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Career in Civil Engineering


Career in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is considered one of the most sought after engineering courses in the country. There’s definitely a reason for that. India is the fastest growing economy in the world. It is developing at an extremely fast rate and the future looks extremely bright. The fast growth of this country has led to rapid industrialization. There are buildings everywhere being constructed and being torn down. With innumerable buildings everywhere civil engineering has gone on to take an important place among majorly sought after career options in the country


Civil Engineering involves planning, designing and executing structural works. The profession deals with a wide variety of engineering tasks including designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, ports etc. A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale, and maintenance of the product. Construction work involves dealing with clients, architects, government officials, contactors and the supervision of work according to standards. Their work also involves the maintenance and repair of the project. Thank a civil engineer for synchronizing traffic lights, designing homes, building bridges, erecting industrial facilities and constructing recycling plants and become the next one to revolutionize this field.


Skills Required

A civil engineer needs to have a sharp, analytical and practical mind and give attention to detail. A civil engineer needs to be a team player willing to work with different kinds of people. Extremely good communication skills are required to deal with high level officials and at the same time with construction workers. Knowledge about surveying methods and environmental issues could help a great deal. One must have skill would be good technical designing knowledge. Computer knowledge on some basic softwares for design and construction would be very helpful.


Courses Offered

  • Certificate Course in Building Design
  • Certificate Course in Construction Supervisor
  • Civil Engineering (AMICE)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • BE Civil and Structural Engineering
  • BE Civil Engineering
  • MTech Construction Engineering and Management
  • BTech Civil Engineering
  • ME Civil Engineering
  • ME Construction Engineering and Management
  • MTech Civil Engineering
  • MTech Computer Aided Structural Engineering
  • PhD Civil Engineering
  • MTech Constructional Technology and Management
  • MTech Geotechnical Engineering
  • BE (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • MTech Structural and Construction Engineering
  • Postgraduate diploma in Construction and Infrastructure Project Management



Eligibility for B.Tech / B.E courses is 10 + 2 with Science. Selection will be based on your marks in science in the +2 examination coupled with your score in a state based CET Examination which would give you a specific rank and depending on the rank colleges admit you. Duration of the course is 4 years. You can sign up for  Diploma courses after your 10th grade.


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Amrita University
Andhra University
Anna University
Annamalai University
Bharati Vidyapeeth
Burdwan University
Calicut University
Christ University
Dr BR Ambedkar University
Dr MGR University
EIILM University
ICFAI University
Indraprastha University
Jadavpur University
Jaipur National University
Jamia Millia Islamia
Jodhpur University
Kakatiya University
Kannur University
Kerala University
Lovely Professional University


Job Prospects

Civil Engineers have job openings in literally any private or government based construction project. Firms exist which hire civil engineers and then allocate work. Defense also opens up career options that can be lucrative and at the same time an opportunity to serve the country.  Government departments, private and public sector industries, research and teaching institutions all hire civil engineers. If you wish to work on your own you could set up your own engineering consultancy.