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Let's explore the fascinating world of engineering and bridge building through prototype to construction.

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Expert Information

Jennifer shares her interest in building and the process of designing and constructing a bridge.

Extra Research

Useful websites and blogs to help you explore your interest in the diverse fields of building and engineering.

Education Pathways

You should become an engineer - Find out how!

The Expert

Jennifer Macdonald

Jennifer Macdonald

Engineer
Lecturer in Construction Management

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Course studied:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Building Design Engineering University of Strathclyde
  • Research Masters Degree (MPhil) Strategic Information Management in Construction Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Advanced Structural Analysis University of Southern Queensland
  • PhD University of South Australia

Jennifer has designed everything from luxury tree houses for kids to a 23-storey skyscraper, and even helped work on a new terminal at Heathrow Airport in London. Jennifer moved from England to Australia seven years ago and now uses technology like virtual reality, to simulate how buildings will look before they are even built.

Sample Workshop Activities

Name that Bridge

Build your own bridge

Bridges that tumble and fall