Few universities offer MSc Infrastructure programmes, so we have created a Masters programme that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to support the continuing growth and prosperity of the UK through the National Infrastructure Plan.
This fully accredited programme draws on our many years of experience in delivering advanced programmes in structures and bridges. It is delivered by university academics with a keen interest and track record in infrastructure issues together with industry and government professionals.
This course 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 will qualify with a sound understanding of the whole life-cycle of infrastructure assets, the environmental impact of infrastructure projects, and formal asset-management techniques enabling you to maximise the benefits of infrastructure assets in the future.
Graduates from the programme are highly employable but have the potential to progress to relevant specialist PhD or EngD research programmes in the field.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time or distance learning for between two to five academic years. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-Infrastructure Investment and Financing
-Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience
-Infrastructure Asset Management
-Sustainability and Infrastructure
Structural Engineering Group Modules
-Steel Building Design
-Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements
-Concrete Building Design
-Structural Safety and Reliability
-Design of Masonry Structures
Bridge Engineering Group Modules
-Bridge Deck Loading and Analysis
-Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
-Durability of Bridges and Structures
-Steel and Composite Bridge Design
Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
-Advanced Soil Mechanics
Construction Management Group Modules
-Construction Management and Law
-Project & Risk Management
Water and Environmental Engineering Group Modules
-Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage
-Applied Chemistry and Microbiology
-Pollution Control and Waste Management
-Regulation and Management
-Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling
-Water Policy and Management
Wind Energy Group Modules
-Wind Energy Technology
-Renewable Energy Technologies Dissertation
EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme aims to provide graduates with:
-The state-of-the-art of infrastructure engineering and management that is required for the realisation of the complex delivery of new and management and of existing infrastructure.
-A holistic overview of infrastructure as a system of systems, viewed within the social, economic and environmental context, and the drivers for sustainable infrastructure development and change.
-A knowledge of the fundamental multi-disciplinary frameworks that can be adopted for the planning, design, management and operation of interconnected infrastructure systems.
-A specialisation in an infrastructure area of their choice (i.e. bridge, building, geotechnical, water, wind) providing them with detailed background for the analysis and solution of specific problems associated with individual infrastructure components.
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.