University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Bridge Engineering

**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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 DISSERTATION PROJECT - Compulsory 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 Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7 Students must choose 8 modules from those listed below. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group. Student needs to take four modules from the Bridge group, a further two modules from the Bridge or Structures group and the last two modules can be from any group. Bridge Engineering Group Modules ENGM029 Bridge Management ENGM030 Bridge Loading & Analysis ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design Structural Engineering Group Modules ENGM042 Steel Building Design ENGM043 Spatial Structures ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements ENGM041 Concrete Building Design ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures Construction Management Group Modules ENGM222 Construction Management and Law ENGM238 Construction Organisation ENGM239 Project & Risk Management Infrastructure Engineering and Management Group Modules ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing ENGM264 Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure ENGM281 Building Information Modelling Water and Environmental Engineering Group Modules ENGM034 Environmental Health ENGM035 Water Treatment ENGM036 Wastewater Treatment and Sewerage ENGM055 Applied Chemistry & Microbiology ENGM038 Pollution Control and Waste management ENGM040 Regulation & Management ENGM057 Water Resources Management & Hydraulic Modelling ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing Please see our website for PT & DL modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 - 60 Months
MSc Full-time February 2020 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time February 2020 - 60 Months
MSc Distance learning February 2020 - 60 Months

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