What can I do with...

...a civil engineering degree?

Want to know what you can do with your civil engineering degree? This handy tool helps you find out about your career options.



Engineering might be the only girl (or boy) in the world for you, but civil engineering graduates can be found in a range of other sectors and careers too. Click on the sector links below to start exploring or alternatively head over to the occupations tab:



You might not be able to impersonate Michael Caine, tie your shoelaces with one hand or flip and catch a stack of ten beer mats, but aside from all that civil engineering technical knowledge, your degree will have given you some excellent transferable skills, such as: 

Advanced I.T. Skills

Microsoft office? Child’s play! You’ve got highly developed I.T. skills that’d run rings around the average schmuck.

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Computer-Aided Design

Forget pen and paper, you’ve got highly desirable computer-aided design skills.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.


Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Still stuck for inspiration? Check out the different roles you could secure with your civil engineering degree…