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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.

Qualifications

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

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