What can I do with a civil engineering degree?
See your future engineering
Right now, there is huge demand for qualified Civil Engineers, so you’ve made a great decision to study civil engineering.
We've highlighted some of key career pathways for civil engineering students, along with some of the ways we can help you to achieve your career goals. Read on to discover more.
A degree in this field can unlock exciting and lucrative career options. Once you have completed your studies at Salford, you will have developed many skills in design, analytics, and budgeting – all of which are highly valued by employers and transferable across many other professions. s.
CONSIDER SPECIALIST AREAS
Although becoming a civil engineer seems like the obvious career role, there are lots of specialist areas to consider. You can choose to focus your career on the built environment and construction industries, or you may prefer to work in transport, utilities, or information technology sectors, or even the armed forces.
ENTRY THROUGH GRADUATE SCHEMES
Typically, civil engineering graduates focus their skills on structural design, or infrastructure consultancy. Graduate schemes with large engineering films often provide a platform for career progression and specialism. Civil engineering graduates can also make the steps toward a long-term route into management roles.
WORK IN ADVANCED MANUFACUTURING
Our Salford alumni work in areas involving systems design, advanced manufacturing, operational management of complex power stations, as well as infrastructure networks. You will be in a great position to apply for roles as a civil engineer, building control surveyor, structural engineer, construction manager or a building consultant.
PROMISING START TO INDUSTRY
A Civil Engineering degree will open many opportunities whether you decide to focus on structural design, infrastructure consultancy or in the operation and maintenance of complex transport networks, so Salford prepares you for a promising start in industry for your future career.
GET WORK READY
Our dedicated Careers team supports all of our students at all stages of their studies, and beyond as graduates. Through our dedicated services, we can help you to explore future career options, develop relevant employability skills, and learn how to evidence your employability to potential employers.
INCLUDE A PLACEMENT YEAR
One way you can shape a stronger pathway to featured career roles is to include a placement during your studies. Work-based or placement can provide you with a valuable opportunity to develop your employability skills and gain vital professional experience, which will give you an advantage when you apply for jobs.
A Civil Engineering degree helps you gain the knowledge and skills to successfully plan, manage, and implement major civil engineering projects, so you can open up some exciting career opportunities.
Explore our Civil Engineering degree courses:
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year