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Structural Engineering Courses

Take online structural engineering courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn structural engineering and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Structural Engineering?

Structural engineering is the subfield of civil engineering concerned with the strength and stability of buildings, bridges, airplanes, vehicles and other structures. The structural engineer works with architects and designers to calculate the system of support and other requirements to ensure the structural integrity of the finished product. Structural engineers apply knowledge of physics, math and many other disciplines in their work and structural design requirements can vary based on geological constraints and challenges such as earthquake zones and soil types.

Online Courses in Structural Engineering

Get an introduction to the structural engineering of aircraft in TU Delft’s Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials. The course will give you an overview of the types of construction materials used in aircraft design and why they are chosen. Learn about the load calculations required and gain an understanding of the forces that impact an aircraft. The 7-week course will teach you how to look at and design a solution for a structural construction engineering design problem.

To better prepare yourself for the study of structural engineering, take online courses in physics, mechanics and math to improve your knowledge of the key disciplines associated with the field. Many courses on edX are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.