Engineering is a term applied to the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied to the efficient use of the materials and forces of nature. Engineers are the ones who have received professional training in pure and applied science. Before the middle of the 18th century, large-scale construction work was usually placed in the hands of military engineers. Military engineering involved such work as the preparation of topographical maps, the location, design, and construction of roads and bridges; and the building of forts and docks; see Military Engineering below. In the 18th century, however, the term civil engineering came into use to describe engineering work that was performed by civilians for nonmilitary purposes.
Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering fields. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc. Among the important subdivisions of the field are construction engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, irrigation engineering, transportation engineering, soils and foundation engineering, geodetic engineering, hydraulic engineering, and coastal and ocean engineering.
Civil engineers build the world’s infrastructure. In doing so, they quietly shape the history of nations around the world. Most people cannot imagine life without the many contributions of civil engineers to the public’s health, safety and standard of living. Only by exploring civil engineering’s influence in shaping the world we know today, can we creatively envision the progress of our tomorrows.
With this better understanding, one of the top Civil Engineering Department of the best VVP Engineering College Rajkot, Gujarat affiliated Gujarat Technological University GTU give holistic education to the students. The department also stand unique by achieving the highest results in the Rajkot Zone and Gujarat Technological University GTU.
The department of civil engineering strives to cultivate students into outstanding civil engineers to meet challenges of the field and serve the society with human values.
- Providing excellent educational environment that instill technical knowledge into students with ever learning attitude and prepare them to bring sustainable solutions of real challenges in all facets of civil engineering.
- Promoting innovative thinking, entrepreneurial skill, team building and leadership qualities through co-curricular activities for all round development of students.
- Imparting human values in students to make them responsible citizen.