Construction Management and Engineering (CME)
Geosciences & Remote Sensing
Offshore & Dredging Engineering
Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL)
Transport & Planning
If you hold a Dutch BSc degree closely related to the Master's programme, you will be admitted directly. Students with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering are admitted to 48 Master programmes. Within these programmes are the Master programmes from our own faculty and Master programmes from other faculties and universities. If your undergraduate programme is not closely related to the Master's programme you will be required to take additional courses in what is called a bridging programme.
The most popular Master programme's chosen by Civil Engineering bachelor students are described below.
The MSc track Building Engineering offers a varied and broad programme that deals with every aspect of building engineering over the lifespan of a building. The options for the reuse of buildings is also considered. The focus lies on the technical and structural performance of buildings. However, the principles of architectural design are also addressed. In practice, civil engineers often collaborate with architects. It is important to have knowledge of each others field.
The master program Construction Management and Engineering offers a broad spectrum of courses focusing on the growing need for reform in the building industry. The program prepares the student for a life in the dynamic environment of the construction business by focusing on knowledge of processes, lifecycle and risk management
The MSc CME is a coorperation between the faculties of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Policy and Management.
Geo-Engineering is one of the main disciplines underpinning the civil engineering profession. Students learn how to investigate and characterize the materials in the subsurface and how to use this information to design constructions and estimate the risk of failure. Geo-Engineering encompasses topics as diverse as foundation engineering, underground space technology, dykes and embankments, offshore engineering, dredging, geo-environmental engineering and engineering geology.
If you have interest in atmospheric sciences, natural geophysics, climate change, geodesy, or any other geo-science related topic, you may want to consider this MSc track. Our Earth is changing, in particular due to the growing world population, urbanisation, land use, and climate change. How can advanced technology, such as satellites and remote sensing, be combined with state-of-the-art modeling tools, to give us the understanding that we need to make the right dicisions for the future? How do we get enough knowledge to make the right dicisions in the construction of railways, with large construction projects and excavations? These are only a few questions that form the basis of this track.
The MSc in Hydraulic Engineering teaches students to exploit the opportunities of water and develop protective strategies against it. Students tackle complex problems and apply developed technologies practically within fluid mechanics and other basic disciplines. The emphasis is on the use and development of computer models, laboratory experioments and field measurements. Hydraulic constructions, such as sluices, damsn, barrages and storm surge barriers are studied and designed.
Within the MSc Hydraulic Engineering, students can choose from six different specialisations: Coastal Engineering, Rivers, Ports and Waterways, Evironmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management and Water Management and Engineering.
Offshore & Dredging Engineers make structures such as fixed and floating platforms for the oil and gas industry. They also design undersea pipelines and other underwater equipment for this sector. An important feature is the design of dredging equipment for land reclamation, maintenance and the recovery of embedded minerals in deep-sea locations. Another application of offshore engineering is the design of offshore wind farms. Offshore & Dredging Engineers are the people who design facilities for the 70% of the earth’s surface area that is not land.
Within this track, students can choose from four different specialisations: Bottom Founded Structures, Floating Offshore Structures, Dredging Engineering & Deep Sea Mining and Ship & Offshore Structures.
Offshore & Dredging Engineering is multidisciplinary and is a cooperation between Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology.
Structures such as bridges, high-rises, tunnels and storm surge barriers clearly may not collapse or fall over. They may not deflect too much or vibrate annoyingly. Moreover, often they need to last for more than 100 years without much maintenance. In the MSc Structural Engineering track, students learn to calculate which deflections we can expect, whether a structure will buckle, whether its strength will be sufficient, etcetera.
The master Structural Engineering offers the following specialisations: Structural Mechanics, Materials Science, Concrete Structures, Steel, hybrid and composit structures, Road and Railway Engineering en Hydraulic Engineering Structures.
The MSc programme in Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL) is a two-year comprehensive programme that covers the main elements in the broad field of transport, infrastructure and logistics. The programme aims to provide graduates with broad knowledge and understanding of all phases of the life cycle of transport and logistics systems: from transport policy making and spatial planning; through the design of transport systems, supply chains and infrastructure networks; to the operation, management and control of these systems. TIL graduates have the capability to design new road, rail, air and water transportation services for passengers and/or freight; to efficiently manage transportation networks; and to design and control complex supply chains.
TIL is a coorperation between the faculties of Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering and Technology, Policy and Management.
Within this track quantitative approaches to infrastructural planning play a central role, along with the analysis of systems for personal transportation and for road and rail traffic. The programme offers a challenging combination of professional practice and state-of-the-art research. The master variant Transport & Planning of the MSc Civil Engineering focuses on infrastructure, passenger transportation, and road and railway traffic. Key characteristic is the quantitative approach: we model the transport system in order to assess its performance and its effects. These models are used to develop new and innovative measures in the field of transportation.
The MSc Watermanagement track focuses on understanding natural surface and groundwater streams and on managing, controlling and using water streams for society. This covers both ground and surface water, as well as rainfall and, for example, waste water. Watermanagement also considers not just the quantity of water, but the quality of ground and surface water. Considerable attention in this track is devoted to modelling, laboratory work, fieldwork and research with test installations.