Civil engineers are essential because they plan, construct and maintain the services that are essential for a civilised life.
We all need a clean water supply, sanitation, houses, shops, roads, railways, airports, protection from flooding, and so on. Developing countries need these just as much as we do. Civil engineers are always involved in providing sustainable, environmentally acceptable solutions to problems.
There is the opportunity to undertake a year’s placement in paid, professional employment. Major options are available in structural design or coastal engineering design. Plymouth also offers the opportunity to undertake professional diver training* and apply this in the unique ‘Underwater Technology’ module, covering skills in underwater inspection, surveying and construction.
*Subject to availability and additional course fees.