What is it?
First of all, the Structural Engineering is related to Civil Engineering.
Structural Engineering considers the technical, aesthetic, economic, environmental and social aspects of structures. When we talk about structure, it is question of buildings, bridges, in-ground structures, but also space frames which include those for motor vehicles, aviation, ships etc.
Structural Engineering is divided in two different parts; the first one is the design aspect and the other one is the structural analysis.
A Structural Engineer is responsible for the stability of the structure, the strength of the structure through all parts of the design loads, the capacity of the structure to remain functional and serviceable throughout its design life.
Therefore Structural Engineers perform strength calculations, applying maths and physics to traditional construction materials and preparing drawings of structures to ensure that the structure will not collapse.
If you undertake an internship in Structural Engineering, you will put all theories that you learnt into practice as it is based on maths, physics. Therefore, by working in the field, you will discover and see what a structural engineer really does as well as acquire strong industry skills.
- Analytic mind
- Enjoy working indoors and outdoors
- Problem-solving skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Organisation skills
- Strong scientific skills
- Environmental Impact assessment
- Environmental analysis
- Model building
- Report writing
- Working with builders, architects, electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers on sites
- Inspection of sites
- Surveying and site set-out