Your Engineering Career – Different Options Available for a Civil Engineer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HqumRm69f0

The above is a video that I prepared based on two questions that I received on our facebook fanpage.

1 – What are the options for an average civil engineering student when they graduate?

2 – I am interested in a career as a CADD pro or CADD engineer, what are my options?

There are many different career path options for civil engineering students such as:

  • Residential and commercial layout and design which includes stormwater analysis and land grading,
  • Transportation which would include highway design,
  • Structural engineering which includes the design of components for buildings, bridges and other structures,
  • Geotechnical engineering which consists of soil investigation and foundation design,
  • Environmental engineering which ranges from sanitary design to remediation projects.

For more information on civil engineering visit Wikipedia.

As far as CADD goes, what I can tell you is that in today’s world engineers are expected, right out of school, to be able to use AutoCAD.  A younger engineer today typically does both the design and the CAD drafting right on the computer.  The days of having someone design a project and someone else draft it are long gone!

I hope this video answers your questions.  Be sure to post your questions our facebook fanpage and I’ll try to answer them as soon as possible.

To Your Success,

Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
Author of Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

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