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Civil engineering explained

Civil engineering is everything you see that's been built around us

It's about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more. The kinds of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

What do civil engineers do?

Civil engineers design, create and connect up the world around us. They help make our villages, towns and cities work for the people that live there. Have a look at all our civil engineering projects and see for yourself the work that civil engineers do. Includes our ICE 200 projects.

Who are civil engineers?

'Civil engineer' covers a huge range of jobs and all types of engineering. Civil engineers come from all different backgrounds but they all spend years training, learning and getting qualifications. Why not hear what civil engineers have to say about their work?

How can I become a civil engineer?

If you want to be a civil engineer, have the right academic subjects and attitude you can start making your career choices right here.

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If you're thinking of a career in civil engineering, we have courses and training personalised to your location, as well as membership advice.