Career Options in Rural Engineering

Rural and urban engineering is a sector where one can use his creative and innovative skill in the infrastructural development of rural and urban area. However there is a difference in the requirements of both the fields and one can specialize in the related subjects during their engineering studies to meet the demand of the field. It is also a good career option which gives an opportunity to face the challenges with extreme job satisfaction. With the boom in the infrastructure government and private companies are coming up with many projects and in turn numerous jobs are getting produced where one must try his fortune.


Aspirants looking a career in rural and urban engineering have many course options to pursue. After high school one can go for diploma courses and after intermediate bachelor degree can be earned. Math and science must be a subject in the qualifying classes. Some of the courses which one can opt are as under:

  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering
  • Polytechnic Courses

One can enroll in the courses in all the state and central level government educational institution. Private colleges are also there which offer quality education and placement assistance too.

Skills Required:

Good inclination towards maths and science is a must to join the sector. One should be good in designing, ideating various thought, communications skills, team behavior and project management skills. Good decision making, advance analytical skills, data interpretation, problem solving skills are very crucial to perform in rural and urban engineering field. Apart from these time management, stress handling, working long hours in tough working condition and excellent organizing skills can add value to the personnel.

Job Avenues:

Job opportunities in the sector are endless. One can work with government infrastructural agencies like public works department (PWD), rural development authorities, urban development authorities, road and transport development councils, railways, municipal corporations and many more. Private companies are also taking up projects in the rural and urban vicinities where these professional can start their careers. Some of them are Bharat Vikas Group, L & T Infra, SPML infra Limited, WAPCOS Limited which are helping the sector to grow and stabilize. One can reap the maximum benefit by joining this field. Aspirants can work on various designations such as:

  • Production Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Water Treatment Technician
  • Agricultural Engineer


Starting salary in this sector lies in the range of R.15000 to Rs.25000 which increases as one gets experience and seniority. Some government and private firms hire candidates form top colleges and offer very lucrative salary packages up to Rs.50000 per month or even more.

Market Outlook:

Nowadays infrastructure developing in all parts of the country and government is also supporting the growth. One has a great future in rural and urban engineering domain and it must be considered as a potential career option by the job seeking aspirants.

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