Why Should I Study Structural Engineering?
structural engineers shape the world we live in. They design, build and maintain the infrastructure we take for granted - every reservoir, dam, bridge, road, tunnel and building. Their expertise is key for a sustainable future, both in the UK and abroad.
What will I Learn?
If you study structural engineering at postgraduate level, you’ll learn to apply mathematics and scientific knowledge (particularly physics) to real-life situations and problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures, taking into account environmental, financial, legal and ethical considerations.
At its core, structural engineering is a combination of many scientific specialisms, including mechanics, hydraulics, geotechnics (using knowledge of the earth’s crust to solve construction problems), material science and statistical analysis. As such, study of these foundational elements will feature heavily in the early years of Structural engineering degrees.