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Structural Engineering

Structural engineers use advanced math and science to design structural systems that support and resist loads. A bachelor's degree and several years of progressive work experience are required to become a registered professional engineer. Keep reading to learn about options in this field.

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Structural engineering is the practice of designing buildings, bridges, tunnels and other solid or mechanical structures to withstand natural and man-made forces. Structural engineers design and analyze a structure's load-bearing capabilities to ensure adequate support and occupant safety in both stationary structures, such as buildings, bridges and highways, as well as in the design of aircraft, ships, heavy machinery and other vehicles.

If a career in structural engineering appeals to you, read on for more information. Study.com has articles explaining all the education requirements and career possibilities.

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