19/10/2021

What Can You Do With A Civil Engineering Degree?

Did you know that 19 per cent of the UKs workforce are employed by the engineering sector? For a career with many employment opportunities, civil engineering is certainly worth considering!

Civil engineering is an industry with so much potential and career choice. The fast pace of technological change is enabling civil engineers to revolutionise construction methods, boost sustainability, and attempt more ambitious and bigger projects than ever before. If this is something you would like to be a part of, you may want to consider a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree here at the University of Bolton.

What is civil engineering?

Civil engineering is everything that you see that has been built around us. It’s about the railways, roads, hospitals, offices, schools, power supply, water, and much more.

A civil engineer will design, create, and connect the world around us. They help make our cities, towns, and villages work for the people that live there.

What can you do with a degree in civil engineering?

A degree in civil engineering will help to prepare you for work in construction, as well as financial, management, and business sectors. Jobs in this sector include:

- Water/Structural engineer

- Site engineer

- Nuclear engineer

- Estimator

- Design engineer

- Contracting/Consulting civil engineer

- CAD technician

- Building control surveyor

 

In a wider context, you could also consider a career as a quantity surveyor, fire risk assessor or engineering geologist. There are many areas of industry associated with this type of degree.

The typical civil engineering salary

The average civil engineer salary in the UK is £45,000 per year, according to Jobted.

When compared with the national average salary in the UK, this is 52 per cent higher, i.e. £15,400 above the average wage.

When starting as a civil engineer, you can expect your starting salary to be around £22,500. However, the highest salaries can exceed £100,000+.

Start your civil engineering career at the University of Bolton

If you are interested in working in civil engineering, you can expect small class sizes, a supportive and inclusive environment, and great work experience at the University of Bolton.

Our stimulating Civil Engineering BEng degree programme gives you the ability to gain the strong practical and theoretical skills needed. You will also be able to collaborate with academics who are global experts in this field. With our state of the art facilities and strong industry links we are here to support you on your journey so you can experience #UniAsItShouldBe.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today at +44 (0)1204 900 600 or by sending an email to UGadmissions@bolton.ac.uk or click here to apply for a place starting January 2022 https://www.bolton.ac.uk/join-us/january-intake-undergraduate/

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