The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 86 (2008) > Issues > Issue 22 > The teaching of structural analysis
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The teaching of structural analysis

The paper describes the results of an investigation into the teaching of structural analysis in universities within the United Kingdom. A brief outline of the current state of teaching together with the requirements of industry is given. The results of an extensive survey into what topics within structural analysis are taught, together with what resources are used are given. This is supported with a survey of what structural analysis skills industry requires of its engineers, particularly graduates. A discussion of the surveys is given, which highlights a number of areas of concern to academics, together with recommendations as to what the authors believe should be taught.

David Johnson
B.Sc(Eng), MSc, PhD, FIStructE
Nottingham Trent University (retired)

Prof. Ian M.May
BEng, MSc, PhD, FIStructE, FICE
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh



Author(s): Johnson, David;May, Ian M

Keywords: universities;united kingdom;teaching;structural analysis;surveys;publications;software;skills