How To Become A Architecture Engineer – Education Requirements, All Options

Architecture Engineering How to Become


Architectural engineering popularly known as building engineering or architecture engineering is a branch of engineering that is concerned with the planning of blueprints of the infrastructure of buildings, preparation of the final designs of buildings, proceeds to the next step of construction and operation of buildings along with their erection and repairs if needed. It also involves the environmental analysis which involves the proper or minute analysis of factors of environment responsible for energy conservation, water conservation, along with the water, power and fire protection and protection from moisture damps, etc.

The Architectural Engineer or Architectural Engineers are the professional experts who come from the Matrix of Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering. There are two kinds of working in Architectural Engineering. Some of them are working as Architectural Engineers in the Internal department with official work of planning and designing and strategic planning of work. And remaining are working as fields or site engineers. These are engaged in the activities of direct construction of buildings on sites.

Eligibility and Educational Qualification

  • Must be Passed 10th from any recognized board.
  • Must be Passed 12th from any recognized board with the following subjects (from science stream)


Entry Routes to Become an Architectural

1). Diploma Program Route/Lateral Entry Scheme

Candidates who are looking for getting a diploma in any field or Architecture or Architectural branch of engineering can easily pursue this diploma opportunity to make their career fruitful and can have good salary jobs after clearing their Diploma. They must be passed 10th with a minimum percentage of marks then they can easily opt their desired diploma to pursue.

Diploma in Architectural Engineering: Two types:-

  • Polytechnic Diploma in Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering
  • ITI diploma in Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering.

Polytechnic Diploma in Architectural Engineer

This Architectural Technical course of education and training offers practical experience and exposure to their skills in training. The Polytechnic Diploma in Architectural or Architecture or Building Engineering has been one of the most common options for the Candidates who want to make their career in a core Branch of engineering just After completing their 10th Standard.

Polytechnic in Architectural or Architecture or Building  Engineering is a diploma course whose duration is 3 years. There are various government polytechnic colleges that offer a polytechnic diploma in Architectural or Architecture or Building.

It is mandatory to clear the entrance examination of the polytechnic College to get the admission in the diploma program. Without clearing the entrance examination, we can’t get admission to the polytechnic diploma of Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering program.

Entrance Examination: Polytechnic Common Entrance Test

The Polytechnic common entrance in Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering test is a state-level examination for the entrance in polytechnic Diploma programs at Government, Aided, Private Colleges, Un-aided Polytechnics, and Second Shift polytechnics run in existing Private unaided Engineering Colleges/ Institutes.

ITI’s (Industrial Training Institutes) Diploma

ITI diploma course is also very common among Engineering Aspirants who want to pursue any diploma degree in any core branch of engineering.

In India, Various ITI’s are offering various Training courses/programs in various branches of engineering. Architectural engineering / Architecture  Engineering is one of them.

ITI in Architecture or Architectural Assistant Trade

This is also known as ITI Diploma in Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering. In general terms, an Architecture Assistant or Architectural Assistant is a person who designs buildings, Instructs the construction of buildings and also it’s erection and repairs if needed. It is the 1-year ITI Diploma Course which includes 2 semesters of six months each. Its course was specially designed to expertise the people who had an interest in the design, construction, and erection of buildings as well. As time Passed away it took a look at modern trade which has been a point of attention to so many Engineering Aspirants.

There is no Entrance Exam for taking Admission in ITI this Architectural Assistant Courses/Trades

There is no exam conduct for taking the admission of interested candidates in ITI’s. Admission is served on the merit-based system. This merit list is prepared on the basis of your Aggregate percentage of marks in 10 the standard.

After completing our Polytechnic diploma program or ITI Diploma program candidates can get placements as Architectural Engineers, Architectural Assistant, construction site’s supervisor or surveyor, Architectural Technician, Draftsmen in Construction Industries, etc

The Minimum Average fees for the ITI diploma in Architectural Assistant Trade varies from one college to another College / Institution. It’s around  Rs. 3000 as course fees per Annum.

The ITI Architectural Assistants would normally get an average salary package of Rs.1,00,000 to 1,20,000 Per Annum. and experience has a strong influencing factor on the payout for this job.

After Completing their ITI Architectural Assistant Trade, they become Proficient in so many modules like Mathematical models and concepts, Designs and Arcs, toilet details, plumbing details, construction material details, etc.

