Structural engineers apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and evaluation of materials and systems used in building load-bearing structures like roads, buildings, rail lines, dams and offshore platforms. It is the objective of this course that graduates have acquired a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying a number of sub-disciplines that are associated with structural engineering. Great emphasis is also placed on the development of generic skills with management, communication, problem-solving and design and innovation in structural engineering.
Students in this specialisation learn from high quality researchers recognised internationally for their expertise in high-rise structures, and wind, waves, earthquake, impact and blast resistant technologies. Design seminars, field work and workshops provide students with opportunities to work with industry professionals in their final year. Career opportunities exist in a variety of roles related to the design of structures, their longevity, and their ability to withstand extremes such as earthquake, high winds, blast or fire.
The Structural specialisation of the Master of Engineering has full accreditation with Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®.
Intended learning outcomes
To produce graduates who have acquired the educational and professional standards of Engineers Australia, with which the course is accredited, and are skilled in structural engineering principles with the ability to apply them to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.