Finite element, numerical simulation, three dimensional, reinforced concrete, ground motion, do these words excite you. Then look out for CIVIL ENGINEERING. It could be set as hardware and architecture as software of the industry.

While driving did you wonder where the sewage lines of your city led to? Did you feel your roads could be designed in a better way? Did you ever admire an edifice in your neighborhood? Then there is a possibility that you are inclined towards the profession of a civil engineer.

What is civil engineering? A basic idea.

Courtesy: Directorate of Technical Education, Assam.

Courtesy: Directorate of Technical Education, Assam.

It involves design, construction, planning and environmental matters. The key subjects exposed to a civil engineer are earth science, atmospheric science, geo physics, city planning, municipal and urban engineering, structural engineering, water resource engineering, etc.

Traces of systematized civil engineering is found in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Eiffle Tower, Leaning tower of Pisa and Pyramids in Egypt are an example of the beginning of this science.

Top recruiters of civil engineers in India


Top Colleges you should explore 

For those aspiring to fly high as a civil engineer, you could browse through the website of the following colleges.


Stanford, USA

IIT – Mumbai

The following link will take you to list of top colleges for civil engineering

For your reference – useful resources