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Hello there. Kavitha Vijeyavelan, is the lead content editor handling all editorial processes for Hotcourses India- an IDP company. Having started out an (other) engineer turned writer, she has a never ending hunger for chocolates ( & counting calories ironically), quotes, & stories worth sharing with the world. Her favorite quote at the moment: "why squeeze into glass slippers when you can shatter the glass ceiling?"

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17 Aug 2015 704 Book icon 1 min Share

Civil Engineering - Career Options

A civil engineering program could give you career opportunities as a planning engineer, structural engineer, civil supervisor, site civil engineer, land surveyor etc.

17 Aug 2015 704 Book icon 1 min Share
Kavitha Vijeyavelan

Hello there. Kavitha Vijeyavelan, is the lead content editor handling all editorial processes for Hotcourses India- an IDP company. Having started out an (other) engineer turned writer, she has a never ending hunger for chocolates ( & counting calories ironically), quotes, & stories worth sharing with the world. Her favorite quote at the moment: "why squeeze into glass slippers when you can shatter the glass ceiling?"

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Civil Engineering - Career Options

The construction of buildings and structures and even whole towns and cities is an age-old activity . History is replete with numerous well-planned townships, cities, and even grand monuments and structures in civilizations across the world. 

A degree in civil engineering today prepares students for a career in government agencies, consulting firms, and in numerous other industries. You can even be an entrepreneur and start your own company in your area of specialty in the field.

Civil engineers have to base their work on the drawings from architects and play the deciding role of whether the material chosen for building will be right in accordance with its structure, design, and height. The civil engineer is reliable for producing sound structures that are not just safe but also economically and with environmentally friendly materials.

Civil engineers are involved in various environmental issues and areas and have a direct impact on the environment through its projects dealing with pollution control, treatment of industrial wastes, resource management, and such. 

A civil engineering program could give you career opportunities as a planning engineer, structural engineer, civil supervisor, site civil engineer, land surveyor, material engineer, steel structural supervisor, site manager, civil estimation engineer, civil maintenance engineer, construction manager, civil inspector, quality management representative, building inspector, civil foreman for construction and fabrication, construction production manager, analysing engineer, municipal engineers, water supply distribution engineers, transport engineers,  and many more options.

A civil engineer in the UK can earn up to £40,000 while in the USA it can be around $40,000- $80,000.

Civil Engineering is a time-honoured profession that has come down to us from the ages -  are you ready to join the hallowed ranks of the nation builders? 

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