Choosing what to do:

Studying at school (up to 16 yrs)

School subjects you need to study to become a civil engineer

You are probably going to take exams when you're 16. If you want to be a civil engineer it's good if your subjects include English, maths and sciences. But these subjects are also useful:

  • Geography
  • Computer skills
  • Art
  • Design & technology

Civil engineers usually work in teams so if you like group work or team sports that will help.

If you can understand or speak a language then that can be very useful as civil engineering is a global industry and there are many opportunities to work across the world.

Why civil engineering is for me

I want to become a civil engineer.

See how your studies lead to a civil engineering career

The job you end up with in civil engineering is likely to link back to what you studied at school, college or university. Here you can see your options at any age.

Advice for:

School / college

15-18 years

College / university

18 years +

Change career

Any age