Structural Engineering

Structural engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering in which structural engineers are educated to create the 'bones and muscles' that create the form and shape of man made structures. Structural engineers need to understand and calculate the stability, strength and rigidity of built structures for buildings and nonbuilding structures. The structural designs are integrated with those of other designers such as architects and building services engineer and often supervise the construction of projects by contractors on site. They can also be involved in the design of machinery, medical equipment, and vehicles where structural integrity affects functioning and safety. See glossary of structural engineering.

Structural engineering theory is based upon applied physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials and geometries. Structural engineering design uses a number of relatively simple structural elements to build complex structural systems. Structural engineers are responsible for making creative and efficient use of funds, structural elements and materials to achieve these goals.

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Matching Structural Engineering Colleges

University of California-San Diego

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,448 average out-state tuition; $53,448 average in-state tuition

Illinois Institute of Technology

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,869 average out-state tuition; $43,869 average in-state tuition

California State University-Northridge

Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

Four or more years; Public; $22,716 average out-state tuition; $14,214 average in-state tuition

Lehigh University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,320 average out-state tuition; $50,320 average in-state tuition

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,709 average out-state tuition; $37,709 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Structural Engineering Majors

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NSF SBIR Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Fellowship (NSF I-PERF)

American Society for Engineering Education

Up to $78,000 Varies See Details
 

NSF SBIR Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Fellowship (NSF I-PERF)

American Society for Engineering Education

award

Up to $78,000

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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

Up to $25,000 February 04, 2022 See Details
 

HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

February 04, 2022
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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 24, 2022 See Details
 

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 24, 2022
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Air Force ROTC Express Scholarship

University of Iowa

$15,000 Varies See Details
 

Air Force ROTC Express Scholarship

University of Iowa

award

$15,000

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Phillips Engineering Scholarship

Cherokee Nation

$15,000 January 31, 2022 See Details
 

Phillips Engineering Scholarship

Cherokee Nation

award

$15,000

deadline

January 31, 2022
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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2022 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2022
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Mas Family Scholarship

Mas Family Scholarships

Up to $10,000 Varies See Details
 

Mas Family Scholarship

Mas Family Scholarships

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Up to $10,000

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AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

$10,000 January 31, 2022 See Details
 

AIAA Lockheed Martin Marillyn Hewson Scholarship

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

award

$10,000

deadline

January 31, 2022
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FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

$10,000 February 15, 2022 See Details
 

FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

February 15, 2022
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 28, 2022 See Details
 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 28, 2022
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