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Civil Engineer Career Information

What a Civil Engineer does

Abilities & Traits Required


After your Class 10 you can opt for a diploma course after which, you can go for a degree. Alternatively, after 10+2 one can study engineering by any one of the following options:

Through Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for IIT (Indian institute of Technology) Through JEE of state engineering colleges in India. Your marks scored in 12th exam, particularly in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Maths are also taken into consideration (although it depends from state to state).

BE Civil Engineering or BTech Civil Engineering covers structures, construction and surveying, foundation, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, environmental engineering, irrigation engineering, soil analysis, strength of materials, cost and works management and pollution control.

After graduating, students can go in for postgraduate studies in India or abroad that will culminate in a master's degree. Further study up to PhD level is also an option.

You could also opt for the following specialisations:

Master of Planning in Urban & Regional Planning/Housing/Transport planning Master in Computer Application PG Diploma in Cement Technology/Construction/Quality control. MTech in Earthquake Engineering, Remote Sensing


Diploma holders begin at Rs 25000-35000 a month. Graduates begin at Rs 30000-50000 a month in the beginning. A government job pays in the range of Rs 35000-45000.

For consultancy services, the sky is the limit although depending on the project and your client.

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