Structural engineering is a challenging yet rewarding career for those interested in structures, science, and engineering. To become a structural engineer, you need to have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and gain four years of experience before you can qualify as an RPEQ engineer in Queensland. With the right qualifications and experience, structural engineers can earn a substantial salary and have the opportunity to work on projects that are considered works of art. On International Women in Engineering Day, let's celebrate all women structural engineers and those working in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
Structural engineering is not an easy field to pursue, but it does reward hard work. To become a structural engineer, you need to have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Graduate studies can also be beneficial for those looking to specialize in the field. After graduating with your bachelor's degree, you will need to get a job as a structural engineer and gain four years of experience before you can qualify as an RPEQ engineer in Queensland.
The Structural Engineering Certification Board offers certification as a means of providing national certification for all jurisdictions. This certification qualifies you to practice as a recognized engineering professional, and most states also require a state license. Becoming a member of professional engineering organizations, such as the Institute of Structural Engineers, can boost your resume, provide networking and continuing education opportunities, and help show your interest in your profession. Structural engineers use many skills, from basic mathematical tools to physics, cutting-edge technology, and communication. Problem solving as a structural engineer requires a deep understanding of why and how all parts come together.
Structural engineers can also work as consultants for people who need to assess the integrity of their existing building for extensions and renovations. The tight schedule of some projects means that some structural engineers can work overtime when needed. Seeing that something you've been part of design materializes is one of the most rewarding parts of being a structural engineer or architect. There are structural engineering projects around the world that many people consider to be works of art; you have the opportunity to showcase your skills in creativity and design. Therefore, on International Women in Engineering Day, I would like to celebrate all women structural engineers (especially peers) and those working in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries to build the communities where we live and work.