ERIC Number: ED236044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Opportunities in Civil Engineering. [VGM Career Horizons Series].
Hagerty, D. Joseph; Heer, John E., Jr.
This book presents information on career opportunities in civil engineering. Chapter 1 focuses on the scope of civil engineering, discussing: role of scientist, engineer, and technologists; engineering and engineering technology; civil engineer's role and obligations; and other information. Chapter 2 considers such aspects of the education for civil engineers as high school requirements, selecting a college/university, curricula, graduate/undergraduate programs, continuing education, educational costs, and financial aid opportunities. Civil engineering specialties are considered in chapter 3, focusing on structural engineering, structural mechanics, transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, and others. Job duties, salaries, and working conditions are considered in chapter 4. Areas discussed include specific job duties, typical assignments for beginning engineers, responsibilities of experienced professionals, wages/salaries and fringe benefits, general employment conditions, and overall demand (past, present, future) for civil engineers. Among the areas discussed in chapter 5 (employment and advancement) are the job market, selecting the right job, opportunities for females and minority groups, membership in professional organizations, and personal development through a civil engineering career. Professional organizations in civil engineering are discussed in chapter 6. General technical publications, recommended lists of general technical publications, recommended readings, sources of additional career information, and accredited schools are included in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Civil Engineering, College Science, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Engineering Education, High Schools, Higher Education, Occupational Information, Professional Associations, Salaries, Science Careers, Science Education, Work Environment
VGM Career Horizons, Division of National Textbook Company, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-1975.
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Engineering Curriculum
Note: For related documents, see ED 210 163 and SE 043 386-387.