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Department of Civil Engineering

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Overview

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest, broadest, and rapidly-growing disciplines of Engineering. The fundamental role of a civil engineer is to shape modern society through planning, design, construction and maintenance of the built-in environment. Civil engineers work to protect society from natural catastrophes as well as to help manage our water and energy resources. As their work is crucial to the day-to-day lives of most people, Civil Engineers bear an important responsibility to the public. 
 
Major sub-disciplines in Civil Engineering education are structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, construction technology and management, and environmental engineering. While the traditional side of civil engineering education focuses on structures, buildings and bridges, foundations, ports and waterways, energy and industrial facilities, and transportation, there is now a growing trend to branch into other areas of critical importance to society like futuristic transportation systems, sustainability of the built environment, smart cities, infrastructure management, disaster recovery, application of artificial intelligence and 3D printing of structures. These areas have also become important components of today’s Civil Engineering education. The upcoming decade will be challenging as well as an exciting time to choose civil engineering as the career, paving the path to improve the global quality of life on this planet.
 
 
  

Why Civil Engineering at BITS-Pilani, Dubai?

BITS Pilani-Dubai Campus introduced B.E. Civil Engineering program from the academic year 2016-17 to cater to the growing demands for Civil Engineers in Dubai. Over the years,the department has grown significantly with several graduated students being placed in reputed companies both in the Middle East and abroad. The department has also seen graduates pursuing higher degree programs in eminent international universities. The department offers a first-degree program with a modular academic structure. During the course of study, students are provided the option to enrol for electives in their area of interest,allowing them to explore a specialization in greater depth. Further, students can also opt to work on special projects during their course of study. The institute offers a unique 7.5-month internship program called practice school where significant time is spent working in the industry, thereby developing skills and gaining valuable experience. Candidates keen to pursue higher education are also encouraged to work on research-oriented projects as part of their final year thesis. The department also has collaborations with eminent professional bodies.

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