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Studying Civil Engineering

Do skyscrapers fascinate you? Do you see yourself building dams, bridges, expressways, highways, airports and tunnels? Then, civil engineering might be just the course for you!

Civil engineering is the engineering discipline concerned with the design, building and use of dams, buildings, bridges, roads and similar structures. There are many different kinds of buildings (hospitals, airports) and infrastructure (roads, water pipes, mines) that are integral to any city or modern human settlement. For this reason, civil engineering can be further divided into sub-disciplines. Structural engineering would be an example of this.

Some of the most popular universities and colleges in Canada offering programmes in civil engineering include:

  • Cambrian College
  • Lakehead University
  • Centennial College
  • George Brown College

Salary and Career Prospects

Civil engineering graduates find work at engineering companies and the government.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer, Site Civil Engineer and Field Engineer.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, civil engineers earn around an average of $74,000 a year (40 lakhs INR).

Why study in Canada?

Canada has established itself as one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Canadian universities and colleges are largely public funded and are among the best in the world. Ten of its universities are among top 250 in the world, according to QS World Rankings 2019.

Canada is among the world’s most developed and industrialised countries. It has spawned conglomerates like Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Blackberry and Bombardier. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Microsoft, HSBC, Facebook and Boeing operate out of here. Toronto and Vancouver are the largest cities and have a thriving start-up scene.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, ski resorts, national parks, museums, entertainment venues and outdoor sports provisions. Canada is a safe, multicultural and welcoming country.

The official languages are English and French, although English is the most widely spoken language. French is mainly spoken in the province of Quebec.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting for up to 3 years.

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