The Civil Engineer


Engineering Studies – H1 Civil Engineering – The Engineering Profession

This topic discusses the roles of a civil engineer and their typical responsibilities and skills. The engineering design process and the importance of teamwork are key concepts. Future trends in civil engineering are investigated.

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.

Key Concepts

  • The nature and range of work of a civil engineer
  • Engineering research, documentation and communication
  • Emerging trends in the engineering profession
  • The engineering design process
  • Teamwork in engineering

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the roles that a civil engineer might perform before, during and after a project?
  2. Discuss how engineers research and communicate ideas.
  3. How might technical data be presented?
  4. Describe how engineers use the design process to develop engineering solutions.
  5. Discuss examples that highlight why teamwork is important in engineering.