Chandan Bhattacharyya

If I select civil engineering as my career then what can be good for my future?

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RE: If I select civil engineering as my career then what can be good for my future?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
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Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

As from your question what I understand is:

1. You wish to know the scope of Civil engineering, job prospects???
2. Further studies???

If you have just appeared for 10th, then you would have to apply for science stream (PCM), physics and math is a must to study engineering.
Post 12th, you would have to clear various entrance exams like IIT-JEE, CET,etc and secure admission into either B.Tech or B.E.

Unorganised Sector
Construction has diversified from mere sand homes to high rise cemented structures. So the main job of a civil engineer includes providing the structure.
You are mainly involved in the plan,design and supervision of the construction of building or any other project.

The credit of smooth road functioning, highways, irrigation projects, dams, malls, high rise building, hydrolic plants airport terminals and runways etc.

As such you can get a job either in a government firm or private organization depending on your interests.

You would be working hand-in-hand with other engineers. Mainly your work deals with supervision, so you would require good analytic skills, minute observation, ability to foresee, brainstorming, creative and innovative ideas, and good communication and team player skills.
Unorganised Sector

Some of the Branches of Civil Engineering includes:
  1. Constructionengineer:They are mainly involved inroadways, highways, rail and road andairportconstruction.Mainly involved in planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality control and assurance etc.
  2. Hydraulic Engineer: Involved in development of water bodies like water plants, dams,irrigationmethods, navigational canalsreservoirsand so on
  3. Coastal and ocean engineering: As the name suggests they are mainly into the coastaldevelopment,erosion andsoon.
  4. Material engineering: Mainly deals with quality control and providing of well maintained materials needed for construction which includes cement, concrete, alloys and metal scraps,polymers and paints
  5. Structural engineer: They are mainly involved in analyzing different stresses a structure could take before and after itsconstruction
  • Environmental engineering: They aremainlyinvolved in environmental safety and protection as they are theneed of the hour. They have to develop strategies to protect the environment from land,water and air pollution.They manage issues like waste management, water treatment, air pollution treatments and soon...

Please note that few of them like construction and environmental engineering is also provided as a separate graduation field as well as the masters level program.
You would have to choose,as during your graduation in civil engineering you would study of all the above engineering in gist, thereby in masters you could decide which one you would like to specialize in.

Wish you all the very best....


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RE: If I select civil engineering as my career then what can be good for my future?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Civil Engineering Aspirant,

I would like to start answering this question with a strong and bold and confident 'YES'.

I am involved in teaching and interacting with many engineers and more of civil engineers for some years now and through my more than seven years of career counselling experience, I can definitely tell you that Civil Engineering has a lot of scope in India considering the infrastructure development in the country, however there is a myth that Civil Engineers are only those engineers who are involved in building real estate or roads.

I personally consider Civil Engineers as the "nation builders". This is very right since Civil Engineers are those professionals who contribute to the nation building every day than any body in the country.
Civil Engineers should be proud of this fact.

Civil Engineering job is a versatile and very important for any construction. Construction does not only mean houses, hotels, roads, but also building airports, oil & gas plants, shipping, logistics, transportation, highways, etc. In all these sectors Civil Engineering is the backbone.

Infrastructure and Construction sector are the biggest sectors in India and with the new government to come, this sector will be given a major boost. Investments of upto Dollar One Trillion are expected to made in this sector in India. Dollar One Trillion means around Sixty Lakh Crores in rupees.

To built so much of infrastructure civil engineers will be required in huge numbers and there fore there is no need to say that there will be no jobs or low paid jobs for civil engineers.

Construction Management:

Construction Management is one area where Civil Engineers should play a key role in learning Construction Project Management formally through a post graduate course in the same. This is future of civil engineering.

Best wishes

RE: If I select civil engineering as my career then what can be good for my future?

abhinai560
abhinai560

If you take civil engineering you will be having the opportunities like
You can work in top construction engineering.Civil engineers are employed in all major construction projects carried out by central and state government agencies.
private sector for civil engineers, in armed forces where they can make vital contribution to the protection of the country.


There are many universities which provide you excellent placement activities,practical knowledge,good scholarship
the universities are
1.BITS, Pilani
2.BIT Mesra, Ranchi
4.Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology.

RE: If I select civil engineering as my career then what can be good for my future?

abhinai560
abhinai560

Civil engineering is having good scope.Due to increase in the scope of civil engineering with the passage of time, it has now got diversified into many branches of study. Some of the significant ones include structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering and a few more important areas of study.

Engineers are employed by a wide range of companies in the United States, from small start up businesses focused on a new invention idea to large-scale companies that work on immense contracts. Engineers from different fields constantly work together to create successful products. When considering the design and manufacture of an aircraft, for example, the workforce behind the development will include aeronautical engineers optimizing airflow paths, analysis engineers evaluating the strength of landing gear developed by design engineers, electronics engineers developing wiring methods and pilot controls, ergonomic engineers designing comfortable seating and computer engineers programming the aircraft operation systems, including everything from the autopilot system to the cabin crew call system.

Some of the Top institutes for Civil Engineering are:
1. All IITs
2. Delhi Technological University
3. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
4. Birla Institute of Technology..
5. Lovely Professional University...

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