Georgia civil engineering students will learn the latest techniques for planning larger infrastructures such as roads, levees, or highways. In the process, they will receive both classroom and hand-on training in analysis and design.
Every student in the program will complete science, math and technology classes necessary for successfully completing structural and geotechnical engineering projects. Students can expect to earn an undergraduate degree in civil or environmental engineering in four years or less.
However, anyone seeking a graduate or doctorate degree might have to attend courses for at least two years longer. However, accelerated programs are also available for continuing education professionals.
Persons seeking their Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification must have graduated from a four-year, post-secondary degree program or must have obtained eight years' worth of acceptable equivalent professional engineering experience. License applicants also must pay a $20 fee to take the exam required to receive the certificate.
According to the Georgia Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors license requirements, an applicant must meet the following requirements to become a Professional Engineer:
- Become certified as an EIT, having graduated in an approved engineering curriculum of at least four years
- Acquired no less than four years of experience
- Applied to the Board and submitted the requisite, fee of $30.00
- Passed a written exam
Employment opportunity for civil engineers in Georgia is expected to grow by 19% from 2012 to 2020. Aging bridges, water dams, and major highways will account for a large portion of this increased projected demand. Furthermore, the need for maintaining damaged water pipes will increase, and this will open up even more career doors.
Persons seeking architectural and engineering jobs in Georgia can expect to make between $73,630 and $78,000 per year. However, more experienced engineering professionals can earn upwards of $113, 560 annually. Anyone who has what it takes to make it as a civil engineer will live comfortably.