Civil engineering isn’t just about building iconic structures. It’s also about designing, creating and maintaining the infrastructure around us that we depend on every day– our roads, railways, bridges and waste facilities, our energy and water supply and our flood defences.

Civil engineers keep this infrastructure running and adapt it to meet major challenges such as population growth, the effects of climate change and disasters like floods and earthquakes. Put simply, they have to innovate and come up with solutions to complex problems - they literally shape the world in which we live. There are many different specialisms within civil engineering and many different ways to enter the profession - not all require a degree.

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