The role of Civil Engineering is to plan, design, develop and manage/organize projects for building or repairing buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports transportation services and the list continues. Civil Engineers may also have the role to do structural inspections, surveying and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.
- A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
- Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
- Engineers that are able for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
In the next 5 years, Civil Engineers will be in high demand. There will always be a demand for Civil Engineering due to the increase of population, every roadway, bridge, building, and traffic signal will need to be repaired or replaced at some point in the future.
Essential Skills and Work Habits
- Reading Text
- Document Use
- Oral Communication
- Thinking Skills