Civil engineering is a field of study that aims to train students as skilled workforce for various construction projects. In other words, the mission of the field is to apply engineering findings, methods, and techniques in the development of infrastructures, i.e., everything pertaining to the settlement of a territory (e.g., city, country, etc.), such as buildings, dams, airports, roads, bridges, tunnels, telecommunications towers, and power plants, among others. Civil engineers are particularly responsible for the design, calculation, execution and supervision of these construction projects. In addition, environmental protection and safety are part of the job civil engineers do.
The Department of Civil Engineering was instituted in the School of Engineering at Damghan University in 2013. Currently having about 180 students at the B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) level, the department provides a platform for these students to enter the job market or continue their education at higher levels by offering theoretical, practical and industry-related courses. The department maintains educational, professional, and research-related collaborations with many academic and industrial sectors at home and abroad, which only have been possible as a result of the diligent efforts by the department’s management, faculty members, and students. As guided by the general policies of Damghan University, It is also hoped that the department will succeed in attracting talented faculty members, instructors, and students in order to enhance these collaborations. The people in the department are very active in organizing courses and workshops for students, managers and craftsmen in Semnan Province to help them become familiar with the latest methods and findings in civil engineering. The Department of Civil Engineering strives to improve its status regarding the research indicators issued by Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) to earn a national and international reputation for excellence