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Major

Structural Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Structural engineers must constantly evolve to anticipate the materials, environments, and technologies that will shape our future buildings.

They use innovative materials and manufacturing methods to design efficient, adaptable, and sustainable building infrastructure.

Because this infrastructure must be resilient in the face of a changing environment, structural engineers must also understand the future hazards and risks likely to arise – whether from cyclones, earthquakes, or other natural disasters.

Develop the capacity to create innovative solutions to structural engineering challenges using a variety of materials including steel, timber and concrete, and solve advanced design problems. 

You'll learn how to apply digital design and construction technologies and build your understanding of the role of wind loading, fire safety and sustainable design.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The structural engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

45 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Structural engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Project engineer

Average annual salary range

Structural Engineer

$90K–$110K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel and Concrete Structures
  • Structural and Steel Design
  • Design of Timber Structures

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