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Definition of Civil Engineering

Updated on August 4, 2009

 Definition of Civil Engineering:

Civil engineering is field of engineering sciences, related to design, construction and maintenance of buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels, highways and other structures by the use of physical laws, mathematical equations and theories of mechanics. Civil Engineers utilize the available resources (expertise, materials, manpower) to complete the project in the given time span keeping in view the time, expenditure, environmental issues and physical hazards of the project.

Also known as the mother of all engineering, it is the oldest, broadest, most simple and useful of all engineering sciences. Being a broader field Civil Engineering is divided into the following sub-categories and / or fields.

  1. Geo technical Engineering
  2. Structural Engineering
  3. Transportation Engineering
  4. Water Resource engineering
  5. Environmental Engineering
  6. Earthquake Engineering
  7. Urban Planning

What does a Civil Engineer do????

A Civil Engineer is responsible for planning, design, construction and/or maintenance of structures. Civil Engineer can work in private constructions companies, governmental public works organizations or in universities as a research fellow or a teacher. A civil Engineer can be a surveyor, a technical report writer or even a project manager.
Civil Engineer is able to do the following jobs:.....

Scope of Civil Engineering

Due to increase in the scope of civil engineering with the passage of time, it has now got diversified into many branches of study. Some of the significant ones include structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering and a few more important areas of study.

Engineers are employed by a wide range of companies in the United States, from small start up businesses focused on a new invention idea to large-scale companies that work on immense contracts. Engineers from different fields constantly work together to create successful products. When considering the design and manufacture of an aircraft, for example, the workforce behind the development will include aeronautical engineers optimizing airflow paths, analysis engineers evaluating the strength of landing gear developed by design engineers, electronics engineers developing wiring methods and pilot controls, ergonomic engineers designing comfortable seating and computer engineers programming the aircraft operation systems, including everything from the autopilot system to the cabin crew call system.

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      naresh 2 years ago

      Why they put civil name is provided our branch and who gave different deciplains to engineering and if they gave based on what

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      anudevhari 2 years ago

      plz, inform who is the mother of civil engineer?

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      ssahiti133@gmail.com 2 years ago

      respected sir,

      I am sahiti pursuing b- tech 2nd year. A small doubt is, for Civil Engineers autoCAD is important or not if important how? please answer for my question sir.

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      Ted Smith 2 years ago

      I didn't know that civil engineering is the oldest type of engineering. It does make sense when you think about it though, because civil engineering has to do with things like structures and earthquakes. I am actually thinking of becoming an engineer. I am not sure what kind though. I think being a civil engineering would be fun.

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      im momin 2 years ago

      Sir i m civil eng diploma holdr working in UAE for last 17 MONTHS as a site eng i need yo join a good one copmany for my carere

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      Kushal Azza 3 years ago

      Thanks for post

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      subratha 3 years ago

      what is the best course in ME-ENGG?

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      knb 3 years ago

      my name is 'kulprakash bajpai' this is a simplest and shortest way to describe civil engineering. i like geo technical the most and my request is to please give some more information about geomechanical

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      msk 3 years ago

      whether campus is required for civil engineering

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      kabelo 3 years ago

      This year I study civil engineering

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      mayuri gawai 3 years ago

      hiii... i am 2nd year diploma student of civil engineering i want to know is there any job of good salery after diploma in this course

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      rajesh bind 3 years ago

      who are lead to top 10 pocition of civil engi. company (detail)?

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      Julie 3 years ago

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      abdul arif chowdhury 3 years ago

      Hi i m 2nd year 4th sem students of civil engg . I m interested c e that's why my engg studie is civil engg....

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      †iyazoi† 3 years ago

      what is the difference between structural and urban in the field of civil engineering?

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      i am arsalan 3 years ago

      my field is civil engineering i want note civil engineering plz tell me

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      aqib sultan 3 years ago

      i am student of civil engineering plz tell me full details

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      nizamuddin 3 years ago

      hellow friends,

      i am engineering 1st year student my field is Civil Engineering can you guys tell me what are the benefits of studying this course

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      vijay sankar 3 years ago

      i am 1st yr student of civil engineering in loyola institute of technology pls give the tips of civil engineering studies

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      Govinda ulaka 3 years ago

      What is civil engineering?

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      kadir adam 3 years ago

      please tell me further details about civil engineering .

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      Zubair 4 years ago

      i am student of civil engineering diploma associate engineering

      i want notes of civil engineering

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      a/fatah awil abokor 4 years ago

      i study civil engineering for semester three and i work as site engineer for fcc and also i like

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      Saveen Maan 4 years ago

      dear sir plz tell me the starting scop or how to get the first job in any field of civil engg for a fresher bcz I have passed my three years diploma in civil engg june 2013

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      ehl bheee 4 years ago

      thanks a lot .. this will help a lot ..

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      Mani Kanta 4 years ago

      Sir,I am studying 2nd year civil engineering ,in it which steam is better to serve people....I.e. env,struct,geotechnical,transport,etc

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      waseem 4 years ago

      to future civil engineering is better or not..........its status will be how on future?

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      M Yasir 4 years ago

      Dear sir,

      I am student of 1st year civil engineer. My question for you that diploma of civil engineer should be passout private institute or govt institute.

      And thanks for this detail.

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      Adil khan 4 years ago

      please sir let me know which one is the best among these all categorize???

