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.
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”
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
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.
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:
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