Taught course

Transport Infrastructure: Design and Construction MSc (2019 entry)

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas have been studied.

If you have at least one year's relevant experience, bachelor degrees with a 2:2 (hons) in the above subjects will usually be considered.

We will also consider applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates who don’t have formal qualifications.

All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C (4) or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop a holistic view of the design, construction and maintenance of land transport infrastructure, regarded by the construction industry as a key asset in the engineers they need to recruit.

This course will give you specialist knowledge on how bridges, highways and tunnels are designed, built, and maintained. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of techniques at the forefront of design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure and acquire specialist knowledge on the latest technological developments such as accelerated bridge construction, advanced materials like ultra-high performance concrete, and the possibilities of cutting-edge sensing techniques and robotics for the monitoring and repair of infrastructure.

With an emphasis on the construction and maintenance stages and the ‘how-is-it-made’ approach, different construction processes and techniques will be explored in detail, and used as a platform to investigate how they affect (and are affected by) the design process, the selection of alternatives and the implications for the entire service life.

You’ll study a set of core and optional modules that give you a firm foundation in understanding the concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the design, construction, and operations of land transport infrastructure engineering. This includes modules looking at construction technology, interactions between construction and design, latest developments in structural health monitoring, bridge, road and highway engineering as well as an understanding of the framework of relevant requirements governing engineering activities such as personnel, health, safety and awareness of risk issues.

Over the summer months you’ll work with your supervisor to complete your independent research project – a chance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained and specialise in an area that relates to your career ambitions.

The dissertation project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgcivil@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 2262