Bachelors Degree – Foundation of Your Success

We all civil engineers create amazing structures which stand successfully for more than 100 years serving its purpose. The secret behind this is the strong foundation which is often invisible. These strong foundation ensures the safety and reliability of the structures by resisting to various external forces.

Career in Civil Engineering

A plethora of opportunities is awaited for all the civil engineers in the future and the scope of building career in construction is huge worldwide. The right skill sets and proper planning can help all the engineers to reach to new heights in their career. Similarly, if you want to build a successful career and to earn respect in the construction community then you need to build a solid foundation first for yourself.

Building the “Foundation of your Success”

Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering

The first step to build a successful career is to build the foundation by enrolling in to “Bachelors in Civil Engineering” program. Bachelor’s degree teaches you the  ABC of civil engineering. The  syllabus included in the bachelor’s degree not only gives an overview of the basic design calculations and methodology but more of the inter connections with its sub branches and applicability of this subjects in construction of various structures. However the main purpose of Bachelors degree is more of getting yourself familiar with the field and identifying the area of interest in various sub branches of civil engineering.

Building the “Solid Foundation of your Success”

To successfully build  “Solid Foundation of your Success” you need to add something extra because everyone will be building their foundations by mixing concrete (taking admission) with steel (study subjects) and everyone will build the foundation in 28 days (complete 4 years). The only way your foundation can be made strong and sustainable is by adding the admixtures in your materials. Similarly to build the solid foundation of your success you need to put extra efforts while pursuing your bachelors degree.

Syllabus vs Industry Practice

Syllabus Vs Industry Practice

The syllabus included in the bachelors program is sufficient at this level. Though there are latest technological advancements which are not updated on regular basis in syllabus but the fundamentals still remains the same. The industry practice cannot be included because real life construction projects are very complex in terms of engineering procurement and construction which requires a combination of sound knowledge and experience.

This knowledge and experience is nothing but the application of all the subjects which you studied in 4 years. It’s as simple as collecting ingredients ( Subjects of Bachelors Degree)  for a recipe and then mixing (Working on Real Projects) and finally your dish is ready.

The License to Drive Career Path

After receiving the degree every engineer has a confusion what to do with it. Getting your bachelors degree is like getting a license to drive the vehicle on the career path. In construction industry, generally the works are carried out by tendering process and the group of people who execute this tenders are Consultants, Contractors and Manufacturers & Suppliers. Lets look at few tender documents where Bachelors Degree is highlighted.

Source- Tender Document for Selection of Contractor for Construction of Oil Collecting Station
Source- Tender Document for Selection of Consultant for RCC Building for Strategic Project
Source- Vendor Registration Document for Supply of Materials

Whether its Private or Government Works there will be always this pre-qualification criteria everywhere. The Non-technical people can definitely register a company but will always need the “CIVIL ENGINEERS ALONG WITH THEIR DEGREES” irrespective of the level of experience of engineers.

Building the ” Superstructure”

Your foundation is completed and now it is the time to build the superstructure. After you complete your bachelors degree you can structure your entire career by choosing one of the below mentioned options but are not limited to:

Career Options after Bachelors in Civil Engineering

1. By taking a Job in Construction Industry

2. By pursuing higher education as per your specialized area of interest.

3. By establishing your own construction business.

4. By doing research and innovation in the construction industry because you are finally a “CIVIL ENGINEER”

Blog by : Mirajj Thaker

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