Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Infrastructure Engineering and Management
PGCert Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Professional recognition

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFB61018 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFB61019 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Distance Learning PFB61020 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H200, N900

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programme Leader

IMAM B Dr (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The state-of-art of infrastructure engineering and management that is required for the realisation of the complex delivery of new and management and of existing infrastructure

A holistic overview of infrastructure as a system of systems, viewed within the social, economic and environmental context, and the drivers for sustainable infrastructure development and change

A knowledge of the fundamental multi-disciplinary frameworks that can be adopted for the planning, design, management and operation of interconnected infrastructure systems

A specialisation in an infrastructure area of their choice (i.e. bridge, building, geotechnical, water, wind) providing them with detailed background for the analysis and solution of specific problems associated with individual infrastructure components

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects associated with the planning, design and management of complex infrastructure systems viewed within the social, economic, environmental and political context K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A recognition of the different types of funding available for infrastructure development and the key determinants for infrastructure investment K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to interpret the interdependent nature of infrastructure as a system of systems K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to appraise the resilience of infrastructure systems within and across different sectors against different types of hazards/risks K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to evaluate the whole life value of infrastructure assets, both on a capital and operational basis K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to assess the environmental impacts of infrastructure projects K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to apply to apply formal asset management techniques for maximising life and benefit from infrastructure assets in the long-term K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development related to infrastructure as a whole K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The knowledge and understanding to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrate specialised knowledge on a specific infrastructure sector in terms of planning, analysis, design and/or management of individual infrastructure components PGDip, MSc
Appreciate the role of individual infrastructure components within the context of wider interconnected infrastructural systems K PGDip, MSc
A critical awareness of new developments in the field of infrastructure engineering and management K MSc
The ability to analyse and solve problems familiar or otherwise which have uncertain or incomplete data C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability of effective and efficient decision making in an environment of conflicting interests C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to think strategically C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to synthesise and critically evaluate the work of others C MSc
The ability to apply fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies C MSc
The ability to carry out an independent research investigation C MSc
Ability to examine and propose different solutions to a range of scenarios P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability to use concepts and theories to make engineering judgments in the absence of complete data P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability to use computer software to assist towards infrastructure assessment and analysis P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability to produce a research report P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability to carry out technical oral presentations P MSc
Communicate concepts, analysis and data in a clear and effective manner T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collect and analyse research data T MSc
Time and resource management planning T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time/distance-learning over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Optional 60 Year-long
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM256 TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS Optional 15 1
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Compulsory 15 1
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Compulsory 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Compulsory 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Compulsory 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take 4 compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group and 4 optional modules from any of those listed above. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group.

Structural Engineering Group Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Space Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering
ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design
ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM272 Foundation Engineering
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction

Construction Management Group Modules
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Water & 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

Wind & Energy Group Modules
ENGM256 Wind Energy Technology

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ENGM029 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM030 BRIDGE LOADING AND ANALYSIS Optional 15 1
ENGM031 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM032 STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM033 DURABILITY OF BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM034 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Optional 15 1
ENGM035 WATER TREATMENT Optional 15 1
ENGM036 WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND SEWERAGE Optional 15 1
ENGM038 POLLUTION CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM040 REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM041 CONCRETE BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 2
ENGM042 STEEL BUILDING DESIGN Optional 15 1
ENGM043 SPATIAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM044 DISSERTATION PROJECT Optional 60 Year-long
ENGM048 SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION Optional 15 2
ENGM050 STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY Optional 15 2
ENGM052 LONG-SPAN BRIDGES Optional 15 2
ENGM053 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS & FINITE ELEMENTS Optional 15 1
ENGM054 EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING Optional 15 2
ENGM055 APPLIED CHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY Optional 15 1
ENGM057 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HYDRAULIC MODELLING Optional 15 2
ENGM157 DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM222 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & LAW Optional 15 1
ENGM238 CONSTRUCTION ORGANISATION Optional 15 1
ENGM239 PROJECT AND RISK MANAGEMENT Optional 15 2
ENGM256 TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS & RESEARCH SEMINARS Optional 15 1
ENGM263 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT AND FINANCING Compulsory 15 1
ENGM264 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, INTERDEPENDENCIES AND RESILIENCE Compulsory 15 1
ENGM265 SUSTAINABILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Compulsory 15 2
ENGM266 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT Compulsory 15 2
ENGM269 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS Optional 15 1
ENGM270 ENERGY GEOTECHNICS Optional 15 1
ENGM271 GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES Optional 15 1
ENGM272 DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES Optional 15 2
ENGM281 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING Optional 15 2

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Students must take 4 compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group and 4 optional modules from any of those listed above. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group.

Structural Engineering Group Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM043 Space Structures
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM050 Structural Safety & Reliability
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering
ENGM157 Design of Masonry Structures

Bridge Engineering Group Modules
ENGM030 Bridge Deck Loading & Analysis
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM029 Bridge Management
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design
ENGM052 Long-Span Bridges

Geotechnical Engineering Group Modules
ENGM271 Geotechnical Structures
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM272 Foundation Engineering
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction

Construction Management Group Modules
ENGM222 Construction Management and Law
ENGM238 Construction Organisation
ENGM239 Project & Risk Management

Water & 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

Wind & Energy Group Modules
ENGM256 Wind Energy Technology

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

In order to achieve the MSc in Infrastructure Engineering and Management students must successfully complete 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7. This comprises 8 taught modules (4 compulsory and 4 optional) each worth 15 credits (120 credits in total) and a 60 credit dissertation on an infrastructure-related topic. Each 15 credit module is indicative of 150 hours of learning, comprises student contact, private study and assessment. Of the 8 taught modules that must be taken, 4 must be the compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group (ENGM263, ENGM264, ENGM265 and ENGM266) and the remaining 4 optional modules can be chosen from any of the groups.

In order to achieve a PGDip in Infrastructure Engineering and Management students must successfully complete 120 credits at FHEQ Level 7. This comprises 8 taught modules (4 compulsory and 4 optional) each worth 15 credits (120 credits in total). Each 15 credit module is indicative of 150 hours of learning, comprises student contact, private study and assessment. Of the 8 taught modules that must be taken, 4 must be the compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group (ENGM263, ENGM264, ENGM265 and ENGM266) and the remaining 4 optional modules can be chosen from any of the groups.

In order to achieve a PGCert in Infrastructure Engineering and Management students must successfully complete 60 credits at FHEQ Level 7. This comprises 4 taught modules each worth 15 credits. Each 15 credit module is indicative of 150 hours of learning, comprises student contact, private study and assessment. All of the 4 taught modules must be the compulsory modules from the Infrastructure Engineering and Management group (ENGM263, ENGM264, ENGM265 and ENGM266).

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.