Structural Engineering online course

Structural engineering involves designing, creating, solving problems, innovating and using maths and science to shape the world. The structures created are used by all of us every day; from houses, theatres, sports stadia and hospitals, to bridges, oil rigs and space satellites. Structural engineers are involved at every stage of a structure’s realisation.

This course is for current Year 12s (S6 Scotland and Year 13 NI) and course session timings are 27 – 30 July, 10.00 – 16.30 hrs each day. You will be sent a kit of materials via the post in advance of the online course start date.


27 Jul - 30 Jul 2021
Start time: 10:00 hrs
Finish time: 16:30 hrs


Content and delivery by Coventry University with kit sent in advance by post.




* If cost is a barrier please see our FAQ for more details.


Structural engineers are highly skilled, creative professionals involved in the design of buildings and bridges. The design process has one aim – to ensure the structures are strong and stable to support the loads on them, including people, equipment and natural elements such as wind and earthquake.

Structural engineers ensure that all buildings and infrastructure are safe and serviceable to use as intended, including preventing buildings from collapsing during natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes – they can become the safety experts!

Structural engineers solve the problem by employing many skills and tools, from basic maths to cutting-edge technology and the use of novel and emerging materials. The engineers think laterally and creatively to solve complex problems, drawing inspiration from prior experience and further afield and to communicate the solutions in different forms. Structural engineers champion sustainable and environmentally friendly structures, ensuring that the building and associated infrastructure are durable, use less material and require less maintenance.

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