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How to become a Structural Engineer | The CCM UK

how to become a Structural Engineer

How to become a structural engineer

The College of Contract Management’s Advanced Diploma in Structural Engineering programme is the right choice that will set you on the path to becoming a professional structural engineer.

What is a Structural Engineer?

The role of a structural engineer is very important to the construction industry’s success. Focusing primarily on the structural integrity of a design, there need to be a deep understanding of the physics behind the planning. A skilled structural engineer will know how to ensure the safety and stability of a structure, making it safe for use. Additionally, they will be responsible for making sure the structure will be able to withhold the stress of repetitive use. Meaning that as well as the logistics of planning, structural engineers will need to understand which material is best suited to the building plans.

How can you become a Structural Engineer?

Working as a structural engineer boasts many benefits. From above average salary expectations to visible evidence of hard work, you can expect to get a lot out of this career. Although the role itself may seem daunting with such high expectations, there is plenty of training available to get you ready for this role. With that being said, lets look at how to become a structural engineer.


Firstly, for those who are academically inclined, there is the university route. Pursuing a degree in engineering is always a great place to look if you are hoping to develop the appropriate skills.


Then, for those who prefer a hands-on approach to learning, there are apprenticeship programmes. These focus on learning through experience, training whilst on the job.

Online courses

Finally there are multiple opportunities to learn how to become a structural engineer online. Many of these combine elements of both academic learning and the hands-on approach. Suitable for professional development and those who are looking to learn a new skill, these are a very popular choice.

How to become a Structural Engineer with the College of Contract Management

The Advanced Diploma in Structural Engineering is a great opportunity for anyone looking to become a structural engineer. Combining elements of both vocational and academic studies, this accredited course is perfect for all learning styles.


The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech) membership status.

how to become a structural engineerThis is a live online course, which you can study from wherever you are in the world. Construction Industry Employers recognize Advanced Diplomas as prized qualifications when they are looking to recruit.

Our advanced diploma will enable you to become a structural engineer and to study towards entry to an Honours Degree at a variety of university’s worldwide including in the United Kingdom.

This is an easiest academic route which applies academic theory to practical situations.

Structural Engineer Award

After successful completing the second year the advanced diploma is awarded. This allows to become EngTech member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in the United Kingdom. After successfully completing the first year an Advanced Certificate will be awarded by the College of Contract Management.

Method of Delivery

The lectures are delivered live online, so any questions can be addressed to the course lecturer directly. All online lectures are delivered outside of the normal working hours such as weekends or weekdays evening. If you have missed any of live lectures, all supporting slides and recording of the lecture video will be available onto our student portal (Moodle) from following day when they can be accessed at any time.

You need a computer and an internet connection to follow this course. The advanced diploma runs over two years and consists of 12 modules in total and performance is assessed via set assignment for each topic. Please click our weblink for further information of the modules.

Fees and Payment Plan

This is not an expensive cost to become a professional structural engineer compare than the greatest opportunity from the UK education provider.

The programme fees can be paid via one full payment of £2,280 at the beginning of each year or via a Monthly Direct Debit at £225 per month for a total 24 months.

To apply and enroll on to the Advanced Diploma in Structural Engineering programme, you can easily sign up via website. Please click the Apply Now button.

If you wish to pay via monthly direct debit please contact us on the following contacts. We can then send you the relevant WorldPay link to make a secure payment.

Telephone:+44 1420 481681