Master Civil Engineering (CE), consisting of the following tracks:
- Building Engineering (BE)
- Environmental Engineering (EE)
- Geo-Engineering (GE)
- Geosciences & Remote Sensing (GRS)
- Hydraulic Engineering (HE)
- Structural Engineering (SE)
- Transport & Planning (T&P)
- Watermanagement (WM)
Annotations applicable for the above masters:
- Technology in Sustainable Development
- Urban Planning and Engineering
- Infrastructure Planning and Environmental Engineering
- Integral Design Management
- Railway Systems
If you hold a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, you can directly admit to 48 master programmes. These include the programmes of the faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) and other master programmes from other faculties and universities. If your undergraduate programme is not fully in line with the master programme of choice, one is required to take additional courses; so-called bridging programme.
The master programme most popular for students with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is the same named master programme: Civil Engineering. This programme is widely divided into eight tracks, which are described below.
The master track Building Engineering offers a wide educational programme, which covers all aspects important during the whole lifespan of buildings; from the first planning via the user phase up to the repurposing and demolition. The focus is on the technical and constructive functioning of the buildings; and the principles of architecturally design. In practice, as a civil engineer, one will collaborate often with architects. It is then, it is important to have knowledge of each other’s discipline. For example, when a bearing construction is visible, the civil engineer has to collaborate with the architect and get to a solution, which is constructively as well as architecturally appealing.
The track Building Engineering has two directions where one can specialise in:
- Building Technology and Physics;
- Structural Design.
The master track Environmental Engineering is a multidisciplinary track, which consists of design and research to environmentally-friendly processes, natural systems, and understanding of the interaction between humans and the surroundings. Furthermore, closure of various cycles, and (bio)chemical and physical processes are part of the program.
The program is relatively new – since academic year 2016-2017 – and the precise relation to the master track Watermanagement shall be evaluated soon. This will have no influence on the value of the track!
The master track Environmental Engineering has two specialisations:
Studying geo-engineering gives you the understanding on how to investigate and characterize the underground. Furthermore, you will understand how to use this information for designs of constructions in, on, and with the soil. Whereas the risks of such constructions are significant, these also play an important role in the program. All in all, it start with a well-designed foundation.
De master track Geo Engineering is not divided into specialisations but does as almost half-a-year of elective space (24 ECTs). Here you can choose the courses in which you want to specialize.
At the master track Geosciences & Remote Sensing, it is all about measuring – where measuring is knowing – how do we get our data more accurate? Is varies from transforming soil measurements up to satellite images in to useful, valuable data. This track is all about getting the correct data to make the best decisions. Without this branch in civil engineering, the rest have a hard time functioning.
The master track Geosciences & Remote Sensing has three specialisations:
- Atmospheric Sciences;
- Geodesy and Remote Sensing.
During the master track Hydraulic Engineering, one learns how to solve complex problems within fluid mechanics and other basic disciplines, and to use the developed techniques in practice. The focus is on the use and development of computer models, experiments in the laboratory, and field measurements. Furthermore, one learns how hydraulic structures are designed, such as sluices, dams, weirs, and storm surge barriers. Beside these hard structures, the natural defences are part of this master track as well; Building with Nature.
The master track Hydraulic Engineering consists of four specialisations:
- Coastal Engineering;
- Rivers, Ports and Waterways;
- Environmental Fluid Mechanics;
- Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk.
The master track Structural Engineering focusses on constructions like bridges, flats, tunnels, etc., which are not allowed to collapse or topple. Moreover, they are not allowed to bend to much or vibrate annoyingly. Furthermore, these constructions commonly have to last for over 100 years without lots of maintenance. The master track learns you to calculate deflection, whether the strength is sufficient, etc. Hereby, physical models of constructions, materials, and loads plays a central role in these computations. One learns to set up these models, control them, and to use them.
The master track Structural Engineering is split into six specialisations:
- Structural Mechanics;
- Concrete Structures;
- Steel and Timber Constructions;
- Materials & Environment;
- Road and Railway Engineering;
- Hydraulic Structures.
The master track Transport & Planning focusses on the quantitative approaches on infrastructural planning and the analysis of passenger transport, and road and rail traffic. The program offers a challenging combination of professional practice and state-of-the-art research. T&P-engineers work for example on smart ways to control traffic flows and to prevent congestions, design public traffic systems, and develop infrastructure plans. Typical about the subjects is that they are often in the news and are high priority on the political agenda.
