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CROSS Topic Paper

The education base - safety related issues

Region: CROSS-UK Published: 1 September 2010


This note is a contribution to the IStructE’s debate on the teaching of structural engineering at undergraduate level, for the general information of ICE and HSE, and for wider debate.

The key recommendation is that structural safety risk management should be taught across the curriculum at universities.

Note: this Topic Paper was published by SCOSS (Standing Committee on Structural Safety). Since March 2021, SCOSS is integrated under the name Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS).

Who should read this?

University teachers and those responsible for undergraduate course content for engineers. Professional Institutions who can influence university teaching.

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