Shelter is a basic necessity of human beings. The first engineering skill that man aquired is by building huts or modifying caves. Civil Engineering was always known as the basic branch of engineering. Hence the role of civil engineer is indispensable in the world. Starting from ancient pyramids to the latest manmade islands in the world, one can see the evolution of civil engineering. It has evolved to such an extent that automated construction with latest technological ideas have come into existence.
Engineering is the application of science and mathematics to solve a problem & make life easy. Civil engineering deal with the design and construction of ‘structures’. Structures can range from a miniature residential house to gigantic dams and bridges.
Civil engineer plays a key role in implementation of design, construction and maintenance of various structures. Undergraduate course in civil engineering mainly stresses the areas of structural, geotechnical, transportation and hydraulics.
Scope of higher
Various postgraduate courses a Graduate in Civil can opt include M.Tech in:
- Structural engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Transportation engineering
- Hydraulics engineering
- Construction engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Remote sensing and GIS
The job openings/ offers are enormous in this field which includes both public and private sectors. The unending demand of engineers still continues as construction works are ever expanding everywhere.
In India, Public sector openings to name a few include:
- Indian railways
- Central & state PWD
- Military engineering service
- Central Road Research Institute
- Airport Authority of India
- National Highways Authority of India
- Water Authority, Irrigation etc.
Private sector openings include firms specialised in various operations in construction.