A challenging, multi-faceted Civil Engineering programme

Its blend of disciplines makes the Bachelor’s programme Civil Engineering at the University of Twente a challenging programme that will prepare you to be an all-round civil engineer. As in any Civil Engineering programme, you will, of course, learn things like how to calculate and build a bridge. But here you will also learn to map out the consequences of a project like that for people, companies or nature in the area.

You will get familiar with innovative construction or water management techniques, while also learning to identify circular and resilient solutions. You will spend three years immersing yourself in mathematics, physics, chemistry, mechanics, fluid dynamics and design subjects, but also in process management, communications and aspects such as environmental effects and management.

As a civil engineer from Twente, it is highly likely that your career will not just revolve around construction and technology, but that you will have a more interdisciplinary role, for example, as a project leader, as a manager or in Research & Development.

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First time at university

When you are a first-year student, you experience many new things. Here we start explaining at least a few of them.

You complete modules

Your Civil Engineering Bachelor’s programme is three years and is designed according to the Twente Educational Model. Every year you have four ten-week modules; so, during the course of your studies you complete twelve modules. In every module you work on a current subject from society or the business world. Within that subject all the different parts of your study come together: theory and practice, researching connections and designing solutions, self-study and teamwork.

Study points - how do they work?

At university you will come across something called study credit. Also known as EC(s). The abbreviation EC is derived from the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which allows you to compare courses internationally. One credit equals 28 hours of work; you need to reach 60 credits each year. You receive credits for every assignment you pass. Your programme decides how many hours it takes to complete an assignment, write a project report or study to pass an exam.

Did you get 45 credit points or more? Then you can continue on to the second year

In order to pass from first year to second year, you have to get a minimum of 45 out of 60 points in the first year. You need at least 45 EC in your first year in order to continue with the programme. At the end of your first year, we will give you a Binding Study Advice (BSA). If you reach 45 EC, you can be sure that you are in the right place and can keep up with the programme. If it doesn’t go exactly as you had planned - because of personal circumstances, for example - then we are of course always available to advise you.

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