Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is about designing and building construction projects such as buildings, bridges, highways and dams.

Studying in this area involves learning about mathematics, physics, project management and design – applied to construction projects.

Civil Engineering is also about systems for water, drainage, sewerage, electricity, roading and communications.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

The pyramids in Egypt are famous (surviving) examples of construction projects from the ancient world.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Civil engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Civil engineering consultant
  • Building inspector
  • Technology teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

203% of national
median earnings


Employment

87%
Employed
0%
Unemployed
0%
Further study
13%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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