Structural Engineering: Learn It, Try It!
"Have you ever stared in wonder at huge suspension bridge or a towering sky scraper? Then structural engineering might just be the career path for you! Learn the basics from a real-life expert and get some hands-on experience. The world of electrical engineering is at your fingertips" -- Amazon.com.
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