Structural Engineering Course Online. Structural Engineering Basics Online Course.

Master the fundamentals of structural engineering, without any technical knowledge or paying $1000+

Advance your skills and career with 80+ on-demand videos you can watch whenever it fits your schedule.

$497 $397 USD

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This online course shortcuts your way to mastering the basics of structural engineering, whether you’re:

An Architect


A Contractor or Project Manager

A Student or Recent Graduate

A Building Owner or Developer

Why You Should Learn Structural Engineering?

Structural engineering is a vital skill for everyone involved in construction, no matter if you’re a professional, an investor, or a building owner.

It’s what adds bones and muscles to buildings, keeps them from collapsing, and makes them safe to use. Most importantly, it builds solutions for real-world problems that won’t go away, regardless of how much we advance our technology and science.

That not only makes structural engineering an unavoidable part of every construction process… but also one of the most in-demand, money-making skills of the future.

It’s a skill that sends clients flocking your way and saves you a ton of money you’d spend on hiring another engineer, wasteful back-and-forth communication, and endless project reiterations.

And yes, it will also save you headaches and money-draining issues caused by miscommunication with your engineers—because we’ll teach you how to speak our language and make better engineering decisions yourself.

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Structural Engineering Basics Online Course Syllabus

Course Outline & Topics:

Lesson 1: Introduction

1.0 - Who we are
1.1 - Who this course is for
1.2 - Course outline
1.3 - Outcomes of taking this course
1.4 - What is structural engineering?
1.5 - What do structural engineers do?
1.6 - Types of structural engineering projects
1.7 - Memorable structural engineering failures
1.8 - Structural engineering achievements

Assignments & Quizzes

Lesson 2: Loads

2.0 - What are loads?
2.1 - Dead loads
2.2 - Live loads
2.3 - Snow loads
2.4 - Wind loads
2.5 - Earthquake loads
2.6 - Earth pressure and surcharge loads
2.7 - Use of building codes and factors of safety
2.8 - Load combinations and importance factors
2.9 - Live loads in building codes
2.10 - Snow, wind and earthquakes in building codes
2.11 - Snow buildup

Assignments & Quizzes

Lesson 3: Construction Materials

3.0 - Introduction and types of materials
3.1 - Concrete - Ingredients
3.2 - Concrete - Mixing
3.3 - Concrete - Testing
3.4 - Concrete - Formwork and reinforcing
3.5 - Concrete - Precast and post tensioned
3.6 - Steel - Background
3.7 - Steel - Composite Deck
3.8 - Steel - Piles and shoring
3.9 - Wood - Hardwood and softwood
3.10 - Wood - Engineered wood
3.11 - Wood - Fasteners
3.12 - Masonry - Background
3.13 - Masonry - Testing
3.14 - Masonry in a building system

Assignments & Quizzes

Lesson 4: Structural Elements

4.0 - Components of a structure
4.1 - Deck, joists, beams, trusses and slabs
4.2 - Columns and bearing walls
4.3 - Diaphragms
4.4 - Diagonal bracing
4.5 - Shearwalls
4.6 - Girts
4.7 - Connections
4.8 - Foundation walls and grade beams
4.9 - Shallow foundations
4.10 - Deep foundations
4.11 - Geotechnical investigations

Assignments & Quizzes

Lesson 5: Load Transfer & Structural Analysis/Design

5.0 - Intro and types of loading - Part 1
5.1 - Intro and types of loading - Part 2
5.2 - Load transfer
5.3 - Types of stresses
5.4 - Types of failures in structural elements
5.5 - Analysis and design - Intro
5.6 - Analysis and design - Reinforced concrete
5.7 - Analysis and design - Joists and Trusses
5.8 - Analysis and design - Hollowcore
5.9 - Analysis and design - Columns
5.10 - Analysis and design - Exterior walls

