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Civil Engineering as a Careers

Civil engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us. There aren't enough engineers to go around so it's important that experienced civil engineers, parents and teachers help to inspire and encourage children and young people to think about engineering as a career.

What's it all about?

Civil engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us. There aren't enough engineers to go around so it's important that experienced civil engineers, parents and teachers help to inspire and encourage children and young people to think about engineering as a career.

It’s about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more. The kinds of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

The Institute of Civil Engineering have a wide range of educational materials that you can take into the classroom or show to students including:

  • Hands-on group activities for everyone to join in with
  • Presentations with lots of photos
  • Posters
  • Handouts

Educational resources you can use


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