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    I was thinking about doing it for uni, and iam doing the required a levels for most unis, but i just wanted to know what you do, learn, what jobs you can get with a degree in civil engineering, average salaries etc.
    Any help appreciated!!
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    soil

    not even kidding
    😂😂😂😂😂😂 no but seriously
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    I was thinking about doing it for uni, and iam doing the required a levels for most unis, but i just wanted to know what you do, learn, what jobs you can get with a degree in civil engineering, average salaries etc.
    Any help appreciated!!
    Hey there!

    I'm not taking civil engineering, but I have taken plenty of classes with civils.

    First off, what polarity said is true. Civils work primarily with structures, whether it's buildings or infrastructure, and everything relevant to this; yup, even the soil underneath the buildings.
    They can take courses on soil mechanics, materials, structures, environmental engineering, water engineering, industrial aerodynamics, site planning, etc, etc. Many places offer civil engineering with architecture, so certain degrees may have a portion in architecture.

    As for jobs, many engineering degrees can get you many different engineering jobs. Civils can get many jobs in the building sector, in renewables, in structural engineering, and so on. I wouldn't focus too much on the average salaries, most engineering degrees tend to have relatively high starting salaries but it depends on so much.

    Hope this helps, let us know if you have any other questions!

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    😂😂😂😂😂😂 no but seriously
    As a Civil doing my MEng, yes, we are soil engineers. Well its a specialisation, Geotechnical Engineering. Soil is either a solid or a liquid depending on moisture content, particulate size and ratios and whether its under the influence of seismic activity. Its infrastructure, and hence we need to deal with soil quite a lot, if just to tunnel through to build the London Underground, excavate it to build the foundations of buildings and also for mining natural resources.

    Can't get to the oil without going through the soil.
 
 
 
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