Civil engineering is one of the main branches of engineering. Civil engineering is in fact one of the oldest branches of engineering and still very much an indispensable discipline. There are many different elements to the job, and you could end up specialising in branches such as enery, transport, marine, highways or waterways. Civil Engineers are instrumental in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, pipelines, canals, dams, railways and roads.
Their work includes:
- thoroughly investigate the construction sites on which the construction work is going to happen.
- feasibility Studies
- analysing survey, mapping and materials-testing data with computer modelling software
- preparing scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works
- managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project
- making sure construction sites meet legal guidelines, and health and safety requirements
A degree in Civil Engineering is required to train as a civil engineer. The requirements to gain a place on a degree course vary between universities so it is essential to check beforehand on UCAS.
Courses and training in Civil Engineerig:-
A degree, BTEC or HND in Civil Engineering
- Newly qualified graduate Civil Engineer can earn roughly £16,000. Chartered Civil engineers earn about £27,000, while an associate will usually make about £32,000.
- Average salaries are between £25,000 and £30,000.
For more tips on how to become a Civil Engineer visit the http://www.ice.org.uk