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All about B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management)


All about B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management)

Last updated: 13 Oct 2020

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A few lines about Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is one of the broadest and oldest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialities. The Civil Engineers plan, design and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life like residences, skyscrapers, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, harbours, water supply system and wastewater treatment plants. 

A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale and maintenance of the project. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and management skills.  

Civil engineers are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government like the public works departments (PWD), the railways and military. Civil Engineers are mostly required in private construction and real estate companies as project engineers. 

Introduction to B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction and Management)

B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) course is a 4-years undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course aims at providing specialisation in civil engineering. The course gives training to develop knowledge and expertise in the field of construction, helping add value to construction projects with a focus on risk management.

The course trains the students in a specialised field of construction of special structures towards accomplishing critical projects within a given schedule and budget. The students also gain information about construction management techniques during the course.

Eligibility for B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction and Management)

The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 with science background can join the B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (construction and management) course. The students interested in this course are required to qualify the competitive exams like CET/COMED-K/JEE with high scores and rankings in order to get merit seats in various colleges.

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join the B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) course by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.

Let’s discuss in detail

Merit Admission

The students who are interested to join B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) degree should mandatorily appear for CET/COMED-K/JEE or institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The engineering college allotts the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and marks scored in PUC or 10+2. 

There are two types of counselling for the B.Tech/BE students

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government engineering colleges and other engineering colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). 

The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering programmes in their chosen colleges. The Engineering colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).

2. COMED-K Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private autonomous engineering colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the COMED-K counselling procedures. The students should qualify the COMED-K counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous engineering colleges or deemed universities for B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering programme. 

Direct Admission

The students have another option of getting admission to B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students of B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) will be studying the following subjects during their course duration

Sl No

Subjects of Study

1.

Engineering Mathematics

2.

Engineering Physics

3.

Engineering Graphics

4.

Computer Programming

5.

Basic Electrical Technology

6.

Engineering Mechanics

7.

Mechanics of Solids

8.

Mechanics of Fluids

9.

Construction Techniques

10.

Environmental Engineering

11.

Transportation Engineering

12.

Strength of Materials

13.

Mechanics of Soils

14.

Design of Concrete Structures

15.

Hydraulic Engineering

16.

Irrigation Engineering

17.

Structural Analysis

18.

Foundation Engineering

19.

Estimation and Quantity Surveying

20.

Basics of Dynamics and Aseismic Design of Structures

21.

Construction Management

22.

Design Steel Structures

Career & Scope

A career after civil engineering (construction and management) is extremely rewarding. There are jobs that involve management of constructions, supervisions, design and analysis of private as well as public projects such as dams, highways, canals, water sewages and bridges. The profession demands excellent skills for both management and technical aspects in civil engineering.

A career as a civil engineer offers several lucrative career avenues in both the public and private sector. Some popular options include construction companies, real estate companies, consulting firms, railways, defence force and municipal corporations.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) students will be earning around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 7 lakhs to 9 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon the location and recruiters.

Top Organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management)

Some of the top organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) students are:

  • Sobha Developers
  • Prestige Builders
  • Provident Group
  • Puravankara Builders
  • L&T Constructions

Placement Opportunities

The B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) students can find ample job opportunities in construction and real-estate sector after the completion of their degree. 

Project Manager: As a project manager one is required to plan, direct and organise projects including preparing proposals, maintaining financial records, product strategy and ensuring the project conforms with safety regulations.

Senior Civil Engineer: The senior civil engineer manages, supervises, designs, develops and manages projects to construct or repair buildings, bridges, highways and other structures. They are also responsible to supervise the construction work in absence of the project managers.

Engineering Managers: The engineering manager plans, directs, organises, controls and evaluates the activities of the engineering department, department or the construction firm. They act as a second point of contact in the absence of project managers and senior civil engineers.

Engineering Inspector: The engineering inspectors inspect the transportation vehicles, weighing meters, industrial instruments, processes and equipment to ensure they comply with government and industry regulations.

Conclusion

The B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) students are required in large numbers. The last decade saw a steep increase in the demand for skilled professionals. The organisations pay decently for the B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering (Construction & Management) students and they can expect good career growth in the relevant field. The students with a passion towards building can join this course.

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