Becoming a professionally accredited structural engineer requires completing a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering. To specialize in this field, you must first choose a major in engineering, such as civil engineering, and then specialize in structural engineering. Structural engineers design the frame of buildings, towers, bridges, tunnels, and other structures to ensure they are strong, resilient and safe. In Australia, you must complete a civil engineering degree at university and then specialize in structural engineering after graduation.
To qualify as an RPEQ engineer in Queensland, you must have four years of experience. You can also take bridge courses to reach the required level of understanding if you didn't study the necessary subjects in school. Structural engineers use their skills to solve engineering problems and develop their capabilities. They participate in the design and construction of safe structures such as bridges, buildings and stadiums.