Civil Engineering as a multifaceted branch and has widespread applications. Its main sub-disciplines include Environmental Engineering, Geo-technical Engineering, Geology, Transportation Engineering, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Municipal or Urban Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Materials Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Surveying and Structures and Construction Engineering.
The allied areas include Geophysics, Geodesy, Control Engineering, Biomechanics, Nanotechnology and Forensic Engineering. The discipline of Civil Engineering has a critical role in the public sector from local self –government to national government as well as in the private sector from individual home owners to international companies.
Civil Engineering professionals have wider career opportunities and in the developing world the demand of qualified civil engineers is increasing. Civil Engineers are required right from the initial survey to complex analysis or design work to specialized consulting.
Uttaranchal University, Dehradun has a dedicated full-fledged Civil Engineering Department which is comprised of experienced and expert faculty members for all the subjects. The Department has well equipped laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities. Students are groomed to face the challenges in professional world and have an access to better career opportunities.
This department caters to the needs of the students and organizes seminars, workshops and expert lectures regularly to make students acquainted with the latest developments in the field of Civil Engineering.
In addition to B.Tech. programme, the Department also offers M.Tech. programme in Environmental Engineering. Environmental Engineering is the most sought after specialized branch of Civil Engineering. With rapid industrialization, the pollution levels are affecting all the Civil Engineering structures as well as human health. Even the water and air is slowly becoming unfit for the survival of the society. In this course the students are exposed to the latest technologies like design of water treatment plants, waste water treatment facilities, including national and international practices in environmental protection. Many national and international regulations require the industries to employ Environmental Engineers on permanent basis. Environmental Engineers have immense possibilities of employment both in industry as well as in government sector and research organizations.