|When do 1engineers
consider a structure to be a “tower”?
|As a rule of
thumb, a structure it considered to be a tower if its height equals or
exceeds its least lateral dimension multiplied times three (3) .
design of towers is usually taught in college structural engineering courses
under the department of Civil Engineering.
| If you would like to become a structural
engineer this usually means that you will major in Civil Engineering and take
| structural engineering courses as your
engineering electives. After receiving
a “Bachelor of Science” degree,
| many students go on to get a “Masters
Degree” in Structural Engineering.
| To become licensed to practice structural
| you will nee to take the “Engineer in
Training” test (usually during your senior year in college) and then
apprentice with a
| licensed professional engineer for 4 year
to be eligible to take the PE licensing exam.
| Additionally most licensing boards require
15 hrs. of continuing education each year after you receive your license.