Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Voc., Diploma, Dual Degree, M.Arch, M.E /M.Tech., M.Phil.

What is Construction Engineering

Construction engineering is a professional discipline. It is about planning and constructing a certain structure by optimally using space. Construction engineering requires a great deal of knowledge of industrial designing, management of infrastructure and of course, planning. With all this knowledge, one can construct anything like roads, tunnels, buildings, dams, airports, bridges, and other utilities for public or individual usage. 

Construction engineering course is one of the most competitive and dynamic branches of engineering. It is always evolving driven by the advancements made in technology. The course is a perennial favourite among engineering aspirants for there is no dearth of jobs after completion of a B.Tech or M.Tech degree. What is more exciting about this profession is the opportunity one gets to travel for work. Most of the project-based jobs require construction engineers to be present at the site and that may be in part of the world. Can anything get better than this! 

To learn more about construction engineering courses, fees and expenses, syllabus, subjects, eligibility criteria and entrance exams, read on. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Construction Engineering

The eligibility criteria that is required for a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering is to have an aggregate of 55% to 60% in 10+2 exams. However, the marks criteria are different for different universities. 

Now, to have a postgraduate degree in construction engineering one must have an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree in the same field with a pass mark. For doctorate, the student must have an undergraduate and postgraduate degree with a pass mark. These are the basic criteria in every university but some of the eligibility criteria may be different as per the policy of the university.

Entrance Exams for Construction Engineering Courses

Entrance examinations for construction engineering courses vary with the degree and the level. For getting admission in an undergraduate programme i.e. B. Tech, candidates have to appear for JEE Main, JEE Advanced or BITSAT (for BITS Pilani). While JEE Main score is accepted by engineering colleges like NIT Trichy, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay accept JEE Advanced score. 

Besides, there are other public and private engineering institutes. They mostly consider JEE Main score for providing admission to the B. Tech Construction Engineering courses.

Upon graduating with a B. Tech degree in construction engineering or any other related branch, a student can directly apply for M. Tech in construction engineering. Admission in the postgraduate course is mostly merit-based. Some institutes, however, consider a valid GATE or TANCET score for allowing admission to the highly coveted M. Tech Construction Engineering course. 

Scope of Construction Engineering in India and Abroad

The demand for construction, planning and designing infrastructure would never get abolished be it in India or abroad. The fast-paced life of people everywhere around the globe demands infrastructure that suits their requirements adequately and hence construction engineers shall never be out of job both in India and abroad. This extensive demand has also created a competitive arena for the engineers to come up with better ideas and designs. Besides, a construction engineering course also opens up the window to host of new opportunities which are not merely restricted to the erection of structures. A qualified construction engineer can very well become an environmental engineer or property inspector. Emerging sectors like environmental engineering and home inspection are creating these opportunities in India. Thus, the scope of the course is quite high within the country.

As in abroad, the advancement in time and technology is making way for more constructions for various purposes. From personal living space to office areas, the construction engineering sector is experiencing an all-time boom, especially in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China and other countries across the globe. In fact, in the US, civil and construction engineering is considered as one of the top ten career options for the overall satisfaction it provides. Therefore, despite occasional downturns, the scope for construction engineering will always be high but the focus will shift from mere space utilisation to sustainable living. 

Course Fees Construction Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
64.00 K
B.E /B.Tech in Construction Engineering at JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru
51.90 K
B.Voc. in Construction Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Chitrakoot
16.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Construction Engineering at CEPT University, Ahmedabad
2.40 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Construction Engineering at Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur
24.12 K
M.Sc. in Construction Engineering at Global Open University, Dimapur
22.40 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Construction Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras
7.56 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Construction Engineering at CEPT University, Ahmedabad
2.99 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Construction Engineering at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh
1.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Construction Engineering at Integral University, Lucknow
Data not available
1.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Construction Engineering at Integral University, Lucknow
Data not available
60.00 K
Diploma in Construction Engineering at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
30.00 K
Diploma in Construction Engineering at Government Polytechnic College, Ujjain
60.00 K
Diploma in Construction Engineering at Mewar University, Chittorgarh
53.00 K
Diploma in Construction Engineering at Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad

