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This Competency in Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers course from the Engineering Institute of Technology is designed for engineers and technicians who need to understand the role of a structural engineer. 

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Construction is the largest industry in the world. Within a civil engineering context, construction may refer to bridges, dams, earthworks, foundations, offshore structures, pipelines, power stations, railways, retaining structures, roads, tunnels, waterways, and water or wastewater infrastructures. 

Anything constructed needs to be designed first. Structural engineering deals with the analysis and design aspects required to ensure a safe, functional, and economical end product. During the design process, the designer may regularly interact with specialists such as architects and operational managers. Once the design is finalized, the implementation requires people to handle aspects such as statutory approvals, planning, quality assurance, and material procurement.

The entire exercise can be undertaken in a highly-coordinated way if everyone involves understands the terminology or ‘project language.’ To fully understand this language, it is necessary to appreciate the principles of structural analysis and design.

Participants in this Competency in Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers  course from the Engineering Institute of Technology will gain a basic knowledge of structural engineering that includes the principles of analysis of structures and their application, the behavior of materials under loading, the selection of construction materials, and the design fundamentals for Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and steel structures. The emphasis will be on the determination of the nature and quantum of stress developed under loads, and the way structures offer resistance to it. As the most widely used construction materials, RCC and steel will be covered in detail, though masonry and timber are also introduced.


To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online fortnightly webinars.  Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain a mark of 60% in the set assignments which could take the form of written assignments and practical assignments. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in quizzes.  If a student does not achieve the required score, they will be given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment to obtain the required score.


This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures
  • Principles of Strength of Materials
  • Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures
  • Design Theories and Loads 
  • Design of RCC Structures

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program. 





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Provider Number - 03567C 

Tuition Fee

  • Tuition fees depend on your country of origin. 
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