Polytechnic Diploma: Civil Diploma in Civil Engineering


Diploma in Civil Engineering is a 3-year long course in engineering, specializing in the design, construction, and maintenance of physical and naturally-built environment, such as roads, bridges, canals, dams and buildings. The minimum eligibility criterion required for the candidates is to pass 10th with minimum45% marks.

Major sub-disciplines of the course include drafting (both manual and computer-aided), planning, surveying, construction technology, estimation & costing, basics of highway, bridge, railway, airport, tunnel and harbor engineering.

Students enrolled to the course are offered adequate exposure to reinforced concrete structures, quality control, material testing, construction management & entrepreneurship, professional practice and office procedures, extensive survey, building drawing, irrigation & bridge drawing, structural engineering drawing. Candidates also get exposure to software applications like AUTOCAD & STAAD.

Such professionals are hired in capacities such as Assistant Manager, Civil Engineering, Assistant Field Inspector, Construction Site Assistant Supervisor, Assistant Faculty Member, Executive Engineer, Project Engineer/ Co-ordinator, Quality Control Engineer, Researcher, Chief Engineer, Division Head, Civil Engineering, Project Manager, Civil Engineering, Senior Engineer, Supervisory Engineer, Professor/ Teacher, Independent Consultant, Director of Public Works, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 and 5 Lacs for a span of 3 years.However, the average annual salary offered to successful professionals of the discipline in India ranges between INR 3 and 20 lacs, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset.

Diploma in Civil Engineering: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
Course Level Diploma
Duration 3 years
Examination Type Semester System/ Year-wise
Eligibility 10th with minimum 45% marks
Admission Process No entrance test for diploma
Course Fee Year Wise
Average Starting Salary INR 2 to 20 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Emmar Properties, Marafiz Contracting, European Contracting, Ralls Contracting, Black Cat Engineering, Sedrat Al Khaleej, Silver, Falkon, Contromet, MedGulfPunj Lloyds Ltd, White Young, PCC, Shapoorji and Pallonji, Al Jadeed, Double Crown, Specialized Contracting, Unicon Development Constructions, PAC Constructions, CAS Ventures Pvt. Ltd., AAROHAN CLASSES, Ascent Consulting, Dhitech Consultancy Services, Nucleus Premium Properties Private Limited, Rama Group, etc.
Top Recruiting Areas Colleges & universities, Civil & Interior (Projects), Water Resources (Public Infrastructure), Engineering Transportation, Tunnel Engineering, Constructer Companies, Roadway Engineering, Land Development/Site Design, and such.
Job Positions Assistant Manager, Assistant Field Inspector, Construction Site Assistant Supervisor, Assist. Faculty Member, Executive Engineer, Project Engineer Co-ordinator, Quality Control Engineer, Researcher, Chief Engineer, Division Head, Project Manager, Senior Engineer, Supervisory Engineer, Professor and Teachers, Independent Consultants, Director of Public Works, among others.

What is it About?


Civil engineering is the division of engineering concerned with the building, designing, planning, and maintenance of the material and naturally built surroundings. It is one of the oldest and largest branches of engineering. Civil Engineers are professionally responsible for overseeing design and construction of industrial plant buildings, transmission towers/lines, waterworks, river navigation, airport runways, skyscrapers, power plants, irrigation canals, traffic control infrastructure, dams, shipping canals, bridges, rail-roads, sewers and highways. A Civil Engineer typically possesses advanced supervisory and managerial abilities. Civil Engineers work in groups or teams with numerous different engineers.

Admission Process


Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test. Admission process generally varies across colleges. However, a few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level

Admission after 10th


Some institutes admit students through direct mode of admission, that is, on the basis of marks scored in 10th board examination. Students can contact particular institute and fill up the form accordingly. Eligibility criteria for admission to this course is minimum of 45% marks in each subject along with Science and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

Admission after 10+2


Students should have cleared 10+2 examination in Science stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks. The mode of admission to this course varies for different institutes. Some conduct entrance test and some provide admission direct mode, that is, marks scored in 10+2.

Career Prospects


Civil Engineers are constantly in great demand for construction, maintenance and repair of communal and other infrastructure. Such professionals are gainfully employed across consultancy firms, quality testing labs, street-based activities and building work. Civil Engineering Diploma-holders may also go for advanced research work in the discipline, or pursue teaching jobs across universities and colleges.

Civil Engineers are engaged in all important building plans carried out by private construction firms, railways projects, military, engineering services, State or central government and consultancy services and structural architecture. Some of the popular professional avenues open to such professionals of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Assistant Manager Assistant Managers are responsible for employing, hiring, and giving training to sales representatives, and for monitoring stock and ordering merchandise based on demand. They likewise explore competitive products and examine customer requirements to ensure that their services are in line with the former. 5,81,461
Engineer An Engineer is a technical professional who applies the theories and principles of Physical Sciences to plan, develop and grow monetarily suitable, and effectively executable products and solutions for specialized issues of the profession. 3,37,899
Professor Professors teach students a wide range of subjects at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in the discipline. 9,13,657
Field Inspectors Field Inspectors perform visual investigations through taking photographs of an area, and writing subsequent reports for banks and organizations, so as to appraise a property's estimation. 2,59,190
Quality Control Engineer A Quality Control Engineer is an expert who applies principles of product and service quality assessment and control, as indicated by the Energy Facility Contractors Group. Quality Engineers work in assembling plants, assuming liability for the nature of an organization's projects and services. 2,54,328