Planning Engineering

Planning Engineering

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

What is Planning Engineering

What is Planning Engineering ?

The aspirant who pursues Planning Engineering and completes the degree is known as planning engineer. A planning engineer is an integral part of any infrastructure building project right from the beginning days. The main aim of planning engineers is to ensure that the project is finished within the deadline and budget. 

They are also responsible for bringing together three things that will make or break the entire task that is pipe-lined, and those three things are - getting the workers, organizing the equipment to be used and finalizing the procedure to be implemented for the completion of the project. 

The course planning engineering impart skills like coordination and synchronization of workers and materials, to and fro communication with stakeholders and more. Right from planning to designing and from monitoring to evaluating, planning engineers are the right-hand/wing-man of a project-manager.

A planning engineer should be well-versed or familiar with the five most important principles of any project management. Those five pointers are - 

  • Maintaining a risk register/ management of risk

  • Proper management of time

  • Proper management of finances

  • Ensuring top-notch quality

  • Management of human resources during the entire integration of the concerned project 

Also, planning engineers can function in multiple fields like civil engineering, construction engineering, real estate, gas and oil. Other miscellaneous duties that a planning engineer might be asked to do are - data interpretation, a compilation of reports, do presentations if and when required.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Planning Engineering

Eligibility criteria for Planning Engineering

For under-graduation degree in planning engineering, candidates who fulfil all these criteria can get the completion certificate of the degree -

  • Must have completed the 10+2 high school degree from a recognized institution.

  • Must have secured a minimum of fifty per cent in the senior secondary exam.

  • Must have had opted for mathematics as one of the subjects in senior secondary years of school.

For post-graduate degree in planning engineering, candidates who fulfil all these criteria mentioned below will be able to apply for the degree - 

1.        Must have passed 10+2 exams.

2.        Must have completed graduation in the following related fields - B.Tech in civil engineering or B.Plan or architecture engineering.

3.        Must have had at least fifty-five per cent aggregate marks in under-graduation.

4.     There are a few universities that make exceptions for applying for the Master's degree for students from fields like geography, sociology, economics. 

Entrance Exams for Planning Engineering

For an under-graduation course in planning in engineering, applicants need to appear for entrance exams conducted in the field of B.Plan or Bachelors in Planning/B.Tech in civil engineering. The exams that are organized every year without fail are mentioned below - 

JEE Main - This exam was famous as AIEEE, that is, All India Engineering Entrance Examination. It is conducted by NTA, that is, National Testing Agency. It is a three hours exam that takes place through an online medium. To crack this exam, you must be fluent in all theories and questions printed in NCERT books. 

National Aptitude Test in Architecture- The organization that conducts this exam is CoA, that is, Council of Architecture. There are two phases to this exam. It is a three hours exam on subjects like - drawing, mathematics and general aptitude. This exam is conducted twice every year.  

Jagannath University Entrance Exam - This exam operates on a university level. It takes place a maximum of three times every year. This university has two campuses - one in Delhi and another one in Jaipur.

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam - It is another entrance exam that operates on a state-level based selection. This exam is for applicants of both UG and PG level of degrees. The syllabus for each paper in UPSEE varies from one course to another. The maximum duration for the exam is three hours. Fortunately, there is no negative marking in this test.

To get placement or employment in the field of planning engineering, students must do M.Plan (Masters in planning) by appearing for these entrance exams - 

1.        JEE Main

2.        GATE

Scope of Planning Engineering in India and Abroad

There is a lot of scope in the planning engineering field for those who have done B.Phil followed by M.Phil. One can choose to become a - Town Planner Executive, Urban Planner Executive and even a Planning Engineer. 

There is a rampant demand for graduates in planning engineering related fields in private sectors, public sectors and also in non-government sectors of life.

Right from planning the various sections of development in a town (social as well as physical) to cost-management of projects, this degree is surely going to help you massively in the long run. 

