Taught course

Infrastructure Engineering

Ulster University · Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants should either possess an Honours degree or equivalent qualification, in a civil engineering or similar area from a recognised institution or an equivalent professional qualification, for MSC entry. Entry to the PgDip may be from a non-honours degree for those seeking chartered status via a ‘technically focussed MSc’. Exceptionally, we will admit students with non-engineering related qualifications provided they have significant industry /professional experience. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of the graduate qualities (including subject specific outcomes, specified by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This technical master's programme focuses on design, this is grounded in technical modules covering waste, water, structural design, utilities, road safety and highways, and supported by project management and sustainable development; Dissertation brings research-led studies and unique knowledge with industrial linkages. Sustainable Development is the key driver in design, delivery and assessment of curricula and material; also, content is set in the context of scholarly activity in which academic research is blended with professional knowledge and experience to provide a rich learning environment. Input from professionals as guest lecturers, mentors and advisors enhances the educational experience. The course offers a linked postgraduate course which is intellectually coherent, academically challenging, progressive in nature and has vocational relevance to the disciplines of civil and infrastructure, linked to transport, construction, waste management and water engineering. It is designed to provide: (1) development of infrastructure engineering in the context of global sustainability and local drivers, by studying relevant theoretical concepts and making critical reflection on application; (2) access to inter-disciplinary teaching and professional strengths of the Faculty's staff; (3) innovation in teaching, learning and assessment, relating to current professional practice; (4) leaders of infrastructure engineering for the future; and (5) opportunities for graduates and professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills through the application of appropriate methods.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants. The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Robert Eadie
+44 (0) 28 9036 6435