Taught course

Infrastructure Design and Management

Loughborough University · School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international) qualification in engineering, science or mathematics. Other qualifications supplemented with relevant industrial experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our new MSc Infrastructure and Design Management programme aims to produce innovative professionals in the civil infrastructure sector through the education of design practice and project management.

Roads, railways, waste collection, hydraulic and power systems are just a few examples of infrastructure vital for the social well-being and the economy of countries. Governments around the world have established the delivery and maintenance of infrastructure as a priority, allocating a massive amount of resources for their development and maintenance. In the UK, investments of more than £425 billion are expected over the next five years for the modernisation of infrastructure. This is a booming sector with exciting opportunities for qualified professionals.

You will learn how to integrate infrastructure design and management. You will be exposed to specific technical subjects with a strong focus on the use of new technologies, and will work in groups to develop real infrastructure projects defined in collaboration with the industry or public bodies.

You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your dissertation at the Laboratory of Modern Methods of Infrastructure Delivery and Maintenance (LM3D). This is a cutting-edge facility to explore new technologies for the delivery and maintenance of infrastructure using automation and advanced processing and visualisation. The LM3D includes several cells that can be considered one of the few in the world. The new equipment to support work on modern methods of delivery comprises flexible mould bed, free form pressing and injection cell and upgrade to large-scale 3D printing robotic cell. The new equipment to support work on modern methods of inspection, maintenance and repair include robotic manipulation and jet spraying cell, UAV system, near-surface automated cell and rig for the autonomous repair of loaded components. A metrology and visualisation suite serves the work conducted in both areas.

This programme is designed to:

  • Provide multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to coordinate, plan, manage and monitor design, delivery and operation of civil infrastructure projects using the most recent trends in the sector
  • Promote your skills relating to collaborative design and project management of complex infrastructure projects
  • Provide you with advanced knowledge and skills on modelling and new technologies to optimise the design and management of infrastructure projects and
  • Encourage critical analysis through in-depth study of a specialist topic
  • Help you benefit from working alongside experts in the field who are at the forefront of current research.

Information for international students

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Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44(0)1509 222637