B.Tech in Civil Engineering vs B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering- Which course is better?


Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are two conventional streams in engineering. Mechanical Engineering in layman terms can be termed as the study of automobile machines and mechanics related to that. B.Tech in Civil Engineering course primarily focuses on design, construction and maintenance of buildings and associated structures. These evergreen streams of engineering help graduates to obtain a rewarding career in either private sector companies or governmental departments/Organizations.

Scope after B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering offers wide scope for higher education and in building a rewarding career. M.Tech in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geo-informatics, Geo informatics, Highway Technology, Hydraulics, Offshore Structures,  etc are some of the higher study options well suited for B.Tech graduates in Civil Engineering. MBA in Operations or Systems is another popular course selected by Civil Engineers as higher education option.

Organizations like Electronics Corporation of India Ltd and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation often recruit fresh graduates in Civil Engineering in to the post of ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’. Engineer’s India Limited, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, etc also recruits fresh Civil Engineering graduates in to the post of ‘Management Trainee’. Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd, United India Insurance Company Limited, etc are other firms recruiting Civil Engineers in to the post of Generalist Officer, Assistant Manager, and so on.

Scope after B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

After completing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, one can look for M.E or M.Tech courses in the related stream. Machine Design, Tool Engineering, Mechanical system design and dynamics, Engineering Analysis and Design, etc are some of the specialization areas for higher studies. MBA is also pursued by many mechanical engineers to get in to a lucrative job. Alike Civil Engineering graduates, these professionals are also recruited in to the role of ‘Graduate Engineer Trainee’, ‘Management Trainee’, etc in firms like ECIL, ONGC, and EIL. Apart from they can seek jobs in Bharat Electronics limited, Steel Authority of India Limited, Cochin Shipyard, etc.

Which course is better?

Both the courses have its own merits. B.Tech in Civil Engineering will help one to build up a rewarding career in construction sector where as mechanical engineers are recruited in automobile manufacturing and servicing firms. Even though, job opportunities are equivalent for Civil Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers are highly recruited in state government departments like PWD, State Water Authority, Pollution Control Board, etc. Mechanical Engineering graduates are highly demanded by manufacturing firms. It is difficult to choose between these two.



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17 Responses to “B.Tech in Civil Engineering vs B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering- Which course is better?”

  1. 17
    Sumit Roohal:

    please tell me about the government compnies of civil work
    & related course of civil after b.tech

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    Antarip Debnath:

    Sir im so much ambitious about obtaining a adventerous job in shipping companies as im now heading my 5th sem in mech engg(degree).But due to unstable economic condition my father cant bear the financial load for my shipping training after b.tech.I cant see any more my dream breaking,what to do next……???!!!

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    shiva prasad reddy:

    i,need which is the best speclization and have good jobs in india as well as in other countries after completing b.tech civil engineering plz plz tell me or send to my mail

  4. 14

    Who to apply job for the civil engineering in indian railways (executive engineering

  5. 13

    Who to apply job for the civil engineering in indian railways

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    is careers in quantitysurveying is good?which colleges are in India are providing this course?

  8. 10

    How many subjects which study in b tech mechanical engg ? Which subject is more difficult & easy ?

  9. 9

    In himachal pradesh any university to take admission in b tech and no fee charges for st catagory

  10. 8

    Iam completed +2 science with 85% i want join railway engineering in 2013 sir give the details &prospectus

  11. 7

    i dont wish to work in a closed room infront of a BOX for hours together so i have decided either civil or mechanical engineering would be better for me but WHAT between these two? Can plz any one can suggest.

  12. 6

    is mechanical engineering good for girls? Most of people says mechanical feild work opportunitys are less for girls, is it correct?

  13. 5

    i am a science stream graduate I dont know what to do in the future.i am good with numbers.suggest some 60K PAID jobs

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    S. SOWMYA:

    what are all the jobs available in civil engineering with a very clear explanation and many people will usually say there are many jobs govt jobs in civil engineeering what are they?

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    what is the scope in computer science and engineering?