Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the challenges of the design, construction, and maintenance of the man-made and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. It is traditionally broken into several engineering disciplines including architectural, environmental, geotechnical, structural, earthquake, and transportation engineering. At Polytech, the Civil Engineering field also develops skills for risk management, sustainability, building information modelling (BIM), safety, new energies and new materials.

Skills and employment opportunity

Civil Engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal and local authorities, through to national governments, administration, and R&D in the private sector, from individual homeowners through to international companies. Careers opportunities for the Polytech alumni issued from civil engineering cover all sorts of professional activities so we can get around, from roads and bridges to railways and airports and lots of other things like architecture, finding clever ways of recycling waste, and finding solutions to problems like pollution, etc.