Civil Engineering

By: Justice R. Mercadel

Wha is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is an engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment, including big jobs such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.

The Vast World of Civil Engineering

A Typical Day

Answer a call from a contractor on the job that is being done this week.Then spend time scheduling appointments for clients discuss the associated costs and issues of building the park, which include buying land, surveying, ensuring any hazards are removed, arranging for plumbing and electrical lines to be run, and finding money for equipment and pavilions. After this is done you can start planning the build in the where and when factors analyzing the foundation you are about to build upon. In the end its time to go home and get ready for the next day.

Salary per year

Lowest: $51,800

Average: $85,600

High: $126,200

Necessary Education

To be a Civil Engineer one must at least have a bachelor degree from an accredited program. Most engineers start out by taking physics and chemistry along with an advanced mathematics class. One may also take Computer Aided Design (CAD) at any point and as one progresses then he or she will take thermodynamics and structural analysis. Also engineering statistics courses are very helpful. After one gets hired as an engineer that person will have to gain his Professional Engineer (PE) state licence which requires four years of work and passing two exams administered by the state. School isn't over though BLS notes that most states have implemented mandatory furthering education to maintain the license.