Civil and Environmental Engineering - Occupational and Professional Outlets

Specific Learning Targets

Graduates of the degree course in Civil Engineering must:

  • know how to employ the methods of mathematics and other basic sciences to interpret and describe Civil Engineering problems;
  • know the various methodologies of Engineering sciences in general and those of Civil Engineering in detail;
  • identify, formulate and find a solution to Energy Engineering problems by employing updated methodologies and adequate techniques and tools;
  • know how to employ techniques and tools for the design and the maintenance of civil engineering works and infrastructures, in cooperation with various experts; how to employ techniques and tools to manage and control network systems;
  • know how to conceive, design and verify current structural elements and how to actively partake in complex projects and in works achievement, management and carrying out; how to manage designs and programmes for the execution, maintenance, renovations and security measures of constructions;
  • have adequate knowledge relating to planning through graphic elaboration and to observations processing;
  • gain proficiency in the field of surveying and controlling, of geomatics and territorial information systems, of real estate cadastre, of law, of evaluation and accounting of real estates and technical architecture and building site organisation.
  • know how to perform experiments and analyses and interpret the data;
  • understand the impact of the engineering solutions in the social, physical-environmental context;
  • know their professional and ethic responsibility;
  • know the business context and culture in their financial, managerial and organisational aspects;
  • know contemporary contexts;
  • have relational and decisional skills;
  • have acquired the specific skills to update their own knowledge.

Final examination peculiarities

The final examination consists of a public thesis dissertation about one of the following written texts guaranteed by a supervisor in front of a Degree Board:

  • a written report of the internship activities;
  • a written report of the laboratory project.

The ability to synthesise and the quality of presentation in both written and spoken forms will be taken into account, in addition to the quality of the work, to evaluate the final examination papers.

Occupational and Professional Outlets

Professionals with this job title typically work in the fields of design, construction supervision, assessment and testing of civil works, direct and instrumental data about contemporary and historical constructions and about territory, support for technical and commercial facilities. They can work as a professional consultant (junior industrial engineer), in manufacturing or service industries, and in the public administration.

The main occupational and professional areas in which the Civil Engineering graduates can find employment are:

  • contractors engaged in the construction and maintenance of civil works, systems and infrastructure;
  • engineering firms and companies engaged in the design of construction projects, systems and infrastructure;
  • public agencies that design, plan, manage and control urban and territorial systems;
  • companies, organizations, agencies and consortia that manage and control works and services systems;
  • service companies that study the feasibility and urban and territorial impact of infrastructure.