What are the different career options after civil engineering?
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A civil engineering graduate is free to explore their skills in the field or In Jobs, in competitive exams or to start their own venture.
Following are the paths for a graduate civil engineer
Go for a higher degree is secure and gives you a better opportunity for earning.
Hope this is beneficial for you.
If interested in design
1) structural engineering – related to design of buildings (industrial and residential)
2) transportation engineering – related design of roads , bridges , tunnels
3) infrastructure engineering- related to design of water tanks , sewage pipes , road transit systems, dams , canals
4) marine engineering – related to design of docks , harbours and other structures inside sea for oil industries
5) geo technical engineering : designing retaining walls , diaphragm walls to retain soil .
If interested in planning
1) infrastructure planning – planning the infrastructures which is talked about earlier .
2) town planning – planning of a specific area might be a city or a private township
if interested in research
1) GIS engineering
(geographic information system ).
it deals with collecting and analysing geographic data and using it for remote sensing, crime mapping , minerals searching etc.
2) Environmental engineering – researching on problems related to environment like global warming and ways to improve current condition
if interested in management
1) construction project management – managing a construction project . It can be of any design field mentioned above.
2)water/solid waste management – mainly deals with recycling of waste which is produced due to industries and also by citizens.
Learning is not a destination it’s a journey, always keep learning.
Looking at the present Construction Industry scenario, I would advice that it’s better to go for higher education, depending on your personal interest and future plans. You can prepare for GATE, GRE, TOEFL, Project Management, MBA, MTech, IES, IAS entrance exam.
Still you want to do the job then try for Government Job, Public Sector Unit (PSU), If you don’t fall in for any of the above then simply go for reputed companies or infrastructure jobs. But if possible avoid private companies at this juncture because it’s the worst hit period for the construction Industry.
Colleges from where you can pursue Construction/Project Management.
Go for M.S. in Civil Engineering in U.S. UK,South East Asia or Australia
Depending on your score in GRE, preferably 300+ you can choose one of the top ranking universities for M.S in civil engineering with a specialization of your choice in foreign universities.
Now for the options. Following are few options I considered and still do :-
Civil engineering is one of the oldest and core branch of engineering . After getting bachelor degree in civil engineering, you will be required to work in the construction industry as well as in the business, management, & financial sectors. There are many job openings from a variety of avenues if you have done bachelor in civil engineering.
The different career options after civil engineering are as follows;
Civil engineering the oldest known engineering of the world. And hence it is related to everything. The question you have asked has different views from different people. Here I have listed career options as per different interests.
Career for those who want to work in the core construction area
You can go for Designing (Structural design)
You can join different consultants such as Geotechnical consultants, quality control consultant, etc.
You can also find the above domains in big construction companies itself.
You can choose specific roles where you are good at such as surveying
Career for those who want to build their career in Roads and Highways
You can join a company which is into road construction
You can go to traffic engineering
Career for those who want to build their career in environmental engineering
You can join a company for water treatment
You can go for wastewater treatment
You can also go for fecal sludge management
Career for those who want to build their career in research
You can do an M.Tech and then Ph.D. from a reputed college, where you can do research for new materials, methods and much more, Most of the people interested in this work as a faculty member in a college and simultaneously do research works.
Career for those who want to build their career in Construction Management
You can be a planning engineer, site execution engineer, etc if you do a construction management course or have some experience in the construction site.
You can also go for Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Note all the above roles I have mentioned are assuming you are a fresher. once you gain some experience you can choose a more specific domain such as tunneling, high rise structure, roads and highways, bridges, metros, Sewer treatment plant work as a more responsible domain like project engineer or construction manager and project manager.
As you grow you will learn more and you will find your interest more clear and you will go there.
Some more options for civil engineers
Some options for Civil Engineers other than the construction industry
Software development for civil construction companies there are companies like, CSI, Bentley, Autodesk which does that.
For a civil engineer career options are as below.
Hope this answers your question