Career in civil Engineering

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Career in CivCivil Engineering

Civil engineering deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical structures, including roads, bridges, buildings, dams, railways and airports. It is the oldest branch of engineering.

All areas of building and constructing a structure fall under the work of a civil engineer including planning, design, budgeting, surveying, construction management and analysis.


What do Civil Engineers do?

Plan and design the project by analyzing  the survey reports and other data

Plan the project by estimating costs, safety procedures, Government rules, and other factors.

Test soils to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations

Test and determine the ebst building materials, such as concrete or steel

Provide cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labour to determine a project’s economic feasibility

Use design software to plan and design all the elements of a building or a project ie transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures

Job Market

Contractors and consultants companies

Buildings and construction companies

Airports industry

Bridges industry

Highways agencies

Railway industry

Environmental industry

Geotechnical companies

Coastal and marine industries

Energy and power plant industries

Tunneling industry

Water and public health companies

Scope of Civil Engineering in Pakistan

Scope of Civil engineers is very high in Pakistan. Demand is getting higher and higher with the increasing investment in housing projects and town schemes like Bahria Town, DHA and other societies. In addition to these, CPEC and other big foreign projects have increased the demands of new buildings, airports, transportation and roads infrastructure which is directly linked with Civil Engineering.

Average Salary of a civil engineer in Pakistan with a bachelor degree and minimum 5-7 years experience is PKR: 110,000/-.


Admission criteria for Civil Engineering in Pakistan

Minimum 60% Marks in FSc Pre-Engineering

Passing Entry Test

Merit ranges from 74% to 80%

DAE Or B.Tech degree holders can also apply

Merit in High ranked institutes in normally close to 80%


Top Civil Engineering Universities in Pakistan

UET, Lahore.

UET, Taxilla

NED UET Karachi


UET Peshawar

For List of all Civil Engineering Universities in Pakistan, Please click here

Related Fields of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is a very broad field. It has many sub-fields or branches and many universities in Pakistan are offering BSc engg degree in the branches of Civil Engineering. So due to high merit of if you cannot get admission in Civil engineering, then you may also consider the Following is the list of related programs

Building & Architectural Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Construction Engineering & Management

Water Resources Engineering & Management

Environmental Engineering

Geological Engineering

Urban & Regional Planning

Water Resource Management

Architectural Engineering (Somehow related)

How to Become a Civil Engineer

There are four types of degrees that lead to chemical engineering

BSc Engg in Civil Engineering

BSc Engg in Building, Transporation, Geological, and Architectural Engineering

B.Tech in Civil Technology

DAE in CivilTechnology and /or related fields

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