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      sufyan qureshi 4 years ago

      civil engineering full detail?what do you mean civil engineering1?how to prepare interview question?

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      vijay bahadur 5 years ago

      dear sir,

      My Name is Vijay Bahadur.I am Civil Engg.pursuing b. tech(4th year) 2012in Kanpur(U.P.)

      My Education Qualification Details 1st Degree in Civil Engg.from INDUS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT (350 code of GBTU) KANPUR/india.My 1st Training in Building Construction in KOLHAPUR(Maharastra) of 30 days & PWD Kanpur Preparation of Detailed project Report (DPR) of 28 days.My Good knowldge of Autocad& Staad Pro,Estimation &Costing, Building Construction,MxRoad,Ms-Office.

      As Site Egnineering or Related fields.Entry Label. My Contact Email vijaybahaduriitm@gmail.com and Contact No : 09795123758.Thanks

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      BATHMANATHAN.T 5 years ago

      WHAT DID YOU BECOME ???????

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      shiela 5 years ago

      hi sir, i just want to ask something about this course, anyway i am a newly graduate from high school and now a freshmen student in college, regarding this matter i just want to know a piece of advice from you,, is it really hard to study civil eng.? what is the common lessons that you will be encounter?

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      Sinteshin 5 years ago

      what is the most country with civil eng.?

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      Uosuph Abuobakry 5 years ago

      Hi am Uosuph N A. Graduat from nuh bamalli polytchnique zaria kaduna state of nigeria am happy to you all.

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      zarak 5 years ago

      what is civil engineering?

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      zarakkhan 5 years ago

      what is civil engineering?

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      zarakkhan 5 years ago

      what is mean civil engineering?

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      npk 5 years ago

      civil engineering is realy interesting

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      Civil Engineering 5 years ago

      I have to say it was a brief article but good one to introduce civil engineering in few lines. But if you want detail information on civil engineering, you can visit:

      http://www.thecivilengg.com

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      sathappan.k 5 years ago

      civil engineering full detail?what do you mean civil engineering1?how to prepare interview question?

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      saeed malik 5 years ago

      what is the main difference between civil engineer and geotechnical engineer.

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      Balaji.T 5 years ago

      i want to desire my carrier in which field(civil engineering) is the best and give more income

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      md.Abu Masum Bhuiyan 5 years ago

      need company links where i utilize my careear

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      shyam babu 5 years ago

      sir iam a student of final B-TECH civil eng 2008To 2012 batch so what to do became a good civil engineer.

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      siva 5 years ago

      now i am studying b.tech 3rd yaear of civil branch.i have a doubt about the who is tha father of civil engg .

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      Mansi 5 years ago

      how much years it takes for be a good civil engineer

      ??????? and which progarmmas sholud take ?

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      SIVIWE TSELE 5 years ago

      IM CURRENTLY A FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING IN VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY..STUDYING TOWARDS MY NATIONAL DIPLOMA, LOOKING FOR INSERVICE TRAINING STARTIN IN THE YEAR 2012.....MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS siviwetsele@yahoo.com

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      majid 5 years ago

      my email address is mkhattak33@yahoo.com

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      majid 5 years ago

      i'm studnt of civil engg in sarhad univsty peshawer. plz tell me why civil engg is known as mother of engg ?

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      HI I RAMASARE VISHWAKARMA 5 years ago

      HELLO FRIEND I AM RAMASARE VISHWAKARAM AT THIS MY STUDY WILL GOING OF GULZAR GROUP OF INSTITUE AND MY ALSO QUALIFICATION INTERIOR DESIGNER

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      Mbata kasarachi 5 years ago

      Pls tell me more about hydrulic engineering.

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      Nozipho 5 years ago

      Wow very informative, thanks

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      sher muhammad 6 years ago

      hi iam a student of university polytechnical institute Dera ismail khan im passad ist division in diploma now im finding job in road.contact me my email address is sher_muhammad50@yahoo.com

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      Wilfred E. Baryou 6 years ago

      hi Iam Wilfred Baryou of Liberia. A student of the University of Liberia Iam kindly asking any individual that knows any school that providing scholarship for student in the engineering area, should please contact me on this address edwardbaryou1989@yahoo.com, or call this phone number +2316384117. please the help me because our country doesn't have a qualify instructors to teach us so please i want to serve as a volunteer to work for my country.

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      Azeem 7 years ago

      here you will find details about environmental engineering. http://civilengg.page.tl/Environmental-Engineering...

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      lasya 7 years ago

      please tell me more details about environmental engineering.

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      om prakash narayan 7 years ago

      Dear Sir

      My Name is Om Prakash Narayan.I am Civil Engg.Passout 2009(Jan)in Ranchi University.

      My Education Qualification Details 1st Diploma in Civil Engg.Passout 2002(Jan)Govt.Poly.Ranchi.Jharkhand/india.My Work Experience in National Highway,PMGSY,PWD Preparation of Detailed project Report (DPR).My Good knowldge of Staad Pro,MxRoad V8i,Autocad2000i/Map/Mx-Office.I am Serching/Urgent fast work in highway Engineering.

      As Site Egnineering or Related fields.Entry Label. My Contact Email om_narayan15@yahoo.com and Contact No : 91-8010842118.Thanks

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      owais 7 years ago

      gr8 elaboration of civil engineering