Course Fees Planning Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
1.38 Lakhs
B.Plan in Planning Engineering at OPJS University, Rajgarh
2.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Planning Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
10.37 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Planning Engineering at Ansal University, Gurgaon
5.60 Lakhs
B.Plan in Planning Engineering at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
70.00 K
M.Phil. in Planning Engineering at Om Sterling Global University, Hisar
23.93 K
M.Plan in Planning Engineering at Government Engineering College, Thrissur
7.60 Lakhs
M.Phil. in Planning Engineering at CEPT University, Ahmedabad
2.29 Lakhs
M.Plan in Planning Engineering at College of Engineering, Pune
1.62 Lakhs
Ph.D in Planning Engineering at Amity University, Gurugram
Data not available
15.20 Lakhs
Ph.D in Planning Engineering at CEPT University, Ahmedabad
Data not available
1.02 Lakhs
Diploma in Planning Engineering at OPJS University, Rajgarh
13.00 K
Diploma in Planning Engineering at Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Gurugram
1.02 Lakhs
Diploma in Planning Engineering at OPJS University, Rajgarh
1.03 Lakhs
Diploma in Planning Engineering at Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Course Subjects

A tabulated form of some of the subjects to be studied during the Bachelor of Planning degree is given below - 

1.        Fundamentals of urban and regional planning

2.        Planning and design lab

3.        Evolution of aesthetics, culture and technology

4.        Applied geology and hydrology

5.        Fundamentals of building structures

6.        Statistical and quantitative methods in planning

7.        Technical report writing

8.        Research methodology

9.        Planning theory and planning practice

10.    Settlement of geography

11.    Settlement of sociology

12.    Planning legislation

13.    Disaster and risk mitigation and management

14.    Geo-informatics for planning

15.    Sustainable urban development

16.    Writing of planning thesis

A tabulated form of some of the subjects to be studied during the Masters of Planning degree is given below -

  • Planning history and theory which includes topics like - evolution of city-building and development theories

  • The socio-economic basis for planning which includes topics like - elements of micro and macroeconomics and community and the settlements

  • Planning techniques which include topics like - analytical methods, demographic methods and standards of planning

  • Infrastructure and transport planning which include topics like - management of water, sanitation and transport infrastructure planning.

Careers in Planning Engineering

Candidates who have opted construction and building materials as they chose an area of a professional career can benefit a lot from B.Plan, and M.Plan degrees as this degree in planning engineering provides a broadened variety of knowledge. If a candidate is interested in designing a sustainable ecosystem for humans, then there is a lot of gain from these courses. If any students want to work under Government Construction and Management Companies, then this course will come very handy. If an applicant wants to get an internship in Larsen and Turbo, then also he/she needs to complete these degrees.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profile for Planning Engineering 

After doing B.Plan or Bachelor of Planning and M.Plan or Masters of Planning, certain job profiles can be attained by the planning engineering degree-holders.

Job Profiles

Job Description

Planning Engineer

A planning engineering degree holders main responsibility is to go over the entire infrastructure project from the very beginning. Right from planning to scheduling and from cost-management to maintenance of quality, the planning engineer plays the key role.

Urban Planner

An urban planner executive focuses on how to develop programs so that the piece of land is used wisely. He/she is responsible for maintaining a report of how much communities can be accommodated.

Regional Planner

A regional planner’s duties are similar to an urban planner.

Transport Planner

A transport planner decides about the investment goals and designs that will facilitate people in moving from one destination to another.

 Top Recruiters in Planning Engineering

1.    NITI Aayog

2.    MNCs like - Feedback Infra, JLL, E&Y

3.    Town and Country Planning Department

4.    Alstom Projects India Limited

5.    Indian Institutes for Human Settlements

6.    Parsons International Limited

7.    General Electric Company

8.    Voyants Solutions Private Limited

Required Skillset for Planning Engineering

Sharpened and honed skills are as important as non-experienced skills. Though non-experienced skills do not act as proof for your accurate competency, however, it will make you a prospective candidate for planning engineering who can be given a chance to show the skills in a hands-on experience. 

