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Why Civil Engineering

As a civil engineer you will play an instrumental role in planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and managing the physical environment around us, including buildings and structures, transport systems and water collection, treatment and distribution etc.

Therefore, to be effective, it is important for you to understand how structures function, how materials behave and how individuals and society at large, affect and influence your work.

It is also vital that as an engineer you, in turn, consider the impact of your work on the environment. You will also need to have sound knowledge of finance and project management as many civil engineering projects are both costly and complex.

Civil Engineering is, in fact, one of the most diverse professions around. Graduates go on to become involved in everything from planning and designing transport systems to enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings or undertaking the treatment and restoration of contaminated sites.