Perhaps you have seen or heard about the longest bridge to date; the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge in China which is about 164,800 meters in length. Or maybe, you’ve also read about the Bonnet Carré Spillway in the United States, which held the record for the longest road in the 1960s. If these structures plus the fact that you are fascinated with tall buildings, picturesque bridges, canals, roads and dams, then perhaps you are a civil engineer in the making! Civil Engineering Degrees have produced multi-faceted graduates who began have an admiration for structures and how such structures were made. But first off, what is Civil Engineering?
Civil Engineering is said to be the oldest engineering discipline. With the advent of technology and excellent Civil Engineering Programs, it has since branched into several sub-disciplines such as, but not limited to, the following: environmental structural, geotechnical, transportation, municipal or urban, water resources, materials, surveying, construction, and coastal engineering.
Since Civil Engineering branches out into so many fields and sub-disciplines, there is no dearth for big civil engineering projects.
Across the sea, Hong Kong proudly showcases its Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok Airport) with a runway that was built on the sea, and a train system that can take its 50,900,00 travelers per year to the various major areas in Hong Kong. On the other side of the globe is Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Yes this is the stadium with the Godzilla 1,200,000 lb video screen hanging from the roof.) This civil engineering feat features the largest automated glass doors (on the planet!) with each panel measuring 290 x 220 feet with a self-cleaning roof. And that’s not even counting the projects in other sub-disciplines of civil engineering which a good Civil Engineering Program should offer.
Thus, graduates of Civil Engineering Programs will always find themselves in high demand.