Structural engineers analyse and design structures – such as buildings, bridges, dams, towers and wharves – so that they are able to hold loads and resist environmental forces such as earthquakes, strong winds and floods.
Most structural engineers are employed by engineering consultancy companies and construction firms.
There is strong demand for structural engineers to work on rebuilding Christchurch after the earthquakes and to strengthen buildings, bridges and dams all around New Zealand.
Structural engineers generally earn:
Key tertiary qualifications include:
Required and recommended school subjects:
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