Civil Engineering is concerned with the techniques and procedures by which dams and reservoirs, water supply and sewage disposal systems, power stations, ports, offshore structures, transport systems, bridges, tall buildings and other structures are planned, designed, built, maintained and decommissioned.
The Diploma in Civil Engineering programme prepares students with in depth technical knowledge on the use of natural and manufactured materials in construction, project management skills and maintaining equilibrium between developing safe and cost-effective infrastructures and preserving the environment. The course aims to produce independent and confident graduates who are ready for the working world or the pursuit of professional qualifications locally or overseas, if they so choose.
Typically, Civil Engineers are involved in one of the three basic areas of activities. First, a consultant uses his expertise, draftsmanship and creative skills to produce various design blueprints, the most appropriate of which is then passed on to a contractor, representing the second area, who is responsible for turning the design into the actual product.
The final area is conservation and maintenance of both structure and environment. Job opportunities for Civil Engineers are vast in all of the three areas where Civil Engineering will be central to the need for environmentally-friendly designs and sustainable development.