Civil Engineering is one of the broadest and oldest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many technical specialties. Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life like space satellites and launching facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, harbors, water supply system and wastewater treatment plants. A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale, and maintenance of the project. A civil engineer requires not only a high standard of engineering knowledge but also supervisory and administrative skills.

Civil engineering technology

Civil engineering technology programs train students in drafting, structure design and surveying. To learn more about educational requirements and professional options in this engineering field, continue reading.

Scope in civil engineer

  • Civil engineers work in their office and on the construction site.
  • Contracting engineers as well as consulting civil engineers have to work on several sites at the same time.
  • Structural engineers design oil rigs, multi-storied car parks or office blocks to ensure that the structural framework of the building is strong enough to take the load for which the structure is meant. It is also designed to withstand heat, cold and tremors. They develop non conventional construction materials and techniques, e.g., special bridge structures, building framework etc
  • Water management engineers specialize in water supply, sewerage systems and pollution control
  • Highway engineers are involved in assessing, planning rebuilding road networks, one way systems, traffic lights,
  • lanes, parking spaces etc. Highway engineers are concerned with road building and traffic management
  • Civil Engineers deal with critical problems such as disaster mitigation and management
  • Public and private sectors in all branches of design, construction, maintenance of roads, highways, bridges, dams, canals, docks, airports, housing complexes and in environment management etc.
  • In quality testing laboratories,
  • Military and defence services
  • As consultants