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Civil engineering is an interesting and rewarding career, offering the chance to work on all manner of projects all over the world, using your expertise and skills to help people and improve society. Without civil engineering society could not function. Civil engineers build the infrastructure which supports daily life – hospitals, schools, sports stadiums, roads and harbours, railways and airports. They provide us with clean drinking water and protection from the elements. Civil engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live.
As a civil engineer you could be involved in seeing through a project from design stage to construction and completion. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that thousands, perhaps millions of people will see and also benefit from what you’ve created.
One reason that young engineers give for choosing civil engineering is 'variety'. You might be in the office, working on designs at a computer or ensuring the client is kept up to date. You could be on site, leading teams, solving problems and literally being 'hands-on'.
How to Get into Civil Engineering
You should have excellent maths, science, and IT skills. Professional training and qualification is an essential element of becoming a civil engineer. Meng. These degrees are accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
BEng (Hons) This degree is accredited as partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng.
You will need at least five GCSEs (A-C) and two or three A levels, including maths and a science subject (normally physics), or equivalent qualifications to get on to a degree course.
You should check with colleges and universities for their exact entry requirements, as they may accept a relevant Access to Higher Education award.
Graduate salaries are between £17,000 and £25,000 a year.
Experienced engineers earn between £25,000 and £40,000.
Senior Chartered Engineers can earn between £60,000 and £100,000 a year.