Study programme

The second year of Civil Engineering

During the second year the modules are more multi-disciplinary: Sustainable Civil Engineering, Area Development and Risk and Safety, for example. Sometimes you study or work together with students from some of our other programmes , such as Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics. The module on modelling transport processes is an example of this. Through this approach you will learn to work with people from different backgrounds. In your third year you can choose to go deeper into a certain area.

Module 5: SAFETY AND RISKS IN DELTAS

This module brings into focus how a good understanding of water safety can be implemented conceptually, technically and in accordance with policy. During this module you will learn how the chances of an extreme event and its effects constitute risks, and how to quantify these concepts. You will also become familiar with technical descriptions of flood protection infrastructure and failure mechanisms. This module focuses on safety strategy in policy and the history and organisation of Dutch water management, too. The project for this module centres on the water security of an area surrounded by dikes in the Netherlands.

Module 6: SUSTAINABILITY AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

In this module students will learn to design civil engineering systems that meet human needs while preserving the environment. In that way these human needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come. In order to do this, you will gain knowledge of how to analyse and compare the sustainable impact of civil engineering systems across different scales and over their complete life-cycle. You will also learn how to apply this knowledge in a design project, during which you will develop several alternatives for the material, structural, and energetic composition of an exemplary civil engineering system. 

MODULE 7: URBAN DEVELOPMENT / SPATIAL PLANNING

During this module you will learn about the importance of analysing and evaluating civil engineering, legal, spatial and economic aspects of urban development. The module includes theory on urban development, spatial economy and environmental law, and practical assignments on Geo-Information Systems (GIS) and project work.  For the project you will take part in a spatial analysis and policy evaluation of an urban development in the Twente region, centring on water and construction engineering and/or traffic infrastructure.

Module 8: MODELLING/OPTIMIZING TRANSPORT PROCESSES

In this module you will work together with students from our Industrial Engineering and Applied Mathematics programmes on a project that aims to minimize patient waiting time in a hospital. Your solution must also include giving patients reliable information on what time they will have to leave their house in order to get to the hospital in time for their appointment. In this module, areas like traffic flow, design and arrangement at intersections, statistics and simulations come into play.

Read more about the third year of the Civil Engineering programme.

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