Transport Infrastructure Engineering
About this course
- Course code:
- Professional/Short Course
- Geography and Environmental Management
- Six days over a 6 or 12 week period
- Course director:
- Prof. John Parkin
- Programme leader:
- Prof. John Parkin
- Key fact:
- This course can count towards the MSc Transport Planning or the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning.
Page last updated 20 January 2017
Transport Infrastructure Engineering looks at the options and processes involved in designing transport infrastructure systems that are safe and sustainable.
This course develops the skills needed to design proposals whilst repecting physical, financial, environmental, social and time constraints and builds on your ability to present and critique solutions.
There are no formal entry requirements if you wish to undertake this course as a stand-alone short course without the optional course assessment.
If you wish to complete the course assessment you are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience.
We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.
Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand-alone CPD course, or used to build up credits towards the following named postgraduate qualification by completing the module assessment:
· PG Certificate; Diploma or Masters in Transport
PG Diploma or Masters in Transport Engineering and Planning
What does it cover?
- Needs appraisal - evaluation of primary and secondary information sources.
- Geometric design and route selection.
- Pavement design.
- Vehicle/infrastructure interaction.
- Materials design and optimisation.
- Construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets.
- Material sourcing and management.
- Infrastructure management.
- Communications and safety systems.
- Design standards and procedures.
- Economic, environmental and social issues.
What will the course outcome be?
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the design principles applying to transport infrastructure systems.
- Analyse client requirements and site conditions to identify safe and sustainable options for design and management.
- Evaluate transport project proposals against physical, financial, environmental, social and time constraints.
- Design, present and critique solutions to address a range of Infrastructure development needs, with consideration of good practice and appropriate design standards.
Learning and Teaching
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You will be required to investigate and develop proposals for the design of a transport infrastructure project from a range of possible transport modes including: Air, road, cycle, rail and mass transit systems.
This will require a combination of individual and group-working, with opportunities for formative feedback on your proposals via tutor and peer-review.
- Directed contact learning = 36 hours
- Independent study = 36 hours
- Assessment, including preparation = 78 hours
- Total = 150 hours
The assessment for this course includes an exam and design portfolio. For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.
View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.
UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.
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Supplementary fee information
Bookings for the 2016/17 run of this module are now closed. Please complete an enquiry form to receive information once the 2017/18 academic year run of this module becomes available.
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
How to apply
For all enquiries, please complete our on-line enquiry form or contact us on the number below.
If you wish to gain university credits by completing the assignment please register for our Transport Framework (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).
For further information
- Email: For all queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81196