is started revolutionary ideas and ample innovativeness to provide a word class education in the field of Engineering and...

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A.K.R.G.College of Engineering and Technology

West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.K.R.G. College of Engineering & Technology, West Godavri was established in 1988 with the solw aim of providing quality education. AKRG Educational Society gained the status of reputed insituteion by offering all important...

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A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Engineering & Technology

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Engineering & Technology, Guntur was established in 2007 with an aim of promoting the advancement of engineering knowledge both in creation and dissemination, by providing successful graduates. The...

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A.R. College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

A.R. College of Engineering and Technology (ARCET), Tirunelveli was established in 2009, by AR Educational & Charitable Trust at Kadayam. The college is a private self-financing Engineering college approved by AICTE of New Delhi and...

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A.R. Engineering College

Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India

AR Engineering college, Villupuram was established in 2008. The college is affiliated with Anna University of Technology, Chennai. The college has grown considerably under the dynamic leadership of its Vice Chairman Sri.M.Kuberan and...

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A.R.J. College of Engineering & Technology

Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu, India

A.R.J College of Engineering and Technology, Mannargudi was established in 2002 by the Annai Ammani Ammal Educational and Charitable Trust. It is approved by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The trust aims to...

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A.S.M.R Institute of technology & Management (ASMR), Mathura

MATHURA, Uttar Pradesh, India

A.S.M.R Institute of technology & Management (ASMR), Mathura was established in 2008. This college has visualized creating a benchmark of excellence in the field of education. College provides a comfortable surrounding and good...

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A.V.C. College of Engineering

Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.C. College of Engineering (AVCCE), Mayiladuthurai established in 1996 is a pioneer institution and first self financing college in Nagapattinam district. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and also...

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