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Infrastructure Engineering and Management - MSc

Course Description

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
-Space Structures
-Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements
-Subsea Engineering
-Concrete Building Design
-Structural Safety and Reliability
-Earthquake Engineering
-Design of Masonry Structures

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
-Bridge Deck Loading and Analysis
-Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
-Durability of Bridges and Structures
-Bridge Management
-Steel and Composite Bridge Design
-Long-Span Bridges

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
-Geotechnical Structures
-Energy Geotechnics
-Advanced Soil Mechanics
-Foundation Engineering
-Soil-Structure Interaction

Construction Management Group Modules
-Construction Management and Law
-Construction Organisation
-Project & Risk Management

Water and Environmental Engineering Group Modules
-Environmental Health
-Water Treatment
-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 Engineering
-Wind Energy Technology
-Renewable Energy Technologies Dissertation

-Dissertation project


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.

Visit the Infrastructure Engineering and Management - MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Alex Salter

4446.jpg "I undertook my MSc at Surrey as a part-time distance learning student whilst working full time in an engineering design consultancy. I found the flexibility to attend lectures at the University as well as being able to switch to distance learning very useful, especially when my work commitments got in the way of lectures.

I started my MSc degree in Bridge Engineering at Surrey having finished my BEng in Civil Engineering three years previously. My engineering industry experience helped me focus my studies and module choices towards the areas that interested me, and to the topics that would progress my career.

The standard of the course material and the relevance of the modules within industry are second to none, with the course staff and lecturers putting in significant effort to make sure you feel part of the programme even if you’re studying as a distance learner.

Surrey’s Bridge Engineering MSc achieves the right balance between theoretical study and practical design, providing you with a well-rounded degree that you can use within industry.

I feel that I’ve significantly gained and furthered my career by undertaking a part-time distance learning MSc at Surrey. Surrey maintains its reputation as one of the top universities for postgraduate teaching on Civil Engineering. "


Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount


Self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on [email protected]


GREAT Surrey Scholarships India - 6 Awards

Funded by the University and the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign, up to six scholarships worth £5,000 (paid in the form of a fee discount) are being offered on postgraduate taught courses from the following subjects:- Chemical and Process Engineering
- Chemistry
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Environment and Sustainability
- Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering Sciences
- PhysicsWHO CAN APPLY?You can apply for a GREAT Surrey Scholarship if:- You hold a high first-class degree from an Indian university (the minimum requirement is 65 per cent from a prestigious university or 70 per cent from a regional university).
- You hold an offer from Surrey to study any MSc course within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as listed above (you must hold an offer before submitting an application for a scholarship)

Value of Scholarship(s)



The GREAT Scholarship – India programme is aimed at high-calibre Indian students who want to study for a postgraduate programme in engineering.

Application Procedure

To apply, you will need to complete the online form - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/content/great-scholarships-india-2016

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Minimum of 60% in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng OR closely related subject, with a minimum of 60% in management related subjects. Alternatively a minimum of 70% in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng, plus approval from the relevant institution. Overseas equivalent qualifications are welcome. Bearing in mind the extensive nature of infrastructure, closely related subjects may include transport engineers and analysts, offshore engineers, nuclear engineers and risk analysts. You may still be eligible for the MSc if you have had five years’ experience in the infrastructure sector.

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