The curriculum of the master track Transport & Planning will be changed; the planning is to start with this new set-up from the academic year (2018-2019). This new version of the master track will consist of three specialisations:
- Transport Networks;
- Traffic Systems;
- Public Transport and Rail Systems.
The master track Watermanagement focusses on the understanding of natural surface and groundwater flows and control, master and use these flows for society. Hereby, both surface and groundwater as well as precipitation and waste water are part of the systems. Beside looking at the quantity of the water, also the quality of surface and groundwater is part of the master track. This master track spends a lot of attention on modelling, laboratory tests, fieldwork, and research with test installations.
The master track Watermanagement consists of three specialisations:
- Urban Water Engineering;
- Water Resources Engineering.
- Water Resources Engineering.
The master program Construction Management and Engineering offers a wide range of courses focused on the growing need of reforms in the building business. The program prepares students for a life in the dynamic world of constructions by focusing on the foreknowledge of, amongst others, processes, lifecycle, and risk management and contracts.
The master CME is supported by three faculties: Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG); Architecture (Arch); and Technology, Policy and Management (TPM). Furthermore, the master is divided in tracks but there are global specialisations within the discipline:
- Project Management;
- Asset Management;
- Infrastructure and Environment;
- Legal and Finance.
Offshore engineers design constructions like fixed and floating platforms for the oil- and gas-industry, submarine pipelines, and other underwater-equipment for this sector. Another important part is the design of dredging equipment for land reclamation, and the maintenance and recovery of imbedded minerals at deep-sea locations. At last, the design process of offshore windfarms is a rising part of the master offshore engineering; this sustainable branch within the offshore is upcoming and attracts more and more students as well as companies. The offshore and dredging engineers design the facilities for 70% of the earth’s surface – where there is no land.
The master Offshore & Dredging Engineering is a collaboration between the faculties Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG), and Mechanical, Maritime, and Material Engineering (3mE). This master is divided into four specialisations:
- Bottom Founded Offshore Structures, Arctic & Wind;
- Dredging Engineering;
- Floating Offshore Structures;
- Structural Analysis & Design.
The master Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics offers courses that improve the knowledge, insight, and skills about traffic (movements of vehicles), transport (movements of people and goods), infrastructure (roads, railroads and ports), and logistics (organisation behind all these movements).
The master is offered by a combination of three faculties: Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG), Mechanical, Maritime, and Material Engineering (3mE), and Technology, Policy and Management (TPM). The master TIL consists of four specialisations:
- Policy: Infrastructure, Planning and Environment;
- Design: Transport Systems and Networks;
- Operations: Traffic, Technology and Control;
- Engineering: Transport, Logistics and Supply Chains.
Beside the regular master programmes, students can add extra value by completing an annotation (or more). Annotations are an extra note on your diploma, which can be gained by binding the electives and master thesis to a specific theme. In the Implementation Regulations (IR) for the Master of Science Civil Engineering are the exact conditions stated. Read this document carefully if you are interested in an annotation. Below is a list of the annotations for the masters AES, CE, CME, ODE, and TIL, including a short explanation.
|Target audience||AES, CE, CME, TIL|
Dr.ir. Maurits Ertsen; Dr. Henk Jonkers
Get a broader and deeper knowledge on sustainable development and technology.
|Target audience||AES, CE, CME, TIL|
Students will be trained to become more entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurship can mean starting your own business; innovations in existing companies; take-overs; spin-outs; etc. Voor this annotation, one has to choose 15 ECTs from a list of entrepreneurship electives of which 10 ETCs are extracurricular.
|Content||This annotation consists of 20 ECTs of electives in the fields of Urban and Regional Planning; Infrastructure Planning; Real Estate; Site Development; Land clearing; and Urban Civil Engineering.|
|Target audience||CE, TIL|
|Content||This annotation consists of 20 ECTs of electives in the fields of Infrastructure Planning; Regional Planning; Environmental Engineering; Cost Benefit Analysis; Risk Analysis; Financial Engineering; Policy and Decision Making; and Project and Process Management.|
|Target audience||CE, CME, ODE, TIL|
|Coordinator||Dr. Sander van Nederveen; Prof. Rogier Wolfert|
|Content||This annotation integrates technology and management into the program. It consists of 8 ECTs of mandatory courses (Infrastructure Management, and Integral Design and Management), and 6 ECTs of electives from a given list. Furthermore, the student must choose a multidisciplinary project with as subject Integral Design Management.|
|Target audience:||CE (SE and T&P), TIL|
Specially developed annotation to educate academic engineers about the whole railway system to confront future rail related challenges.