what is B.Tech – Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is one of the oldest and most popular branches of engineering in India as well as abroad. Aspirants seek B.Tech in civil engineering as the course various opportunities in the government sector as well. A civil engineer is required to design and plan the development of infrastructural entities such as roads, buildings, dams, canals, etc.
B.Tech in Civil Engineering is a traditional field of engineering and deals with the study of designing and structuring of buildings, bridges, roads, dams, etc. If pursued from a recognised college, civil engineering can offer some of the most lucrative jobs in the technology sector. Another advantage is that civil engineers can also apply for IT jobs after learning how to operate certain civil engineering software.

Civil Engineering- Skill Set
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 Eligibility Criteria
The aspirants have to fulfil all the eligibility criteria mentioned below to pursue B.Tech in Civil Engineering from a reputed institute –
Students should have completed their class XIIth studies in Science stream from a recognised Board
Students should have mandatorily studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the qualifying level
Students should have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in the aforementioned subjects at the qualifying level and pass marks in the remaining subjects (varies from institute to institute)
Students with a diploma degree in the relevant discipline after their class Xth/XIIth studies are also eligible for the B.Tech civil engineering programme

B.Tech – Civil Engineering Syllabus

Professional Communication
Environmental Studies
Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics – 1
Engineering Physics
Engineering Mathematics – 2
Engineering Chemistry
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Technical Communication
Fundamentals of Electronics Engineering
Engineering Drawing
Fundamentals of Computer
Strength of Material
Fluid Mechanics
Electronics and Instrumentation
Engineering Geology
Building Technology
Open Channel Hydraulic Machinery
Structural Analysis
Transportation Engineering
Civil Engineering Drawing
Geotechnical Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Design of Hydraulic Structures
Irrigation Engineering
Numerical Methods and Operations Research
Environmental Engineering
Advanced Foundation Design
Engineering Economics and Principles of Management
Advanced Structural Design
Design and Drawing of RC Structures
Ground Water Hydrology
Building Maintenance
Construction Engineering and Management
Architecture and Town Planning
Coastal Engineering and Marine Structures
Advance Surveying and Remote ESensing
Earth and Rockfill Dam Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Environmental Pollution Control Engineering
Quantity Surveying and Valuation
Finite Element Method
Advanced Mathematics


B.E /B.Tech – Civil Engineering Career Options and Job 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 some job profiles for civil engineers:
Structure Analyst
Structure Designer
CAD Designer
Construction Engineer
Construction Manager
Infrastructural Consultant
Assistant Civil Engineer
Junior Construction Manager
Assistant Inventory Manager
Construction Project Assistant
Junior Plant Engineer

Top Recruiters
Hindustan Construction Company.
L & T.
Tata Projects.
Gammon India.
Sobha Developers Ltd.
Shapoorji Pallonji & Company.
Afcons Infrastructure Limited
Punj Lloyd
Newton Engineering & Chemicals Ltd
Consolidated Construction Consortium Ltd (CCCL)
Akme Projects Ltd
Anant Raj Industries Limited
B Seenaiah & Company (Projects) Ltd (BSCPL)
Bridge & Roof Co (India) Limited
Coastal Projects Pvt Ltd (CPPL)

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