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Structural Engineer

Structural Engineer

“If you are interested in the physics and the engineering behind buildings and structures, this could be the ideal career for you.”

Structural Engineer

Structural engineers are a key part of the design and construction team, working alongside civil engineers, architects and other construction professionals. Together they create all kinds of structures from houses, theatres, sports stadia and hospitals to bridges, oil rigs and space satellites.

Additionally, structural engineers are involved with developing existing structures to ensure that they remain safe, fit for purpose and take into account environmental and sustainability issues that may not have been understood when the structures were first designed.

Every structure has to deal with the conditions in which it is built. Structural engineers battle gravity, wind, snow and rain everyday to provide the world with outstanding structures. A career in engineering is never dull, it can take you all around world, working within a design office or on site. Structural engineering provides an opportunity for you to shape the future and improve the lives of millions of people.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • problem-solving ability
  • the ability to explain and present plans and ideas
  • project management
  • time management and the ability to meet deadlines
  • maths, physics and IT skills
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