Infrastructure is the physical fabric of the nation. Highways, railways, water and sewerage services, energy, communications, buildings, ports and harbours provide a framework for the benefit of industrial and domestic societies. The efficient management and coordination of these elements of the infrastructure can reduce costs, improve competitiveness, protect the environment and meet the needs of communities, all within the aspirations of Sustainable Development. Public and private sectors play crucial roles in developing and delivering facilities which can account for up to 50% of Government expenditure.
This course is designed to assist a range of professionals in delivering the Infrastructure agenda, and is set in the context of both Sustainable Development and a spirit of entrepreneurship.
Core material in sustainability, business management, project management practice and research methods are complemented by detailed studies in optional areas of specialism including highways asset management, road safety, transport modelling and policy, utilities and waste management, as well as design aspects. The course is also suitable as 'further learning' for those who require additional studies and experience to progress to the Engineering Council Chartered Engineer Review.
This comprehensive course allows students to gain theoretical and applied knowledge from leading practitioners, and to carry out an in-depth detailed study which can contribute to and assist the student in his/her current work.
Duration and Mode of Attendance
This three-year part-time course is offered at Jordanstown Campus on a ‘one day per week’ basis over 2 semesters per academic year. Modules are available in a range of teaching modes such as distance learning, lectures, ‘block release’ and/or Short Course study mode. Successful completion of Years 1 & 2 will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma, and an MSc in Infrastructure Engineering will result from successful completion of 3 years.
This course has obtained support form both public and private sectors, and course material will be predicated on current practice. Input from professionals exists in both course delivery and as advisors to the Course Planning Committee. There has been significant support from industry for the course and for its Short Course for optional modules.
Professional recognition is under consideration by the Institution of Civil Engineers as further learning to progress towards the Chartered Professional Review, through the Joint Board of Moderators (ICE, IStructE and IHT). Approval may be obtained from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and the Institute of Waste Management for graduates to progress to the appropriate grade of membership of one of the bodies. Satisfactory completion of the course may lead on to research studies in an area of specialism