Civil Engineering is considered the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering. It is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, structural components of buildings, and railways.

Once a student becomes a graduate in Civil Engineering he/she is expected to do the following:

  • Analyze long range plans, survey reports, maps and other data to plan and design projects.
  • Consider construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards and other factors during the planning and risk-analysis stages of a project.
  • Compile and submit permit applications to local, state and federal agencies, verifying that projects comply with various regulations.
  • Oversee and analyze the results of soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations.
  • Analyze the results of tests on building materials such as concrete, wood, asphalt or steel, for its use in particular projects
  • Prepare cost estimates for materials, equipment or labor to determine a project’s economic feasibility.
  • Use design software to plan and design transportation systems, hydraulic systems and structures in line with industry and government standards.
  • Perform or oversee surveying operations to establish building locations, site layouts, reference points, grades and elevations to guide construction.
  • Manage the repair, maintenance and replacement of public and private infrastructure.

Learning Outcomes of this Track:

  • Will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Will develop understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as well as the importance of professional licensure..
  • Communicate effectively on complex civil engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, be able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation and make effective presentations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

Career Options:

  • Building Control Surveyor
  • CAD Technician
  • Consulting Civil Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Official though GATE and other competitive examinations.
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Sustainability Consultant