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Design and shape the world: careers in structural engineering

Have you ever wondered who makes buildings look beautiful and stand strong? You might be surprised to hear that structural engineers work closely with architects to make amazing structures, from stunning staircases to soaring skyscrapers.

Structural engineers make sure buildings and bridges are stable and strong enough to withstand natural forces like hurricanes and earthquakes…they’re the guardians of public safety.

If you like maths, science, design or art, structural engineering could be a challenging and rewarding career for you.

Tell me how to become a structural engineer

Learn: Everything you need to know about studying structural engineering


Develop: Find out how the Institution can support you and your career


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