Structural Engineer

Structural Engineers analyse the statical properties of all types of structures, test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction, and design and supervise the construction of all types of structures.
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    Overview

    Structural Engineers analyse the statical properties of all types of structures, test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction, and design and supervise the construction of all types of structures.

    Day-to-day

    • determines construction methods, materials and quality standards, and drafts and interprets specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
    • analyses structural systems for both static and dynamic loads
    • designs structures to ensure they do not collapse, bend, twist or vibrate in undesirable ways.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Structural Engineer

    • You need a bachelor degree in civil engineering to work as a Structural Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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    • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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