Civil engineering is everything you see
that’s been built around us. It’s about roads and railways, schools, offices,
hospitals, water and power supply and much more. The kinds of things we take
for granted but would find life very hard to live without.
‘Civil engineer’ covers a huge range of jobs and all types of engineering. Civil engineers come from all different backgrounds, but they all spend years training, learning and getting qualifications. A civil engineer may specialise in skills in construction of anything and everything; designing and planning construction elements, disaster relief, environmental science, civil engineering technologies, geotechnics, project management, water management and irrigation.
Start your journey to become a Civil Engineer with LJMU
The BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering is designed to develop a high level of technical expertise together with the leadership skills needed to practice successfully as a professional engineer in the modern international civil engineering environment. The knowledge and skills gained from this programme are designed to enable graduates to make an immediate contribution to their employers, and to enable them to achieve the highest positions within the civil engineering profession.
Duration: Full-time (4 years, includes 1 year Foundation programme)
Civil engineers shape our world and transform lives by designing and building safe structures and providing essential life-giving services. They also tackle global environmental problems like climate change and pollution and take part in disaster relief efforts.
Civil engineers are problem-solvers. New technologies are an important part of working as a civil engineer. For example: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), Drones and satellite technology to measure and photograph structures, Designing and testing new materials e.g. self-healing concrete.
Civil engineers design, create and connect the world around us. They help make our villages, towns and cities work for the people that live there.
Here are some of the most outstanding civil engineering projects from across the world, so you can imagine the possibilities if you become a Civil Engineer yourself.
References: 1. Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). (2020).