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

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Bridge Engineering MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time, 60 months part-time or distance learning

Why choose this course

Some say that education is just a matter of building bridges. On our MSc Bridge Engineering, we take that literally.

Running since the early 1970s, our fully accredited MSc course will build your advanced capabilities in specialist aspects of bridge engineering. It is taught by academics with a keen interest and track record in bridge-related research and practice, alongside guest lectures from industry professionals within the field of bridge engineering and management.

Completion of this course will help you successfully pursue a career as a bridge engineer with a consultancy, a specialist contractor or a local authority.

What you will study

This MSc Bridge Engineering will help you develop your knowledge and skills base for bridge analysis, design and management. It also offers the opportunity for practising bridge engineers to update their knowledge of current design and assessment codes and guidelines, and become familiar with developments in new techniques for the design, construction and management of bridges.

The course encompasses a wide range of modules which address the whole life-analysis of bridge structures from design through to end-of-life. We also offer you a choice of optional modules from some of our other study streams, covering structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water engineering, construction management, and infrastructure engineering and management.

You’ll have the chance to attend a field trip to a bridge site, which will let you experience how this course’s knowledge is applied in real life.

Module details

 Year 1

  • DISSERTATION PROJECT Compulsory Year-long
  • ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional
  • APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional
  • BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional
  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional
  • CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional
  • DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional
  • ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional
  • INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING Optional
  • INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Optional
  • PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional
  • SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional
  • STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional
  • STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional
  • WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional
  • WATER TREATMENT Optional
  • BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional
  • BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional
  • CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional
  • DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional
  • EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional
  • GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING Optional
  • INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Optional
  • POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional
  • PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional
  • REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional
  • SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional
  • STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional
  • STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional
  • SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Optional
  • WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional

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. We'll also accept a recognised equivalent international qualification. At least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng) will also be considered if you don’t meet these requirements.