Start date: February 2021; October 2021
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 5 years
Distance-learning: 5 years
Why choose this course
From single structures through to industrial complexes and entire neighbourhoods, infrastructure engineering is at the heart of communities of every size, driving economic growth in countries across the world.
Our unique and accredited MSc will provide you with specialist knowledge that can allow you to target niche positions in industry in the areas of infrastructure planning, delivery, operation and asset management. You’ll be taught by academics with a track record in infrastructure issues, together with professionals from the industry.
We’ll also give you the opportunity to attend keynote talks from distinguished speakers held on campus, and participate in an organisation visit related to the topics you’re studying.
What you will study
Our MSc in Infrastructure Engineering and Management explores the planning, design, analysis and management frameworks of infrastructure systems.
This course is designed to develop your technical knowledge of infrastructure engineering within a social, economic, environmental and political context; the factors that affect and drive infrastructure planning and funding; and the interdependent nature of infrastructure across different sectors.
As a student on this course, you’ll acquire a sound understanding of the entire life cycle of infrastructure assets, the environmental impact of infrastructure projects, infrastructure finance models, Building Information Modelling (BIM), sustainable decision-making and formal asset-management techniques.
You’ll be able to use the knowledge you gain from this course for the creation of new infrastructure as well as the management of existing systems.
"The course makes you think ‘out of the box’ and use critical thinking to solve modern problems.” Vasileios Sardellas, student
Surrey is one of the only universities in the UK to offer MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering through distance learning. This flexible option allows you to study for our distinctive, accredited MSc courses from anywhere in the world, without the need to relocate or give up your existing job.
As a distance learner, you’ll study eight modules and complete a dissertation in your chosen subject (like full-time and part-time students) but can take up to five years to complete your masters. You’ll be able to access all module materials through our virtual learning environment, SurreyLearn, and arrange to take end-of-module exams at a local university.
Academic support, facilities and equipment
Your modules will be taught by a total of 20 full or part-time members of academic staff, as well as a number of visiting lecturers from industry and government.
In addition to the University Library and Learning Centre’s extensive resources, our excellent testing facilities can support you if you decide to pursue an experimentally based MSc dissertation project.
Masters students benefit from a range of highly specialised facilities in the Department of Civil Engineering including:
Geotechnics and Geology Laboratory, recently upgraded with a £450,000 investment
Materials and Structures Laboratory
SAGE (Surrey Advanced Geotechnical Engineering) Lab
Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering, which collaborates with the World Health Organization to address global water quality issues
Wind tunnel facilities
Air Quality Lab
Study and work abroad
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
MSc - Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) - Accredited by CIHT as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
MSc - Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) - Accredited by IHE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
MSc - Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) - Accredited by ICE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
MSc - Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) - Accredited by IStructE as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
MSc - European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE) - This Programme is accredited by the European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
This masters course in infrastructure engineering and management opens up a huge range of career opportunities, not only with major consultancies and contractors but across other sectors such as management and business consultancy.
It may help you target job positions that require a more specialised background in infrastructure engineering and management.
Recent MSc graduates have been employed by Arcadis, WSP, AECOM, Mott MacDonald, ARUP, Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure, WRc Group, J Murphy and Sons, Ferrovial and Peter Brett Associates.
“I feel that coming to Surrey was the correct decision as, shortly after my graduation, I was offered a job as a Graduate Engineer at WSP, one of the world’s leading civil engineering firms.” Patroklos Hadjinikodimou, graduate
“I’m currently working as a Site Engineer undertaking the partial demolition, repair and rebuild of Poole Bridge. The MSc programme at Surrey has provided me with the knowledge to understand the drivers and asset management involved.” Kristian Fowler, graduate
A minimum of 50 per cent in a UK honours degree in Civil Engineering (or other related Engineering, Management or Science subjects), or equivalent recognised international degree. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis, based on strength in specific subjects related to the MSc Programme and/or professional experience.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
Start date: February 2021
Full-time - 1 year
Part-time - 5 years/ Distance-learning - 5 years
Start date: October 2021
Full-time - 1 year
Part-time - 5 years/ Distance-learning - 5 years
* per 15 credits