Civil Engineering

Until modern times there was no clear distinction between civil engineering and architecture, and the term engineer and architect were mainly geographical variations referring to the same occupation, and often used interchangeably.

Spanning a Host of Specialties 

Civil engineers often specialize in one of a number of technical areas. A few examples:

  • Transportation
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Structural
  • Environmental
  • Geo-technical
  • Construction
  • Architectural
  • Engineering Mechanics

Civil engineering


Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the foundation for our modern society – our roads and bridges, drinking water and energy systems, sea ports and airports, and the infrastructure for a cleaner environment, to name just a few.
Civil engineering touches us throughout our day. Think of a civil engineer when you:
  • Turn on your tap to take a shower or drink clean water
  • Flick on your lights and open your refrigerator 
  • Drive to work on roads and bridges through synchronized traffic lights
  • Take mass transit or take a flight for a vacation
  • Toss your empty coffee cup in the recycling bin


1. Work in an exciting environment
2. Gain a lot of practical experience
3. Choose from many postgraduate options
4. Enter into an effective graduate scheme
5. Gain a good graduate starting salary
6. Have a wealth of job options
7. Learn valuable transferable skills