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?
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
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:
- Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration.
- UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration.
- 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 in Civil & Rural Engineering
- Advance Diploma in Civil Engineering
- Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering
- 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 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.
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.
- Materials Science And Engineering
- Coastal Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Earthquake Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Water Resources Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Municipal or Urban Engineering
- Forensic Engineering
- Control Engineering
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 2023 (national level exam). Candidates can also apply for JEE Advanced 2023 & GATE 2023 examination for admission to the B.Tech & M.Tech courses respectively. Other state and university level exams are also organized for providing admissions such as BITSAT 2023, IPU CET 2023, BVP CET 2023.
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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Top Engineering Entrance Exams
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
- MedGulfPunj Lloyds Ltd
- White Young
- 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
For any other queries related to Civil Engineering, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.
I’m in 7th sem of B.E. And very less cpi I have.. 6/10 only. I can’t understand what should I do after B.E..
M.E. In India/foreign or something different..
Please give me proper suggestions…
Job/B-tech is best after polytechnic.
Sir,How we join any American University for b-tech after polytechnic.
After BE in civil, what should i do? Job or m.tech?
you can go for Job, or you can also pursue M.Tech, both options are good.
Are the positions and salary for m.tech and BE same for a job?
No, the salary and job positions generally vary, salary and job profile will be a bit higher for a M.tech graduate.
So it seems better to join m.tech but is there any entrance exam other than Gate to apply where scholarship will be given just like Gate scholars?
GATE is the only one exam approved by the govt of India, by which you can pursue M.Tech courses and also eligible for scholarships.
Thanks a lot ..its worth visiting
advice about suitable course after 12 nonmedical I have 51 no ..in maths and above 60 in chemistry and physics ..6.5 band in ielts .. which will be perfect course for me mechanical or engneering I want to go australia for study
Sir I am still have in BE civil.I want to government job what I should be do.??
sir i am a third year degree student, i want a government job,so what should i do…..?
It is very goood information about civil engineering.Now I am joining the B.tch and I have completed 12 standard.
I have completed diploma in civil engineering this year. Now i want to do job. But i could not found. What are the option to get the job in delhi
I have completed btech in civil engineering this year.i am really confused about whats next? I have read about masters in industrial design.does anyone know about civil engimeering scopes after masters in industrial design?
sir i have completed my B.E. civil…suggest me some courses and can i do architecture after civil engineering?
yes you can.
Sir I have recently completed my BE civil now I wanted to be in field of architecture. sir can you suggest any courses after BE civil related to architecture. Or any other courses which I should do after BE CIVIL.
After doing civil engineering can i go for courses related to architecture
Tell me which book will help me to clear govt. Exams and yes the author too please xD
sir what can i do after completing my BE . now i am studying my final year of BE
After doing civil engineering can i go for architecture
Yes architecture is the best choice
But architecture is suitable for creative students only
I am studing 2nd puc Pcmb.. im interesred doing BE civil.so next what can i do.. should i take any masters programme or any else
go for masters.
I m also studying civil engineering second year (UG). But I want to go dubai or America for studing ME(PG). So how can I go?
refer to the university in which you wish to appear.
What to do after BE CIVIL i am not interested in GATE , which reputed colleges in india offer admission in M tech.
sir i am a third year degree student, i want a government job,so what should i do…..?
Help choose a course in m.tech after b.tech in CE?I like designing of structures and find analysis interesting.also i would like to take up some research work.
Designing of structures is best after B.Tech in CE.
sir, what is the scope of mba after civil engineering..?
has a good scope.
Sir please help me I am 12 passed with 81% marks in mp board so how I can take admission in top college please suggest me top college after 12 what can I do in civil engineering
What can I study after B.E. civil??
You can pursue M.E.
Thank u sir…. For giving me. Full of knowledge .. I want to become a civil engineer … Yet i’am in 10th class..!!
Hello sir,Iam completed 12 the STD and I am joined in civil engineering. I want know civil engg is good for future aspects and especially for job vacants sir and jobs in abroad like America and France sir. Pls email me
yes civil is a good branch, but you have to pursue further studies like M.E to get a job in abroad.
Sir, i have passed B.Tech civil engineering from a private engineering college in west bengal.I didnt get a job from campuss.Now a days there are lack of companies,hires freshers. what should i do now? Should i go for higher studies or any other! please reply.
yes you can either prepare for GATE exam, or you can prepare for government job exams.
What is overall duration to become civil engineer
It is 4 year.
Thank u for ur information…its nice n gud one.
I AM VERY HAPPY BY READING THIS FABULOUS INFORMATION . I WAS REALLY CONFUSED AND DOESN’T NO WHAT TO TAKE, THIS HELPED ME ALOT TO CHOOSE THE COURSE……….
Sir am currently in class 12 (isc board)…..going to appear in JEE 2016 (both wb and all India)..TO persue a career in civil engineeringcan you please guide me to appear in which competitive exams after JEE.
sir i want to know about the lateral entry for btec after diploma in civil engineering. and how many colleges are giving lateral entry in civil engineering in delhi ncr.
I am very confuse what I read can u help me?????
Thanks for such information. This will surely help me in my future.
i m 12 passout and thinking for the btech in ug in civil engineering so i want to know abut its job offers after btech
Sir after I completed my b.tech in civil engg. what will I do…..its m.tech or searching for any job……
Sir at present I m pursuing b.tech in second year from Ignou university in distance can you please guide me what I have to do after b.tech? Either MBA OR M.TECH? For higher salary package which degree will help me?
