Civil and Construction engineering involves the application of scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities for the community such as: railways, harbours, roads, bridges, water supply and wastewater treatment, dams, mining construction, power projects, and buildings. If it is built in or on the ground, Civil engineers built it.
This discipline requires a strong background in the mathematical and physical sciences. Civil engineers work closely with planners, architects and environmental scientists.
The Department of Civil Engineering offers programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Graduates are employed mainly by federal, state or municipal authorities, consulting engineers, large contractors and/or specialist subcontractors. The Department's graduates are held in high regard by employers and the profession.