After Civil Engineering? What’s Next?

Well One who is planning for interesting and promising branch of engineering, can undoubtedly opt for Civil Engineering. whenever you see or read about any popular structures in the world (iconic works like Golden Gate Bridge, Taj Mahal, The Gateway of India, Burj Khalifa, etc.), there is a civil engineer involved in its construction. Isn’t it interesting!

This article helps all civil engineering graduates looking for different career options/ work opportunities after completing B. Tech or B.E.

Concrete is the second most consumed product in the world, after Water. With this fact alone, we can understand the demand for Civil Engineers.

Civil engineers do not need to be told that they can work in any infrastructure project. This ranges from construction and maintenance of power stations, airports, dams, highways, express ways, waterways, industrial units, manufacturing plants, factories etc. Following are the top career options that can be considered.

M.Tech in Civil Engineering with a specialization of your choice. Broadly speaking, you have following options to choose for a M. Tech post-graduation degree. Structural Engineering Traffic and Transportation Engineering Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering Environment Engineering • Geotechnical Engineering Construction Management Geoinformatics etc.

For this you need to study for GATE – This means you not only need to get a good score in the exam, but also try to get good grades/percent in 3rd & final year.

Jobs After B.Tech/B.E : Career after civil engineering is highly rewarding. Civil engineers can work in government departments, MNCs, Public Sector Units (PSUs) as well as private organizations. There are opportunities in major construction projects undertaken by central and state government agencies.

Top companies that hire Civil Engineering graduates:

Jaypee Group Gammon India Ltd.

Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd

Punj LLoyd Group,

Jaiprakash Associates

Nagarjuna Construction Company,

Public Sector Companies hiring Civil Engineering Graduates:

NTPC – National Thermal Power Corporation Limited

BHEL – Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

ONGC – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

HAL – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

GAIL – Gas Authority of India Limited

UPSC Examinations

Civil Engineers can appear for IES (Indian Engineering Services), IPS or IAS exams.

M.S. in Civil Engineering in U.S. UK, South East Asia or Australia Depending on your score in GRE, preferably 300+ you can choose one of the top ranking universities for M.S in civil engineering with a specialization of your choice.

Start a civil engineering startup in India: Though there are very few names in India, the picture is changing quite fast. This is an untapped market and therefore has the biggest potential. Civil Engineers can team to innovate and come up with ideas that better the process of design & construction.

Learn software essential for Civil Engineering job profiles: Civil engineers can spend 6 months to 1 year after graduation to learn new skills that will shine in their resume.

Here’s a list of software that civil engineering should learn:

Microsoft Office (Especially Microsoft Excel) AutoCAD Civil 3D Autodesk StaddPro Civil Designer HEC-RAS

If you are interested in City planning or town planning, there is an institute in Delhi (School of Planning and Architecture) which offers a post graduation degree in various disciplines. Even this is a good option.

Interior designing is another alternative. Which is having the good scope in recent times. The scope of civil engineering is bright in India and across the globe. Once you have earned an engineering degree in the field from any reputed college, finding a job is not a herculean task.

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