Structural Engineering explores how buildings and other structures endure disasters, like earthquakes, fires, and storms.
With big issues like climate change, structural engineers need to create resilient infrastructure and specialised solutions, whilst juggling the demands of aesthetics, environment, cost, and materials.
- Practical coursework designing, building, testing, and analysing building structures, including research project work.
- Use UC’s Structural Engineering Lab (SEL), the most modern educational facility in seismic testing, including seismic loadings on structures and soils in real-time.
- Learn from world renowned leaders in the design and performance assessment of steel, concrete, and timber buildings and bridges in seismic events.
Structural Engineering minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, complete the following courses:
- ENCI436 Behaviour and Design of Structures 2
- ENCI438 Introduction to Structural Earthquake Engineering
- ENCN493 Research Project
Plus meet the requirements for Civil Engineering.
Global disasters show us that there is still much to be done to withstand these extreme forces. Your degree will prepare you for designing, building, and maintaining any kind of structure to withstand these events, from bridges to dams to skyscrapers.
Career pathways could include:
- local, regional, and central government
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Te Tari Pūhanga Metarahi, Rawa Taiao | Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone +64 3 369 3113
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