Bridge Engineering MSc - 2020/1

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Bridge Engineering

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Bridge Engineering
PGCert Bridge Engineering

Professional recognition

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Accredited by CIHT as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
Accredited by IHE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Accredited by ICE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
Accredited by IStructE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
This Programme is accredited by the European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFB61001 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H210, H200

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 Boulent (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

18/10/2019

Educational aims of the programme

  • A comprehensive understanding of engineering mechanics for bridge analysis
  • The ability to select and apply the most appropriate analysis methodology for problems in bridge engineering including advanced and new methods
  • The ability to design bridge structures in a variety of construction materials
  • A working knowledge of the key UK and European standards and codes of practice associated with the design, analysis and construction of bridge structures and the ability to interpret and apply these to both familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • The necessary technical further learning towards fulfilling the educational base for the professional qualification of Chartered Engineer

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A knowledge and understanding of the key UK and European standards and codes of practice relating to Bridge Engineering K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to interpret and apply the appropriate UK and European standards and codes of practice to bridge design for both familiar and unfamiliar situations K PGCert, PGDip
A knowledge and understanding of the construction of different types of bridge structures using different types of materials (eg concrete and steel) K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A knowledge and understanding of the common and less common materials used in Bridge Engineering K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
A comprehensive understanding of the principles of engineering mechanics underpinning Bridge Engineering K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to critically evaluate Bridge Engineering concepts K PGCert, PGDip
The ability to apply the appropriate analysis methodologies to common Bridge Engineering problems as well as unfamiliar problems K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to understand the limitations of bridge analysis methods K PGCert, PGDip
A knowledge and understanding to work with information that may be uncertain or incomplete K PGCert, PGDip
A knowledge and understanding of sustainable development related to bridges K PGCert, PGDip
An awareness of the commercial, social and environmental impacts associated with bridges K PGCert, PGDip
An awareness and ability to make general evaluations of risk associated with the design and construction of bridge structures including health and safety, environmental and commercial risk K PGCert, PGDip
A critical awareness of new developments in the field of Bridge Engineering K
The ability to tackle problems familiar or otherwise which have uncertain or incomplete data C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The ability to generate innovative bridge designs C PGCert, PGDip
The ability to use theory or experimental research to improve design and/or analysis C
The ability to apply fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies C
Synthesis and critical appraisal of the thoughts of others; C
The awareness of professional and ethical conduct P PGCert, PGDip
A knowledge and understanding of Bridge Engineering in a commercial/business context P PGCert, PGDip
Ability to use computer software to assist towards bridge analysis P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability to produce a high quality report P
Ability of carry out technical oral presentations P
Communicate engineering design, concepts, analysis and data in a clear and effective manner T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Collect and analyse research data T
Time and resource management planning T

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)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take the compulsory modules and choose from the pool of optional modules. For the main and subsidiary awards there are restrictions on the choice of modules within each module group.

Compulsory Modules
ENGM031 Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design
ENGM033 Durability of Bridges & Structures
ENGM032 Steel & Composite Bridge Design
ENGM048 Soil-Structure Interaction
ENGM266 Infrastructure Asset Management

Optional Modules
ENGM042 Steel Building Design
ENGM053 Structural Mechanics & Finite Elements
ENGM041 Concrete Building Design
ENGM054 Earthquake Engineering
ENGM292 Construction Management Administration & Law
ENGM293 Corporate and Project Management
ENGM263 Infrastructure Financing
ENGM264 Infrastructure Systems, Interdependencies and Resilience
ENGM265 Sustainability and Infrastructure
ENGM269 Advanced Soil Mechanics
ENGM270 Energy Geotechnics
ENGM272 Deep Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures
ENGM281 Building Information Modelling
ENGM057 Water Resources Management & Hydraulic Modelling
ENGM285 Geographical Information Science and Remote Sensing

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest 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 exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Module requirements for Main and Subsidiary awards are as follows:
Postgraduate Certificate
Any 3 Compulsory modules
Any 1 Optional module

Postgraduate Diploma
All 5 Compulsory modules
Any 3 Optional modules

Master of Science
As for PGDip plus a Dissertation on a Bridge Engineering topic

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.

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 2020/1 academic year.