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What is the difference between a civil and structural engi

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What is the difference between a civil and structural engineer?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Engineering
Expert:  Michael replied 6 months ago.
Civil and structural engineering are two disciplines within the work of evaluating, designing as well as preserving a particular structure. In terms of a definition of the differences between the two:1. Civil engineering looks at design elements within the creation of a particular structure. A civil engineer will often supervise a construction site or they may be focused on designing models or researching a project. A civil engineer is someone who has obtained a four-year degree. After receiving this degree, a civil engineer can then go to graduate school to study to become a structural engineer.2. Structural engineering looks at inspecting materials to be used for the construction of a particular project. This type of engineer is looking to inspect materials to be sure what is being used is correct in building the construction planned. They determine the effects on weather for example on potential buildings and how they will hold up in various conditions. Same with how a structure will handle traffic and weight of vehicles on roads.JustAnswers has a number of engineer experts who can also help if there is a complex engineering question or project you might have.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
Hello. I can help.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
I will offer a different perspective.
Civil engineer encompasses a broad range of job skill sets from wastewater to traffic to site and even includes structural. Structural engineering is a specialized subset under a more general civil engineering umbrella.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
There is a lot of push recently to sea rate these two and have structural be on its own, as it is generally more complex