Professional course Transport Infrastructure Design
Page last updated 24 October 2023
This course can count towards the MSc Transport Engineering and Planning
In this module, you will learn how to design comfortable and safe geometric alignments for cycleways, busways and highways, applying contemporary best practice guidance and standards. You will consider how different types of vehicles behave as they move along an alignment and how this relates to the need for constraints on aspects of geometry such as the sharpness of curves, the steepness of gradients (a particular challenge for cycleways!) and the site distances required to stop safely at different design speeds. You will also examine how transport infrastructure is constructed.
There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to undertake this course as a stand-alone CPD course without the optional module 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.
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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 Diploma or Masters in Transport Engineering and Planning
On completion of this module, students are able to:
- Apply design principles and standards to transport infrastructure geometric design problems
- Apply design principles and standards to transport infrastructure construction problems
- Generate a number of design options to solve an open ended problem
- Synthesise specifications, standards and site conditions to develop final detailed solutions.
Learning and Teaching
The course will be delivered through a series of classes to introduce transport infrastructure design principles. These classes will be mixed with site visits and design workshops where students apply principles to real-world transport infrastructure design projects.
This module will generally involve 6 hours direct contact time, every other week, for one semester.
Each 15 credit course (module) is expected to take 150 hours to complete.
- 36 hrs directed contact learning
- 36 hrs independent study
- 78 hrs assessment, including preparation
The assessment for this course includes a group presentation and a design portfolio.
View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.
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|Cohort February 2024||Time||Location|
|Thursdays 01, 15, 29 February, 28 March, 25 April 2024||09:00-16:00||Frencay Campus|
|Thursday 14 March 2024||09:00-17:30||Frencay Campus|
|Friday 15 March 2024||12:00-13:30||Frencay Campus|
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UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.
How to apply
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- An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
- A brief personal statement to support your application
- A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
- A copy of photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport). For non UK students, this must be a copy of your passport
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