Taught course

Infrastructure Design and Management

Loughborough University · School of Civil and Building Engineering

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Our new MSc Infrastructure and Design Management programme is designed to promote the education of professionals for the design and project management of civil infrastructure under innovative vision.

Road, railway, 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 the maintenance of infrastructure as a priority, allocating a massive amount of resources for their development and maintenance (only in the UK, investments of more than £425 billion are expected over the next 5 years for the modernisation of infrastructure). This is a booming sector with exciting opportunities and a significant deficit of professionals qualified for such endeavour.

The structure of the MSc programme has compulsory and optional modules. Students will learn how to integrate infrastructure design and management. They will be exposed to specific technical subjects with a strong focus on the use of new technologies considering a whole-life approach. Then, groups of students will work to develop real infrastructure projects defined in collaboration with the industry or public bodies. This will build teamwork and leadership skills needed to overcome the challenges of infrastructure design, delivery and maintenance.

This programme is designed to:

  • provide multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to coordinate, plan, manage and monitor design, delivery and operation of civil infrastructure projects
  • promote students’ skills relating to collaborative design and project management of complex infrastructure projects
  • provide students 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

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields. By studying our programme, you will benefit from working alongside specialists who are enthusiastic about their subjects and at the forefront of current research.

Who should study this programme?

This degree is suitable for those interested in developing contemporary infrastructure design and project management skills complemented with the growing demands placed on professionals in the sector to engage with and integrate expertise and knowledge within their professional practice. It is intended for graduates who wish to develop careers in infrastructure design, delivery and operation combining civil engineering and project management knowledge.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44(0)1509 222637