Structural Engineering

Ashley Kramer

"One man's magic is another man's engineering."

What is structural engineering?

It is the branch of civil engineering that deals with large modern buildings and similar structures.

Some things you need to know:

  • The architect is usually the lead designer on buildings, with a structural engineer employed as a sub-consultant.
  • The structural design of a modern building can be extremely complex, and often requires a large team to complete.
  • Some structural engineering specialties for buildings include earthquake engineering, façade engineering, and fire engineering.
  • Salary: $64180 per year

Colleges offering structural engineering