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All about B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering Course


All about B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering Course

Last updated: 13 Oct 2020

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A few lines about Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines that deals with the building constructions field. The field dates back to the first time when someone placed a roof over his or her head or laid a tree trunk across a river to make it easier to get across. Civil Engineering is an exciting profession for the job satisfaction it offers. This is because, at the end of the day one can see the results of his/her work, either it may be a completed bridge or a high-rise building, a subway station or a hydroelectric dam.

The civil engineers do a lot more than designing buildings and bridges. They bring a change in many lives of the people by building a home, an office, a factory, a hydroelectric power station, a railway station, an airport and the list goes on. 

All these architectural marvels are only possible by civil engineering students who do their best of their knowledge and skills to build a safe establishment.

Introduction to B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering

The B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering is an undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course deals with the study of different topics related to the construction industry such as basic steel design, construction Project Management, Geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, structural analysis, etc.

The course gives the detailed understanding of the civil subjects that are necessary for constructing a building or a construction marvel. The students will be learning different aspects of physics, chemistry, that are necessary for building constructions.

Eligibility for B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering

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

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join the B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering 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 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 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 students will be studying the following subjects during their course duration

Sl No

Subjects of Study

1.

Functions of Several Variables

2.

Physics

3.

Introduction to Civil Engineering

4.

Introduction to Programming

5.

Engineering Drawing

6.

Ecology & Environment

7.

Series & Matrices

8.

Engineering Mechanics

9.

Chemistry

10.

Civil Engineering Materials & Construction 

11.

Maths

12.

Mechanics of Materials

13.

Transportation Engineering

14.

Hydraulic Engineering

15.

Surveying 

16.

Structural Engineering

17.

Geotechnical Engineering

18.

Environmental Engineering

19.

Water Resources Engineering

20.

Basic RC Design

21.

Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering

22.

Basic Steel Design

23.

Construction Project Management

24.

Structural Engineering

Career & Scope

A career after civil engineering is highly rewarding. There are jobs that involve supervision, construction, 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 administration and supervision of projects.

A career as a civil engineer offers several lucrative job avenues in both the public and private sector. Some popular options include consulting firms, railways, defence force and municipal corporations. They can even join higher studies like M.Tech/ME or MS Programmes in relevant fields.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering students will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 6 lakhs to 12 lakhs per annum. The salary depends upon location and recruiters.

Placement Opportunities

The B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering students can find ample job opportunities after the completion of their degree. 

Some of them are given below:

Construction Manager: Construction Managers are bosses of the working sites. With knowledge on the most basic things, like weather, costs, team and time management, managers have to be the eyes and ears of the person who hired them and have to see that everything works smoothly.

Geotechnical Engineer: Geotechnical Engineer have to be on the lookout for everything in nature-related and know how to manage waste disposal, flood control, when and where to build a dam or a bridge and so on. He/she is responsible to do a field study before taking up a construction project.

Environmental Engineer: Environmental Engineers are the closest we have to superheroes, as they take care of the planet and allow us to keep living. The environmental engineer is essential to restore landscapes and nature from what other people ruin. As an environmental engineer one will get to explain to other people what a healthy indoor and outdoor environment and how it is helping us to stay alive.

Transportation Engineer: The transportation engineer is responsible to take care of subways, trams, roads, highways. They are responsible to maintain regular checks of all the public amenities and ensure that they are fixed at proper periods.

Top Recruiters for B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering students

Some of the top recruiters for B.Tech/BE Civil Engineering students are:

  • Sobha Developers
  • Prestige Builders
  • Brigade Group
  • Puravankara Developers

Final Lines

Civil engineers are required in large numbers in the industry. The booming real-estate markets has created ample job roles for skilled B.Tech/BE civil engineering students. With new companies entering into the real-estate markets the number of positions has also increased in the last decade. The skilled professionals are decently paid by the organisations and can expect excellent career growth in the field. The students with a passion towards construction can join this course.

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