architectural vs constructinal and civil engineering?

I need to know the difference between architectural and structural engineering, which branch is most interesting out of the three , and their salaries

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  • 1 decade ago
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    These are all very similar engineering disciplines and are all interrelated. If you are more interested in design, then architechure is likely your path. Salaries will be very good for all, and will vary dependent on where you live, and how good you are within your discipline.

    These areas are defined below:

    1) Architectural engineering, also known as Building engineering, is the application of engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. Definitions of an architectural engineer may refer to:

    An engineer in the structural, mechanical, electrical, construction or other engineering fields of building design and construction.

    A licensed engineering professional in parts of the United States.

    In informal contexts, and formally in some places, a professional synonymous with or similar to an architect. In some languages, "architect" is literally translated as "architectural engineer".

    2) Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.[1][2][3] Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering,[4] and it was defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering.[5] It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering,[4] surveying, and construction engineering

    3) Structural engineering involves the analysis and design of physical objects such as buildings, bridges, equipment supports, towers and walls. Those concentrating on buildings are responsible for the structural performance of a large part of the built environment and are, sometimes, informally referred to as "building engineers". Structural engineers require expertise in strength of materials and in the seismic design of structures covered by earthquake engineering. Architectural Engineers sometimes practice structural as one aspect of their designs; the structural discipline when practiced as a specialty works closely with architects and other engineering specialists.

    4) Construction engineering concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. Construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering and management principles and business procedures, economics, and human behavior. Construction engineers engage in the design of temporary structures, quality assurance and quality control, building and site layout surveys, on site material testing, concrete mix design, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, safety engineering, materials procurement, and cost engineering and budgeting.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    For the structural part: Civil enginereering focuses mostly on infrastructural projects, dams, highways, bridges, canals. A civil engineer is mostly about the big work. The external structure of a building and what it should hold, but not really where each office goes or where the AC pipes run. An Architectural engineer also knows about the internal working of a building, heating, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, lighting and transportation. He is more about houses, offices, public buildings and the like, as well as designing the internal layout. In other areas, civil enginering also means Hydrological, Infrastructural, Geotechnical and Environmental engineering. Though you specialise in each field, a civil engineer doesn't have to know all of it. Architectural enginering is solely about construction. Though in practice, they mix quite a lot.

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