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Civil Engineering and Building Engineering

What can I do with my degree in Civil Engineering and Building Engineering?

About the program

Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a BEng in Building Engineering and a BEng in Civil Engineering. Both programs are also offered in the Co-operative format. The University offers a Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Building Engineering), Master of/ Magisteriate in Engineering (Building Engineering), a Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Building Engineering) and a Graduate Certificate in Building Engineering. It also offers a Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science (Civil Engineering), a Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering (Civil Engineering) and a Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Civil Engineering).

For the latest information on this program, visit the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Skills developed

As a student in Civil and Building Engineering, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, some of which are listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Ability to Conduct Scientific Research and Interpret Scientific Data
  • Computer Skills
  • Good Technical Skills
  • Keeping Current with New Trends
  • Interest in Seeing Ideas into Practical Use

  • Communication Skills (Written and Oral)
  • Public Dealing Skills
  • Explain complex concepts, theories and ideas to others effectively
  • Read and write and reports and essays
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships

  • Leadership Skills
  • Patience 
  • Reliability
  • Responsibility and Organization
  • Sound Judgment
  • Speed of Closure
  • Decision Making/ Problem Solving
  • Keen Observation/ Accuracy
  • Enjoyment of Outdoors
  • High Ethical Standards
  • Willingness to Relocate
  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Flexibility
  • Team Playing Skills
  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Curiosity
  • Observe and interpret data
  • Analyze and evaluate conflicting information to generate and informed judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

A large percent of civil and building engineers work for government agencies and consulting firms. Many others work in construction, transportation, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil companies and utilities. To research specific employers who hire those in the field, there are many resources available in such locations as the Career Resource Centre, the Webster Library, Vanier Library and the Internet.

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Air Transport Industry
  • Architectural Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Construction Companies
  • Distribution Systems Firms
  • Education
  • Engineering Firms
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Firms
  • Factories
  • Geotechnical Engineerinag Firms
  • Government Bodies (Municipal, Federal, Provincial)
  • High Tech Industry
  • Insurance Companies
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Marketing/Sales and Management Companies
  • Military
  • Multinational Settings
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Planning and Design Firms
  • Power Plants
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Retail Organizations
  • Software Houses
  • Waste Management Systems
  • Waterways, Ports and Harbor

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Building Engineering lead to?

The following job titles are representative of the types of entry-level positions for which Concordia University students are qualified upon graduation. 

Please note that many positions listed below may require related training and certification, graduate diploma, a second bachelor’s degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant internship and work experience.

In most countries including Canada, only a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) is licensed to practice engineering in the province or territory where it was granted. The license also gives you the right to use the Engineer title after your name. In Quebec and since April 1, 2019, anyone who wishes to obtain the engineer title (Eng.) must first become a candidate to the engineering profession (CEP). This professional admission program replaces the junior engineer program and prepares future engineers to practice with rigour and competence. For more information, please check the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. For requirements in other provinces, please check the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).


  • Building Construction Inspector
  • Building Envelope Engineer
  • Building Restoration Specialist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Draftsman
  • Field Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Hydraulics Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Junior Cost Controller
  • Junior Engineer
  • Junior Planner
  • Junior Project Coordinator
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Survey Engineer
  • Technical Sales Specialist
  • Test Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer

  • Administrator
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Architect
  • Army Officer/Field Engineer
  • Building Engineer
  • Cartographer
  • City Planner
  • Concrete Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Hazardous Waste Specialist
  • Highway Engineer
  • Housing Construction Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Independent Consultant
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Traffic Manager
  • Landscape Architect
  • Military Engineer
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Oceanographer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Public Works Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Staff Engineer
  • Surveyor/ Mapper
  • Traffic Engineer
  • University Professor
  • Urban Planner
  • Water Management Engineer
  • Water Treatment Engineer

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

To get help with your career exploration and goal setting, book an appointment with a career counsellor. For job search tips on finding the job you want, book an appointment with a career advisor.

To book an appointment with either professional, please call 514-848-2424 ext. 7345

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Making wise career decisions requires exploring your field. A multitude of Internet sites and other resources will help you do this to the best of your ability. Professional association sites, in particular, are very useful for their career descriptions and job hunting tips. Moreover, these authoritative sites frequently provide links to Internet sites which announce job openings and list potential employers.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345
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Room AD-103

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Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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