Teaching resources for schools

Use these resources to introduce students to structural engineering and help them discover great career opportunities.

Design and Shape the World

David Knight has worked on amazing projects accross the world from the Philippines to the UK. In our 'Design and Shape the World' leaflet he shares five reasons why structural engineering is a great career choice.



16 iconic structures

This download showcases 16 amazing feats of structural engineering from around the world.



What's it like being a structural engineer?

Three of our members explain what they do and why they love their work. A great way to show the face of modern engineering to your students.



Teaching at school stories and resources

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Going to university guide

A guide that defines structural engineering and explains how you can become a structural engineer.

Date ‐ 29 May 2019
Author ‐ IStructE
Price ‐ Free
The Shard, London

Building Stories podcast

Learn the stories behind the Shard, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Basilica Cistern in this fascinating podcast series from Roma Agrawal FIStructE.

Date ‐ 24 June 2019
Price ‐ Free
Case Study
Reinforced "chocrete" diagram

Building with Chocrete

An education project challenges schoolchildren to make beams from “Chocrete” – a mix of chocolate and cereals.

Date ‐ 5 April 2018
Author ‐ Roger Faires
Price ‐ Free
Case Study
Blue abstract blocks

Next Generation Design with Birmingham’s future engineers

Nick Von Behr describes a competition to find a new pavilion design for an amazing education initiative: Next Generation Design Brum.

Date ‐ 31 July 2017
Author ‐ Nick von Behr
Price ‐ Free
Case Study
April Shackley

Challenging, rewarding, inspiring

April Shackley and Jade Purdy, Design Engineers at AKT II, describe their work with engineering education initiative, ScaleRule.

Date ‐ 21 June 2018
Author ‐ April Shackley MIStructE
Price ‐ Free

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