Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Introduction

Civil Engineering is one of the biggest branches of Engineering as it mainly focuses on the construction and maintaining structural properties. It has become a large field so many students aspire a career in this field. However, for pursuing a career in it students must have a suitable degree and Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering also known as B.E. in Civil Engineering. It is a 4-year long undergraduate course in the field of structural studies and development. The study concentrates on elements of surveying with construction on applications for the construction process. The course constitutes 8 semesters each providing theoretical and practical knowledge about planning and designing, constructing and maintaining a project. Some of the topics covered in this course are Engineering Graphics, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Advanced Foundation Design, Quantity Surveying and Valuation, Finite Element Methods and such related subjects.

The average annual fee charged by private as well as government institutes in India for offering this course ranges between ₹1,00,000 - ₹15,00,000. After pursuing this course, the graduates get an opportunity to choose a job profile from a field of their choice. They can be employed in various fields like Civil Engineering companies, Water resources, Engineering Transportation companies, Educational Institutes, Construction companies and related field. Some of the positions available for B.E. in Civil Engineering graduates in the above fields are Civil Engineer, Architect, Technical Officer, Manager, Business analyst, Assistant Executive Engineer and suitable posts. They can expect an average annual pay ranging anywhere between ₹5,00,000 - ₹9,00,000 depending upon the job profile and skills set.


Eligibility

Candidates willing to pursue the course of B.E. in Civil Engineering from an institute have to prove their eligibility. For proving eligibility candidates have to fulfil the requirements criteria asked by the respective institute. The requirements may differ from institute to institute although most institutes ask the standard requirements. The requirements may include securing a certain score in the previous examination and so on. Given below are the standard requirements asked in most institutes in India. 

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 level of education in the stream of Science from a recognised board. 
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the primary subjects at 10+2 level. 
  • Candidates must secure a minimum score of 55% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Some institutes provide lateral entry to applicants having completed 3 years of Diploma degree in any field from a recognised board or university. 
  • Some institutes prefer taking an entrance examination and provide entry depending upon the scores in this course.


Entrance Examination

Some institutes prefer entrance examination for verifying the eligibility of the students for the course. For this purpose, they either examine by their own or ask students to attempt examination conducted by other conducting body. Given below are few famous institutes along with base details of the examinations.


Entrance Examination

JEE Main

MHCET

UPSEE

KCET

WBJEE

Level/ Conducted By

National/ CBSE

State/ Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State

State/ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU)

State/ Karnataka Common Entrance

State/ WBJEE Board

Mode of Test

Online

Online

Online and Offline (Depending upon paper)

Online

Offline

Duration

180 minutes

180 minutes

180 minutes

150 minutes

120 minutes

Exam Pattern

60 MCQs + Numerical Questions

50 MCQs per subject

150 questions

200 MCQs

155 MCQs

Application Fee (in INR)

General Category - ₹650

Reserved category - ₹325

General Category - ₹800

Reserved category - ₹600

General Category - ₹1300

Reserved category - ₹650

General Category - ₹500

Reserved category - ₹250

General Category - ₹700

Reserved category - ₹500


Syllabus

B.E. in Civil Engineering is a 4-year long course mainly focusing on the surveying, constructing and maintaining various structures. The examinations held in this course are on the semester-based system. This means the course includes 8 semesters. The course prepares them for various essential components like measurement, accuracy, error consideration, precision, measuring angles, and significant figures. Some of the topics covered by his program are Engineering Graphics, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Advanced Foundation Design, Quantity Surveying and Valuation, Finite Element Methods and such related topics. The curriculum is showcased in the table below in the semester-based system.


Semester

Syllabus

Semester I

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Graphics   
  • Humanities
  • Engineering Physics

Semester II

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Computer Programming
  • Surveying
  • Basic Engineering Workshop
  • Strength of Materials

Semester III

  • Building Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Structural Analysis
  • Fluid mechanics  
  • Engineering Geology

Semester IV

  • Civil Engineering Drawing
  • Open Channel Hydraulic Machinery
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Fluids laboratory
  • Transportation engineering

Semester V

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Engineering Economics and Principles of Management
  • Design of Hydraulic Structures
  • Design and Drawing of RC Structures

Semester VI

  • Numerical Methods and Operations Research
  • Advanced Structural Design
  • Advanced Foundation Design
  • Ground Water Hydrology
  • Building Maintenance

Semester VII

  • Advanced Surveying and Remote Sensing
  • Quantity Surveying and Valuation
  • Architecture and Town Planning
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management

Semester VIII

  • Earth and Rockfill Dam Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering and marine Structures
  • Environmental Pollution Control Engineering
  • Finite Element Method
  • Advanced Mathematics


Institutes

Many institutes in India offer the course of B.E in Civil Engineering some of which are private while others are government-administered institutes. The primary difference both the types of institutes are the fees charged for the course and service they provide. Private institutes charge a high cost for offering this course and provide excellent services while government institutes charge a minimal fee and offer service accordingly. The average annual fee charged by both private and government institutes in India for offering this course ranges between ₹1,00,000 - ₹15,00,000. Some of the famous institutes in India offering this course are mentioned in the table below along with few details of them.


Institute

City

Average Annual Fee

Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Engineering

Pune, Maharashtra

₹3,52,000

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

Pilani, Rajasthan

₹12,83,000

Andhra University

Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

₹8,00,000

Chandigarh University

Chandigarh

₹5,56,000

R V College of Engineering

Bangalore, Karnataka

₹6,80,000

PSG College of Technology

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

₹2,28,000

Thapar University

Patiala, Punjab

₹11,91,000

Acharya Institute of Technology

Bangalore, Karnataka

₹1,33,000

Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering

Pune, Maharashtra

₹3,26,000

Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering

Bangalore, Karnataka

₹6,00,000


Future Prospects

B.E in Civil Engineering brings a lot of job opportunities for graduates. They can choose the job position of their choice since there are plenty of jobs available in various mechanics oriented fields like Civil Engineering companies, Water resources, Engineering Transportation companies, Educational Institutes, Construction companies and related field. Some of the positions available for B.E. in Civil Engineering graduates in the above fields are Civil Engineer, Architect, Technical Officer, Manager, Business analyst, Assistant Executive Engineer and suitable posts. They can expect an average annual pay ranging anywhere between ₹5,00,000 - ₹9,00,000 depending upon the job profile and skills set.


Job Position

Description

Average Annual Salary

Civil Engineer

Civil Engineers are responsible for creating and enhancement of the structural body of our environment. They construct and maintain structures like roads, airports, railways, harbours, budges, power plants, dams, bridges, and sewage systems.

₹3,00,000 - ₹4,00,000

Architect

Architects work in the field of construction as design a structure depending upon which structures are to be made. They produce blueprints of the design as per the client's requirements and space available.

₹3,00,000 - ₹4,00,000

Technical Officer

Technical Officers generally work with computers for showing better visual effect to the clients about the structures they ask. they must be expert in computer graphics for producing graphical 3-dimensional images for better visualisation. They may also produce catalogues, charts and such things. 

₹8,00,000 - ₹9,00,000

Business Analyst

Business Analysts are hired for the facilitation of growth to various kinds of business. They study the market, carry out surveys and depending upon the data collected they provide necessary suggestions to the sales and marketing departments.

₹5,00,000 - ₹6,00,000

Assistant Executive Engineer

Assistant Executive Engineers are employed for interviewing and recruiting eligible candidates for the vacant seats in the organisation. They ensure the smooth working of such employees and make them familiar with their tasks. They motivate and invoke the recruits for their work and future.

₹11,00,000 - ₹12,00,000


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