Can a Civil Engineer do the same job as an Environmental Engineer?
I can't decide on what major to follow. The subjects between Civil and Environmental seem to be very similar. I haven't seen many jobs advertised in Environmental Engineering compared to Civil Engineering. Is Environmental Engineering going to help me get a job when I graduate or is it just a rubbish degree and is it just best to stick to Civil?
Asked By: smarties28 - 12/21/2008
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It all depends on what you want to do. An Environmental Engineer is focused more on pollution, environmental law, and human impact on the environment. This typically involves monitoring plant production activities, handling environmental incidents, performing audits, and managing super-fund sites... More
Answered By: Dave - 12/21/2008
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Stick to civil
Answered By: James K - 12/21/2008
They are different branches of engineering, an environmental engineer would to have more legal knowledge for starters. Given society's emphasis on environmental issues I would say in the coming years environmental engineers will be in great demand.
Answered By: psychologist_4u - 12/21/2008
a non engineer can be an environmental engineer. To be an environmental engineer, all you do is read the rule book and follow it, the same as dumb jock does to play football.
Answered By: Nata T - 12/21/2008
This all depends on what you want to do. There are some areas where the two overlap, however, there are some which are specific to civil engineers (transportation, structures). A civil engineering major should be able to learn anything they need on the job to do environmental engineering, as they have already seen... More
Answered By: Adam W - 12/22/2008
Civil Engineering is quite broad. Structural, water, wastewater, highways and pavement, materials, fluids, soil mechanics, to name a few. Even within Civil Engineering, a guy that does structural design work on buildings and one who specializes in waste water do very, very different jobs, with different... More
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