Structural Concepts for Engineers


This course provides engineers with an enhanced intuitive understanding of structural concepts, their applications in design and in solving challenging engineering problems.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Analyse several key structural concepts and their applications
  • Realise clever engineering solutions using structural concepts
  • Be prepared to apply structural concepts in practice
  • Identify structural concepts from practice
  • Recognise intuitive ways to interpret structural concepts


Dr Tianjian Ji and Dr Adrian Bell are Reader and Senior Lecturer in structural engineering respectively. They developed ‘Seeing and Touching Structural Concepts’ for gaining an intuitive understanding of structural concepts by use of simple physical models and appropriate practical examples. They are the authors of Understanding and Using Structural Concepts (2nd edition), published in 2016. They received the Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education from The Institution of Structural Engineers in 2014 and Dr Ji also received the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Manchester in 2016.

Intended for

Recent graduates from BEng and MEng courses in civil engineering, structural engineering and mechanical engineering. It will also be of interest to experienced engineers and architects who wish to use structural concepts creatively in their work. 

Entry criteria

Attendees are encouraged to read as many pages as possible at before attending the course.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Structural Concepts for Engineers

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Tianjian Ji &
Adrian Bell

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