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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.
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 a various number of modules offered per block. Please select one module per block in your application form. For your information: click here to see the complete overview of the curriculum, in order for you to see where the modules below are situated in the regular programme. If a module of the regular curriculum is not mentioned below, you cannot choose it. 

Semester 1 or 'Fall semester':

Block 1A

Block 1B

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.

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

202000093 Smart Cities – Multifunctional Flood Defences   (15 ECTS credits)
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 (HTHT-SWSCS; 15 ECTS credits)
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, 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: 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.

a module of another educational programme

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 selection of courses. 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. For your information: click here to see the complete overview of the curriculum, in order for you to see where the courses below are situated in the regular programme.
(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.)

Semester 1 or 'Fall semester'

Construction Management & Engineering:

Block 1A

Block 1B

201800072 Planning & Process Management

201800029 Construction Process Management

201800045 Construction Supply Chain and Digitization

201800047 Construction Industry Dynamics

201800043 Sustainability & Circularity in Civil Engineering

201800050 Building Information Modeling & 5D Planning

Transport Engineering and Management:

Block 1A

Block 1B

201800072 Planning & Process Management

201800054 Mathematical optimisation in Transport

201900035 GIS for transport

201800060 Sustainable Transport

201800064 Traffic operations

201500008 Empirical methods for designers

201800069 Rail transport   (5 ECTS credits)

Water Engineering & Management:

Block 1A

Block 1B

201800018 Hydrology

201800031 Data Analysis in Water Engineering & Management

201800023 Water quality

201800030 Water and energy

201800017 Water Footprint Assessment

201800019 Hydrological Modelling and Forecasting

Semester 2 or 'Spring semester'

Construction Management & Engineering:

Block 2A

Block 2B

201800032 Systems Engineering in Construction

201800034 Infrastructure Asset Management

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

Transport Engineering and Management:

Block 2A

Block 2B

201800070 Public transport modelling

201800034 Infrastructure asset management

... Transport analytics

201800297 Landuse and Transport interactions

201800065 Traffic management

Water Engineering & Management:

Block 2A

Block 2B

201800027 Mathematical Physics of Water Systems

201800033 Water and climate

201800038 Hydraulic Engineering

201800022 Urban Water Management

201800036 Geo risk management

201800039 Building with nature

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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