Best Institutes to Study Civil Engineering
Posted on September 11, 2019
A career in civil engineering is ideal for those who have an avid interest in designing buildings, creating infrastructures like roads or airports or operating such structures. However, if you want to work at some of the top companies in this field, then you must study at one of the top civil engineering schools.
The good news is that the best civil engineering institutes are located across the globe and you can study at any of these institutes. You just need to know what to look for when selecting an institute and zero in on a location.
While checking out institutions, consider the following factors:
Check if the institute offers the degree level you are looking for- graduate, post-graduate or doctorate.
Check on the accreditation of the institute. This is important if you want to make it big in this field. For instance, in the US you need to have an engineering degree from an ABET-accredited school to obtain a Professional Engineering or PE license. This can be a gateway for better job opportunities.
Consider your academic and career goals. If you are looking for a course taught in English or opportunities to study abroad or internship options, then look for a suitable university.
Here are the top institutes for Civil Engineering across the world according to Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings 2019:
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) (U.S.):
It offers an ABET-accredited program. You have the option to pursue an accelerated degree program where you can pursue your bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (U.S.):
Students here get an opportunity to study under multiple educational tracks while pursuing their civil engineering degree. You can study systems engineering, environmental engineering or general civil engineering. The institute focuses on practical education and entrepreneurship.
National University of Singapore (NUS) (Singapore):
Apart from pursuing a civil engineering degree, you can go for a double degree in subjects such as business administration or economics in this institute. The percentage of international students is 28% here.
University of Cambridge. (U.K.):
This university has study abroad exchange programs with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore and Centrale-Supelec in Paris. The percentage of international students is at 37 per cent here.