Statement of purpose (SOP) for Civil Engineer

Statement of purpose (SOP) for Civil Engineer

Statement of purpose (SOP) for Civil Engineer
Nisha ShresthaThu Dec 09 2021

It doesn't matter which country you choose to apply for your student visa, that could be the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or any other country, SOP is a mandatory application requirement.

A well-crafted comprehensive SOP plays a significant role in a successful study visa application for any country. This guide presents to you a Statement of Purpose (SOP) sample for students who are looking to enrol on Civil Engineer.

These are the quick tips you need to follow while composing your SOP for Civil Engineer:

  • Clearly mention when you developed a passion for your intended course Civil Engineer
  • Present your independent research and reasons behind choosing Civil Engineer and Care, country and the university.
  • Mention your academic achievements. Also, do not forget to write about your projects, research papers and experiences.
  • Assert your career plans and how the chosen degree will help you in achieving them.
  • Talk about your goals based on your home country.

Statement of purpose (SOP) sample for Bachelor of Civil Engineer

Life without dreams is not worth living for. With a dream of becoming a Civil Engineer and making a little difference in the field of engineering in [home country]. I am excited to apply for a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the [University name].

Personal and Family Introduction

I would like to introduce myself as [your name], a citizen of [country] and permanently living in [address]. I was born on [date of birth]. I live in a nuclear family of * members which includes my father (name), Mother (name), Brother (name) and me. My father is ***. My mother is ***. My Parents will be sponsoring my entire study in Australia. My families have a good disposable income along with fixed property. My father’s earns *** and my mother's earns ****

Academic Background

I have been sincere in my study in my junior classes. I completed my grade 10 from [college name] securing a 3.9 GPA on [date]. As soon as I finished grade 10, I joined [college name]. I have successfully completed my higher secondary level (Grade 12) with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 in [date]. I scored overall 68 in IELTS, particularly 69 in Listening, 65 in Reading, 58 in Writing and 66 in Speaking.

Reason for choosing Australia

Australia is one of the most popular and preferred destinations for higher studies, particularly for South Asian students. Australia’s performance in science, technology and innovation is above the world standard. Research and innovations from Australia are making huge impacts all over the world. The quality of education in Australia is way above world standards. Likewise, Australia is a multicultural country and it is a safe sophisticated and harmonious country. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and holding prominent positions. Similarly, the environment of Australia is moderate and calm. It is the third most popular destination for international students which has 8 out of 100 top universities in the world and over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions. Moreover, the Australian government has set up quality training and a framework that helps to strengthen the quality assurance processes in education. The legislative framework called ESOS contains requirements and standards of quality assurance to be fulfilled by education and training institutions offering courses to their international students.

Other top education destinations like US, UK and Canada have lengthy visa application procedures. Tuition and living cost in UK and USA seems to be more expensive while compared to Australia. The climatic condition of Canada practically does not suit me. Australia is flexible in providing student visas and PSW visas for international students which make enrich students experience. Hence, Australia has been my preferred choice for my higher study.

Reason for not choosing to study in [home country]

 There are few universities in [home country] that provide similar courses with low tuition fees. There are *** universities namely **  University, ** University, *** University, ** University which provide similar degrees with smaller-tuition fees. They all provide the four years of Bachelor of the degree program in [home country] in different specializations. However, I did not choose to study over here because of the following reasons;

  • While compared to advanced countries like Australia, United States, the theory and practical approach is not blended so equally in our curriculum.
  • After graduation or completion of my degree, I will unable to get opportunities in the reputed industries in other countries.
  • While studying in a domestic environment (as there are no international students in our universities) I will miss the multi-cultural environment.
  • I will miss international exposure and a globally highly recognized degree if I study here.
  • Employers and industries in [home country] give more value to international degree holders rather than home graduates.

Reason for choosing University of ***

As per my course (Bachelor of Civil Engineering), I have researched on the internet for the most affordable, career-oriented perfectly located university. While browsing, I found the annual fee of this course to be quite expensive. On my further research, I found the University of *** to be economical and career-oriented. It is one of the prestigious institutions of Australia recognized by engineers in Australia. It consists of 10,000 students. In addition, [university] provides various support and services such as welfare support, career support including high tech multimedia labs; high qualified and recruited staff which helps students to achieve their career development and professional aspiration through career education, guidance and information. This is a good college which is located in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest-growing economic regions and is globally recognized for its research strengths and innovation in teaching. After knowing above all facts about it, I am confident that I have chosen the right college which suits me and my genuine intention to pursue my higher education in *** campus, Australia. I believe that [university] will definitely help me to reach my future goal through the desired course that I am going to study soon.

