What do Civil Engineers do?
If you have a slightly creative bent of mind, and are interested in construction, design and planning, then civil engineering may be right for you. As civil engineers, we orchestrate the rise of marvelous concrete monuments and structures from mere sketches. We create tangible physical structures such as roads, dams, and even towering skyscrapers that dot the skyline of the 21st century modern cities. We address issues of sustainability by designing basic components of the built environment; energy, water supply and waste treatment. This discipline spans over five areas of specialization namely Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering.
What are the job opportunities for Civil Engineers?
CMRIT’s Department of Civil Engineering is driven by experienced and research oriented faculty who motivate the students to pursue their ambitions and interests. Some of the various organizations that look out for our endowed young aspirants are Larsen and Turbo, Gammon India, Tata Consultancy Engineers, AFCONS Infrastructures, ACC Cements, and Governmental Organizations like ISRO, DRDO. Many students find excellent job opportunities as Civil Engineers in the Middle Eastern countries as well.
What are some emerging trends in the field?
Civil Engineering has evolved from a stream focused on construction to one that now emphasises new inter-disciplinary areas of research. Cost effective construction is gaining importance to reach a much wider spectrum of society. Advanced building materials are crafted through nano-technology to improve sustainability within the Green world. Remote Sensing and GIS are the backbone for natural resources management and intelligent transport systems, which form our communication links in urban India. Disaster Management is mandatory in response to man-made and natural hazards. All these areas have their foundation in the civil engineering discipline, thus making it an evergreen branch for construction and research.