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Civil Engineering is arguably the oldest engineering discipline. It deals with the built environment and can be dated to the first time when someone placed a roof over his or her head or laid a tree trunk across a river to make it easier to get across.
The built environment encompasses much of what defines modern civilization. Buildings and bridges are often the first constructions that come to mind, as they are the most conspicuous creations of structural engineering, which is one of the major sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering. Roads, railroads, subway systems, and airports are designed by transportation engineers, another branch of civil engineering. There is also the less visible creation of Civil engineers. Every time when you open a water faucet, you expect water to come out, without thinking that civil engineers made it possible.
Civil engineers can be found in the aerospace industry, designing jetliners and space stations; in the automotive industry, perfecting the load-carrying capacity of a chassis and improving the crashworthiness of bumpers and doors. They are found in the ship building industry, the power industry, and many other industries wherever constructed facilities are involved. And they plan and oversee the construction of these facilities as construction managers.
Civil Engineering is a thrilling career option, because at the end of the day you can see the fruits of your labour-whether it is a completed bridge, a high-rise building, a subway station, or a hydroelectric dam.