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Civil Engineering

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What is Civil Engineering?
Civil engineering is a "people serving profession". Civil engineering deals with the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and research of fixed structures and infrastructures such as buildings, highways, bridges, railroads, tunnels, dams and airports. Civil engineering deals with solutions to problems involving traffic, water supply, sewer, flood control, and the environment. There are several areas in civil engineering: structural, construction, geotechnical, traffic, water resources, urban planning, materials, and many other emerging areas.

Who should take it?
Anyone who is interested in solving practical problems, enjoys working with team, and is strong in mathematics and sciences may take civil engineering. Analytical and communication skills are also important in civil engineering field.

Career Path
Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in the design process, from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Civil engineering, considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines, encompasses many specialties. The major ones are structural, water resources, construction, environmental, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Many civil engineers hold supervisory or administrative positions, from supervisor of a construction site to city engineer. Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching.