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Civil Engineering Degrees

What does a degree in civil engineering mean for you? Well, if you choose to pursue a civil engineering degree, you’ll discover the extent to which civil engineers shape, build, maintain and expand societies. Whether it’s a bridge, space satellite, dam, road or tunnel, civil engineers are the people who design, construct and manage the entire process, from development to evaluation.

Civil engineering graduates are the brains behind all the largest and most essential structures that surround us – buildings, transport networks, energy and water supplies – and so their value within society is great. In recent years, the profession has seen a shortage of experienced graduates, meaning that now, more than ever, civil engineering graduates are highly sought-after.

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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