University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Bridge Engineering

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

Course modules

Bridge engineering modules: bridge management; bridge deck loading and analysis; durability of bridges and structures; pre-stressed concrete bridge design; steel and composite bridge design; long span bridges. Structural engineering modules: steel building design; space structures; structural mechanics and finite elements; concrete building design; structural safety and reliability; earthquake engineering; design of masonry structures; subsea engineering. Construction management modules: construction organisation; project and risk management; construction, management and law. Geotechnical engineering modules: soil-structure interaction; advanced soil mechanics; energy geotechnics; deep foundations and earth retaining structures; geotechnical structures. Water engineering modules: environmental health; water treatment; wastewater treatment and sewerage; applied chemistry and microbiology (intensive); pollution control and waste management; groundwater control; regulation and management; water resources management and hydraulic modelling. Infrastructure engineering and management modules: infrastructure asset management; infrastructure investment and financing; infrastructure systems, interdependencies and resilience; sustainability and infrastructure.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes dissertation project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2018 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time February 2018 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 GBP 2,200 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2018 GBP 2,200 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2018 GBP 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 60 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2018 - 60 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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