Masters | Postgraduate Course - Bridge Engineering MSc Course Details within University of Surrey

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Bridge Engineering MSc

Study Details

MSc Full-time: 12 months, Distance-learning: 60 months, Part-time: 60 months

Why Surrey?

Running for over 35 years, this fully accredited MSc programme builds advanced capabilities in specialist aspects of bridge engineering.

Successful completion of this programme will aid you in pursuing a career as a bridge engineer with a consultancy, a specialist contractor or a local authority.

Programme overview

Graduate students will find the programme of substantial use in developing their knowledge and skills base for bridge analysis, design and management.

The programme also offers the opportunity for practising bridge engineers to update their knowledge of current design and assessment codes and guidelines, become familiar with developments in new techniques for the design, construction and management of bridges.

The Bridge Engineering programme encompasses a wide range of modules addressing the whole life-analysis of bridge structures from design to end-of-life.

Optional modules from some of our other study streams are also offered, covering structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water engineering, construction management, and infrastructure engineering and management.

Module details

Example module listing

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.

Bridge Engineering Group Modules

  • Bridge Deck Loading and Analysis
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
  • Durability of Bridges and Structures
  • Steel and Composite Bridge Design
  • Long-Span Bridges

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng with a minimum of 60 per cent in Structures and Codified Design subjects Alternatively a minimum of 70 per cent in a UK honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng, plus approval from the relevant institution. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome.

Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng)

Programme Funding

There are many streams of funding for postgraduate students including awards, scholarships and loans.

Student Destinations

Graduates are highly employable and may progress to relevant specialist PhD or EngD research programmes in the field.


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