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Why a degree in Civil Engineering is one of the best options for your future career?

Why a degree in Civil Engineering is one of the best options for your future career?

Author: Dr. Hussin Yahya

Assistant Professor, PM CPCM, Civil Engineering Department, Middle East College


Civil Engineers are the technical brains behind the building and working of our modern cities, responsible for large-scale infrastructure, including roads, tunnels, dams, and bridges. Their know-how is vital for a sustainable future. These highly qualified specialists, integrating their theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering, must master the planning, budgeting, management, and analysis of large and small projects. A degree in Civil Engineering will prepare you for a wide variety of careers.


MEC offers a unique learning experience with this programme.

The Civil Engineering Programme is designed to familiarize you with the basic concepts of engineering theory, mathematics and the technical skills required to evaluate and design infrastructure for civil engineering projects. Consideration of sustainability and global aspects in civil engineering, acquiring strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively in an intercultural team environment are skills embedded in the curriculum.

MEC’s B.Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering programme has been accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), UK, comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Charted Institution of Highway & Transportation, on behalf of Engineering Council UK,  as fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Careers and opportunities

A civil engineering degree from MEC will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for your future career in the civil engineering and construction industry. You will be able to choose careers in all areas of the construction industry including Surveying, Railway Engineering, Structural Design, Geotechnical Engineering and Projects Management and will be able to use a variety of software related to project management and budgeting, learn structural design and analysis by using standard procedures as well as find innovative solutions for complex Civil Engineering problems. A MEC degree in Civil Engineering will ensure that you have learning experiences that facilitate innovative thinking and transferable skills, that are critical for meeting the engineering challenges of the modern world.


Why a degree in Civil Engineering is one of the best options for your future career?


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