ET - Civil Engineering

In the field of civil engineering, the Faculty of Engineering Technology offers three degree programmes: BSc in Civil Engineering, MSc in Civil Engineering and Management and MSc in Construction Management and Engineering. These programmes focus on three core themes: construction, transport and water. Graduates will have learned how to systematically map out complex problems, such as the possibility of flooding in a certain area, how to build models for predicting the effects certain measures will have and how to design complex projects, such as a subway junction in the heart of Amsterdam or an airport at sea. An important part of the programme is also dedicated to the management of these building processes for such designs. The modules and courses offered to exchange students are all part of the regular programmes, whether in civil engineering or other. This means that many of these modules and courses are building on knowledge from modules and courses taught in earlier phases of that same programme. Before you start selecting your modules or courses, please familiarise yourself with the terminology and structure of our educational system.

Regarding your background (BSc/MSc) & the course level you can choose (BSc/MSc)
Bachelor students have to select BSc modules and master students can select both BSc modules or MSc courses. Note that it is not possible to select only some parts of a (BSc) module. Bsc students are not allowed to choose Msc courses. 
Regarding your background (study field) & the subjects of the courses you can choose
Please read this text.
Regarding pre-requisites:
Note that admittance to any module or course is always subject to fulfilment of the pre-requisites of that module or course.

  • Bachelor level

    Below you can find the modules open to Exchange students. These modules are well-balanced, structured sets of courses created around a theme and need to be taken as a whole. You cannot choose separate courses. The modules consist of 15 ECTS per block. Please therefore select one module per block in your application form. 

    For certain modules prerequisites are mentioned, which can be found in the course catalogue. We do however check your pre-knowledge to be able to participate in the module. 
    If the module information is not yet available for the upcoming academic year, please search under the previous academic year.

    If a module is not mentioned below, you cannot choose it, even when visible in the course catalogue. Next to one of the modules of Engineering Technology, you are allowed to choose one module of another faculty. 

    Semester 1 or 'Fall semester':

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    202000041 Introduction to Civil Engineering (B-CE-MOD01; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Introduction to Mathematics + Calculus, Fundamentals of Civil Engineering, Structural Mechanics, Civil Engineering Design project

    202000048 Water Management (B-CE-MOD02; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Policy Processes, Mathematics, Project Blue Nile, Fluid Mechanics, Water.

    202000064 Safety and Risk in Deltas (B-CE-MOD05; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Soil mechanics, Mathematics, Project Water safety, Fluid mechanics, Water policy.

    202100168 Sustainable Civil Engineering (B-CE-MOD06; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Design Strategy and Sustainable Civil Engineering Project, Structural Mechanics 3, Environmental and Economic Sustainability, Social Sustainability, Energy.

    202000093 Smart Cities – Multifunctional Flood Defences   (15 ECTS credits) - HTHT module
    Subjects in this module: Dynamica use functions, Governance and knowledge management, Spatial subsoil planning, Building with nature, Multifunctional flood safety.

    202000099 Smart ways to get smart cities smarter (15 ECTS credits) - HTHT module
    Subjects in this module: Robotics, Geotechnical Engineering, Geophysics, Informatics, Smart city design project

    one of the HTHT-minors (= interdisciplinary packages)

    one of the other HTHT-minors  (= interdisciplinary packages)

    semester 2 or 'Spring semester'

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    202000056 Traffic and Transport. (B-CE-MOD03; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Traffic and Transport Theory, Traffic and Transport Project.

    202000060 Designing Constructions (pre-knowledge of mechanics is essential!) (B-CE-MOD04; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Calculus, Systems engineering, Circularity, Mechanics/Engineering, Mathematics, Construction Project.

    202000072 Area Development. (B-CE-MOD07; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Theory, Policy & Practice, Spatial Economic Development, Policy & Law, Practical GIS, Project Area Development.

    202200229 Simulation and Stochastic Modelling in Civil Engineering. (B-CE-MOD08; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Traffic Flows, Process Simulation in Construction, Project

  • Master level

    The MSc programme in civil engineering has several specialisations or profiles. Below you can find for each specialisation a suggested Exchange Course Package (ESP), composed of a well thought out selection of courses. These are sugggested packages, you are allowed to choose other courses outside these packages. 

    Each course is equivalent to 5 ECTS credits, unless otherwise indicated. Please select a maximum of three courses per block (i.e. maximum 6 courses per semester) in your application form. 
    (NB: due to a curriculum change, the names of some of the courses have changed. The course code might still be linked to the old name.)

    Please check the course catalogue for more information on the offered courses. If the course information is not available for the upcoming academic year, please search under the previous academic year. The information might be subject to change for the coming academic year.

    For certain courses prerequisites are mentioned, which can be found in the course catalogue. We do however check your pre-knowledge to be able to participate in the course. 

    Please also pay attention to the faculty in which the course is given and keep in mind the 60/40% rule

    Semester 1 or 'Fall semester'

    ESP: "Construction Management 1"

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    202100079 Structural Health Monitoring for smart infrastructure

    201800029 Construction Process Management

    201800045 Construction Supply Chain and Digitization

    201800047 Construction Industry Dynamics

    201800043 Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

    201800050 Building Information Modeling & 5D Planning

    201900107 Legal & Governance Aspects

    ESP: "Transport Engineering & Management 1"

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    201800072 Planning & Process Management

    201800068 Network Modelling and Forecasting

    201900035 GIS for transport

    201800060 Sustainable Transport

    201800064 Traffic operations

    202200055 Smart Mobility

    201800070 Public transport modelling

    ESP: "Water Engineering & Management 1"

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    201800018 Hydrology

    201800031 Data Analysis in Water Engineering & Management

    201800023 Water quality

    202100125 Sustainable Engineering & IWM

    201800017 Water Footprint Assessment

    201800019 Hydrological Modelling and Forecasting

    201900188 River Flow Process

    201800026 Morphology

    201800024 Long Waves and Tidal Morphodynamics

    202100124 Wave-Dominated Coastal Dynamics

    Semester 2 or 'Spring semester'

    ESP: "Construction Management 2"

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    201800048 Procurement Strategies and Tendering

    201900075 Culture in International Construction

    201800044 Digital Technologies for Civil Engineering

    201800046 Value Management

    201800051 Simulation and Optimization of Construction Processes

    201800053 Subsurface Infrastructure Engineering

    201800052 Technology and Innovation in Road Construction

    ESP: "Transport Engineering and Management 2"

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    201800065 Traffic management

    202001533 Traffic Safety

    201900034 Urban Resilience in a Changing Climate

    201900142 Landuse and Transport interactions

    202001463 Mathematical Optimization in Transport

    ESP: "Water Engineering & Management 2"

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    201800027 Mathematical Physics of Water Systems

    201800033 Water and climate

    201800038 Hydraulic Engineering

    201800039 Building with nature

    201900078 Hydraulic Modelling

    202200308 Geo risk Assessment

    201800057 Advanced Soil Mechanics

    201800035 River Morphodynamics

Disclaimer: All information on this web page regarding courses offered by the Faculty of ET for exchange students is subject to change without notice. Reasonable efforts are taken to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all information provided here, but the Faculty of ET is not responsible for misprints, out-of-date information, or errors. 

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