Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc

Why choose this course

From single structures through to industrial complexes and entire neighbourhoods, infrastructure engineering is at the heart of communities of every size, driving economic growth in countries across the world.

Our unique and fully accredited course draws on our many years of experience in offering advanced postgraduate courses. You’ll be taught by academics with an impressive track record in infrastructure issues, together with industry and government professionals.

We will also give you the opportunity to attend keynote talks from distinguished speakers held on campus, as well as participate in field trips to organisations related to the material you are studying.

What you will study

Our MSc in Infrastructure Engineering and Management covers the planning, design, analysis and management frameworks of infrastructure systems. It will help you develop a holistic overview of infrastructure systems.

In particular, you will develop expertise in the technical aspects of infrastructure engineering within a social, economic, environmental and political context; the factors that affect and drive infrastructure planning and funding; and the 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.

You can use the knowledge obtained from this course for the creation of new infrastructure as well as the management of existing infrastructure systems. Case studies included in the course cover different infrastructure sectors from transport to water and energy as well as flood defences, ranging across the globe.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
MSc Distance-learning 60 months October 2019
MSc Full-time 12 months October 2019
MSc Part-time 60 months October 2019
MSc Distance-learning 60 months February 2019
MSc Full-time 12 months February 2019
MSc Part-time 60 months February 2019

Location:

Stag Hill / Distance learning

Professional recognition

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

Your modules will be 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 you if you decide to pursue an experimentally-based MSc dissertation project.

Modes of study

Alongside the usual full-time study, there are also part-time options. You can study the majority of Bridge, Infrastructure, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules by distance learning through the use of the interactive web-based e-learning platform SurreyLearn.

Distance learning

You can study this course via distance learning, which gives you 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).

Programme leader

IMAM B Dr (Civl Env Eng)

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Academic year structure

Our MSc course consists of eight modules which you will take over two semesters. This also includes a dissertation project that is carried out throughout the academic year.

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

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

Year 1

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take 4 compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group and 4 optional modules from any of those listed below. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group.

Infrastructure Engineering and Management Group Modules

ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing (compulsory)
ENGM264 Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience (compulsory)
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure (compulsory)
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management (compulsory)
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Structural Engineering Group Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
ENGM030 Bridge Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction

Construction Management Group Modules
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources Management & Hydraulic Modelling
ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing

Wind & Energy Group Modules
ENGM245 Solar Energy Technology
ENGM246 Wind Energy Technology

Unstructured (3-5 years)

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take 4 compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group and 4 optional modules from any of those listed below. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group.

Infrastructure Engineering and Management Group Modules

ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing (compulsory)
ENGM264 Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience (compulsory)
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure (compulsory)
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management (compulsory)
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Structural Engineering Group Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
ENGM030 Bridge Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction

Construction Management Group Modules
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources Management & Hydraulic Modelling
ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing - Not available Distance Learning this year

Wind & Energy Group Modules
ENGM245 Solar Energy Technology Not available by DL
ENGM246 Wind Energy Technology Not available by DL

Unstructured (3-5 years) DL

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) DL - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take 4 compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group and 4 optional modules from any of those listed below. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group.

Infrastructure Engineering and Management Group Modules

ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing (compulsory)
ENGM264 Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience (compulsory)
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure (compulsory)
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management (compulsory)
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling

Structural Engineering Group Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Spatial Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
ENGM030 Bridge Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction

Construction Management Group Modules
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Water & Environmental Engineering Group Modules
ENGM034 Environmental Health
ENGM035 Water Treatment
ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology
ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste Management
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM057 Water Resources Management & Hydraulic Modelling
ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing - Not available Distance Learning this year

Wind & Energy Group Modules
ENGM245 Solar Energy Technology Not available by DL
ENGM246 Wind Energy Technology Not available by DL

Timetable

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, Academic Skills and Development and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Academic Skills and Development

Academic Skills and Development 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

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is the University of Surrey’s disability and neurodiversity service. The ALS team supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (including autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

If you tell us about any conditions and register with us, we can give you appropriate support during your studies.

We can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance, and test you for dyslexia and dyspraxia. We can also offer regular study skills and mentoring support.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

English language support

Our English Language Support Programme (ELSP) provides tailored English language support during your studies. It is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language, but native speakers are also welcome.

Entry requirements

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. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years of relevant industrial experience in the infrastructure sector will also be considered if you don’t meet these requirements.

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

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.

Credit transfer

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.

Fees

Study mode Start date Placement UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Distance-learning October 2019 £1,100* £2,200*
Full-time October 2019 £10,000 £20,400
Part-time October 2019 £1,100* £2,200*
Distance-learning February 2019 £1,100* £2,200*
Full-time February 2019 £9,800 £19,800
Part-time February 2019 £1,100* £2,200*
* per 15 credits

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2019-20 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

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