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How to boost your career with a diploma in civil engineering? April 20, 2022

How to boost your career with a diploma in civil engineering?

Civil engineering is one of the booming sectors in India. With the PM Gati Shakti Initiative launch, India is set to witness a massive increase in the development of new highways, bridges, roads, tunnels, railroads, airports, warehouses, etc. The global demand for civil engineers and diploma holders is expected to increase this decade, as the old infrastructure needs renovation and the demand for new infrastructure is set to increase.

What does a civil engineer do?

Civil engineering is among one of the oldest engineering professions. A civil engineer designs, maintains, manages, supervises, and inspects infrastructure and building construction. Further civil engineers are also involved in cost estimation of projects, tendering process, planning, scheduling, labor management, material inspection, etc.

Some of the major industries which hire civil engineers are- construction, mining, infrastructure development, water utilities, waste management, transportation, engineering consultancy, Public Works Department (PWD), cement, etc.

What is a diploma in Civil Engineering?

Diploma in Civil Engineering is a 3-year course, which students can join after completing Class 10th or as a lateral entry after class 12th.

A diploma in Civil Engineering is the right choice for students who want to kick start their career in civil engineering early. The diploma course is designed to provide students with all the required knowledge of the civil engineering domain, with a special focus on practical experience and skill development. Students are taught about the design, maintenance, and construction of roads, dams, bridges, buildings, etc., and management skills.

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How does the diploma course help boost your career?

Diploma holders form the bulk of the workforce in designing and supervising construction projects. After a diploma in civil engineering, students are eligible for job roles like- Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Drafter, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineering Technologist, Site Engineer, Construction Engineer, Environment Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Urban Planning Engineer, etc.

A diploma in civil engineering can help students boost their careers in civil engineering in the following ways-

  • Early start in Civil Engineering Industry

After completing the diploma course, students can join construction firms for various posts. As they form the bulk of the engineering workforce, the demand for diploma holders is relatively high. Being experts in practical application and supervision, diploma holders join as site supervisors, material inspectors, draftsmen, surveyors, etc.

The leading private recruiters are- Unitech, Jaypee group, ACC, Tata Projects, L&T, Unicon Development Construction, Rama Group, PCC, Shapoorji and Pallonji, etc. Students can easily get an initial 3-8 LPA package in private firms. Further, after completing their diploma, students can also apply for junior engineering posts in government institutions and PSUs.

  • AIME Certification

Another good option for Diploma holders is to pursue the AIME Certification Course. Institution of Engineers(India) provides the A.M.I.E (Associate Member of the Institutions of Engineers) certification, which is a professional certification equivalent to a BTech/B.E. Degree. It's one of the best options for working diploma students who want a Btech equivalent certificate to further their careers in civil engineering. The AIME exam is divided into two sections, and it takes a minimum of 2 years to complete the programme. After obtaining the certificate diploma, students will be eligible for applying for posts where a graduation degree in engineering is required.

  • BTech or B.E. after diploma

After completing their diploma, students can also join BTech or BE courses as a lateral entry. After obtaining a graduate degree, students can look for higher posts and pursue higher studies in civil engineering or other domains like management, etc. Diploma students usually pursue BTech/BE after gaining a lot of hands-on experience working in the industry, which helps them take up higher job roles.

  • Government Jobs
Every year Government institutions and PSUs release vacancies exclusively for diploma holders. Diploma holders can apply for the junior engineer, maintainer, and technician posts. They can also apply for engineering exams like SSC JE, State JE exams, etc. The age limit for the exams is up to 32 years, with age relaxation for eligible students. Further, civil engineering vacancies are maximum in all JE exams, which provides an added advantage for civil engineering diploma holders.

Major recruiters are- CPWD, State CPWD, DRDO, NTPC, NHPC, BHEL, NHAI, SAIL, PGCIL, Railways, etc.

  • Great learning at a low cost
The diploma course has a much lower fee as compared to BTech. For students for whom affordability is a concern, a Diploma is one of the best choices for a great learning and practical experience at a lower cost. Further, the diploma course's duration is shorter compared to BTech, so it will help students get into the industry early and get a good hand on experience.

  • Self-Employment

Diploma courses are designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful entrepreneurs. After gaining experience by working for a few years in the construction industry, students can start their own construction firm and work as contractors. The civil engineering sector is booming, so students can look for various opportunities and even go for new and innovative construction technologies like- 3D printed houses, drone-based inspection, modular design, etc.

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Opportunities after a diploma in civil engineering are immense. If you want to build up a lucrative career in civil engineering with the best skills, learning, and training, come and join the diploma in civil engineering program at TOMS college of engineering and polytechnic.

TOMS offers diploma courses in civil engineering, with the best education, training, skills, lab facilities, and job opportunities for students. The diploma in Civil engineering course at TOMS is designed to equip students for a successful career in the civil engineering spectrum, particularly in the area dealing with construction, infrastructure, and maintenance.

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