About Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is virtually as old as the human race itself. Ever since human beings abandoned nomadic existences and begun to settle in single places, civil engineering has been a focal group activity. It began with the primary need for shelter and transportation and ultimately led to large scale projects like the pyramids of ancient Egypt and the Parthenon of Iktinos in Ancient Greece. The Romans brought about civil engineering step changes in public services.

The first official civil engineering society is thought to have been the Smeatonian society, founded by civil engineer John Smeadon in 1771 although this was more a social club than anything. It was in London in 1818 that the Institution of Civil Engineers became the first recognized body of civil engineers.

About Civil Engineering Qualifications

Civil Engineers mostly obtain engineering degrees with a specialism in the civil engineering discipline. The courses last from 3-5 years depending on the country of study , but the material usually covers the main principals of civil engineering, namely physics, mathematics, design and project management.

About Civil Engineering Disciplines

  • Materials Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geophysics & Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transportation
  • Urban Engineering
  • Earth Science
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Bio Mechanics

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