Why the course is relevant to me?

My passion and career goal both are aligned with the study of Engineering Technology, especially in the civil sector. Besides this, my previous study is also linked to this subject. While studying my Higher Secondary Examination Board in [home country] (college name), I studied Science with Physics and math’s in grade 11 and Physics along with other subjects in grade 12. At the end of my grade 12, what I realized is that my interest was growing towards engineering. As a result, now for my further study, I would like to go for a bachelor’s degree in engineering with my main specialization in civil. I believe that if I choose my course based on my passion and interest at this stage, I should never have to feel bored when I will start my professional career. Since [university] offers a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. It not only matches my interest but also the career field which I am exactly looking for in the future. Thus, I believe that by choosing a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology especially in civil, I have made the right decision in my life for shaping my career.

My future plan after completion of the course

Everyone wants to be professionally qualified in his/her respective field of study and work. But only a few happen to grave the opportunity and be laborious to claim the achievement. I believe that after completion of the course I will be returning to my home country with quality academic and work experiences to start my professional career in the engineering field. By earning a degree I aim to challenge myself further by encountering experiencing that would not only enhance my education, but also my professional development.

The goal of my life is to be a professional Civil engineer. After completion of my course, I would like to return back to my motherland and want to work for the reputed company in my home town like { name some of the company from your home country} etc as a civil engineering with an expected salary around *** per month. I believe that my desired course will lead me to achieve the goals I have set aimed and I hope that I could perform my best skills which helps to uplift the economic status of my nation. After collecting maximum experiencing in the related field, I also have planned to open my own Construction company which will create employment opportunities for others. I am confident that studying at the [University] will empower me with knowledge, skills, experiences and all necessary basic principle of the relevant field to reach my future goals.

Reasons for returning back to [home country] after completing my course

There are compelling reasons why I must return back to [home country] after my study. First of all, I have a dream big enough to bring back to [home country]. My dream is to work as a Civil Engineer and develop this field.

The second factor which brings me to [home country] is my family responsibility. Since my father is getting old day by day. I must be there to manage financial parts such as; his own business, house rent, bus and income which comes to us.

Third, there is a property reason which will urge me to bring myself back from anywhere in the world when I complete my degree. To be specific, my parents have a lot of fixed assets such as hospital shares, buildings and businesses in [home country] that my father and mother alone cannot take care of. I must be there to take care of those valuable assets of my parents which will obviously make me return back to [home country].

My Understanding of Visa Sub-class 500

 I am fully aware of the obligation under the student visa sub-class 500 under the simplified student Visa Framework(SSVF). According to Australian Government, the new rules of student visa sub-class 500 is categorized for a student visa under simplified student visa framework (SSVF) by the department of immigration board of Protection since July 1, 2016.

  •   My application must show evidence that I meet the Genuine Temporary Entrance (GTE) requirement for a valid student visa.
  •   I must submit a Confirmation of Enrollment (COE) for all intended courses before processing for a student visa.
  •   I must provide evidence of adequate health insurance. Health insurance can only be met by overseas student health cover (OSHC).
  •   I can study a registered full-time course in Australia as per the provision.
  •   I need to be medically fit.
  •   I need to inform my address before 7 days of joining any college or university.
  •   I can generally stay in Australia until my course finishes.
  •   I am allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight.
  •   I need to maintain 80% attendance.
  •   My visa will usually grant for two months longer than the duration of my Scourse.


In order to reach my dream career to work as a civil engineer in [home country], I believe my degree from the [University] can be a stepping stone for me. I have attached all my financial, academics and other essential document along with this statement of purpose in order to receive approval for a genuine temporary entrant to study in Bachelor of Civil Engineering. If any other does require please kindly give me chance to provide that too so that you gladly can permit a student who is genuinely looking for a way to study in your esteemed institution with a purpose.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you! Sincerely yours,

[your name]

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