Most Demanded Course – B.Tech Civil Engineering [B.Tech Civil]
Full Form of B.Tech Civil – Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
B.Tech Civil Course Duration – 4 Years Regular Degree Course
Degree Level of B.Tech Civil – Undergraduate Paramedical Degree Program
B.Tech Civil Course Designed For – Designing,Developing & Maintain the Infrastructure
B.Tech Civil Admission Process – Direct Admission/Entrance Exam by Univ(State/Govt.)
B.Tech Civil Course Fee – 80K – 95K per year
- Standard – 12th or Equivalent Examination
- Stream – Science
- Core Subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Maths with English (PCME)
- Percentage – 50%, (45% for SC/ST/OBC Category)
- Board – Recognized Board
- Entrance Exam – State Level or College or University Level Entrance Exam
- Minimum Age Limit – 17 Yrs at the time of admission or on 31st Dec of year of admission
- Upper Age Limit – 35 Years, 5 Years age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC category
B.Tech Civil – B.Tech Civil Engineering (4 Years Regular Degree Course)
B. Tech Civil Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and supervising infrastructures which include facilities essential to modern life like highways, bridges and tunnels, schools, hospitals, airports and other buildings, sewage systems and water treatment facilities. Subsequently, The course objective of Civil Engineering is also involves protecting the public and environmental health as well as improving existing infrastructure.
Civil Engineers generally have a lot of specializations to choose from like:
|Construction Engineering||Coastal and Ocean Engineering|
|Geo-technical Engineering||Fire protection engineering|
|Structural Engineering||General Engineering|
|Bridge Engineering||Irrigation Engineering|
|Land development||Materials Engineering|
|Transportation engineering||Urban Engineering|
|Hydraulic Engineering||Water resources Engineering|
Top Entrance Exams for Civil Engineering
Most of the colleges offering Civil Engineering courses admit students on the basis of National or state level engineering exams. There are many colleges who also conduct their own entrances for admission to BTech programs.
Some of the popular engineering entrance examinations aspirants should consider appearing for admissions to UG and PG level Civil engineering courses are:
B.Tech Civil Engineering Curriculum/Syllabus
|English for Communication|
|Engineering Drawing and Graphics|
|Introduction to Manufacturing Processes|
|Programming and Data Structure|
|Engineering Drawing and Graphics|
|Introduction to Manufacturing Processes|
|Water and Waste Water Engineering|
|Mathematics III (Module 1)|
|Water Resources Engineering|
|Design of RC Structures|
|Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering|
|Design of Steel Structures|
|IT & CAD Applications|
|Comprehensive Viva Voce|
Note – Syllabus may vary according to the universities
Top Engineering Colleges/Universities
- Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- Swami Vivekananda Institute of Engineering & Technology [SVIET] , Patiyala, Panjab
- Desh Bhagat University, Fatehgarh Shib, Punjab
- Bhagwant Global University, Kotdwar Uttarakhand
- Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- University of Petroleum and Energy Studies [UPES], Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed University [MMDU] Mullana. Panjab
- Maya Group of Institutons, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- Tulas Group of Institutions, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- Uttaranchal Technical University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
- Mangalmay Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
- Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology
- R R Institutions, Bangalore, Karnataka
Required Skill-set for Civil Engineering
Technical skills, Project Management, Critical Thinking, Communication skills and Creativity are the fundamental skill sets to become a successful Civil Engineer. However, if you want to set yourself above in the crowd, here are some desirable qualities you must possess:
|Leadership Skills||Negotiating Skills|
|Attention to Detail||Good Time Management|
|Problem Solving Skills||Ability to Visualise|
|Team Player||Passion for Learning|
B.Tech Civil Engineering: Career Prospects
Civil Engineers are in demand especially in developing countries like India. There are various government as well as private projects starting every year for which civil engineers are employed. Jobs are also available in countries like UAE and South Africa that offer good salary packages to fresher graduates as well.
Candidates can apply for government opportunities through entrance exams of the respective organisations. In order to apply for the officers’ post in the field of civil engineering, one can appear for Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam
Following are a list of companies from different sectors that hire civil engineering students.
