Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc
Why choose this course
This unique and fully accredited programme draws on our many years of experience in delivering advanced postgraduate programmes and helps graduates to have a holistic decision-making overview in infrastructure systems. The programme is delivered by University academics with a keen interest and track record in infrastructure issues, together with industry and government professionals.
During the duration of the MSc programme you will have the chance to attend Keynote Talks from distinguished speakers held in our University as well as participate in field trips to organisations related to the study material.
What you will study
Our MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management covers the planning, design, analysis and management frameworks of infrastructure systems.
In particular, you will develop expertise in the:
- Technical aspects of infrastructure engineering within a social, economic, environmental and political context
- Factors that affect and drive infrastructure planning and funding
- Interdependent nature of infrastructure across different sectors
You’ll qualify with a sound understanding of the whole life-cycle of infrastructure assets, the environmental impact of infrastructure projects, sustainable decision-making and formal asset-management techniques, enabling you to maximise the benefits of infrastructure assets in the future.
The knowledge obtained from this MSc programme can be utilised for the creation of new infrastructure as well as the management of existing infrastructure systems. Case studies included in the programme cover different infrastructure sectors from transport to water and energy as well as flood defences, ranging across the globe.
|Qualification||Study mode||Course length||Placement||Start date|
|MSc||Distance-learning||60 months||October 2018|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||October 2018|
|MSc||Part-time||60 months||October 2018|
|MSc||Distance-learning||60 months||February 2019|
|MSc||Full-time||12 months||February 2019|
|MSc||Part-time||60 months||February 2019|
Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Accredited by CIHT as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
Accredited by IHE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Accredited by ICE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
Accredited by IStructE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
This Programme is accredited by the European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
Study and work abroad
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
Academic support, facilities and equipment
Modules related to the different groups are taught by a total of 20 full or part-time members of academic staff, as well as a number of visiting lecturers from the industry and government.
In addition to the University Library and Learning Centre’s extensive resources, our excellent testing facilities can support experimentally based MSc dissertation projects.
Modes of study
Apart from the usual full-time mode, there are also part-time options. The majority of Bridge, Infrastructure, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules can be studied by distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).
This programme can be studied via distance learning, which allows a high level of flexibility and enables you to study alongside other commitments you may have. Get full information about our distance learning programme (PDF).
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Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).
Learning and disability
We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.
Student Personal Learning and Study Hub
SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.
Find out more about the study support available.
Additional Learning Support
ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).
If you have a disability, we encourage you to disclose your condition and register with the service so you can be appropriately supported during your studies.
The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also available.
See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.
A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng.
Alternatively, a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng.
Overseas equivalent qualifications are also accepted.
Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience in the infrastructure sector.
View entry requirements by country
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims.
Please see the Code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018/19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.
Scholarships and bursaries
Surrey International Scholarship for Engineering and Physical Sciences 2018 entry
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Discounts for Surrey graduates
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“I feel that coming to Surrey was the correct decision as, shortly after my graduation, I was offered a job as a Graduate Engineer at WSP, one of the world’s leading civil engineering firms.”
“I’m currently working as a Site Engineer undertaking the partial demolition, repair and rebuild of Poole Bridge. The MSc programme at Surrey has provided me with the knowledge to understand the drivers and asset management involved.”