Civil engineering remains one of the world's great professions, responsible for some of the world’s most incredible structural achievements – from the 5,000-mile Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramid of Giza built by a 30,000-strong workforce, to the Brooklyn Bridge, the first suspension bridge to use steel in its cables, and the Hoover Dam, named one of the Seven Industrial Wonders of the World.
In recent years, the demand for civil and structural engineers had continued to rise, particularly in countries such as Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and China. Construction targets aim to reduce cost, deliver faster, reduce emissions and improve exports, all of which rely on a successful infrastructure both in the UK and elsewhere.
As a graduate from this Civil Engineering programme, you should be well-suited to working in a range of civil engineering consultancies, contractors or client organisations. You should also have a sound base to further your education and training to become professionally qualified civil engineer.
As well as the technical construction knowledge gained on the course, you will have the opportunity to gain a range of additional skills valued by employers – high levels of numeracy, literacy and digital literacy with strong leadership, organisation and teamworking. These skills are transferrable to a range of other professions, including management, banking, accountancy, software development and so on.
When you are ready to find permanent employment, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.