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Civil Engineering related FAQs

Q: Is Civil Engineering the oldest of the engineering disciplines?

A: Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines, and today, covers many specialties.

Q: What are some of the Civil Engineering specialties?

A: Specialties or sub-discipline areas of Civil Engineering include: Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Transportation and Coastal Engineering, Water Resources Engineering.

Q: Will I need to master all of these sub-discipline areas?

A: Because civil engineering is so broad, it is not generally possible to become proficient in all its specialties. Therefore, a civil engineer will usually specialize in one of the fields above, or a sub-area of a field, and will have only a general knowledge of the other fields.