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MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Course Description

Our Infrastructure Engineering and Management programme will give you in-depth knowledge about specialised aspects and management of infrastructure systems. Such infrastructure specialists are required to support the UK government towards more efficient and accelerated delivery of the National Infrastructure Plan as well as lead in the planning and delivery of new, and the management of, congested infrastructure systems in overseas countries.


Very few universities offer Infrastructure MScs, so we have addressed this by creating a unique programme, helping you qualify in a fast-moving area with all the skills you need to succeed. As a student here, you will receive first-class teaching from industry players and academics who are experts in their field and you will be equipped with all the knowledge needed to support the government’s National Infrastructure Plan.

The course is delivered by university academics, external key professionals from the infrastructure/civil engineering industry and government.

Visit the website http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/infrastructure-engineering-and-management


Our Infrastructure Engineering and Management programme aims to provide graduates with the background required to plan new and manage existing infrastructure. This course will broadly cover the planning, design, analysis and management frameworks of infrastructure systems.

This course will provide you with expertise in:

- Technical aspects of infrastructure engineering within a social, economic, environmental and political context

- Factors that affect and drive infrastructure planning and funding

- The interdependent nature of infrastructure across different sectors

You can expect to qualify on this course with a sound understanding of the whole life-cycle of infrastructure assets, the environmental impact of infrastructure projects and formal asset management techniques so that you can maximise the benefits of infrastructure assets in the future.

Module overview

The modular arrangement of the Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc enables you to build a course suited to your individual needs and interest. The range of modules gives you flexibility and is tailored to both full-time, part-time and distance learning students.

The majority of modules run for ten weeks and comprise approximately 30 hours (three hours per week) of class time and 120 hours of self-study and assignments.

Successful completion of eight modules and a research dissertation are required for a student to gain an MSc degree. Eight modules without a dissertation are needed for a Postgraduate Diploma and four modules for a Postgraduate Certificate.


You will be allocated a personal tutor throughout your studies at the University of Surrey, and your time here can either be full-time, part-time and some modules can be studied via distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).

- Teaching hours
Each module corresponds to a total of 150 hours of work, which includes approximately 30 hours of lectures in the case of contact students.


Modules are generally assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. The latter will be in the form of case studies, reports on real-life infrastructure problems and essays on a number of suitable topics, in some cases supported by expert professionals from the industry and the government.

Each module is assessed separately. There is a written final examination for all modules at the end of each semester. The modules and the dissertation have a minimum pass mark of 50 per cent.

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, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering modules can be studied by distance learning through the use of an interactive web-based e-learning platform (SurreyLearn).

Distance learning

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.


These courses have been accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT).

MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management (technical) (1 year FT, 2-5 year PT and DL)

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree for the 2014 intake. Further accreditation is subject to the inspection of 2014’s output. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Further Learning Programme (for candidates with IEng approved HND/HNC/FdEng/FdSci)

This programme is approved as meeting the Further Learning requirements for an Incorporated Engineer for candidates who have an IEng approved first qualification. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for details of approved qualifications.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/postgraduate

Visit the MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management 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

A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng (or a closely related subject), or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng (or a closely related subject). Bearing in mind the extensive nature of infrastructure, closely related subjects may include transport engineers and analysts, offshore engineers, nuclear engineers and risk analysts. If you do not hold the required qualifications, you may still be eligible for the MSc if you have had five years’ experience in the infrastructure sector.

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