Last year the Institution undertook a review of its membership grades to ensure that the pathways to Institution membership were inclusive, flexible and recognised the competence of members on their professional qualification journey. One outcome of this review was the acknowledgement that there was a need to recognise graduate achievement and competence in core structural engineering, specifically an understanding of structural behaviour.
The Institution places great importance on the need for members to be competent in their understanding of structural behaviour and in recent years has launched the Structural Behaviour Quiz and the Certificate in Structural Behaviour, which is awarded to those who have passed the Structural Behaviour Exam. The Certificate allows graduates to show employers, clients and the public, irrespective of where or what they studied, that they have a fundamental understanding of structural behaviour. Accordingly, it has been approved that graduate members who have passed the Structural Behaviour Exam may use the GIStructE designation.
Those graduate members who have passed the Structural Behaviour Exam will have already been contacted to advise them that they may use the designation and their records have been updated.
To be clear, the designation may not be used by all graduate members – it is restricted to those who have passed the Structural Behaviour Exam. Further information on the Exam, including how to make an application, may be found on the Institution’s website.
Before applying to take the Exam, you are encouraged to access the Structural Behaviour Quiz to familiarise yourself with the type of question you will find in the Exam.
If you have any queries regarding the GIStructE designation please contact [email protected]