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I am wondering, are there any structural or civil engineers here?

 

If so, what do you guys do for your job? If anyone else knows what exactly they do, and if there are any new 'fields' of discovery, so to speak, in these two areas that you know of, could you tell me about them too?

 

I am interested in becoming either a structural or civil engineer, but I don't know what the difference is.

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I just had look at wike, and found structural engineering is actually a field of civil engineering focusing on the production of complex structures. I would say any of the work regarding the construction of anything built up involves civil engineers(apart from aesthetic design, that's the architect's field). Just don't quote me on that! I'm no expert in this field. So I would presume it is more common obtain a bachelor/masters in civil engineering and specialise in structural, if that's what you want to become. I wish you good luck in whatever you decide to;)

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Yeah, I thought they had to be able to do basic mechanics maths or physics, but my friend who's doing maths and has applied for architecture says you don't even need that! I don't know about outside the UK, but here you can get away with just doing DT(designer technology) and Art if you apply for architecture. I think architecture deals with the more artsy aspects of building design, as well as functinality and feasibillity. I think my last post on civil engineering may have been a little misleading, and I am sorry for that because it's actually quite a broad field.

have a look here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_engineering

P.S do your own research!

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