Updated on Dec 6, 2021 05:12 IST
Saakshi Varsha Lama

Saakshi Varsha LamaSenior Executive Content

A Construction Engineering programme combines aspects of both - Civil Engineering and as well as of Construction Management. A construction engineer is a type of civil engineer who designs, manages and oversees projects within the construction industry.  A construction engineer designs, manages and oversees projects within the construction industry. The type of projects they might work on ranges from designing a drainage and sewage system to constructing a building or developing railroads or roadways. The type of construction projects that construction engineers work on can be listed down as under:

  • Building - commercial housing or business building
  • Electrical - electrical systems
  • Mechanical - plumbing, heating or air conditioning
  • Highway or Heavy - bridges, airports, highways or water waste

With strong analytical skills, these engineers are good at putting together a good team to finish a project.

One of the major differences between Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering is that the former lays more emphasis on design work, thus leading students to a career as design professionals.

Construction Engineering Highlights 

Particulars Details
Course Level Undergraduate
Duration 3 Years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Criteria Qualified 10+2th (or equivalent) examination with minimum 60% marks. 
Popular Exams JEE Main, JEE Advanced, GATE
Career Prospects Project Engineer, Resident Construction Engineer, Site Engineer, Planning Engineer, Quality Control Engineer
Top Recruiters DLF, L&T, Ashoka Buildcon, TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd, Jacobs Engineering
Average Course Fees INR 1 - 12 Lakhs
Average Salary INR 2 - 5 Lakhs

Construction Engineering Eligibility Criteria

Interested students can pursue Construction Engineering at the UG as well PG level. The basic eligibility criteria are given below, however, the criteria can be different for every various college. 

UG level: Students must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks and should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as core subjects.

PG level: Should have completed BE/BTech in Construction Engineering/Civil Engineering with a minimum passing percentage in an aggregate of the subjects studied at the undergraduate level.

Construction Engineering Skillset

Students are expected to have some of the mentioned skillsets to excel in the field of Construction Engineering.



Attention to Detail

Problem Solving Skills

Negotiating Skills

Good Time Management

Ability to Visualise

Passion for Learning

Leadership Skills

Team Player


An innovative approach to solving problems

Critical Thinking

Ability to evaluate designs, plans and projects

Strong Mathematics

Interpersonal sensitivity 

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Construction Engineering Syllabus

The basic course curriculum of construction engineering has been given in the table below. Please note that the topics/syllabus/course curriculum given below is just an overview and will vary from college to college.

Undergraduate Course



Building and Town Planning

Earthquake Engineering

Building Construction Materials

Foundation Engineering

Concrete Technology

Functional efficiency of buildings

Construction and Project Management

Geology and Geotechnical Engineering

Construction Management

ICT Tools and Security

Construction methods and equipment

Modern construction material

Construction planning and control

Structural systems and design

Creativity and Innovation

Transportation Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Engineering Graphics

Basic Sciences

Computing techniques


Building drawing

Fundamental principles to study the behaviour of solids, fluids and soils

Laboratory classes

 Electives candidates can choose for in the third year of Construction Engineering:

  • Modern Structural Materials and Systems Design
  • Advanced Construction Techniques
  • Shoring, Scaffolding and Form Work
  • Advanced Concrete Technology
  • Construction Personnel Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Project Safety Management
  • Quality Control & Assurance in Construction
  • Quantitative Techniques in Management
  • Contract Laws and Regulations

Postgraduate Course

Semester I

Semester II

Construction and planning

Construction Methods and Equipment Management

Contracts, Administration and Arbitration

Safety Management in construction

Life Cycle Costing of Infrastructures

Advanced Concrete Technology

Irrigation Water Distribution Systems

Environment and Energy Management

Laboratory Practice I

Laboratory Practice II

Semester III

Semester IV

Seminar III

Progress Seminar

Projects Stage I

Projects Stage II

Construction Engineering Job Prospects and Recruiters

Construction engineers typically work in a variety of areas within the construction industry. This includes areas like contracting and design. Management training with construction engineering can lead to positions as a cost engineer, a project superintendent, an operations manager or a safety and design engineer.

Successful graduates and postgraduates of Construction Engineering get recruited across various sectors in India like Healthcare, Transport and communication infrastructure, construction and property, construction and property etc. Here are some of the top profiles you can expect to land into after completion of the programme.



Tunnel Construction Engineer

Construction Planning engineer

Resident Construction Engineer


Construction Planning Engineer


Site engineer

Quality Control Engineer

Technical field engineer

Planning Engineer

Construction engineer

Supervisory Engineer

Some of the top companies hiring construction engineers are:




Maytas Infra Ltd

Ashoka Buildcon

Essar Group


Gammon India Ltd.

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd

Land Transport Authority etc


Jacobs Engineering

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

Shapoorji Pallonji

Jacobs Engineering

Jones Lang LaSalle

Construction Engineering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is Construction Engineering?

A. Construction Engineering is a professional course where the students learn about the planning and construction of certain structures and infrastructure. 

Q. What is the difference between Construction and Civil Engineering?

A. One of the major differences between Construction and Civil Engineering is that the latter is more involved in the planning, designing and implementing projects while Construction Engineering focuses more on the methods, procedures and aspects of construction. 

Q. What is the basic eligibility criteria for Construction Engineering admissions?

A. The basic eligibility criteria for Construction Engineering admissions is a 10+2 (or equivalent examination) qualification with a minimum of 60% marks.

Q. What is the course fee for Construction Engineering?

A. The course fee for Construction Engineering ranges from INR 1 - 12 Lakhs. 

Q. What are the top job prospects for a Construction Engineering graduate?

A. Some of the top job prospects for a Construction Engineering graduate is Consultant, Construction Planning Engineer, Supervisory Engineer, Resident Construction Engineer and more.

Q. Who are the top recruiters for Construction Engineering?

A. Some of the top recruiters for Construction Engineering are DLF, L&T, Ashoka Buildcon, TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd, Jacobs Engineering and more.

Popular Construction Engineering Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Construction Engineering Colleges in India. Learn more about these Construction Engineering colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
2 Courses
30.95 K - 8.19 L
12 - 16 LPA

#3 The Week

2 Courses
2.29 L
11 LPA

#1 India Today

1.21 L
12 LPA

#2 India Today

1.89 L
7.5 LPA

#7 The Week

2 Courses
1.81 L
9.3 LPA

#10 The Week

1 Course

#9 The Week

Popular Private Construction Engineering Colleges in India

1.52 L
5 Courses
2.88 L - 5.04 L
4.66 LPA
5.72 L
3.6 - 4.5 LPA
2.32 L
3.9 LPA
10 K - 1.92 L

Top 25 in Gujarat

2 Courses
5.51 L - 15.95 L

Popular Construction Engineering UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Construction Engineering UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses

Popular Construction Engineering PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Construction Engineering PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

PG Courses


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