Professional course Transport Infrastructure Design

Entry year
2024/25
Course code
Z42000151
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
School
School of Architecture and Environment
Campus
Frenchay
Duration
Seven sessions scheduled over thirteen weeks
Delivery
Through lectures and workshops
Course Director
Ben Clark

Page last updated 24 October 2023

Introduction

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.

Entry requirements

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.

If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us directly for further advice.

If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on our English Language Requirements webpage

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

Structure

Content

On completion of this module, students are able to:

  1. Apply design principles and standards to transport infrastructure geometric design problems
  2. Apply design principles and standards to transport infrastructure construction problems
  3. Generate a number of design options to solve an open ended problem          
  4. 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.

Study time

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

Assessment

The assessment for this course includes a group presentation and a design portfolio.

Features

Professional accreditation

View our Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) pages for further information on activity including upcoming events and opportunities in transport.

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort February 2024TimeLocation
Thursdays 01, 15, 29 February, 28 March, 25 April 202409:00-16:00Frencay Campus
Thursday 14 March 202409:00-17:30Frencay Campus
Friday 15 March 202412:00-13:30Frencay Campus

Course fees

All prices are VAT exempt.

CohortFebruary 2024
UK participants£792
International participants£1,333

For information on fees, managing your money and determining your fee status, please go to our fees and funding pages.

Course location

UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

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How to apply

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As this module carries university accreditation, please note that once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information to the administration team for the module tutor to be able to review and formally accept your application as required by the university:

  • 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

For further information

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