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Scope of Civil Engineering

Civil engineering has quite a beautiful scope in India. But remember, you will have to be patient. And I can explain why..!!

Civil engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with people, civilization of a country, their needs and basic facilities. So as long as there are humans and as long as we have natural phenomenon like earthquakes and tornadoes civil engineers will be required.

Just take an example of a routine life of Mr. Sharma. He wakes up in the morning brushes his teeth, takes showers, has breakfast, goes to office, works over there, has lunch, again works, comes back to home, has fun with family, has lunch, watches TV and then goes to bed.

Now in above example, he wants water for his morning activities, it has been indicated that if people do not get morning water supply their whole day is disturbed. He needs public transportation or roads to travel everyday to anywhere. His kids should have a nearby school. He needs electricity which is generated by hydro-power or nuclear or thermal or solar or wind. To produce that electricity we need some giant or small scale structures, to transmit that electricity we need some poles located at certain distance. He should have food to eat, so we need good farming and irrigation systems. To have better irrigation we should have Canals and good water supply. To dispose of his waste he should have better sewer system. And so on..

So as you can see, majority of the task, directly or indirectly, require civil engineering.

Civil engineering includes following aspects of engineering:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Construction Surveying
  • Construction Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Municipal or Urban Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Wastewater Engineering
  • Facade Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering

source : by Jinal Doshi and Mayank Relhan