Sir I am pursuing UG.then after I am totally confused wat to do next and wat is best pg to do
I want to do civil engineering if I do then what is my future plz tel me
What are the subjects to be stutied in b.tech civil?
after completing btech 4th year there confirm job opportunities are not.to get jobs with how much percentage.
Sir give me least of various carrier ways aftre civil engg.with details & there dates of xam
I can go civil engeenring college after 10th class I can questions you that which marks I can get that I do this corse
after my UG completed what higher studys may i study sir please say me
i have done diploma in civil engg this year with 74%..but i have no expirience. and i have also money problm so suggest me that wht i do ?
and suggest me best book and author also..to prepairing comptition for getting hov job in civil engg field…
Best colleges in gujarat for civil engineearing ?
Sir, I completed my civil. engg. I want to go foreign country what should i do without giving GRE and TOFFLE just i want to go foreign contry how i go for civil engg.
For studying in the approved foreign universities, you have to pass GRE or toefl exam.
I am B.Tech in ECE but I want to do M.Tech in Civil Engg its possible
No, you can’t pursue M.Tech in civil, you can pursue various other streams that are related to Electronics.
Hello sir,i have passed 12th PCM with 55% but i have scored -12 in JEE , so sir help me that how can i get admission in college for civil engineering.PLZ sir help me out plz…
sir i have finished +2 with 82% marks and my PCM marks is 77%..
I would like to opt civil engineering..
but i am little confused if i could win in all of the subjects in civil..
calculus is little difficult for me…
what about calculus in civil…
is it much important ?
sir, please mail me….
sir now i’m in giving a 12th hsc exam which filled can i take?
can u plz tell me about the career after M.Des in civil engineering……
Which course is better civil engineer or mechanical engineer
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…….
yes you can continue your studies and pursue M.tech and get a specialization.
what stream should be better for me in M-Tech .Is there any others higher studies suitable for me if i want to go with drawing & designing……plz reply
If you are looking for a course in designing, M.Des. programme is a suitable higher study option. besides this you can avail the Structural Engineering as a specialization in M.Tech.
please tell me more about M.Des programme after civil engineering & the career after M.Des …..
which one is more valuable M.Tech or, M.Des…..
both are good option and have good job opportunities ahead, but if you are interested more in design than you may choose M.Des option, otherwise M.tech is also good.
Sir plz suggest aftet 12th what is good branch machanical or civil in engineering,& Sir plz tell me what is good BE(civil) or BArch n what is best n tell me in detailed about BArch course…
Architecture is best as compare to the civil.
little bit confused, Just given the XIIth exam & JEE completed with very poor marks, I’m very poor in Physics… but I like CE…
How tough is CE??
thanks for the information and i want to know is it suitable to do M.tech after completing BE frm civil branch
yes, of course..you can pursue M.tech after your B.tech in civil.
Thnx fr ur kind infrmation…
I completed my m.tech structural engineering, year of passing is 2014 Dec, now i would like to do the p.hD program in andhara university at visakhapatnam ( A.P ) .
Please give the better suggestion to me what is the most job oriented p.hD program.
You can choose any courses that your comfortable with, you can select topic as per your interest.
Very nice web site which providing very good information
Civil engineering k online form ki information chahiye uski last date and civil engg ka form me kese bharu
you may apply either through your state level entrance exam (if exists) or through the national level as JEE Main.
aapko diploma base pe adm. chahiye ya 12…
Job vacant for please inform the mail address Sir…..I’m completed BE civil engineering
I am currently doing 12th from stream biology and i want to do civil engineering also. so i want to know there is any problem with my stream (bio)for doing civil engineering
no problem with bio but you should also have the physics, chemistry and math.
Sir after civil btech i can apply for MS civil engineering in pakistan?
Or other cuntry.?
plz email me.
I’m not really that good at drawing. Could I do well in this course?
You have to do engineering drwing work, and also require good skills in mensuration.If you are interested in this you can pursue this course and work hard to improve your drawing skills.
I am D/man civil passed in 1995 I am doing architect & construction work I want to do degree please suggest me for degree
Plz mail me cut off list of last yr of mumbai uirtisnvy nd do u hve any idea abt whts a reuslts of diploma ths year ? Meaz % increased of decrsd ths yr
What I do after civil engineering plz give me succession about the professional courses related to this field
go for M.Tech or or MBA in operation.
I am small weak in physics and math can i do this course
well maths will be used in civil engg, throughout the course, also with practice and clearing your basic concepts you can do it.
obviously u can do bec its nt abt ur present knowledge…
bt u may find higher math little bite tough
ya u will do but u will improve ur math knowladge
Thanks a lot for this great inform.Now I will study CE yet I am in 12…..
thanks for suggest
Thank You So Much for great information. I am graduate student. Recently working in construction company. I wish to do civil engineering. But, I have no time for attend the college or lectures. That’s why I am looking distance education.
It just a very good informations about civil Engineering
I m also done diploma in civil now pursuing btech (now its last year)
Sir can u tell me about how to take admission in b.tech after done my deploma in civil engg..
You can take admission as a lateral entry, which is directly into the 2nd year b.tech.
Sir i wana to knw i juz finishd my diploma nd nw i like do job in abroad so there is course for engg that is so importand to get job in abroad i like to knw abt tht can u plz