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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc (Eng) Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction

Programme code:MSE-CV/TI-FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Suhaila Mattar Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

For candidates with at least one year’s relevant experience, bachelor degrees with a 2:2 may be considered.

Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Civil Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Civil Engineering Transport Infrastructure Exam Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Joint Board of Moderators (sought)

Programme specification:

This programme offers the opportunity to acquire in-depth specialist knowledge on how the different physical elements that constitute land transport infrastructure are designed, built, and maintained, with an emphasis on bridges, roads and highways, and tunnels.
On completion of this programme, the student will have developed a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and techniques at the forefront of design, construction, maintenance and operation of land transport infrastructure. Students will learn about the most advanced aspects of designing and building concrete and metallic bridges, upgrading and maintaining roads and highways, and tunnel construction. They will acquire specialist knowledge on the latest technological developments in transport infrastructure engineering, including the applications of advanced materials like ultra-high performance concrete, and the possibilities of cutting-edge sensing techniques and robotics for the monitoring and repair of infrastructure.
With an emphasis on the construction and maintenance stages and the ‘how-is-it-made’ approach as an articulating principle, this MSc will enable the student to develop a holistic view of the development of land transport infrastructure, regarded by the construction industry as a key asset in the engineers they need to recruit.
At the same time they develop a profound understanding of the entire design-construction-operation cycle, they will become proficient users of the most advanced tools that can be used to effectively manage the delivery of challenging projects.
Different construction processes and techniques will be explored in detailed, and used as a platform to investigate how they affect (and are affected by) the design process, the selection of alternatives and the implications for the entire service life. The knowledge and skills developed through this MSc will increase their employability prospects to work in the development of, for example, smart highways, the new generation of bridges, or high-speed railways.

All students should consult the School Code of Practice for Assessment to view the classification requirements for their programme.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CIVE5000MMSc Dissertation60 credits1 Sep to 30 Sept (13mth)
CIVE5164MTransport Infrastructure Strategy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE5330MBridge Engineering15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5331MConstruction Technology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5333MMonitoring and Maintenance of Infrastructure15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5334MRailway Track Infrastructure Design15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5926MDeterioration and Maintenance of Concrete Structures (MSc)15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
TRAN5946MDeterioration and Maintenance of Pavements15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

Candidates must take one of the following optional modules.

CIVE5671MGeotechnical Engineering (MSc)15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5972MAdvanced Concrete Design (MSc)15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE5975MFoundation Engineering (MSc)15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
TRAN5241MRoad Geometry and Infrastructure15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:30:21


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