Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies. Civil engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society, and its history is windingly linked to advances in understanding of physics and mathematics throughout history. Because civil engineering is a wide-ranging profession, including several specialized sub-disciplines, whose history is linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment, mechanics and other fields.
Civil Engineering as the name suggest is related to construction. It deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as railways, roads, etc.
Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.
Students get to learn the basic concepts of various fundamental principles of civil engineering and construction processes. Subjects include:
Specialization topics include:
Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in civil engineering in the US are $23, 000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. They are almost the same in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$46,200 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.
|COUNTRY||AVERAGE SALARY||MEDIAN SALARY|
|United States||$51,148 - $96,327||$66,260|
|United Kingdom||£22,967 - £45,021||£29,937|
|Switzerland||CHF 39,501 - CHF 119,287||CHF 93,281|
|Singapore||S$35,555 - S$98,729||S$48,519|
|New Zealand||NZ$50,513 - NZ$93,023||NZ$67,949|
|Netherland||€30,218 - €63,607||€42,799|
|Japan||¥2,143,274 - ¥12,077,276||¥4,620,000|
|Ireland||€24,104 - €58,577||€34,676|
|Germany||€24,243 - €60,402||€40,728|
|France||€29,590 - €105,422||€37,898|
|Canada||C$48,874 - C$96,579||C$65,686|
|Australia||AU$53,262 - AU$103,446||AU$70,293|