- Construction, Design, Transportation and Real Estate: L&T, Sobha developers Ltd, Maytas Infra Ltd, Shapoorji Pallonji, Shimizu Corp, Jones Lang LaSalle, Jacobs Engineering, Alacriti Infosystems, TATA consulting engineers Ltd, Land Transport Authority etc
- Oil and Energy, Power: Schlumberger, Technip, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
- Consulting: Atkins, ICRA etc.
Different Roles & Salary Package of Civil Engineers
Following are some top companies that offer placements to graduates of civil engineering degree.
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Annual Salary|
|Structural Engineers||They design, plan and supervise the construction of infrastructural projects like buildings, bridges, and so on. They also take care of alteration and extension to existing properties or structures.||The national average salary in India for Structural Engineers is around INR 4-5 Lakhs for freshers|
|Geotechnical Engineers||The primary responsibility of Geotechnical engineers is to create projects and find solutions to the problems that are related to geology.||The average salary for Geotechnical Engineers is around INR 3-4 Lakhs for freshers|
|Site Engineers||The take responsibility for security, safety, health, organizing, supervising material and people working at the site. They are part of the site management team.||The average salary for site Engineers is around INR 2.5-3 Lakhs for freshers|
|Construction Engineers||The main task includes – to plan, direct, and supervise large construction projects. They act as leader and middleman on construction projects and ensure everything about the project is safe, smooth and structurally sound.||The average salary for Construction Engineers is around INR 3.5-4 Lakhs for freshers|
|Lecturers/Professor||A civil engineering lecturer/ professor imparts knowledge of the subject that would include teaching students about the nuances of civil engineering.||The average salary for Lectureres or Professors in Civil Engineering stream is around INR 3.5-4 Lakhs|
Following public sectors recruit civil engineers
|L&T||Maytas Infra Ltd|
|TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd||Land Transport Authority etc|
|Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd||Shapoorji Pallonji|
|Jacobs Engineering||Jones Lang LaSalle|
CIvil Engineering FAQ’s
Q. Being a civil engineer, how will the post-graduation specialization in structural design help me to get a good job in Government sector?
A. Structural engineering holds the maximum number of seats in Government services exams. Persons with good command on the subject have a better chance at cracking the exams and to be recruited on senior posts.
Q. I got only 50% in my BE course but scored very good marks in GATE (civil engineering), how will it be beneficial for me?
A. You can go for pursuing MTech degree in IITs or NITs. These institutes have different selection criteria and some of them also consider under-graduation scores.
As far as PSUs are concerned, there is very less scope for civil engineers. The interview calls are solely based on a candidate’s GATE rank. Some PSUs also conduct their separate exams after the interview. They also check for a candidate’s BE aggregate.
Q. What are some journals publishing recent research in civil engineering?
A. Following is the list of few international journals related to civil engineering:
- International Journal of Civil Engineering
- Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture-David Publishing Company
- Civil Engineering and Architecture
- International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research
- Page on asce.org
Q. I am a 2nd-year civil engineering student. Where should I go for training? Is it necessary to go for training?
A. The need for training depends on the plans for the kind of profession you want to choose in future. It would be very helpful for a field job. Civil engineering can only be learnt completely on the field by observing how things work. For a career in consultancy and design structures, field training will also be very helpful. You should go for a training.
Q. As a future civil engineer, which foreign language would be beneficial for me?
A. It depends on the nation you’d be going after completing the graduation. The country’s language where you’ll be posted help you to do internships and get project works.
Q. What are the top companies to pursue an internship in India?
A. The choice company for internships majorly depends on the sector you want to join after completing your course. Following is the list of some top companies of different sectors related to civil engineering:
Structural Engineering/Geo-technical Engineering:
- Indian Railways
- Public Works Department
- Real Estate Companies
- National Highway Authority of India
- Public Works Department
- Airport Authority of India
- Public Health Department
- Municipal Committee of any city
- H&R Johnson Tiles
- Townships/Real Estate Developers
Q. What should I choose after completion of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, post-graduation or job?
A. Civil engineering degree holders can go for various advance courses in Drafting and Design, Structural Design and Surveying. They can also go for a job in the sector. Whatever candidates choose the job or higher education depends on their interests. However, job options are better after a postgraduate degree.
Q. What do the civil engineers will do?
A. Civil engineers are into building, supervising, operating, constructing and designing projects in the public and private sector. They also take projects including roads, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.