What is Civil Engineering


The oldest engineering discipline is known as military engineering and the one after that is what we are all familiar with, civil engineering.What is Civil Engineering 10If you want a more precise and accurate definition; it is, first of all, a professional engineering discipline which pertains to the design, construction and maintenance of man-made/natural structures and those that have been built by the environment. Examples of such structures include; roads, canals, dams, buildings, bridges, flyovers and what not. Civil Engineering plays a vital role in our today’s world as the whole world is progressing towards urbanization. To add more to it; civil engineering is to be thanked for all the wonders that you have witnessed in different parts of the world.

Civil Engineering Sub-Disciplines

The sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering include;

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Geo-technical Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resource Engineering

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Top Civil Engineering Universities

The top three ranked universities when it comes to Civil Engineering are as follows;

  • University of California—Berkeley
  • University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
  • Stanford University

Civil Engineering Associations

There are a myriad of associations pertaining to Civil engineering but we shall list only three;

  • American Society of Civil EngineersWhat is Civil Engineering 14
  • American Concrete InstituteWhat is Civil Engineering 15
  • American Society of Highway EngineersWhat is Civil Engineering 16

Being a Civil Engineer

If you opt for Civil engineering then the first point you need to remember is the fact that the job is primarily divided into two components; field job and office job. Field job is rather tough when compared with the office job but a fresh engineer learns more on site as compared to sitting in an office. The second point being that not only do you get a chance to become part of something big, you get paid quite well for it too.

Civil Engineer Salary

Civil Engineering is a risk associated field and higher the risk, the higher will be the salary. We have compiled a list of annual income of a civil engineer in different countries;

  • United States – US$ 74,600
  • Australia – AU$ 144,799
  • India – Rs 150,515 – Rs 833,466
  • United Kingdom – £ 19,218 – £ 46,566

Top Civil Engineering Companies

The top five companies pertaining to Civil Engineering are;

  • URS CorporationSONY DSC
  • HDR, Inc.What is Civil Engineering 13
  • AECOM Technology CorporationWhat is Civil Engineering 2
  • Jacobs Engineering GroupWhat is Civil Engineering
  • United States Army Corps of EngineersWhat is Civil Engineering 17

Top Civil Engineering Projects

Check out the three top projects (as per us) that are a result of Civil Engineering.

  • Burj Khalifa (Tallest Building)What is Civil Engineering 20
  • Millau Viaduct (Tallest Bridge)What is Civil Engineering 19
  • Three Gorges Dam (Largest Power Station)What is Civil Engineering 18

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