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Five Reasons to Become a Civil Engineer

Posted May 08, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Bridges, roads, dams, canals — each of these landmarks are built through the efforts of a civil engineer. Civil engineers have a unique opportunity to build structures that allow them to leave their mark on the world. If that appeals to you, consider these five reasons to become a civil engineer.


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05/08/2017 7:54 PM

Which? Emphasis on CIVIL or on ENGINEER?

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05/08/2017 9:24 PM

Mechanical engineers build weapons, civil engineers build targets...

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05/09/2017 10:41 AM

I'm a mechanical engineer, but I am very polite. I say please and thank you when acquiring a target.

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05/13/2017 12:56 PM

But demolition and reclamation engineers make it all look like neither of you were ever there and did anything at all!

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05/10/2017 11:40 AM

True, there will be more demand for civil engineers, but you still need blue collar workers to do the actual work. For every 100 workers, one civil engineer will be enough. Industry today is over inflated with engineers of all flavors. Without the blue collar worker, nothing will get done. I don't see an engineer with a shovel in his hands except when he is officiating a new construction project.

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05/11/2017 1:20 PM

Civil Engineering is intrinsically more about project-management than simple goal-achievement...

Simple goal-achievement may be more efficient in the short-run, but project-management tends to be more effective, over-all...

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