Civil Engineering


What is Civil Engineering?

This question puzzles us every time when we go for select the right one career in engineering field.

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If you have interest in design, construction and creativity of natural or physical build environment, then civil engineering is the best disciplines for you to prove your ability and find the career which you wish to.

Civil engineering is second oldest professional degree in the field of engineering. In past, it was known as the “Military Engineering”.

Some of the large and world-wide popular monuments like Taj Mahal, Eifel Tower, Dubai Resort, great wall of China etc are the best example to prove that how important and valuable branch is this?

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In the year 1828, civil engineering declared as the professional programme in London.

If we can describe it in few words, then will say:

Civil Engineering is the art and mechanism of directing the power in nature for use and convenience of man. It is an art to create the developed world around us.”

No doubt that the Civil Engineering is the best art to bring us towards development.

From roads constructions, building constructions, port constructions to river and township planning & construction, all are the workplace for this engineering branch.

Course & Duration

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You can choose the Civil engineering, once you have completed your secondary or Sr. secondary examination.

The academic criterion of civil engineering is divided in three courses/programmes as follows:

  1. Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration.
  2. UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration.
  3. PG courses leading to the M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration.

Beside these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.

Some other courses of Civil Engineering are listed below:

Diploma Courses:

  • Diploma in Civil & Rural Engineering
  • Advance Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering

Bachelor Courses:

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Ceramics & Cement Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Civil Infrastructure Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Civil & Transportation Engineering

Master Courses:

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Civil Structural Design
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Building Technology & Construction Management

After the completion of 10th standard, you are only eligible to enter the diploma courses. Once you have done the 12th standard you are fully eligible to choose the UG (B.Tech) programme.

For entering in Civil Engineering, either in diploma or UG, mathematics and physics are the compulsory and has to be in qualifying examination.

For entering in PG (M.Tech) programme, B.Tech in civil engineering is must.

So now, you have a complete package of education in Civil Engineering after 10th upto research programme.

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Specialization (Sub-disciplines)

Civil engineering is a deep field of technical education. It has divided in various specializations after completed the B.Tech degree.

For make the masters in specified field by the growing global demand and extending work area, it has the following specialized academic programmes leading to the M.Tech degree.

So many institutions are offering the Distance Education or Online Education in Civil Engineering in India and Abroad.

In most countries, you will have to be certified by the professional body after completion your degree in civil engineering.

For this certification process, you will have to comply a range of conditions including mandatory exam and work experience before being certified. Then you will be designated as the Professional Engineer (USA, Canada & SA), a Chartered Engineer (Commonwealth Countries), and European Engineers (European Countries).

To get admission in civil engineering courses, you are needed to qualify the JEE Main 2018 (national level exam). Candidates can also apply for JEE Advanced 2018 & GATE 2018 examination for admission to the B.Tech & M.Tech courses respectively. Other state and university level exams are also organized for providing admissions.

Some good colleges to pursue civil engineering are given here:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Surathkal

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Jobs & Career

“Lots of job opportunities are available for the Civil Engineers in both sectors”.

By the modern civilization and facilitation of current period, there are rich opportunities for civil engineers in entire world. Every country is in the race of development. A civil engineer can play a vital role for doing so.

Yes, you can be a part of this development.

You had chosen this field for today and now the time to prove yourself. You need to have enthusiasm and ability.

Trigger yourself and find the right career.

You can be a part of building developers, town developer, canal works, city planners, road & rail transport developer, dam & bridge developer and any workplace wherein the building/construction/physical creativity or natural resourcing creativity is involved.

After the completion of degree in civil engineering you can go for the public/private sector or government sector as well.

Here are some reputed firms which require the civil engineers whenever:

  • Emmar Properties
  • Marafiz Contracting
  • European Contracting
  • Ralls Contracting
  • Black Cat Eng
  • Sedrat Al Khaleej
  • Silver Falkon
  • Contromet
  • MedGulfPunj Lloyds Ltd
  • White Young
  • PCC
  • Shapoorji and Pallonji
  • Al Jadeed
  • Double Crown
  • Specialized Contracting
  • Unicon Development Constructions
  • PAC Constructions


In India, a student who has cleared the degree in civil engineering can get the offer of salary started from 5 lakh per annum upto 20+ lakh per annum.

