With creativity and technical skill, civil engineers plan, design, construct and operate the facilities essential to modern life, ranging from bridges and highway systems to water treatment plants and energy ¬efficient buildings. Civil Engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment and community planning. Some of the recent civil engineering marvels are China's Three Gorges Dam, London's new Wembley stadium and the new Antarctic research station.
Since Civil engineering applies to all levels of human life, opportunities before eminent professionals are manifold. In the UAE alone, the Government is expected to invest $1.6 billion on electricity and waterworks network and a further AED 7.5 billion in development of pre-approved projects. Civil Engineers are employed in all the major construction projects carried out by the government, the railways, private construction companies, military, engineering services, multi-national oil companies, consultancy services, teaching institutions etc. Civil Engineers can find work as a supervisor of a construction site or a managerial position or in design, research as well as teaching in government services or private concerns. They can also work as independent consultants.