Civil Engineering is a broad field of engineering that deals with the planning, construction of fixed structure, or public works, as they are related to earth, water, or civilization and their processes.
Most civil engineering today deals with power plants, bridges, roads, railways, structures, water supply, irrigation, sewer, flood control, transportation, telecommunications and traffic.
Civil engineering is the mother of all construction and is the core essence of infrastructure. Development of any country can be broadly guessed on the basis of construction works done. Civil engineers chiefly work with construction, design and maintenance of man-made and natural built environments.
In essence, civil engineering may be regarded as the profession that makes the world a more agreeable place in which to live. Engineering has developed from observations of the ways natural and constructed systems from the development of empirical equations that provide bases for design.
Civil Engineering is the broadest in the engineering field partly because it is oldest of all engineering fields. In fact, engineering was once divided into only two fields, military and civil.
Civil Engineering is still an umbrella term, comprised of many related specialties.