Civil engineers plan and design infrastructure projects including the construction of roads, drainage systems, buildings, dams or wharves. They analyse sites to see if a construction project is feasible and use computer software to develop and communicate designs. They may also oversee the construction or operation of infrastructure.
Work is usually in an office, which may be located at a construction site.
Suits people with an interest in building and construction who have good critical thinking, communication and organisation skills. An aptitude for technology, mathematics and technical design is important.
A Bachelor of Civil Engineering or a similar course with a major in Civil Engineering is required. A Masters of Civil Engineering can assist with career progression.
A minimum of four years of work experience as an engineer is required to gain a professional licence.
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More information can be found at Engineers Australia.
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