Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering


What is the B.Tech Civil Engineering program?

The full form of B.Tech. course is the Bachelor of Technology. It is a 4-year long undergraduate course for students who want to become engineers. Under B.Tech, various specialisations are available. One of them is Civil Engineering. The students who want to become civil engineers go for this course. During this course, the students study how to create various structures like buildings, bridges, roads, dams, canals etc.

This course is available in both private and public colleges/institutes. The average tuition fee for this course is INR 2,00,000 to INR 6,00,000 per annum. In government colleges, the fees are slightly lower than the private colleges.n After completing this course, the students become Civil engineers, Transportation engineers, Water Resource engineers, Structural engineers, Environmental Engineers, Civil Engineering Technicians etc. They can expect an average salary of INR 3,00,000 to INR 5,00,000 per annum. After completing this course, the students can also go for higher studies.

Some of the top colleges offering B.Tech Civil Engineering courses are

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT  Delhi
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • NIT Tiruchirapalli
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Indore
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Amrita School of Engineering
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology etc.

What is the duration of the B.Tech Civil Engineering course?

The duration of this program is 4 years which are then divided into 8 semesters. 

Skills required to be a good civil engineer:

A good civil engineer should have the following qualities.

Technical Skills

Team Player

Ability to visualise


Analytical thinking

Attention to Detail

Top recruiting companies:

Some of the top recruiting companies for B.Tech Civil Engineering are-

  • TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
  • Maytas Infra Ltd
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Schlumberger
  • Shapoorji Pallonji

Duration : 4 years

Specialization : Civil Engineering

Eligibilty & Entry Requirements

What is the eligibility required for the B.Tech Civil Engineering course?

The students who are planning to take admission into the civil engineering program should make sure that they meet all the requirements of the program. If the candidate fulfils all the requirements of the course, he/she will be allowed to take admission and if he/she doesn't meet all the requirements, they will not get admission. The detailed basic eligibility criteria of the program are provided below for the students. The eligibility criteria might vary from college to college.

  • The student should have qualified for his/her Class 12th Examination from a recognised Board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subjects.
  • The student should have secured at least 45% marks in the examination (in the case of the general category and 40% marks in the case of the SC/ST/PWD category).
  • The student's age should not be more than 25 years in the case of general category and 30 years in the case of the SC/ST/PWD category.
  • The student should have qualified the relevant entrance examination. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exam while some accept national-level entrance examination marks. 

Course Syllabus

What are the subjects in B.Tech. Civil Engineering course?

During B.Tech. Civil Engineering program, the students study various different subjects related to civil engineering. In each semester, the subject changes. The aspirants who are planning to pursue civil engineering can check the detailed syllabus of the course below.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Functions of Several Variables Series and Matrices
Physics I Physics II
Physics Lab. 1 Engg Mechanics
Intro to Civil Engg. Chemistry I
Intro to Programming Chemistry Lab.
Engg. Drawing CE Materials and Construction
Ecology and Environment Life Skills II
Life Skills I -
Semester 3 Semester 4
Math. 3 Structural Analysis
Mechanics of Materials Geotechnical Engg. 1
Transportation Engg. I Transportation Engg. 2
Hydraulic Engg. Environmental Engg.
Surveying Science Electives (Maths/Physics/Chemistry)
- Humanities Elec. 1
Semester 5 Semester 6
Life Sciences Basic Steel Design
Geotechnical Engg. 2 Construction Project Management
Water Resources Engg. Humanities Elective 2
Basic RC Design -
Hydraulic & Environ. Engg. Lab. -
Construction Material Lab -
Semester 7 Semester 8
Humanities Elective 3 Professional Ethics

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