2). Bachelor Degree Route: 

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)/Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Architectural or Architecture or Building  Engineering is a program/degree of undergraduate level whose duration is four years. This branch of Engineering is very prominent and also provides high placement packages if one is Graduating from Government Institution. A candidate must be passed class 10+2  from science stream with subjects Mathematics, physics and chemistry as the core, are eligible for this undergraduate course. Admission in Institutions/Colleges is mostly done through an entrance examination but in some colleges, there is also a merit-based system.

This is further Subdivided into Two Routes : 

  • Private College Route.
  • Government/Public College Route.

1). Private college Route: The average fees of B.Tech / B.E in Architectural or Architecture or Building engineering from private colleges, varies from 4 Lacs – 6 Lacs. But the main demerit of pursuing a bachelor of engineering in Architectural or Architecture or Building  Engineering / Bachelor of Technology in Architectural or Architecture or Building Engineering is that these Colleges don’t provide good placements at all. Most of the time, Candidates have to do everything at their own contacts.

2). Government College Route (B.Tech/B.E  in Architectural or Architecture or Building  Engineering): The average fees of in an Architectural or Architecture or Building or Architectural or Architecture or Building engineering from public/ Government colleges starts from  – 3 Lacs – 5 Lacs ( without hostel charges ). 

For taking admission in government colleges or IIT’s, it’s mandatory to clear JEE Mains followed By JEE Advanced Examination. Then only, candidates can get Admission in such Institutions.

After clearing the exam of JEE MAINS and ADVANCE, Candidates / Applicants get admission in respective IIT’s. Like IIT DELHI, IIT BOMBAY, IIT BHU, IIT ROORKEE, etc.

Entrance Examinations:

1). JEE Mains 

2). JEE Advanced

JEE Mains is followed by the JEE Advance Entrance Exam which is conducted by or under the control of Indian Institutes of technologies.

3). NATA: National Aptitude Test in Architecture Engineering for ( B. Arch) Bachelor of Architecture program:

National Aptitude Test in Architecture Engineering  (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam for Applicants and Candidates willing to get Admission in Top Government Institutions and IITs. It is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). The duration of this program is of 5 years. This bachelor’s degree program is designed to take admissions in (B.Arch).

The famous colleges offering B.Arch are  IIT Roorkee, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh. Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut. Sushant School of Arts and Architecture, Gurgaon. etc 

3). Master Degree Route: 

M.Tech (Master of Technology) / M.Arch in Architectural Engineering /M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering:

M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Sc. in Architectural or Architecture or Building  Engineering is a postgraduate level course. This course makes the candidates effective, efficient, experts in designing, Constructing and Erecting and modifying Buildings in the architectural industry. The duration of this course is 2 years that makes their candidates as professionals or experts as needed in Architectural Engineering.

Eligibility: Candidate must be passed B.Tech / B.Sc. / B.Arch  or any other equivalent degree from any of the recognized universities/colleges with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree. A valid GATE score is also needed for getting admission in IIT’s and GOVERNMENT COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS and making your Masters valuable and high profile earners.

Entrance Examination for M.Tech/ M.Sc./M.Arch/M.Eng  in Architectural or Architecture or Building Engineering : 

GATE: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science and technology.

Candidates must have a Valid Gate Score ( as NATA score / JEE score to get Admission in bachelor) to get the Admission in government or public Colleges or Institutions for a Master’s degree.

Private Colleges offer without Entrance Exams: Yes some of the private colleges are offering / M.Sc./ M.Arch /M.Eng without any Entrance Exam. 

But it is not worth doing a thing, Masters without having a valid gate score that comes from clearing gate examination. It must be clearly known to all candidates and Applicants who would like to pursue their masters from private colleges so that they easily get their degree. Yeah surely they can get their degree easily without so much hard work but their degree would not be of worth. 

So it’s better for them to appear for the Examination of GATE  and a valid Appceptable Gate Score to get good placements. The second thing is that the Average required fees of Private Colleges are generally high in both B.Tech and M.Tech / M.Arch or any other equivalent degree in Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering as compared to public or government college.

Placements in Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering: 

Architectural Engineering or Architecture Engineering or Building Engineering has been one most prominent branches that offer high job packages to their employees who graduate and postgraduates from Mainly Government Institutions and IITs. After completing their bachelor’s or master’s degree Applicants has various options to work as. They can work as Architectural engineers/ Architectural Assistant / Architectural designers / Planners / Construction site supervisors and surveyors, Etc.

At last, I want to conclude my views on this topic by saying it has been one of the most challenging and exciting jobs because of its high job packages.

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