Premaster Information

Study Programme

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (HBO) DEGREE

If you have a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) programme, you may be admitted to one of the University of Twente’s Civil Engineering programmes upon completion of a pre-Master’s course. It is also possible to complete the pre-Master’s programme as a component of your minor. Relevant Bachelor’s degrees are in Civil Engineering, Architecture or other closely related disciplines (like bouwtechnische bedrijfskunde and land and watermanagement).

LANGUAGE

Please note that most of the course material is in English. Some lectures are in Dutch, others in English.

PROGRAMME

The pre-Master’s programme contains 30 credits for the majority of the bachelor’s degrees. This is a fulltime study programme of one semester.


EC’s

Course code

Quartile 1



Calculus A

4 EC

191512001

Academic Research Skills

3 EC

201400220

Design Project Urban Development

6 EC

201600054

Matlab

2 EC

201600055

Quartile 2



Calculus B

3 EC

191512021

Probability Theory and Statistics

3 EC

201400221

Academic Research Skills (continued)

4,5 EC

201400220

Water and fluid mechanics*

4,5 EC

201500125

Total

30 EC

30 EC

*This course consists of two subjects: the final grade is the average of both. A minimum of 5.0 is required for each separate subject.

START DATE

The pre-Master programme starts in September and ends in February.

GOALS

Our premaster programme has the following goals:

  • Test if the study abilities (planning, reading considerable amount of theory independently, analytical and technical skills) are good enough to enter the master programme.
  • Provide a sound basis in academic skills. 

To achieve these goals we expect you to participate in lectures, tutorials and group work. Self-study forms an important part of your premaster track. A premaster student has to finish this programme within one year. After finishing the premaster programme you can enter in September or February in the master programme.

ADMISSION

Some bachelor degrees are lacking essential courses for our master programme and we require an extended premaster programme. The admission commission of Civil Engineering and Management takes this decision.