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Civil Engineering

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Overview:

Today, civil engineers are in the forefront of technology. They are the leading users of sophisticated high-tech products - applying the very latest concepts in computer-aided design (CAD) during design, construction, project scheduling, and cost control.

Civil engineering is about community service, development, and improvement -- the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Overview (continued):

Civil engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning.

Civil Engineering is grouped into seven major divisions of engineering: Structural; Environmental; Geotechnical; Water Resources; Transportation; Construction; and Urban Planning. In practice, these are not always hard and fixed categories, but they offer a helpful way to review a very diverse and dynamic field.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Preparation:

A bachelor's degree in engineering is required for almost all entry-level engineering jobs.

Most engineering programs involve a concentration of study in an engineering specialty, along with courses in both mathematics and science.

Most programs include a design course, sometimes accompanied by a computer or laboratory class or both.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Preparation (continued):

Admissions requirements for engineering schools include a background in mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus) and science (biology, chemistry, physics), and courses in English, social studies, humanities, and computer and information technology.

Focus on becoming as well-rounded as possible by taking a variety of humanities courses, and include business and communication courses whenever possible.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Preparation (continued):

Those interested in a career in Civil Engineering should consider reviewing engineering programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. Accreditation is based on an evaluation of an engineering program's student achievement, program improvement, faculty, curricular content, facilities, and institutional commitment.

A list of universities offering accredited degrees in Civil Engineering is available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life– Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Day in the Life:

The only constant in the professional lives of civil engineers is that they never have typical days.

Every day is different, bringing new challenges and unique demands, and the nature of these demands varies according to the specialization and seniority of the engineer.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Day in the Life (continued):

Teams and Coworkers

Most Civil Engineers report they work in teams, and spend time on things not necessarily well described in their titles.

Almost all jobs in civil engineering require some sort of interaction with coworkers. Whether they are working in a team situation, or just asking for advice, most engineers have to have the ability to communicate and work with other people.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Day in the Life (continued):

Tasks

Beginning engineering graduates usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers and, in large companies, also may receive formal classroom or seminar-type training. As new engineers gain knowledge and experience, they are assigned more difficult projects with greater independence to develop designs, solve problems, and make decisions. Engineers may advance to become technical specialists or to supervise a staff or team of engineers and technicians.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Day in the Life (continued):

Specialization

There are seven major disciplines within civil engineering that are closely interrelated:

Structural

Environmental

Geotechnical

Water Resources

Transportation

Construction

Urban Planning

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Earnings:

Entry-level salaries vary based on your areas of expertise, experience, education, supervisory responsibility, accountability for projects, and the geographic location, size, and industry of the employer.

According to a 2005 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bachelor's degree candidates in civil engineering received starting salary offers averaging $43,679 a year, master's degree candidates were offered $48,050, and Ph.D. candidates were offered $59,625.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Employment:

Employment opportunities for civil engineers exist all over the world. Civil engineers are needed everywhere to plan, design, construct, operate, improve, and renovate the projects essential to modern comfort and growth.

Where you work makes a big difference to your career. Rewards are very different in public and private sectors. The salaries may be higher in the private sector but when you consider the total compensation package, the difference may not be as significant.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Employment (continued):

Civil engineers held about 237,000 jobs in 2004 in the U.S. This represents 16.4% of the 1.4 million jobs held by engineers in the U.S. in 2004.

There are also many international opportunities for Civil Engineers. More details and ideas for considering international jobs are available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment–Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Career Path Forecast:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineers are expected to see average employment growth through 2014.

Spurred by general population growth and an increased emphasis on infrastructure security, more civil engineers will be needed to design and construct safe and higher capacity transportation, water supply, and pollution control systems, as well as large buildings and building complexes.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Career Path Forecast (continued):

Civil Engineers also will be needed to repair or replace existing roads, bridges, and other public structures.

Because construction and related industries -- including those providing design services -- employ many civil engineers, employment opportunities will vary by geographic area and may decrease during economic slowdowns, when construction often is curtailed.

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment –Career Path Forecast–Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

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Civil Engineering

Resources:

More information about Civil Engineering is available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center, including employer lists, accredited Civil Engineering programs, suggestions for precollege students, profiles of Civil Engineers, a free monthly careers newsletter, and a PDF that summarizes the field.

Associations:

American Society of Civil Engineers

Canadian Society for Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers

Overview –Preparation – Day in the Life – Earnings – Employment – Career Path Forecast – Resources

Developed by the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.