Civil Engineering Podcast for Secondary School Students

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The latest episode of the Being Civil podcast is Civil Engineering Podcast for Secondary School Students featuring questions sent in by secondary school students from all across Ireland, with answers from two students and a graduate of the Civil Engineering degree at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Being Civil  is a podcast from Civil Engineers (past and present) of GMIT. Guests engage in an informal chat, to allow them to tell the story of their journey through school, college, graduation and career. The intention is that this will be informative for prospective students, current students, staff, graduates, employers and anyone with an interest in civil engineering as a career.

This latest episode  is presented as part of the Engineers Ireland STEPS Engineers Week 2022. If you are interested in Civil Engineering as a course or career, this episode will be very useful and informative. Some of the questions covered include:

  • How do you decide on Civil Engineering as a course?
  • What subjects and skills from secondary school are helpful for Civil Engineering?
  • What are the hours and workload like in a typical week for a Civil Engineering student?
  • What effect does studying Leaving Cert Maths through Irish have on doing Civil Engineering through English?
  • What jobs in engineering don’t require much hands-on work?
  • Are current teachings and maths going to be obsolete by the end of the century?
  • Can you work as an independent Civil Engineer?
  • What countries can you work in as a Civil Engineer?
  • What opportunities do you get in both big and small companies?
  • What is a typical day like for a Civil Engineer?
  • What are the less appealing aspects to being a Civil Engineer?
  • What are you least favourite and most favourite things about being a Civil Engineer?

Civil Engineering Podcast for Secondary School Students


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