Civil Engineering Technology
Graduates of Civil Engineering Technology most obviously find their way onto the countless building sites in Flanders. The Civil Engineering Technology graduate (in Dutch: industrieel ingenieur bouwkunde) has a pivotal role and acts as single point of contact. Regardless of the nature of the construction site - be it a bridge, road or building - our graduates act as site supervisor and co-ordinate, organize and monitor all the activities. Some project managers may have broader and more general responsibilities. In your role of (creative) designer (CAD system) you are involved in the preparation and start-up phase of projects, or you make detailed calculations at a design office. If you are more technically or commercially inclined, you can find your way into buying or selling building materials. Other possibilities include project manager, technical manager of buildings, expert at a survey bureau or consultant in advisory bodies for the construction industry. An international job with a contractor in one of the many large-scale construction projects is another possibility.
Land Survey Engineering Technology
As a Land Survey Engineering Technology graduate you find employment as site manager or surveyor with contractors of road works and large construction projects, at the Land Registry Office (either in internal or external services), at semi-public services (such as the Vlaamse Landmaatschappij/VLM, the Agentschap voor Geografische Informatie Vlaanderen/AGIV, the National Geographic Institute/NGI, ...) and government agencies, survey bureaus, utility companies, banks, ... . Another option is to become a self-employed surveyor expert to perform boundary surveys and estimates of real estate, to draw up expropriation and allotment dossiers, to function as an expert commissioned by courts, banks, real estate offices, ... . If you are an adventurer, you might even consider taking a job at a dredging company or sign up for excavation works at an archaeological site abroad.
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