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.

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. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also accepted. Alternatively, at least five years' relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng). English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

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 September 2018 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2018 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 2,200 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2018 2,200 per Credit (International) 60 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 1,100 per Credit (Home/EU) 60 Months

Campus details

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

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