Diploma in Civil Engineering - Course Overview


Diploma in Civil Engineering Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

Diploma in Civil Engineering is a 3-year long course in engineering, specializing in the design, construction, and maintenance of physical and naturally-built environment, such as roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings. The minimum eligibility criterion required for the candidates is to pass 10th with minimum 50% marks. 

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Admission to the course is entrance exam based. Some of the top institutes where diploma in civil engineering can be availed are mentioned below.

  • Amity University, Noida
  • Rai University, Ahmedabad
  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Rameshwar Institute of Technology and Management, Lucknow

Major sub-disciplines of the course include drafting (both manual and computer-aided), planning, surveying, construction technology, estimation & costing, basics of highway, bridge, railway, airport, tunnel and harbor engineering.

Students enrolled to the course are offered adequate exposure to reinforced concrete structures, quality control, material testing, construction management & entrepreneurship, professional practice and office procedures, extensive survey, building drawing, irrigation & bridge drawing, structural engineering drawing. Candidates also get exposure to software applications like AUTOCAD & STAAD. 

Such professionals are hired in capacities such as Assistant Manager, Civil Engineering, Assistant Field Inspector, Construction Site Assistant Supervisor, Assistant Faculty Member, Executive Engineer, Project Engineer/ Co-ordinator, Quality Control Engineer, Researcher, Chief Engineer, Division Head, Civil Engineering, Project Manager, Civil Engineering, Senior Engineer, Supervisory Engineer, Professor/ Teacher, Independent Consultant, Director of Public Works, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years.However, the average annual salary offered to successful professionals of the discipline in India ranges between INR 3 and 20 lacs, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset.

Diploma in Civil Engineering: Eligibility 

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfill, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

  • Successful qualification of class X, with Science, Math, and English as 3 of the main subjects, and with a minimum aggregate score of 50%, and an ITI- qualification.
  • Successful qualification of class XII with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as 3 of the main subjects, and a minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).