Assignments & Quizzes

Lesson 6: Structural Drawings

6.0 - Structural vs. Architectural drawings
6.1 - Structural plans
6.2 - Structural elevations and sections
6.3 - Schedules
6.4 - General notes
6.5 - Shop drawings
6.6 - Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Part 1
6.7 - Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Part 2

Assignments & Quizzes

Lesson 7: Tips for Architects

7.0 - Reinforcing structures - Part 1
7.1 - Reinforcing structures - Part 2
7.2 - Reinforcing structures - Part 3
7.3 - Removing columns and bearing walls
7.4 - Girt requirements
7.5 - Partition walls
7.6 - Brick veneers supports
7.7 - Shear walls and cross bracing
7.8 - Building shape

Lesson 8: Tips for Homeowners

8.0 - Load bearing elements - Part 1
8.1 - Load bearing elements - Part 2
8.2 - Partition Walls
8.3 - Connections
8.4 - Foundations - Part 1
8.5 - Foundations - Part 2
8.6 - Permits

Lesson 9: Tips for Contractors

9.0 - Concrete - Part 1
9.1 - Concrete - Part 2
9.2 - Foundations
9.3 - Diaphragms
9.4 - Construction Loads
9.5 - Quality Assurance and Quality Control

This course is for YOU if you...

Lead a busy life. Watch our videos whenever it fits your schedule and from any place.

Like to learn at your own pace. What you need are on-demand videos that you can pause, rewind, or speed up.

Want to save money. Know exactly why and how your budget is spent during construction and keep engineers in check.

Think of education as an investment. This course will not only save you money in the long run, but also immediately advance your career.

Want to feel in control. Learning about structural engineering is the best antidote to anxiety, frustration, and overwhelm during construction.

Prefer learning from experts. You want to learn from someone with practical experience who can teach you what works in real life, not just on paper.

Meet Your Structural Engineering Course Instructors

Hi. We’re Noah and Mostafa.

It feels like you and your engineers just don’t speak the same language. You’re excluded from the project. They’re disgruntled. 

Frustration builds up, unnecessary problems crop up, and, before you know it, your project turns into a nightmare.

Here is Our Story...

Once we realized how many headaches and money-draining issues miscommunication can cause during construction, we knew we had to do something about it.

That’s why we dug up your most pressing questions and answered them in a simple, easy-to-understand language that we use throughout this comprehensive training.

We also shared insider tips that we used on several projects during our careers, such as a 14-story apartment building in Winnipeg and one of the world’s tallest buildings—a Royal Mecca Tower in Saudi Arabia.

You don’t need an engineering background to keep up with our lessons—or pay us thousands of dollars to enroll.

We made this course as affordable as possible, so that we can help as many contractors like you understand their engineers better, save money and time, and enjoy their job more.

What’s Included In the Online Course?

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80+ video lessons

Learn from videos organized in 9 modules, covering everything from construction materials to structural drawings.

Certificate of completion

Get proof that you’ve taken the most comprehensive course on the basics of structural engineering available online.

Assignments, quizzes, and reference material

Test your knowledge and learn how to apply it on real-world

PDF overview of each lesson

Refresh your knowledge in a heartbeat by skimming through our notes for each lesson.

Feedback on your progress

Post your assignments in our private Facebook group and get feedback from us and your peers.

Insider tips from experts

Take advantage of the lessons we learned the hard way during our careers.

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SPECIAL PRICING - Join today & get 20% OFF our regular price!

**We have hit our first milestone of 100 course sales!

Prices will increase again after the next 100 people who enroll. Currently there are already many satisfied members who have gotten in early. HURRY before YOU miss out on your savings! **

If you compare our online program to alternative structural engineering courses such as weekend seminars in other cities, university certificates, distance learning classes, and other available courses, you will be saving HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of dollars. We are the most affordable & comprehensive structural engineering basics program currently on the market. So what are you waiting for?
We can't wait for you to join us as 100+ people already have!


