Civil Engineering is one of the fastest growing Branch of engineering in India.Till 2020 400000 civil engineers are required but only 60000 are available in the country.The country is going to get infrastructure boom with projects like smart city etc. So the sector and job availability will be very high.
Civil engineers can be employed as- 1)Project Planning 2)Designing 3)Construction 4)Supervision 5)Quality Control 6)Maintenance
The starting salary of civil engineers is 4-5 lakhs on an average in India.There are also a lot of job oportunities in foreign countries especially in Middle East and South East Asia.
Civil engineering is all about the study, design, development and maintenance of the built of the environment.
Two types are there – natural and built.
Natural environment involves everything that occurs naturally on earth, such as rivers, oceans, soil, and other habitat.
Built environment encompasses manmade structures ranging from dams, bridges, buildings to water supply networks, aqueducts and parks, to name a few.
Civil engineering is all about the built type.
Scope ahead of you.
- Construction, Design, Transportation and Real Estate: L&T, Maytas Infra Ltd, Shapoorji Pallonji, Shimizu Corp, Jones Lang LaSalle, Alacriti Infosystems, TATA consulting engineers Ltd, Land Transport Authority etc
- Oil and Energy, Power: Schlumberger, Technip, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
- Consulting: Atkins, ICRA etc
Salary depends on the nature of the work, student’s profile and reputation of the universities. Students from universities such as the IITs get paid better. Private companies pay higher than government.
Average pay is around Rs. 15000/month for a fresh civil engineer graduate and the salary increases as the above mentioned criteria increase.
Civil Engineering is not a popular course of choice due to the software and electronics,which has pushed this field into the sidelines. But, with India’s growing economy and lagging infrastructure, it is becoming increasingly evident that India needs skilled, qualified and bright civil engineers like never before.
And from the latest news, India is in a need of a vaaaaaaaast number of Civil engineers ! Good luck! 🙂
A civil engineering degree prepares you for work in the construction industry as well as in the business, management and financial sectors
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Building control surveyor
- Consulting civil engineer
- Contracting civil engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- Site engineer
- Structural engineer
- Water engineer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Building services engineer
- Engineering geologist
- Environmental consultant
- Patent attorney
- Quantity surveyor
Civil and structural engineers work in a range of sectors, particularly the construction sector, on buildings of all kinds, transport and communications infrastructure. This includes bridges, roads, tunnels, canals and other large structures. They also work for employers involved in the production, storage and distribution of electricity, gas and water.
Civil engineers are employed by a range of contractors and consultancies and also work in-house for a variety of national and multinational organisations. There are many opportunities in the public sector, with local authorities, government departments and environmental organisations, where engineers are often involved in setting project specifications and drafting tender documents.
Opportunities are available with employers both in the UK and overseas.