Course Subjects

In the undergraduate program of construction engineering the subjects are:

  • Mechanical and electrical systems 

  • Estimates and planning of construction engineering

  • Construction materials and methods 

  • Civil engineering

  • Construction designing 

  • Safety and quality problems 

  • Management and principles of engineering

Also, in the final year of the construction engineering a student can choose a specialisation in the following subjects:

  1. Modern structural materials and system design

  2. Contract laws and regulations

  3.  Advanced construction techniques

  4. Project safety management

  5. Shoring, scaffolding and formwork

  6. Advanced concrete technology

  7. Quality controls and assurance in construction

  8. Construction personnel management

  9. Quantitative techniques in management

In the postgraduate programmes, the subjects mainly focus on research, evaluation of issues and encouraging students. The subject includes: 

Construction system design 

Construction management information systems

Construction project management 

Construction engineering research methods

Cost analysis

Estimation construction 

In semester 1 the students will be learning about: 

Construction planning

Administration and arbitration


Lifecycle costing of infrastructures

Laboratory practices 

Irrigation water distribution systems 

In semester 2 they will learn about: 

Construction methods and equipment management

Safety management in construction

Advanced concrete technology

Environment and energy management 

Laboratory practice 

The last two semesters involve various project stages and seminars. 

Careers in Construction Engineering

Within the industry, construction engineers are deployed in different areas which could be as varied as designing, planning, constructing, managing and surveying. Those who do an MBA after B.Tech Construction Engineering can apply for managerial jobs as a cost engineer, operation manager, project superintendent, safety or design engineer.

The option to become a consultant is always there but that is possible only after one has gathered enough experience in the field. For freshers, interning while still in college improves the chances of getting good jobs after course completion.

One thing should be borne in mind that construction engineering is not only about building skyscrapers and bridges. One may also venture into hydraulics and environmental infrastructure. 

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Following are some of the conventionally popular job profiles that students graduating from construction engineering institutes can expect to get:

Planning engineer: They are responsible for chalking out construction methods which would be economically viable and appropriate as per the clients’ demands. They also determine the time to be taken for particular project completion and make sure that the deadline is not failed.

Quality control engineer: They are mainly involved in the development, application and maintenance of quality standards with regards to products, processes and materials in use. They set standards for evaluation and inspection of methods along with their testing.

Project engineer: They are responsible for schedule preparation of a particular project. They also monitor the technical activities associated with a particular project and also the resource forecasting for the same. 

Site engineer: In a construction project they provide supervision, coordination and planning along with guidance. They play the most vital part of a construction project.

The names of the top recruiters in construction engineering in India are as follows:

  1. L&T

  2. Ashoka Buildcon

  3. DLF

  4. TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd

  5. Schlumberger

  6. Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

  7. Jacobs Engineering

  8. Unitech

  9. Sobha Developers Ltd

  10. Shapoorji Pallonji & Company

  11. Gannon Dunkerley & Company

  12. Metro Tunneling Group

  13. Punj Lloyd

  14. Aga Khan Planning and Building Services

  15. Ayas Shilpa

  16. Skyline Builders

  17. Sadbhav Engineering

  18. MARG Limited

  19. Bridge and Roof Company

  20. Hindustan Construction Company

Construction is not only about planning and erecting a certain structure but it also requires a great deal of knowledge about designing, management of infrastructure and planning. With increased urbanisation and focus on environmentally sustainable living, the demand for new-age construction engineers will grow and therefore, the desire to pursue construction engineering courses among students will also remain high as ever. 

Required Skillset for Construction Engineering

Some of the skills that a construction engineer must have to make a mark in the field are-

  1. Attention to the minutest of details: This skill helps in interpreting one’s ability to analyse a problem and find solutions to it. Even a minor mistake in the field of CE can turn out to have major consequences. Thus minute attention is important. 

  2. Problem-solving skill: This helps in controlling a situation or a particular condition. Problem-solving skill helps in locating the problem itself and figuring out the reasons behind it. 

  3. Leadership skills: Possessing this skill helps in the decision-making process and also in identifying workforce’s positive traits. 

