Bridge Engineering, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
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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. 

About

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.

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

Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Programme Structure


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

Structural Engineering Group Modules

  • Steel Building Design
  • Space Structures 
  • Structural Mechanics and Finite Elements
  • Subsea Engineering
  • Concrete Building Design
  • Structural Safety and Reliability
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Design of Masonry Structures

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules

  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Energy Geotechnics
  • Geotechnical Structures
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Foundation Engineering

Construction Management Group Modules

  • Construction Management and Law
  • Construction Organisation
  • Project and Risk Management

Infrastructure Engineering and Management Group Modules

  • Infrastructure Investment and Financing
  • Infrastructure Interdependencies and Resilience
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Sustainability and Infrastructure

Water and Environmental Engineering Group Modules

  • Environmental Health
  • Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Applied Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Pollution Control
  • Groundwater Control
  • Regulation and Management
  • Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling
  • Water Policy and Management

Dissertation

  • Dissertation Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Full-time: 12 months Part-time: 24-60 months Distance-learning: 24-60 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A minimum of 60 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to CEng, or a minimum of 70 per cent in an honours degree in civil engineering accredited to IEng. Overseas equivalent qualifications are also welcome. Alternatively, at least five years’ relevant industrial experience (preferably codified design) or a professional qualification (for example, CEng).

English language requirements
  • IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
  • IELTS minimum by component: 6.0

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time
  • UK/EU fees £1,100
  • Overseas fees £2,200

Living costs for Guildford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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