Taught course

Infrastructure and Urban Systems Engineering

University of Sheffield · Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in Civil and Structural Engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will teach you how to implement suitable technologies and management systems that work to create a healthy urban environment. We’ll train you to understand and analyse urban systems using the latest techniques, such as environmental and sustainability assessment, inverse problem solving, sensor integration, asset management and advanced numerical modelling. Your studies conclude with a design project focusing on a complex engineering problem in an urban environment.

This course teaches you how to design with the least possible environmental impact. We offer a fresh perspective on solving the toughest global engineering problems, such as the causes and effects of climate change. Graduates of this course stand out from their peers, in terms of technical aptitude and their ability to handle complex infrastructure-related challenges in the international urban environment.

You’ll be taught from civil infrastructure industry leaders and researchers working at the forefront of their fields, learning through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem-solving classes, project classes, and classroom discussions.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions