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Civil Engineering and Management

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering objects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

The Civil Engineering and Management Master's is the premier programme in the Netherlands that focuses extensively on both the technical and non-technical aspects of planning, design, realization and maintenance of civil engineering objects and systems.

The high-speed train, the Betuwe freight railway, dike improvements and the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ development project in Rotterdam are all technologically feasible projects. Technology, however, is not the only determining factor in the result. Political policy, participation and permission procedures, land expropriation, environmental impact studies, costs, budgeting and price control, logistic efficiency, safety and many other factors must be taken into account early in the planning phase of real estate and infrastructure projects. This requires engineers who have mastered the process and who can oversee, analyse and predict all aspects of the design and execution of civil engineering projects. The Civil Engineering and Management Master’s will train you to be just such an engineer. You will be an engineering professional who is capable of combining the technical and non-technical aspects of these kinds of major projects.

The objective of the course is to educate engineers who master the process and oversee all aspects, technical and non-technical of the design and execution of complex (i.e. cross-border) civil engineering projects.

Civil Engineering and Management Specializations

The Civil Engineering and Management program allows students to study one of 3 tracks.

Construction Process Management
This track focuses on the development and delivery of infrastructure and real estate projects. Students learn about the analysis, design and control of the integral construction process, the performance of construction process organisations and the co-ordination of the activities/roles of the parties involved. The entire construction process (including sub-processes) from conception to demolition is addressed using an integral approach. The degree course subjects address such issues as plan development management at conceptual phase, public-private partnerships, design management, sustainable building, risk analysis and management, IT and logistics as well as market/organisational forms.

Transportation Engineering and Management
This track deals with the behaviour, performance and management of traffic and transport systems. Students learn about the engineering, socio-economic, spatial and environmental aspects of these systems and about various aspects of human behaviour in respect to their potential use. Attention is paid to both transport planning and traffic management issues. Travel demand, infrastructural supply, maintenance, impacts, performance and control are studied using an integrated approach. Different tools are used to analyse traffic systems on different scales of space and time and to evaluate the impact of human interventions. Examples of topics addressed include area wide dynamic traffic management, intelligent transport systems, urban transport, sustainable development, traffic monitoring and evacuation planning. From a methodological perspective attention is focused on modelling, strategic planning, data fusion, evaluation methods and dynamic optimization.

Water Engineering and Management
This track focuses on the behaviour and management of water systems (e.g. rivers, estuaries, coastal zones and seas). Students learn about the physical and social-economic aspects of water management. Different tools are shown to analyse long-term behaviour and to evaluate the impact of human interventions on different functions of the water system. The role of models and uncertainty in the decision-making processes is also highlighted. Examples of topics addressed include flood protection, water retention, water quality management and bed river/sea bed development.

Civil Engineering and Management Related Programs

Besides the MSc Civil Engineering and Management, University of Twente offers a range of other English taught Engineering master programs such as the MSc Industrial Design Engineering.

See which programs are related to the MSc Civil Engineering and Management

Civil Engineering and Management Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Civil Engineering and Management, will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at the University of Twente

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Civil Engineering and Management master.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree (or equivalent) of a high quality and level. The main subject of the BSc study should match the envisaged UT MSc-programme.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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