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Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    29 November 2018

Overview

Develop a holistic view of the design, construction and maintenance of land transport infrastructure, regarded by the construction industry as a key asset in the engineers they need to recruit.

This course will give you specialist knowledge on how bridges, highways and tunnels are designed, built, and maintained. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of techniques at the forefront of design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure and acquire specialist knowledge on the latest technological developments such as accelerated bridge construction, 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, different construction processes and techniques will be explored in detail, 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.

Course content

You’ll study a set of core and optional modules that give you a firm foundation in understanding the concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the design, construction, and operations of land transport infrastructure engineering. This includes modules looking at construction technology, interactions between construction and design, latest developments in structural health monitoring, bridge, road and highway engineering as well as an understanding of the framework of relevant requirements governing engineering activities such as personnel, health, safety and awareness of risk issues.

Over the summer months you’ll work with your supervisor to complete your independent research project – a chance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained and specialise in an area that relates to your career ambitions.

The dissertation project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.

Want to find out more about your modules?

Take a look at the Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction module descriptions for more detail on what you will study.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc (Eng) Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc (Eng) Part Time in the course catalogue

Modules

Compulsory modules

  • Deterioration and Maintenance of Concrete Structures (MEng)
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Design and Construction of Highways and Tunnels
  • Monitoring and Maintenance of Infrastructure
  • Railway Track Design and Maintenance
  • Transport Infrastructure Dissertation
  • Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Advanced Concrete Design - MEng
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Design and Management of Structures in Earthquake Zones
  • Foundation Engineering (MSc)
  • Road Geometry and Infrastructure

Learning and teaching

Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll have regular contact with them through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings.

Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams. Optional modules may also use alternative assessment methods.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Engineering (6 weeks) and Language for Science: Engineering (10 weeks)

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible for taught postgraduate programmes. The Faculty of Engineering will only consider applications made before the dates below, subject to places being available;

31 July – International applicants

10 September - UK/EU applicants

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Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Fees

  • UK/EU: £10,500 (total)
  • International: £22,750 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Scholarships and financial support

The School of Civil Engineering offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Find out more about our Scholarships.


Visit the Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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