Civil engineering is a dynamic profession with a wide variety of projects and possibilities. It is a career that draws on creative problem-solving to improve the world around you while focusing on environmental impact.


What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers reinvent and improve our built environment and ensure the safety and sustainability of the environment and the infrastructure that surrounds us. Learn more about what civil engineering is.

Career Possibilities

Where will your degree take you? Learn more about what a future in civil engineering can look like.

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Environmental engineering
  • Design engineer
  • Geographic information systems
  • Geomatics
  • Industrial engineering
  • International development
  • Landscape architecture
  • Mapping, surveying & cartography
  • Materials engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Public administration
  • Real estate
  • Robotics
  • Strategic planning
  • Structural engineer
  • Water resources engineering
  • Urban and regional planning

Career Services

Queen's Career services provides in-person and online career support to all students. The Engineering Corporate Relations Department enhances career development and work-integrated learning opportunities for engineering students. They offer a dedicated point of contact within Smith Engineering at Queen's for industry partners looking to recruit Smith Engineering talent.

Learn more about Career Services

  • Internships

    Looking to get a head start on your career? The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) gives students the opportunity to take a full-time, paid 12–16-month internship. Apply your skills to the workplace and gain on-the-job experience as you work with one of our many industry partners.

    Learn more about internships

Research and Graduate Opportunities