Typically, they use an architect’s blueprints as the basis of their work. We have described below the difference between civil engineering and architecture. They are mathematic and scientific experts in their respective field. O: I have this 2000 Sq. To compensate for the need, civil engineers were allowed to sign architectural documents. Are you aware of this? Ft of plot, i want a nice home to be buit over here. 1 owner, 1 Civil Engineer, 1 Architech discussing a house to be build for the owner. Civil Engineering. What classes would you take in either track? A: Yes, yes, why not. civil Engineers will rather focus on innovative ways to make the design work. Architecture is about DESIGNING the structure taking in mind feasibility and comfort of your structure.So, it is more of ART than of PHYSICS. There are a ton of civil engineers involved in building work as well. This "trend" started after the Second World War, when there was a lack of architects in our country. Both are two different innovative fields. Engineers use a more scientific, practical, and systematic approach to structural design. Architectural engineering's definition isn't definite. Their job is to make the vision happen, using sound scientific and mathematical principles. Civil engineering may also tackle the particulars of design but the practice is often not concerned with the aesthetics and intended function of structures. “In our country, civil engineers can sign architectural drawings (for residential mostly), a complete bulls***. At some schools it's more structural engineering, in some schools it's more building envelope/HVAC/LEED type stuff. Let me tell you the difference. Civil engineering is a stream you can opt if you like the basic physics behind building things or saying it easy, you like HOW construction goes and not DESIGNING the structure..