The Structural Engineer


Engineering Studies – H1 Civil Engineering – The Engineering Profession

This topic discusses the roles of a structural engineer, the typical responsibilities and skills. The relevance of engineering analysis and the importance of teamwork are key concepts. Future trends in structural engineering are investigated.

 Key Concepts

  • The nature and range of work that a Structural Engineer would perform
  • Engineering research, documentation and communication
  • Emerging trends in the engineering profession
  • The engineering design process
  • Teamwork in engineering

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the roles that a structural engineer might perform before, during and after a project?
  2. Describe the process of engineering research and communication.
  3. How might data be presented?
  4. Describe how engineers use the design process to develop engineering solutions.
  5. Discuss examples that highlight why teamwork is important in engineering.


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