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Civil Engineering

What Is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the planning, designing and executing structural works. The profession deals with a wide variety of engineering tasks including designing, supervision and construction activities of public works like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, airports, dams, water works, sewage systems, traffic and transportation systems, irrigation and power plants, ports and harbours, oil rigs etc. Civil Engineers are responsible to develop and maintain the nation’s vital transportation and other infrastructure networks, improve public services, optimise the use of water and energy resources, upgrade housing and mass transportation systems, and protect natural environment.

When Can I Enroll for Civil Engineering?







4 Yrs.

No Entrance Exam


HSC with PCM

4 Yrs.

JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced)


HSC with PCM/B.Sc./Diploma Engg.

4 Yrs.

No Entrance Exam



2 Yrs.



M.E./M. Tech.

3-5 Yrs.


*AMIE – Associate Membership of the Indian Institute of Civil Engineer

NOTE: Candidates can get Direct Entry in 2nd Year of B.E / B. Tech [Civil] after Diploma in related Field.

What Personality Traits are Required to Become a Civil Engineer?

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good Physical Stamina
  • Excellent Organizing & Problem Solving Skills
  • Alertness & Practical thinking
  • Ability to keep calm during crisis

What Aptitude is required to Become a Civil Engineer?

  • High Abstract Reasoning
  • High Numerical Ability
  • Above Average Mechanical Reasoning
  • Above Average Spatial Ability
  • Average Closure Ability
  • High Psychomotor Ability

Note: Civil engineers need to know building & safety regulations, local authority & government regulations, acceptable standards for construction etc.

IQ Required to Become a Civil Engineer?

Minimum Above Average Intelligence level preferred along with sufficient amount of Hard Work.

Job Prospects for Civil Engineer

  • Private Construction Companies
  • Architecture Firms
  • Engineering Services
  • Construction & Chemicals Industry
  • Cement Industry
  • Consultancy Services
  • Quality Testing Laboratories
  • Housing Societies

Regulatory Body

All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) & Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)