Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. This includes works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines. Civil engineering takes place on all levels of society including the public and private sectors.
The history of civil engineering link advances of physics and mathematics throughout history. The applications of physical and scientific principles are understood. Civil engineering has a wide range of professions including several separate specialized sub-disciplines. The history of these sub disciplines are linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment and mechanics.
Civil engineers have an academic degree with a major in civil engineering. The length of this degree is typically three to five years. In the majority of countries, a Bachelor’s degree in engineering represents the first step towards a professional certification and the degree itself is certified by a processional body. After completion of a certified degree program, an engineer must satisfy a range of requirements before being certified.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com May 23, 2019, 12:53 pm ad1c9bdddf