  4. Strong mathematical knowledge: The whole concept of construction is based upon the mathematical calculations. Without sound knowledge in it, the projects the aspirants undertake will be a complete failure.

  5. Innovative or creative approach to deal with problems: This will help one to settle for viable solutions to problems. Also, if innovative skills are implemented, the sense of accomplishment is well settled too. 

  6. Passion for learning new trends and techniques: This will always keep the aspirant engaged and make him an owner of sound body and mind as the knowledge-based perspectives will get better developed. This helps in developing new experiences. 

  7. Teamwork: As a construction engineer one has to work in a team of members from other fields too. Thus one must have the ability to gel with others and contribute equally to a particular project.

  8. Visualisation skill:  This will help the aspirant understand the data and interpret them to realise the future. Also, before constructing anything, the engineers must be able to visualise them to give them a proper structure. 

  9. Negotiation skills: This is utterly important for achieving success in business and also reaching the organisational goals in terms of sales, delivery of service, lease and various legal contracts. 

  10. Time management: This skill is important for delivering the service within the stipulated period or before that so that free time can be obtained. This is again utilised for new opportunities in learning.

Course Curriculum for Construction Engineering

The basic course curriculums for an undergraduate degree in construction engineering are as follows:

  1. Building and town planning

  2. Construction management

  3. Building construction materials

  4. Construction and project management

  5. Engineering graphics

  6. Earthquake engineering

  7. The functional efficiency of buildings

  8. Creativity and innovation

  9. Environmental engineering

  10. Basic sciences

  11. Fundamental principles to study the nature of solids, liquids and soils

  12. Mathematics

  13. Transportation engineering

  14. Modern construction material

  15. Engineering graphics

  16. ICT tools and security

  17. Modern construction material

  18. Construction methods and equipment

  19. Structural systems and design

  20. Creativity and Innovation

  21. Computing techniques

  22. Foundation Engineering

  23. Geology and geotechnical engineering

  24. The functional efficiency of buildings

Questions related to Construction Engineering

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Rahul Student Expert 19th Aug, 2020
Hello aspirant,

The total course fees for M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management ( 2 year course ) at IIT,Bombay is INR 1.32 Lakh.
For Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates the yearly fees is Rs 30.4K.

For more info click on this link-

Bvoc in construction technology

anima chaudhary 25th Jan, 2020


B.voc in construction technology is a three-year-long course. B.voc provides a decent job job in construction /real estate/ infrastructure development sector/ architecture agencies / constructing firms.

These are the colleges -

1. IPU

2. Singhania University.



5. Amity University

6. Shivaji University


8. Rajasthan University.


for mtech in construction technology and management , reva university and ms Ramaiah applied sciences which is better to choose

Shareef 18th Oct, 2019
In case you are looking only for educational quality then both the college's are well enough good for the educational quality they provide for students.
Now, if you want good facilities, campus, environment then MS ramaiah is well enough good for its, facilities, campus, etc,
  • MS ramaiah has 60 acres of campus where Reva has 45 acres.
  • Total faculties in MSR are 580 where in Reva faculty strength is 380
  • Facilities like bank, WiFi, parking, , convenience store are not available in Reva college.
Here are the things you can find in both of them.
Now,its upon you to choose.
Best of luck

Hey can I get a seat for construction technology and management in Dayananda sagar college of engineering with 19,000 rank in comedk ??

Manish vaibh 7th Jul, 2019

Congratulations! You have secured
a very good rank in COMEDK. By considering the previous year rank list for
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, 51075 is the closing rank for admission
in any course in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. So your
rank is very much enough for seeking admission in Construction Technology
and Management in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore.

All the best!


Which collage is there for tis course in AP for ceramic engineer

Mansi arora Student Expert 30th Jun, 2019

Hey !

The college offering in ceramic engineering in andhra pradesh is :

Andhra University College of Engineering- Autonomous (AUCE (A)), Vishakapatnam

Well , there are six colleges offering construction management in andhra pradesh , which are :

  • KLU , Guntur
  • Andhra University College of Engineering- Autonomous (AUCE (A)), Vishakapatnam

Hope it helps!

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