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Masters/MSc/Diploma/CertificateRoad Management and Engineering

University of Birmingham United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The Road Management and Engineering programmes are designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge of management procedures for the planning, appraisal, design, construction and maintenance of road networks.

The programmes are relevant to conditions found in both developed and developing countries and are suitable for road engineers and civil engineering graduates who want to pursue a career in road management.

Programme structure

This programme in its current form is a natural progression from our previous programmes in highway engineering, management and traffic engineering that have gained an international reputation over the past 25 years. Its purpose is to provide advanced training for engineers aspiring to higher or middle-management positions in either private or public sector road engineering organisations. The course attracts participants from all over the world including practicing engineers who wish to gain knowledge of the state of the art in road management or change career paths as well as recent graduates who want to pursue a career in road management.

The taught part of the programme consists of 6 individually assessed modules of 20 credits each, each run over two intensive weeks. Engineering oriented modules cover the principles of road design, safety, materials, and the structural design of road pavements. Management focused modules complement the range of subjects taught in the engineering oriented modules and include the environment, sustainable transport, road asset management, road financing and economics.

Modules are delivered via a variety of lectures, tutorials, team exercises, projects and site visits.
Those taking the MSc RME progamme undertake a research project which accounts for 60 credits (one third of the overall programme).
An important feature is flexibility of delivery, allowing primarily UK-based practising road engineers to attend on a part-time basis.
Programme content
The programme consists of taught modules and a research project. Student development is through a combination of lectures, tutorials, site visits and major and minor projects. Student-centred, computer-based and flexible learning are important elements. Coursework and oral presentations are required for many projects.

The programme is also designed with part-time students in mind, and is formulated specifically to facilitate the career development of individuals working in the roads sector and meet the demands of both the UK and overseas road industry. Part-time students take the same modules as full-time students, but can opt to take the programme over a two or three-year period. To facilitate this, each module is delivered two separate one-week blocks over the course of a semester.

The syllabus includes:

Financial management
Research and communication skills
Sustainable road transport
Road design
Road safety
Road asset management
Road economics
Pavement engineering

Career opportunities

Examples of employers

AECOM
Amey
Arup
Atkins
British Army
Hyder Consulting
Interserve
Laing O’Rourke
Mouchel
Network Rail

Examples of occupations

Assistant Civil Engineer
Consultant Engineer
Graduate Bridge Engineer
Graduate Leader
Graduate Site Engineer
Graduate Tunnelling Engineer
Officer Cadet
Site Engineer
Structural Engineer
Water Engineer

Further study – examples of courses

MRes Materials and Sustainable Technology
MRes Science and Engineering of Materials
MSc Computer Science
MSc Construction Management
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration
MSc Road Engineering and Management
PhD Civil Engineering

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
May 1, 2018 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.