Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc (Eng)

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc (Eng) and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

MSc Dissertation - 60 credits
Provides an opportunity to undertake research or detailed design projects in any of the areas covered in this programme. Each student will be given relative flexibility to choose their preferred supervisors and areas of interest. Dual supervision, including co-supervisors from industry, will be encouraged especially in the case of students that wish to align their msc projects with aspects of relevance to their jobs and employers.

Bridge Engineering - 15 credits
Covers conceptual design, bridge deck loading and analysis, types of substructures and foundations, prestressed concrete bridges, steel and composite steel-concrete bridges, footbridges and cable supported bridges, and design for durability.

Construction Technology - 15 credits
Different construction processes and techniques will be explored in detailed, and used as a platform to investigate how they affect (and are affected by) the design process, the selection of alternatives and the implications for the entire service life. It covers: preparatory works, earthworks, excavation, concreting, fabrication and erection, quality control, health and safety, and building information modelling (bim).

Transport Infrastructure Strategy - 15 credits
This module provides a holistic and systematic approach to the design of transport infrastructure focusing on the alignment and resulting geotechnical structures.  It is assessed as an integrated project using team work to produce a viable, sustainable and resilient solution.

Deterioration and Maintenance of Pavements - 15 credits 
This is a module which is delivered largely by practising engineers. Includes the design of pavements, pavement materials, highway management, forms of deterioration and associated investigative techniques, repair and maintenance and strengthening of pavements.

Monitoring and Maintenance of Infrastructure - 15 credits
Covers the latest technological developments in sensing, monitoring and repair, including the possibilities of cutting-edge sensing techniques and robotics for the monitoring and repair of infrastructure.

Deterioration and Maintenance of Concrete Structures (MSc) - 15 credits
Covers the different forms of deterioration to which concrete structures are vulnerable, the techniques needed to identify and assess deterioration problems, and the measures that can be used to combat them.

Railway Track Infrastructure Design - 15 credits
This module provides the key knowledge and understanding needed to design railway track structures and their alignment.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.