Civil is Broad! One of the main appeals of civil engineering is undoubtedly its flexibility. Water, transport, environment, geotechnical, construction and everything in between. But with so many options, which is the right one for you? My opinion? Just decide later! Throughout your civil engineering degree, you’ll be exposed to many different courses that cover…Continue Reading Career in Civil: What type of jobs can you get?
Internship hunt as a second year civil student!
It seems like all that everyone talks about is internship. If the prospect of applying to lots of companies, knowing you have very little to offer, is daunting to you, welcome to Part II Engineering! My Experience Internship hunting is hard, especially for someone who has only worked in a family business and never had…Continue Reading Internship hunt as a second year civil student!
Everything you need to know about Second Sem Civil and Structural!
If I am to describe the second semester for Civil and Structural engineering in one word, it would be “teamwork”. In contrast to the calculation-heavy semester one, semester two revolves around group projects and reports. There are fewer assignments but each assignment is worth a lot in terms of grade and almost always involves other…Continue Reading Everything you need to know about Second Sem Civil and Structural!
What do you actually study? Sem One Edition
A wise man once said, “If you squeeze information in, you squeeze your audience out”. So here’s a “concise” blog about roughly what we learned in each course in the first semester. CIVIL 203 – The half survey and half transport course The first half of the semester was solely dedicated to geomatics, i.e. surveying….Continue Reading What do you actually study? Sem One Edition
2022: A Civil Odyssey
Civil or not to civil? That was the question I’ve been asking myself for the good part of the last several years. On one hand, I had anticipated it to be a long and difficult road filled with stress and challenges. On the other hand, I am more frightened by the thoughts of regret than…Continue Reading 2022: A Civil Odyssey
Summer is here!
After yonks of online learning, Semester 2 is over! No more awkward zoom calls or online lectures that suddenly become twice as long when you reach the lecturer’s favourite topic. Well, maybe we’ll be treated to some more online learning next year. Congratulations on finishing exams; I hope they went well for you all! The…Continue Reading Summer is here!
Advice from the Civil cohort
Semester 2 is coming to a sudden end; these last few days seem to have disappeared faster than a bag of flour in the supermarket. For this post on the Civil blog, I thought I’d ask the rest of my cohort for some advice to throw at you. Some of it is Civil specific, some just…Continue Reading Advice from the Civil cohort
But what is civil engineering?
Everyone’s heard of civil engineering: its a career that often becomes the butt of jokes like this one: But what exactly is civil engineering? And surely it doesn’t involve any writing… right? (wrong!) So here it is, a (hopefully) accurate breakdown of the major sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Geotechnical When most people hear civil, they…Continue Reading But what is civil engineering?
Here we are again…
Well, here we are again – another lockdown, another round of online learning. But before I launch into stories about silent zoom sessions and lectures that are suddenly 1.5 times as long, I want to jump back to the start of Semester 2. Online learning hopefully won’t be a recurring theme in the future,…Continue Reading Here we are again…
Sem 1 – Part II
This post follows on from the last – a retrospective look at the rest of Semester 1. Life as a student gives you a lot of freedom, but sometimes it can swallow up your time, like a tea towel into a vacuum cleaner. After the second weekend in a row spent on structural…Continue Reading Sem 1 – Part II