Am I a Civil Engineer?
For whom is civil engineering the right choice?
Everyone can see what civil engineers do. For example, they build tunnels in the Alps or bridges in Taiwan.
- They calculate a new high-rise building in Frankfurt am Main or a power plant in the USA.
- They design an embankment dam in China, connect building processes with help of modern communication technology or supervise construction sites online.
- They ensure the water supply and wastewater disposal in cities or design the city’s traffic routing.
- They plan railway lines and airports, erect skyscrapers, prevent earthquake damage, plan waste and waste water disposal, operate buildings, optimise traffic management systems…
When you turn on the water faucet in the morning, use the underground or stand on the 23rd floor of a skyscraper, this is only possible because there are civil engineers. They are in charge of the construction of buildings, of our road traffic infrastructure and of our water supply. They bear responsibility not only for people, but also for the environment. The protection of the environment also falls within the range of responsibilities of civil engineers. If you are interested in calculating, constructing and realising blueprints or drafting infrastructure systems you are perfect for civil engineering. Your ideas find their way into the buildings themselves as well as into the design and construction management, also an important part of the work.