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    Hello,

    I was just interested in knowing what you people think the pros and cons are of both Civil engineering and quantity surveying and perhaps which is better (if that is possible to answer), as from what i have researched the pay and working enviroments are very similar, is this correct?

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    Very different careers really. Go to RICS website and also go to the Civil Engineering official body website, google it or something. They contain lots of info. I suspect that long term civil engineering might be better paid!
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    (Original post by icklebrov)
    Very different careers really. Go to RICS website and also go to the Civil Engineering official body website, google it or something. They contain lots of info. I suspect that long term civil engineering might be better paid!
    Not much in it, pay wise, tbh.

    When you start work as a civil engineer, you can expect to be paid between £16,000 - £21,000. The average salary for a graduate under 25 working in engineering, is currently £25,000. What you earn as you work your way up the ladder depends on the route your career takes. Once you gain professional qualifications your salary will rise significantly. The average basic income of ICE members in 2004 was £33,000 for Technicians, £44,000 for Members and £63,000 for Fellows - click here for an explanation of grades of membership. http://www.civil-engineering.net/edu...g/index.asp#do

    Compared to:

    http://www.building4jobs.co.uk/hybri...136&pubcode=67

    However, there is MUCH more work for QS's than for CE's, QS'ing is easier to train for (A QS degree is a piece of piss compared to a CE degree), and there are far greater opportunities to work overseas for the big bucks for QS's.

    In my humble (but extremely biased) opinion I would therefore recommend QS'ing over CE'ing if asked.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Not much in it, pay wise, tbh.

    When you start work as a civil engineer, you can expect to be paid between £16,000 - £21,000. The average salary for a graduate under 25 working in engineering, is currently £25,000. What you earn as you work your way up the ladder depends on the route your career takes. Once you gain professional qualifications your salary will rise significantly. The average basic income of ICE members in 2004 was £33,000 for Technicians, £44,000 for Members and £63,000 for Fellows - click here for an explanation of grades of membership. http://www.civil-engineering.net/edu...g/index.asp#do

    Compared to:

    http://www.building4jobs.co.uk/hybri...136&pubcode=67

    However, there is MUCH more work for QS's than for CE's, QS'ing is easier to train for (A QS degree is a piece of piss compared to a CE degree), and there are far greater opportunities to work overseas for the big bucks for QS's.

    In my humble (but extremely biased) opinion I would therefore recommend QS'ing over CE'ing if asked.
    Edit: And not only that, QS's have another advantage! Lol!

    http://www.qsweek.com/nav?page=qswee...source=6944528
 
 
 
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