A qualification in civil engineering enables you play a vital role in designing, building and maintaining the infrastructure and services we all rely on.
What is civil engineering?
Civil engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of essential infrastructure.
It works with the environment using natural resources to respond to infrastructure needs while considering economic, environmental and social impacts.
What do civil engineers do?
Plan, design, construct and maintain roads, bridges, water supply schemes, sewerage systems, transportation systems, harbours, airports, railways, factories and large buildings.
Look at ways to extend the life of existing structures through identifying faults and establishing proactive maintenance schedules.
Where do civil engineers work?
As project managers, design engineers and engineering asset managers with:
- Local government
- Road authorities
- Mining companies
- Construction companies.
What type of person do I need to be?
A career in civil engineering may be for you, if you:
- Are able to identify, analyse and solve problems
- Are practical and creative
- Have a talent for computing and design
- Enjoy subjects like maths and physics.