Civil Engineering consists of the fields of construction, geotechnical skills, hydraulic transportation, construction management, and construction materials. The CIU Department of Civil Engineering has a strong national link with international presence. It has a leadership role as its laboratory facilities rank first among the other civil engineering departments in our country. It provides a quality education by using its physical infrastructure in the best way and giving prominence to the understanding of contemporary education.
After completing their first year in basic science courses, students take courses such as applied mechanics, construction, hydraulics, hydromechanics, topography, geotechnical engineering, transport engineering, materials, construction, and construction management. The academic program of Civil Engineering also includes mathematics, computer programming, and non-departmental social-based courses. In addition to their practical education in the department, students are encouraged to conduct theoretical research as well.
Employers and company owners expect civil engineering graduates to have a strong educational background, understand the market, and be competent in adapting themselves to leadership and group projects. For this reason, students improve themselves through conducting experiments on building sites with the required conditions. Supervised by their teachers, students take part in scientific projects that contribute to science and to the national economy. Students graduate with high self-esteem and are self-sufficient and competent in meeting society’s needs. Increasing potential research also creates a need due to findings related to new materials and technologies to be applied to constructions.
Civil engineering graduates are obliged to develop an educational understanding that is close to that of the current market and be competent in adapting themselves to leadership and group work. Students graduating from this program have a wide range of career opportunities such as the construction of basic engineering buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, airports, ports, sewerage networks, water treatment plants, dams, and lakes. They can work in public institutions, the private sector, or establish their own offices. Since the need for civil engineers will increase in the future, students have a high possibility of securing a livelihood.