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Inside civil engineering with Charles Sturt Uni

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Why did you choose to study civil engineering?

When I was in school I wanted to do something in design and something creative. I was considering architecture, but I decided to do engineering because I wanted to help people and make a difference in a community. I also wanted work in something that is hands on and practical and I could make what I envisioned happen.

What kind of jobs can you get with your degree?

One thing that I didn’t expect about engineering is the broad spectrum of what you can do with an engineering degree. You don’t have to work as an engineer, you can work as a project manager or a project estimator…

What do you like about your degree?

We don’t have lectures and we don’t have exams. Each semester, you work on a project in a team. Some have a hypothetical client sand some have a real-life client working on a real project. A project that we are working on at the moment is the civil design of a caravan park in Bathurst.

What did you study at school?

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At school I did physics, maths, advanced English and business studies. If you don’t have the background knowledge of maths, there’s lots of help at CSU for bridging maths skills if you didn’t complete a high level of maths at school.

What is your advice to those looking into studying engineering?

If you want to do engineering, I would suggest going to university open days to see what each engineering course has on offer to see if that’s really what you want to do.

Watch the full video for all of her advice.

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