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