In abroad the salary started from the $60000/annum to $100000/annum.

There is no criterion of salary for the brilliant or experienced candidate.

Book & Study Material

During the course of civil engineering, you will get to know about the design, hydraulics, construction, earth mechanism, soil mechanism, construction management, computer methods, structural machine, environmental nature & issues and traffic & transport.

Most of time, students are puzzled when they are being asked about the right book by the right author (accordance to their study).

The top recommended books of Civil Engineering are as the follows:

Basic Civil Engineering by S Ramamrutham

Basic Civil Engineering by Satheesh Gopi

Basics of Civil Engineering by Subhash Chander

Basic Structural Analysis by C.S. Reddy

Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design by N Krishna Raju

Analysis of Structures by T S Thandavamoorthy

Geotechnical Engineering by Donald P Coduto

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering by Steven L Kramor

Hydraulics & Fluid Mechanics by Modi

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  1. Muskan Khandelwal says:

    Is there scope for girls in civil engineering

  2. yogesh says:

    i have done btech in ce but want to study physics afterwards.. is it possible??

  3. Hyfar says:

    Hello sir I need to know what are all government exams are there for civil and how can we prepare from the beginning.If preparing for cadd what is benefit and how can we prepare

  4. kumar bittu says:

    Hello sir which are course are best civil mechanical and electrical for diploma

  5. kowmudhi says:

    can i know top mtech colleges in andhra as well as in chennai also for civil engineer

  6. Navadeep says:

    According to civil engineering can I know top colleges in Telangana that’s near to Hyderabad

  7. Dhananjay kumar says:

    Dn’t change d clg…u study(above 7.300) well & mini prjt dear..

  8. Akash bind says:

    I am interested in drawing and design. Is civil engineering good for who interested in drawing and design?please replay

  9. Mir Basit says:

    Sir i have completed my +2 now i have been selected for in lovely professional university and they offer me civil enginering.Sir shall I go for civil enginering or Electronics’s and communication engineering in LPU…Is lPU good university… Waiting eagerly for the reply

  10. Adnan Muqtida says:

    I have recently graduated in civil engineering. I want to secure a good job as so far i haven’t had a good luck with it. Could you please let me know of some courses in demand that i could take to improve my chances. My financial condition isn’t so good that i could for masters further. Please help. Thankyou..

  11. maroti bodke says:

    l am studying diploma in civil engineering.
    how many % required for top ten engineering college in maharashtra? and who are best college for civil engineering in maharashtra? placement point of view

  12. soma says:

    I have just started my 11th class , and I want to become a civil engineer in my future. So I want to ask whether qualifieng JEE mains is enough or we have to qualify JEE advance​ also.

  13. Aswin prasad says:

    I am a plus 2 student and I am interested in marine engineering then what are the criterias and which exam should I attend to get job under government ships….plz reply the answer….

  14. Umesh says:

    Sir I am currently studying 2nd year BE civil engineering, but my dream is become doctor.please help me the after other dr.course the civil engineering.

  15. Rishabh says:

    I am doing diploma in civil engineering, is there any chance of getting job after completing diploma ?

  16. ANKUR MEHRA says:

    I’m student polytechnic final year …
    I want B.Tech next dear pls. Tell me what im ‘ do??

  17. KUMARI says:

    Sir ,I m btech student of 6th semester at moti babu institute of technology ,forbesganj and now I would like to transfer from my college to another college ,for better education ,so plz I requested to suggest the name of college which is aku pata where civil courses is done carefully because I m civil engineering student ,plz help me

  18. Abhishek singh says:

    Hello sir .. There is a query in my mind which is troubling me alot so i m upto it.. Well i m persuing my btech from civil n everytime i use think wht should i opt which is a comfort zone of mine .. As its a second year of mine but till now i much cleared with my interest .. So if u r having any session over it then i would be glad.. Will be waiting for ur words…

  19. Kannan says:

    I have finished DCE 80% SO I have higher studies I have two decision 1 .B.E 2 .B.Tech

  20. Aswathy Lehar Soman says:

    What about maths in civil engineering?

