How to Find the Ideal Civil Engineering Diploma Course For You

With a civil engineering degree behind your name, you can apply for positions at construction companies, the government or as a consultant. Do you know yet what you want to achieve as a civil engineer, or do you prefer keeping your options open?
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Are you looking for a way to secure the civil engineering job you dream of? Yes, intense study is necessary for this and other specialized positions.

You can’t simply dive into the work. You need the proper training and skills first. In most cases, you have to work towards a degree offering 72 credits. Are you up for the challenge in 2018?

Civil Engineering in a Nutshell

Do you get bored easily? Then pursue a civil engineering career. With this degree behind your name, you can apply for positions at construction companies, the government or as a consultant. 

And what will you do? The career options are vast:

-Construction jobs such as building roads

-Design and creation of water systems

-Help improve mining

-Unique projects to combat environmental challenges such as earthquake engineering

Where structures need planners and site engineers, you can be the one keeping everything in order. Sounds exciting, right?

And not even the studies are boring.

Don’t expect to be stuck in a classroom all day during your civil engineering diploma programs. It’s one of those practical courses to show you exactly what to expect from your first job.

Of course, you need to grasp theories and processes. And the work is challenging because it involves subjects such as:

-Data analysis






But it doesn’t stop there. It’s not only about learning the facts in lectures. You need to understand them too because you apply them in exciting projects:

-You have laboratory sessions

-You get experience in the construction industry when students collaborate in real projects

Does this seem like the diploma course you want to follow? 

Now simply take your time finding the right institution. Each training facility has focus areas. Pick one that aligns with your interests and long-term goals.

Here are a few examples to help you know what to look for.

Pick the Training Facility Most Suited for You

Yes, interviews may be required for certain diplomas, before you’re accepted as a student. But you can also interview schools. Gauge their worth in terms of your goals and pick the one that will help you make your dreams come true.

Here are a few excellent schools, with their outstanding features. Now rate the schools you’re thinking of joining according to these guidelines too. Which one will come out on top? 

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Do you want very practical training years? Then pick a place like NMIT in New Zealand. They focus on small training classes and work in close partnership with the local construction industry.

They also ensure you can handle all responsibilities from planning to executing technical projects. NMIT specifically focuses on creating modern structures and protecting existing ones. 

Infrastructure University

After studying at IU campus in Kuala Lumpur you’ll have in-depth knowledge about creating publically used structures such as highways and water management facilities. Be prepared to learn everything from chemistry to hydraulics. Each subject helps turn you into an effective civil engineer who can handle any type of project. 

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Another degree you can consider in New Zealand is Toi Ohomai’s engineering diploma that focuses on three areas:




With excellent labs and a focus on practical field trips, it’s the ideal place to get practical experience while you learn the necessary facts.

Does the school you consider guarantee both theoretical and practical training of a high standard? Make it part of your requirements when picking the perfect facility.

University of Johannesburg

At UJ you can pick one of two diplomas related to the civil engineering field:

-A national diploma in mining engineering: After your studies, you’ll already have the skills to handle junior or min-management responsibilities on mining sites.

-A national diploma extended in civil engineering: This is a more general degree, giving you the ability to design structural plans, handle documentation and build according to plans. However, the diploma only allows you to work under supervision. You’ll need experience and an additional certificate or license to fill senior positions.

If you know what area you want to specialize in, it’s wise picking a focused course.

Otago Polytechnic

A degree from this university is accepted in most other countries. Do you want international opportunities? Make sure the diploma you pick will open that door for you.

College Boreal

At Boreal in France you can also pick the most relevant education program:

-Civil construction engineering (Civil and mining): Boreal is equipped to give you simulated experiences of what it’s like working in mines. The theoretical and practical knowledge prepares you to design mines & extract rock effectively in different types of mines. However, the coursework has a general approach too, preparing you for a variety of civil engineering work. You can specialize in civil or mining engineering after completing this course.


-Construction technician in mining and civil engineering: You can start work as a civil engineering technician or a mining engineer after this course. Your future prospects will be to do an additional bachelors degree to reach a higher level in your career.

You can see many courses are designed to prepare you for a specific career. Yes, a civil engineering diploma will open many exciting, lucrative doors for you. Line up coursework with your goals, to ensure you’ll enjoy what’s on the other side of the door and experience career satisfaction. Do you know yet what you want to achieve as a civil engineer, or do you prefer keeping your options open?

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