  • Firstly, the skill of project management is essential.

  • Secondly, the ability to handle, evaluate and direct the manpower required for the project is very important.

  • Among soft skills, the most needed are - creative thinking and critical analysis.

  • Capability to manage the baseline schedule.

  • Capacity to handle the infrastructure project with finesse. 

Course Curriculum for Planning Engineering

B. Plan or Bachelor of Planning is a rigorous four year long under-graduation course for all those who want to have a career in planning engineering and related fields.This program covers about eight semesters, and in the final semester, the students can choose a specific field of study or a branch of planning. 

Some of the fields of study that any under-graduate student of this degree can pursue - urban planning, regional planning, project planning, and so much more. 

M.Plan or Masters of Planning is a two-year-long post-graduation course for those students who have a degree in B.plan/ B.Arch. The examination type for this course is year wise. The specializations that students can do in this degree are as follows - Environmental Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban and Regional Planning. 

Questions related to Planning Engineering

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my rank in ts eamcet 79k in 2k19 jnafau last cut off for sc is 84k for planning engineering. any chance to get seat in jnafau or in my rank witch college i got seat can you plz predict my college through rank iam sc boys candidate..?

SHARON ABRAHAM 15th Oct, 2020

Hello There,

Seeing your rank the cutoff is very high so you might not get an admission. Nonetheless there are many colleges available so there's nothing to worry  about. You can use our ts eamcet predictor tool to get to know in which collegs you can apply and get enrolled in. I am attaching the link below for your reference.

the link:

thank you


what is the current seed of tree

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020
Hi Rehaan

I am extremely sorry to tell you but I didn't get you question.

This is because although plant and trees are living organisms but irrespective of animals and humans they cannot walk and run .

Now that plants cannot move , thinking about speed of tree becomes completely meaning less.

I hope that this helps you


What government colleges can I apply for if I have appeared for the b.planning exam

Shreya Ghosh 7th Feb, 2020
Hi Aspirant,
There are many government colleges for pursuing B.Planning:
  • School of planning and architecture (SPA)- New Delhi
  • Maulana Azad national institute of Technology- Bhopal
  • School School of planning and architecture- Vijayawada
  • College of Engineering and Technology- Bhubaneswar
  • Biju Patnaik University of Technology- Bhubaneswar
and many more.
Good Luck!

Dear readers its my doubt, I got 97.03 percentile in B planning nta exam .Which colleges can I get admissions?

Sunil Kumar singh 26th Jan, 2020

Hi dear,

You have got 97.03 percentile in JEE main paper 2 that means your rank should be around 3346. You can also calculate your rank as

Rank=(100-your percentile)×112679÷100

If no of students in April month exam will increase then your rank will also increase. With this rank you will get a seat in NIT. You can check your college here

Hope it helps.


What subjects are taught in b.planning?

muskan.sunitaydv_9765333 Student Expert 14th Jul, 2019

Hello Kruty,

The first year syllabus of B.Planning is:

First Year: First Semester

Sl. No.           Subject

 1.1                Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning

 1.2                Fundamentals of Building Structures

1.3                 Materials and Principles of Construction

1.4                 Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – I

1.5                 Technical Report Writing and Research Methodology

1.6                 Basic Architectural Design

1.7                 Planning and Design Lab – I (Graphics and Presentation Techniques)

First Year: Second Semester

Sl. No.            Subject  

2.1                   Elements of Economics

2.2                  Surveying and Photogrammetry

2.3                  Specifications, Estimation and Valuation

2.4                  Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – II

2.5                  Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture and Technology

2.6                  Techniques of Planning – I

2.7                  Applied Geology and Hydrology

2.8                  Planning and Design Lab – II (Graphics and Presentation Techniques)

Hope this helps.


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