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Become a Structural Engineer

Structural engineers help design and build structures, from houses and hospitals to skyscrapers and suspension bridges. They're great problem solvers and not only do they make sure our buildings stand up, they help make architectural designs a reality.

As well as new buildings, structural engineers work out how to refurbish and restore old buildings, which is usually more environmentally friendly.

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Structural Engineer

“The variety of things you are able to do within engineering is huge – even within structures, there is always something different.”

Meet a Structural Engineer

Kamal Fuller is a Graduate Engineer in our Leeds office. He studied Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, IT, English, English Literature, and Technical Drawing.

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Kamal Fuller

Pathways to becoming a Structural Engineer

Route 1: Apprenticeships

You can apply to Curtins for an Apprenticeship which will offer you practical, work-based learning, recognised qualifications and a weekly training wage from the age of 16.

Route 2: University Degree

Engineering degrees normally require an A-level or equivalent in maths, combined with other subjects depending on the discipline:

Maths + Physics / Chemistry / Geography / Economics

Design & Technology and Computer Science are also useful

You’ll also need five GCSEs grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and Science.

More information is available on the UCAS website.

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