Civil and electrical engineering are among the best degree courses in Kenya, but there is one that’s more superior to the other. Considering the current employment trends in the country, it is wise to pursue a course that will not only assure you of job opportunities but also provides opportunity to employ yourself.
Looking at the two, Civil engineering is more superior to electrical engineering: this is the reason.
If you study electrical engineering, chances are that you will only work in electrical engineering related fields. The course is quite narrow as compared to civil engineering.
A civil engineer can work not only at electricity companies, but also real estate sector, construction sites and industries. Moreover, civil engineers can easily employ themselves, which is not the case for electrical engineers.
A civil engineer can work as a real estate consultant, civil engineer, urban planner, site manager, construction engineer etc but an electrical engineer bear “electrical engineer” title only.
What is surprising is that currently even a teacher gets employed faster than an electrical engineer. There are so many jobless electrical engineering graduates in Kenya because vacancies are only limited to experienced individuals-graduates are also many. What is more demoralizing is that there are almost zero options of becoming a consultant.
A good number of civil engineers are doing extremely well while the unemployed ones are running consultant firms.
When it comes to salaries, the more a civil engineer gains experience the more he earns. Currently, civil engineers earn more than electrical engineers, and the gap between the average salary of a civil engineer and an electrical engineer who have worked for 5 years is Ksh 100,000
Considering the facts presented above, Civil Engineer scores highly.We, therefore, believe it’s better than electrical engineering in Kenya.