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What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Civil Engineering as major?

How can i identify my aptitude for becoming a civil engineering

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RE: What kind of aptitude is required if someone were to choose Civil Engineering as major?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Civil engineers handle all construction work. They are involved in the planning, research , survey and construction of all kinds of buildings as well as roads , airports , dams traffic and transportation systems
. To be a good civil engineer one needs to have keen interest in technological development, excellent numerical ability, anayltical skills as they need to analyse large amounts of data and assess solution, problem solving nature as during construction alot of challenges in terms of men, material comes up. They should have good interpersonal and communication skills as they are expected to explain design ideas and plans clearly to clients .The should have good time management skills as they are expected to finish the projects within deadlines , They should have good project management skills. Structural engineering, water management engineering, highway engineering and environmental engineering are some of areas civil engineers specialize in. They have to plan, research, survey and design the project and then get it constructed to the required scale. In a developing country like India construction activity is second largest economic activity next to agriculture. The amount of money invested and the jobs provided by the civil engineering are much greater than any other industry. Many major projects like express ways, river linking projects, metro rails, nuclear power projects, hydro power projects , docks and harbors, flyovers, international air ports are coming up in various parts of the country. Due to development in the IT industry many it parks are coming up in major cities.
With right aptitude and skills , civil engineers have variety of job opportunities available to them. They can start private practice as a consultant or work with municipalities, government construction, regulatory agencies , transportation authorities, architects or urban planners. They can also seek employment with construction or manufacturing companies/ As a civil engineer one can also work for organizations like ONGC, railways and various departments of state and central government. They also can join Indian engineering services

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