What Can You Do With A Civil Engineering Degree?
19 Oct 21
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Categories: Civil Engineering, Undergradute
Thinking of studying civil engineering? Now is your chance to apply for a civil engineering degree through Clearing for September 2021…
The role of civil engineers is incredibly important in society, making this a rewarding career path to pursue. At the University of Bolton, our civil engineering degrees are some of the most highly accredited and oldest in the industry, and we still have spaces left for those who want to apply.
It’s not too late to join our undergraduate community, and you can see what courses are available on the University of Bolton Clearing website.
We’ve specialised in this subject for over 40 years, and have been a Top 6 UK University for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide* for three years running. We also have multiple accreditations (including the Institution of Civil Engineers), so there’s nowhere better to study!
Ready to apply? Here are 5 ways that you could change the world as a civil engineer:
1) Civil engineers are agents of change
The role of civil engineers is more than just designing and building. As problem-solvers and solution-seekers, they are constantly looking for new (and better) ways to do things. They think outside the box, work to always improve and advance, leading us into a more efficient, safe and connected future.
If this sounds like something you would enjoy doing, this career path could be for you. There are always new developments to get your teeth stuck into, and it could give you a chance to travel.
2) They connect people and places
Working in civil engineering means being able to connect communities and countries. The roads and bridges you design and build make it possible for people to travel, explore and work further afield. And this is what creates a more connected world, where neighbourhoods and nations are no longer isolated.
Globalisation not only increases trade and job opportunities, but it makes everyone more tolerant and understanding of one another. This is due to increased exposure to all languages, religions, ethnicities, and social and cultural backgrounds.
3) The role of civil engineers is to make the world better
Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the foundation for modern society. All road networks, sea ports, energy systems, dams and reservoirs fall under their remit. The shared goal between all engineers is to make the world a better place.
From clean drinking water to smarter roadways and better transportation, their contributions make everyday life easier and safer. This is why working in this field brings so much job satisfaction, and many professionals find joy in watching their work positively impact communities.
4) They are pioneers of sustainability
As well as working on projects that make life easier, civil engineering graduates in our current era will pave the way for greener living. This is because many projects are now focused on energy efficiency, and new civil engineering techniques are taught to ensure sustainable practices, now and in the future.
If you want to work at the forefront of sustainability, this line of work could be your calling!
5) Their work boosts the economy
Engineering projects create jobs, not just in the UK, but around the world. Furthermore, travel networks improve mobility, giving people access to more work opportunities. It also helps businesses thrive by increasing trade between nations.
It’s incredible to think that one small construction project could impact millions of people, and this is what makes the role of civil engineers so important for economic and cultural development.
Ready to kick-start your career in civil engineering? The University of Bolton holds accreditations from established engineering bodies, such as the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers, and The Institution of Structural Engineers.
To find out more about applying through Clearing for September 2021, head over to the University of Bolton Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 2020 and 2019
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