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Busan Geoje birdge in South Korea

Ever wondered how buildings like The Shard appear in our skyline? Or how clean water comes out of your taps? Then you've been thinking about civil engineering.

Get ready to be thrilled by civil engineering projects and impressed by what civil engineers really do.

Plus find out how you could become a civil engineer – yes you – and the subjects you need to do this creative, life-changing job.

What is civil engineering?

You'd be surprised how much of your day-to-day life depends on the work of civil engineers. The water you drink. The roads and railways you travel on. The school you learn in. The renewable energy that powers your phone. All of these are made possible by civil engineers.

Explore our 'What is civil engineering?' section

Olympic Park, Stratford, used for the 2012 London Olympics