Career Option in Construction Engineering

A. Field description

Construction engineering concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. Construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering and management principles and business procedures, economics, and human behavior. Construction engineers engage in the design of temporary structures, quality assurance and quality control, building and site layout surveys, on site material testing, concrete mix design, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, safety engineering, materials procurement, and cost engineering and budgeting.

B. Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility

To become a Professional in the Construction one should have a graduate degree ( B.E.) or at least a diploma. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges in India and around the globe.

Basic eligibility criteria

10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with science group as the majors

Course Duration

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows
  • Diploma in Civil engineering is around two years.
  • B.E (Civil engineering) is around four years.
  • M.E (Construction engineering), is offered as a two year program.
  • Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense for doing degree is as follows:

  • B.E - Rs.45, 000/ per year - (4 Years)
  • M.E - Rs.55, 000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

Higher Education Options

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Post graduation Diploma or pursue his/her Master's.

C. Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Electronic engineering. Some of these institutes are:

D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles

Some of the job openings/Departments available are:

  • Jr. Engineer.
  • Surveying
  • Technologist
  • Consultant
  • Tutor
E. Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.12, 000 to Rs.26, 000 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

F. Related Links

The American Society for Construction and civil engineering.

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