What Our Course Members Are Saying

 Wes - Contract Administrator at Architecture Firm

Kareem  - Real Estate Investor

Stan - Owner and Entrepreneur

  Anthony - Civil Engineer

  Monika - Project Manager

"I would like to thank Noah and Mostafa from the Structural Engineering Basics team who provided us with an amazing engineering course to my Powerblock team! I was looking for months for a course that can be easily understandable for my structural management crew so they can refresh their memory in all the engineering behind the structural elements on a home. And more importantly a perfect course for new hires. I feel like my company’s knowledge is stronger and I highly recommend any business doing shell construction, whether residential or commercial, to use these courses for their employees. Like they say.... Knowledge is power and we’re definitely more knowledgeable here at Powerblock Builders!

Oscar Villeda 



“As a current homeowner and future homeowner of a newly built house, I feel that the videos and information provided by the Structural Engineering Basics team have empowered me to know more about the basic concepts and elements that incorporate the structural design of a house. This has educated me on the background and reasons for the design in question, but it has also allowed me to challenge and question particular aspects of the design for my new house. I have new found appreciation for structural engineering and would recommend this education series to any aspiring homeowner such as myself who wants to sleep better at night!”

Marko B.



“As a recent graduate just starting out in structural engineering, this course was tremendously helpful for me to connect what I have learned in school with how it is applied in the real world. Noah and Mostafa's teaching style kept my attention and I liked being able to learn from professional engineers currently working in the industry. Thanks guys!”

Andy L.

Engineer in Training


“I am not going to lie, but when Noah reached out to me, I was skeptical at first. I didn't think that they could offer me anything that would be beneficial towards what I do as a Project Manager. But when I went through the course, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of content that provided value to what I do. The knowledge I gained made it easier to review drawings, communicate with structural engineers and complete site reviews.”

Ben B.

Development Project Manager

Still Not Convinced?

Here’s What Else You Get When You Purchase a Plan: Boost Your Skills. Join Our Community.

Bonus: 01

Exclusive Facebook group access. You get to join our members-only Facebook group where current and ex course participants share assignments, ask questions, and solve problems, together.

Bonus: 02

Office hours. Have trouble understanding some lessons or topics? Need further guidance? Meet us during office hours and we’ll answer your questions, explain things in a simpler language, and resolve your dilemmas.

Bonus: 03

Money-back guarantee. We stand behind our course. In case you completed it and didn’t find it valuable, we’ll give you your money back within 60 days of your purchase.

Ready to join our community of members from over 15 countries?

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9 modules, 80+ videos, 10+
hours of training

Assignments and feedback
on your progress

Certificate of completion

Access to our private Facebook group

On-demand office hours

100% money-back guarantee

Our Structural Engineering Basics Program Pricing

package 1


NOW $397 USD

  • 1 License
  • Exclusive Bonus content
  • Access to all of our course material
  • Certificate of completion

Package 3


NOW $1797 USD

  • Up to 10 Licenses
  • Exclusive Bonus content
  • Access to all of our course material
  • 2 x 1 hour private training with you and your team
  • Certificate of completion


How long will I have access to this course?

You’ll get lifetime access to this course. You can pick up where you left off at any time or watch the entire course again to brush up on your skills.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes. You’ll find two group plans that offer big savings above, but we also offer custom plans for businesses that need to purchase more than 10 licenses for their team. Contact us

How long will it take me to complete this course?

Considering we offer on-demand videos you can watch at your own pace, it’s entirely up to you when you’ll finish the course. In total, our recordings are just over 10 hours long.

Do you really offer refunds?

Yes. We do, however, require you to complete the course before asking for a refund and explain why you believe the course didn’t deliver on its promises. Keep in mind that refunds are only available within 60 days of your purchase.

Can I get a sneak peek of the course first?

Sure. Please go [here] to enroll in our free intro course.

Do I need a university degree?

Nope! This program is set up to go over the basics of structural engineering regardless of your educational background or experience. 

What language is this program in?

The course videos and materials are all in English.

I have some other concerns. How can I reach you?

You can send us an email at