MSc courses

The group of Pavement Engineering provides the following modules and units in the new MSc Civil Engineering and MSc Environmental Engineering Programs from 2022 onwards. 


MSc Civil Engineering (Construction Materials CM Track)

In the dynamic realm of pavement engineering, the CM Track serves as a vital conduit for aspiring civil engineers to delve into cutting-edge pavement materials. This specialized track offers a forward-looking curriculum, unraveling the intricacies of pavement design, materials, and construction. Students in the CM Track gain not only a comprehensive understanding of foundational principles but also explore next-generation pavement materials, including innovative concepts like self-healing pavements. This track equips future civil engineers to navigate the challenges of modern infrastructure development, emphasizing the pivotal role of advanced construction materials in ensuring the longevity and resilience of transportation networks.

Track Base: CIEM1000 Fundamentals of construction materials (Q2, Q3)

  • Unit 1 Science of construction materials (Q2)
  • Unit 4 Construction materials technology (Q3)

Module A: CIEM1110 Measuring and modelling construction material behaviour (Q3)

  • Unit 1 Numerical modelling of construction materials 
  • Unit 2 Experimental characterisation of construction materials 

Module B1: CIEM1210 Construction materials research (Q4)

  • Unit 1 Durability of construction materials and infrastructure
  • Unit 2 Imposed deformations of construction materials 
  • Unit 3 Advanced constitutive modelling

Module B2: CIEM1220 Design and engineering of construction materials (Q4)

  • Unit 1 Recycling and renewable construction materials
  • Unit 2 Smart materials/self-healing materials and construction technologies


MSc Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering SE Track)

The SE Track presents a comprehensive exploration of structural design, analysis, and performance within the context of pavement engineering. As students progress through this track, they delve into specialized units such as the Design and Construction of New Transportation Infrastructures, Dynamics and Degradation of Transportation Infrastructures, and Monitoring and Maintenance of Transportation Infrastructures. Additionally, detailed finite element method-related studies enhance their expertise. This track not only provides aspiring structural engineers with a strong foundation in civil engineering but also hones their skills in pavement engineering, preparing them to address the intricate challenges of modern infrastructure development with a focus on robust and sustainable designs.

Track Base: CIEM5000 Structural engineering

  • Unit 1 Sustainable construction members and systems (Q2)
  • Unit 4 Mechanics of slender structures (Q3)

Module A2: CIEM5120 Design of structural components (Q3)

  • Unit 2 Design with innovative materials

Module A3: CIEM5130 Design of civil structures and infrastructures (Q3)

  • Unit 1 General design principles of (infra)structural systems
  • Unit 2 Specific design aspects of buildings, bridges, rail and road structural systems
  • Unit 3 Design challenge

Module B1: CIEM5210 Applied mechanics of structures (Q4)

  • Unit 2 Advanced constitutive modelling (along with CM-B1-3)

Module B2: CIEM5220 Applied dynamics of structures (Q4)

  • Unit 1 Structural response to earthquakes
  • Unit 3 Dynamics of structures under moving loads

Module B6: CIEM5260 Transportation infrastructures (Q4)

  • Unit 1 Design and construction of new transportation infrastructures
  • Unit 2 Dynamics and degradation of transportation infrastructures
  • Unit 3 Monitoring and maintenance of transportation infrastructures


MSc Civil Engineering (Traffic and Transport Engineering TTE Track)

In the MSc Civil Engineering program, the Traffic and Transport Engineering (TTE) Track emerges as a pivotal pathway for students keen on large-scale infrastructure projects. This specialized track offers an in-depth examination of pavement design, materials, and construction within the broader framework of traffic and transport dynamics. Key units, including Planning and Design of Traffic and Transportation Networks and Infrastructure, distinguish this track. Unlike the SE Track, the TTE Track focuses more on pavement asset management techniques, preparing future civil engineers to navigate the complexities of modern infrastructure development, with a keen eye on large-scale projects and traffic management dynamics.

Track Base: CIEM6000 Traffic and transport engineering (Q2)

  • Unit 1 Planning and design of traffic and transportation networks and infrastructure 

Module B4: CIEM6240 Road and railway engineering (Q4)

  • Unit 1 Road engineering
  • Unit 3 Integrated project


MSc Environmental Engineering (Resource and Waste Engineering Track)

Within the MSc Environmental Engineering program, the Resource and Waste Engineering (RWE) Track provides a vital avenue for students to explore the circularity and sustainability aspects of pavement infrastructures. This specialized track delves into the principles governing sustainable pavement design, materials, and utilization within the broader context of resource and waste management. As students progress through the RWE Track, they acquire a holistic understanding of how pavement engineering intersects with environmental considerations. This track not only equips aspiring environmental engineers with a robust foundation in environmental engineering but also provides specialized knowledge in sustainable pavement engineering. Future professionals are prepared to address the challenges of modern infrastructure development, emphasizing resource and waste management across a spectrum of project scales.

Track Base: ENVM1000 Principles of Environmental Engineering

Module A: ENVM1200 Resource engineering (Q3)

  • Unit 2 Circular construction processes and sustainable materials 


Electives (Q5)

  • CIEM1302 Forensic construction materials engineering 
  • CIEM1303 Upscaling techniques in construction materials design and engineering 
  • CIEM5310 Contact and interface mechanics for engineering structures 
  • CIEM5311 Loading and life time prediction of transportation infrastructures 
  • CIEM5312 Emerging technologies for transportation infrastructure 

Crossover modules (Q6)

  • CEGM2004 Noise and Vibration: generation, propagation and effect on humans and environment
  • CEGM2008 Monitoring of Structural Health and Geohazards
  • CEGM2003 Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for Engineers


From the group of Pavement Engineering, the following MSc courses were provided till 2022:

  • CIE4880 Road Paving Materials
  • CIE4860 Structural Pavement Design
  • CIE5850 Pavement Construction and Maintenance
  • CIE5871 Micromechanical analysis of (Porous) Asphalt Concrete


Kindly contact Dr Ajay ( for more details on MSc education.