Pradeep Upadhyaya

Should I do mechanical or civil engineering

Can you provide me with detail description

by Pradeep Upadhyaya
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: Should I do mechanical or civil engineering

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Pradeep,
Welcome to CareerGuide.com!!!
Thanks for Choosing CareerGuide to solve your career query. You have come to the right platform to get the right answer.



Well Pradeep, while getting into engineering course one must always collect information about the various branches that are studied and offers a specialisations in engineering. One must also should know about the subjects that can be studied in the respective specialisation course. while taking an admission in a particular engineering one should consider his/her area of interest in which subject they have and accordingly one should go for the engineering course.

So answering your question here is the difference between Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

1.Civil Engineering-
It includes Planning,Designing and executing structural work.It deals with a wide range of engineering tasks which include designing,supervision and construction activities of public works like roads,bridges,tunnels,buildings,airports etc. A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project,constructing the project to the required scale,and maintenance of the project. Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering.It is broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering,geotechnical engineering,structural engineering,transportation engineering,water resources engineering,coastal engineering,material engineering,surveying and construction engineering.

Job Profile-
They deal with the design ,construction and maintenance of infrastructure such as building,bridges,roads,dams,tunnels,river and shipping lanes,industrial and power plants.

Core Subjects-

  • Surveying
  • Strength of Materials
  • Building Technology
  • Structural Analysis & Design
  • Design of Hydraulic structures
  • Architecture and town planning

Top Recruiters-

  • DMRC
  • Jaiprakash Associates
  • Jaypee
  • Reliance Infra
  • L&T


2.Mechanical Engineering

It is one of the prominent engineering branch which include the application of laws of physics for designing,analysing and manufacturing of mechanical systems.It is the branch of engineering that uses mechanical and heat power for the operation of tools and machines,production and designing tasks. They design and assemble engines and power plants,structures and vehicles of all sizes.

Core Subjects-

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Metallurgy and Material Science
  • Strength of Materials and Structural Engg,
  • Hydraulic Machines
  • Electrical technology
  • Mechnatronics and Control Systems
  • Mechanics of Material
  • Dynamics of Machinery
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Production Planning and Control

Job Profiles-

They can work as Junior Engineers,researcher,Executive Engineer,Independent Consultants,Mechanical/Sales Engineer,Lecturer and assistant engineer.


Top Employers-

  • Godrej
  • Siemens
  • Thermax
  • Kirloskar
  • L & T
  • Tata Group
  • Suzlon


On successful completion of any of the engineering one can apply for further education for M.E/M.tech or MS in foreign countries.

And one also have a great job opportunities in government sectors through UPSC(Union Public Service commission) or SSC (Staff Selection Commission).


Pradeep as you have not mentioned your area of interest its difficult to tell you which course you should go for but both the engineering have a very immense career opportunities respectively in their fields. While you can go through the subjects of the courses and its nature of work as given above and than you can decide which course to apply depending on your area of interest. Or you can also go for Mera career guides Engineering Branch Selector test to get a proper insight.


Hope you find the information helpful and useful.


Wish you Good Luck !!!

Feel free to get in touch again.


Thank You


Warm regards,

Prathamesh K.

Is Engineer your Ideal Career? Take Ideal Career Test to know -->Click Here

RE: Should I do mechanical or civil engineering

This topic is now closed. New replies are no longer allowed.
Latest ANSWERS

I am in 11th std state science and have been attending state tutn classes for a year now. I really want to do jee but we don't have enough money to afford those classes. I am deeply concerned. Pls help

Dear Prasanna, If you have the will, there is a way. Be thorough with NCERT book. Practice cracking MCQs. There are umpteen examples who have succeede .. read more

Professional courses after bsc medical (botany , zoology, chemistry) related to the field

Hello, Thanks for Asking..!! If we talk about professional courses, then there is no plenty of career opportunities for science students. Take a look .. read more

DOING,12TH CONFUSED OVERALL,WHAT TO DO FURTHER

Dear Aspirant, It appears that you have opted for Arts/Humanities stream after 10th and now you are not able to decide what you can do after 12th Arts .. read more

I am a cl 12 scien students.i have leadership qualities and having been managing responsibilities in school.....for my future I would pursue B.tech (mechanical) and then MBa.......( i will surely do MBa)...could u

Dear Aspirant, Having leadership skills without experience does not have value. It is really nice to see that you are thinking about your career and a .. read more
Most Popular

If I start as a Computer Engineer, where should I see myself after five years, given that I keep working in same field?

Hi Swarali, Good question! In 5 years time; if you are working for a large Computer organization; You are likely to end as one of the following; 1. Sp .. read more

Do 12th board marks have any importance in jee mains

Hello, Thanks for Asking...!!   The Union Ministry of Human Resource (HRD Ministry) has decided that Class XII marks will not be a factor for det .. read more

I want to become a Bio Technologist. What is the eligibility criteria for that?

To become a BIO Technologist, Take a science in a high school: You have successfully completion of 10+2 in science After you can opt the graduation co .. read more

What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Electronics & Communication Engineer student?

being as an engineer there are lot off opportunities , first of all you make a point where you want to build your career 1. software testing 2. softwa .. read more