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Civil Engineering Degrees: Graduate

Why complete a graduate-level degree in civil engineering? Well for one thing, research suggests that those with higher levels of education in the field tend to earn more than those with just a bachelor’s degree. This makes sense. Those with a master’s or PhD will have higher levels of specialization and expertise – which may also mean more interesting, challenging and stimulating roles to choose from. Pursuing higher levels of degree often also means progress towards national accreditations, such as Chartered Engineer status in the UK. Click on the tabs below for more information.

Key Skills

Common skills gained with a civil engineering degree include:

  • Ability to analyze complex data sets, and general analytical skills
  • Very strong numeracy
  • Technology literacy
  • Presenting findings in written and spoken form, to an acceptable academic standard
  • Problem identification and solving skills
  • Project management and organization skills
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Strong communication and team work
  • Budgeting and costing skills
  • Knowledge of current planning and construction laws and regulations
  • Understanding of contemporary issues in construction, environment and urban development