M.E. Civil Engineering or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering is a postgraduate Civil Engineering course. Civil engineering is a professional degree course that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. The planning part of the course involves site investigation, feasibility studies, creating solutions to complications that may occur and the actual designing of structures. M.E. (Civil Engineering) is two years duration course but it may be less or more from institute to institute. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters. M.E. in Civil Engineering course is being offered by most of the colleges due to its unique importance and wide career options.
M.E. Civil Engineering Eligibility
Candidates should have passed their B.E. / B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) and allied branches of Civil Engineering or an equivalent.
Selection to the postgraduate courses in different universities is made through an 'All India Combined Entrance exam' conducted by JNU, New Delhi and to IIT's through 'GATE' in two year / 4 semester M.Tech. courses and through JEE in five year integrated M.Tech. courses.
One who have a sharp, analytical and practical mind and give attention to details, excellent communication skills, good at organizing and solving problems are the most suitable for it.
Second, who can work under pressure and have the ability to keep calm during crisis also one the abilities for the course.
Third, those who know of survey methods, environmental issues like whether the area is susceptible to tremors or has sandy soil etc, properties of building materials like its load bearing strength, resistance to fire and corrosion etc also can go for the course.
Along with good technical designing knowledge conceptualising structures, they should be computer literate in order to use design, drawing and word processing software.
How is M.E. Civil Engineering Course Beneficial?
One can look for jobs in road projects, building work, consultancy firms, quality testing laboratories or housing societies.
They are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the state or central government, the railways, private construction companies, military, engineering services, consultancy services etc.
Civil engineering candidates can also go for research and take up teaching or they can open their own independent consultancy services.