As a civil engineer, you will be building and maintaining the infrastructure of the country keeping it running efficiently and adapting it to meet the requirements of population growth, climatic changes and natural disasters.
Civil engineers design and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of public and private infrastructure projects. They work on buildings, roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, dams, irrigation projects, power plants, and water supply and sewage treatment systems.
To be eligible for admission to an undergraduate course in civil engineering, you need to study Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the subjects Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject at the 10+2 level.
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology is a four year course offered by Universities and Institutes of Technology in India and abroad.
After graduation in civil engineering, you can take an M Tech / ME degree course in any specialisation of Civil Engineering, which is of 2 year duration. You can also take up the equivalent MS degree course offered by foreign universities and select institutions in India.
After post graduation, you can take a PhD in civil engineering specialisations which will enable you to take up a career in research or academics.
There are select institutions which offer integrated MTech-PhD program in some specialisations of civil engineering.
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Civil engineers must have leadership and managerial skills as they are in charge of the entire project. They need to coordinate different activities from planning to implementation.
Civil engineers need to have the skills to evaluate and identify complex problems arising in their day to day work and find efficient solutions for them.
Civil engineers must be able to clearly communicate ideas and give direction without leaving any ambiguity.
A high level of mathematical and physics skills allow civil engineers to identify and solve engineering problems.
Must have the skills to imagine and visualise how the things they are building now will be, when it is done.