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Career in Civil Engineering

Would you like to be responsible for the public safety and welfare? Civil Engineering involves projecting, scheming and implementing structural bodies. Civil Engineer designs, supervises and is engaged in construction activities of public works like roads, bridges,research laboratories, aerodromes and sewage systems.


A bachelor degree is a basic requirement to becoming a civil engineer. The responsibilities of a civil engineer demands a strong engineering knowledge combined with excellent supervisory and administrative skills.Civil Engineers also need to calculate potential hazards such as Mother Nature, and how the project will hold up under environmental pressures.

For earning a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, one needs to complete 10+2 with high scores in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Many civil engineering graduates today go on to earn a master's degree. Many pursue a master's degree later while working. Obtaining a master's degree or Ph. D. can help you to become an expert in your chosen field.

Career Scope in Civil Engineering:
In a fast developing country like India, building of infrastructure is essential to sustain this development. Hence, civil engineers can find work as a supervisor of a construction site or can occupy a managerial position. The civil engineers can design, research as well as teach in private concerns. They can also work as independent consultants.Both public and private sectors employ civil engineers. The government departments like public health, irrigation or public works always offer employment to Civil Engineering graduates.


A civil engineer can begin his career with a salary of Rs 20,000 per month. But, experience in the construction management increase their value in the market. With 2-3 years of field experience one can continue to earn Rs.40,000 per month.

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