Know the course: Civil Engineering

Civil engineering has its roots since the old times that date back centuries. The

discipline is instrumental in developing country’s infrastructure as it deals with

design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built

environment that improves and increases mobility and convenience for its society.

The thing about Civil Engineering: faculty views

“The traditional side of civil engineering education still focuses on structures,

building foundations, waterways, and transportation. In the past 50 years or so,

there has been a growing trend to branch into other areas of critical importance to

society. For example, environmental engineering has taken front stage in the late

20th century. This was driven by the urgent need to clean up ground and water

pollution resulting from centuries of heavy industrialization. Construction

management, transportation logistics, sustainable development, infrastructure management, and disaster recovery have also become important components of

today’s civil engineering education,”

As the technological revolution expands, and the world’s population increases,

with the mounting environmental concerns, civil engineering skills will be needed throughout the world explains Shaikh. “Civil engineering offers a wide range of

choices from design, construction, research, planning, teaching or management

to anyone choosing the discipline. From a larger perspective, Civil engineering has

played a critical role in increasing the health and quality of life in the last 50 years,

from developing better water supplies, municipal sewer systems, and waste-water

treatment plants to the design of buildings to protecting from natural hazards and

provide health care, to improved agriculture through water resource development

and distribution projects to rapid and dramatic changes in transportation systems,

civil engineers have developed the basic infrastructure on which modern society


Career options

1. Project engineers

2. Structural designers

3. Transportation planners

4. Technical sales engineers

5. Supervisor at construction site

6. Design researcher

7. Teaching jobs in government services and private companies

Saqan says, “Graduates are highly sought by design firms, engineering consultants, materials manufacturers, and government agencies, in addition to contracting and construction companies. The field remains very popular with a number of

industries, not only in construction, but also with government agencies such as

Roads and Transport Authorities, Electricity and Water Authorities, and Real Estate Development Authorities.”


Do you have the aptitude for Civil Engineering?

“To be able to compete for those jobs, Shaikh says, students have to be:

Creative thinkers.


Have effective communication ability.

Possess physical stamina required for working outdoors.

Have organisational abilities.

Aptitude for drawing and swift problem-solving abilities.


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