  21. Sandip Todkar says:

    Sir, I am currently studying 3rd year of civil engineering ,B-tech with average 8.64 .I have a good skills in drawing & designing .After completion of my B-tech degree what way is suitable for me if I wanna continue my study.Please reply…….

  22. Pratik Patil says:

    Please suggest me jobs as u r saying salary as 5-20 lacks per annum

  23. chandraveer says:

    I have commerce can i do diploma in civil engineering after 12th nd how many percentage i want in 12th to do diiploma in civil engineering

  24. AMAR SINGH says:

    Is their an option for admission of masters in architecture after doing btech jn civil

  25. Somashekhar s says:

    Sir i complet 10Th only in 2013
    but am joing
    pelzz ans…me
    and send my email sir

  26. Brunda says:

    Sir i am studying in 3rd year civil engineering, after completion of my degree, i want to go jobs, but don’t have idea about what was the job is there? Plsssss give the information about jobs,

  27. shubha says:

    hi, i have done 4yrs diploma in “Licentiate in Civil & Environmental Engineering” from VJTI, mumbai.& I have 5yrs work experience on site.can i get good job in abroad? and i want to complete my degree in civil, is there any colleges for distance education in BE or Btech? is it worth to get a degree by distance education?

  28. bushra sheikh says:

    Sir can u pls guide what is a procedure to get placement in abroad..what are the criteria for the same…

  29. Surajit Das says:

    Sir, I have completed B.Com in 2015. Now I want to complete 3 years diploma in civil engineering…is it will be better for me to getting some engineering job…

  30. Rahul Thavil says:

    what is cut off marks of gate for taking admission for m tech in IIT for ST categeory

  31. I haven’t got enough money to go further for b. Tech.
    I am currently a student of diploma in civil engineering
    Have you all got any suggestions for me??

  32. abhilash thakur says:

    sir i am complete my b.tec and m.tec in structural engg. from india and then i will go abroade for next study like in sir suggest me which course i wll prefer and afer this any job opputinity.sir plese reply must i will waiting

  33. Mohit Menaria says:

    I have passed diploma in civil Engineering from Rajasthan. I want to do specialition after diploma. Plz tell me if anyone have knowledge in this field or institutes.
    My mobile no.

  34. Rishabh says:

    I am doing civil engineering from GEC Rajkot . I am in 3rd year . What should I do for better carrier?

  35. e.mani Yaswanth says:

    Gud information abt book and coarse… As well as study information. Tnxs sir…

  36. Aslam ansari says:

    thanks sir suggest more information about civil engg

  37. somesh mankar says:

    sir, i recently completed my BE in civil engineering & i wanna go to UAE or any GULF Countries.
    Which type of cadd course or some other thing which make me different than other are requiref there.
    Please inform me that.

    Thanking you

  38. Aatish kumar says:

    sir which is the best .civil or cs

  39. shrawan pandita says:

    1) Can i do M-Tech both in construction engineering as well as Transport engg.
    2) what are total additional courses to do that will help in job profile in future.

  40. Shaheraz kgan says:

    Sir can you please suggest me that what kind of books is useful to get diploma easily…if any book is there which make ny study not easy then please tell me…
    I am a student of polytecnic 1st year CE

  41. deepa says:

    i completed my diploma in architecture after 10th. now i want to go for higher studies can u guide me sir? says:

  42. Avi Khandwaye says:

    I am weak in physics so can I do this course

  43. mayank says:

    Sir can u plz suggest me ..which brNch is better for Mtech civil engineering

  44. MUKESH.M says:

    Thnks for your kindly information

  45. Faizan says:

    sir, a very confused question had always irritated me that which course (either MBA or is best after completing engineering……… sir, please answer with all your experienced through all side of judging ………plzzzz

  46. shubham mohurle says:

    Thanks for the information sir,
    I have completed my 1st year now ,and my branch is civil so , from which year I ,try for GATE or which type of effort I have to take for quality the GATE??

  47. santhosh says:

    how much salary i will get if i take the civil course

  48. Parmar suresh says:

    Dear sir/madam I will do BE in civil engineering for Best job what can I do

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