Students can usually obtain post-secondary degree in civil or environmental engineering in four years, but maybe can complete course work sooner. Civil engineering students should be prepared to take the following courses to name a few:
- Chemistry and physics
- Computer analysis
- Construction planning and methods
- Environmental engineering
Anyone desiring to work toward a graduate or doctorate degree will be required to attend courses a year or two longer. However, accelerated programs are also available for already-employed professionals who want to attend online classes or night school. There are also a number of specialty areas of engineering for students to focus on including:
- Water Resources
Individuals hoping to secure engineering certification should have completed four years of education in a related field, such as civil engineering, bio-resources engineering, construction engineering technology, or other field approved by the state. Having experience in an internship is necessary. Licensed applicants also must pay a $25 fee when applying for the engineering certification.
Hopeful applicants looking for architectural and engineering jobs in Montana can make a mean annual salary of $62,790. However, the trained professionals with more experience can make over $95,000 per year.
Aging bridges, damaged levees, faulty water dams, and worn-out highways will account for a large portion of the future demand increase. Furthermore, the need for repairing old water pipes will increase, and this leads to even more job possibilities for recent college graduates