Civil Engineering: Features and contribution to society,Civil Engineering: Features and contribution to society

Civil engineering is perhaps the oldest form of engineering and has been existing since the beginning of civilization.

Created On: Sep 4, 2019 11:14 IST

Civil engineering is perhaps the oldest form of engineering and has been existing since the beginning of civilization. Civil engineering not only helps boost your resume and provides good job prospects, but the person gets to work for the wellbeing and well fare of the society as a whole. Society ceases to exist without civil engineering.

Specialisations and career options

Civil engineering offers variety of specialisations and projects. Some of the specialisations are construction engineer, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, and transportation engineer.  Environmental engineering is another discipline of engineering in its own rights.

Civil engineering is interesting subject for the students pursuing it. They can contribute immensely by getting involved in every stage of an engineering project. Different calculations can be used by them in planning, designing and testing stages. They maintain, repair and upgrade infrastructure, so they are involved in in engineering projects in unique way.

Salary and job prospects

The salary of a civil engineer varies from company to company. The highest paid civil engineers work with federal government. Those working for state governments get a lower salary. The non-residential building construction pays the lowest wages.

Civil engineering is the principal engineering occupation.  It’s the fastest growing stream of engineering. Opportunities are plentiful such as renewable energy and development of waste management systems. They are involved in construction and up gradation of airports, roads, building, bridges etc.

Here are some pointers on its advantages

  1. One can work in govt. or private sector or can start his/her own consultancy.
  2. The houses constructed by civil engineers become a status of their good and honest work.
  3. One gets to interact with lot of people and this gives them a good exposure.
  4. The earning increases with experience.
  5. There is a scope of lot of creativity.

Civil engineering, the aforesaid paragraph makes it clear is a great stream for those who have a knack of creativity, want to meet new people, enhance their knowledge, get a good job and most of all, contribute to the betterment of the society.

SGT University’s Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering offers great scope to aspiring engineers.  It boasts of expert faculty, state of the art infrastructure and research oriented pedagogy. It offers great opportunity to admission seekers.

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