Institution of Structural Engineers unveils online Structural Behaviour Course

Published: 07/12/2015

The Institution of Structural Engineers has unveiled a free online Structural Behaviour Course for structural engineering students seeking to brush up on fundamental engineering skills.

The Course, available via the Institution’s website, was developed over two years by its Academic Qualifications Panel, and offers 20 sample questions to assess elements of structural behaviour, drawn randomly from a bank of 200.

Users receive detailed feedback on their answers, making it an invaluable development tool. The mobile, tablet-friendly Course also allows users to return and try out sample questions whenever they like.

Access to the Course is free for Students Members of the Institution, and for members of its Academic Community. A year’s access to the Course is also available to other members of the Institution for just £5 in the UK (or less, depending on VAT outside the UK).

Tim Ibell, President of The Institution of Structural Engineers, said:

“This initiative clearly demonstrates the Institution’s commitment to tackling one of the most important and timely issues facing the profession of structural engineering - the need to reaffirm the importance of core structural behaviour skills and improve the competency levels of all structural engineers in the subject.”

Darren Byrne, Membership and Education Director for the Institution, said:

“We are delighted to offer this Course, which has been developed by our membership’s world-leading professionals to test and develop a firm grounding in structural behaviour for students around the world.

“The Course should be of real interest to students looking to enhance their job prospects, and to academics seeking a valuable learning resource.

“Students will have to be members of the Institution to access the Course – but gaining Student Membership is a free and easy process. Academics and students looking to learn more about Student Membership should contact our membership department for details.”


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