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Bachelor's programme Civil Engineering

Civil engineers design, construct and manage infrastructure and major building projects.

Our English-taught Civil Engineering programme combines technology with the organizational side of these types of projects.

We also offer a master's programme (MSc.) in Civil Engineering and Management.

What is civil engineering?

Civil engineers are involved both in engineering and in the organization of engineering projects. They are experts who combine technical know-how with ‘soft skills’, such as communication, project management and process management.

The Bachelor’s programme in Civil Engineering will teach you about all these aspects. Our programme focuses on three core themes: construction, transport and water. In learning about construction, you will study the functional design of structures and the management of the construction process. Transport is about the combination of infrastructure, mobility and sustainable transport systems. Studying water and water management involves disciplines such as fluid mechanics and dynamics, and areas like water and coastal management, reservoirs, water flows and flood protection. A field of expertise the Dutch are famous for! 


Are you curious what it's like to study Civil Engineering? Thijs shows you a day in his student life.

Check out the study programme or apply for “student for a day” and experience for yourself what this exciting study programme and student life at Twente are all about!

Programme overview

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 September 2019
1 September 2020
1 September 2021
Does not apply for the programme
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Studying study civil engineering in Twente

  • Civil Engineering at Twente is a technical bachelor programme with a focus on management and organization. This combination of technology and management is a major reason for studying Civil Engineering at Twente – in addition to our project-based education and highly personal approach!
  • Our Bachelor's programme consists of about 75% technical subjects and 10% subjects related to business and administration. The remaining 15% of the Bachelor's programme consists of electives. The non-technical aspects also play an important role in the projects. This combination of science and management makes you an attractive employee for future employers. In the business world, demand for engineers from Twente is high. 
  • Civil Engineering at the University of Twente features a distinctive project-led teaching method, in which you tackle real-world projects in student teams.

More information on civil engineering

Do you think Civil Engineering is a good fit for you? Read more about the admission requirements and how you can sign up. Please take time to look around this website and learn everything there is to know about the programme, or ask us for more information. You can find more information on the study programme here.

Don't want to do a Bachelor's, but a Master's in Civil Engineering? Then read more about the Master's programme Civil Engineering & Management at the University of Twente, or the Master's programme Construction Management & Engineering.

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