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									Careers in civil engineering
                 Leadership
Why should CE students think about leadership?
        Roles of civil engineers
What are two main roles of civil engineers?
      Roles of civil engineers
“From the beginning of recorded history and all
over the earth, engineers meet the basic needs of
the communal society. These needs include
providing shelter, water supply, wastewater
disposal, irrigation, transportation, and
environmental protection.” (Walesh 1990)
    Defining characteristics of CE
Technical area   Employer   General function

                            Technical
                            Management
                            Operations
                            Teaching
                            Research
Water resources engineering

                        •
Environmental engineering

                      •
Structural engineering
                    •
Geotechnical engineering

                     •
Transportation engineering
Construction engineering
                       •
Surveying engineering
Civil engineering materials
   Classification of CE employers
How might you classify CE employers?
                  Distribution of CEs
         90,000
         80,000
         70,000
         60,000
Number




         50,000
         40,000
         30,000
         20,000
         10,000
             0
         CE general functions
•   Designing facilities and systems
•   Managing projects
•   Conducting environmental studies
•   Communicating
•   Administering construction
•   Estimating costs
•   Working on regulations
•   Managing and operating facilities
•   Conducting financial studies
CE functions: management
• Projects
• Businesses
• Public organizations
• Operations
• Human resources
• Environmental regulations
• Programs
   Characteristics of CE work
CE work involves
       Starting salaries for engineers
$65,000
$60,000
$55,000
$50,000
$45,000
$40,000




Source: Spring 2007 Salary Survey ; National Association of Colleges and Employees
                 ISU CE data

                      BS in CE         MS in CE
Salary range      $43,400 – 51,500 $50,000 – 56,200

Average salary        $48,100          $52,100
Placement rate         90%               88%
                                      ECS, Spring 2007
                ISU CE data
                  % placed    Ave. monthly
                                 salary
Cooperative        100%         $ 2,454
Internship          88%         $ 2,291
Summer              81%
No experience       62%


Message:
            Life of a CE project
• Choose a small-scale civil engineering project (utility
  access, parking lot, bike path, pedestrian bridge)
• Determine the major steps (i.e., the categories of
  actions) needed to complete the project.

								
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