University Courses: What You Should Know About Civil Engineering

Do you want to study civil engineering at the university but don’t have any information about it? This article will help you with the necessary details you need.


What Is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering as a branch of engineering deals with the construction, design, and maintenance of the physical and naturally created environment, such as roads, dams, bridges, airports, canals, railways, pipelines, building structural components, and sewage system.

Generally, civil engineering has been divided into several sub-disciplines. After military engineering, it is the second-oldest engineering discipline.


How Long Does It Take To Study Civil Engineering?

Generally, with a mixture of lectures and lab work, it takes about 4 years to study civil engineering at the university.

Where Can Civil Engineers Work?

Career opportunities for people with civil engineering degree include:

  • Building control surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Fire risk assessor
  • CAD technician
  • Urban designer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Patent attorney
  • Site engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Estimator
  • Building services engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Structural engineer

How much Does Civil Engineers Earn?

Civil engineers in Nigeria earn about 150,000 to 350,000 naira monthly.

In Ghana, the salary of civil engineers ranges from GH₵1,208.12 to GH₵6,496.53 monthly.


Which School Can Civil Engineering Be Studied?

  • University of Benin
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • University of Illorin
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
  • University of Ghana
  • Ambrose Alli University
  • University of Ibadan
  • Accra Institute of Technology
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Igbinedion university
  • Covenant university
  • KAAF University

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