Civil engineering deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical structures, including roads, bridges, buildings, dams, railways and airports. It is the oldest branch of engineering.
All areas of building and constructing a structure fall under the work of a civil engineer including planning, design, budgeting, surveying, construction management and analysis.
What do Civil Engineers do?
Plan and design the project by analyzing the survey reports and other data
Plan the project by estimating costs, safety procedures, Government rules, and other factors.
Test soils to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations
Test and determine the ebst building materials, such as concrete or steel
Provide cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labour to determine a project’s economic feasibility
Use design software to plan and design all the elements of a building or a project ie transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures
Contractors and consultants companies
Buildings and construction companies
Coastal and marine industries
Energy and power plant industries
Water and public health companies
Scope of Civil Engineering in Pakistan
Scope of Civil engineers is very high in Pakistan. Demand is getting higher and higher with the increasing investment in housing projects and town schemes like Bahria Town, DHA and other societies. In addition to these, CPEC and other big foreign projects have increased the demands of new buildings, airports, transportation and roads infrastructure which is directly linked with Civil Engineering.
Average Salary of a civil engineer in Pakistan with a bachelor degree and minimum 5-7 years experience is PKR: 110,000/-.
Admission criteria for Civil Engineering in Pakistan
Minimum 60% Marks in FSc Pre-Engineering
Passing Entry Test
Merit ranges from 74% to 80%
DAE Or B.Tech degree holders can also apply
Merit in High ranked institutes in normally close to 80%
Civil Engineering is a very broad field. It has many sub-fields or branches and many universities in Pakistan are offering BSc engg degree in the branches of Civil Engineering. So due to high merit of if you cannot get admission in Civil engineering, then you may also consider the Following is the list of related programs
Building & Architectural Engineering
Construction Engineering & Management
Water Resources Engineering & Management
Urban & Regional Planning
Water Resource Management
Architectural Engineering (Somehow related)
How to Become a Civil Engineer
There are four types of degrees that lead to chemical engineering
BSc Engg in Civil Engineering
BSc Engg in Building, Transporation, Geological, and Architectural Engineering