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Are you eager to meet growing international demand for professionals combining expertise in both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems?

Then Civil Engineering and Management is the Master's programme for you. It is a logical next step if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering Management, Advanced Technology or Mechanical Engineering.

The two-year Master’s programme in Civil Engineering and Management is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. You can start in September and February. Our pre-Master's programme starts in September. Students with an international bachelor degree can only apply directly to the master programme and do not have the possibility to participate in a pre-Master's programme. 

Read more about the Master's programmepre-Master's programme and admission. Or find information about career prospects and read some student testimonials. You can also sign up to be a student for a day!

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We also offer a Bachelor's programme (BSc.) in Civil Engineering and a Master's programme in Construction Management and Engineering. Construction Management and Engineering is the ideal choice for you if you are particularly interested in the management side of major construction projects. In this 4TU programme you can also take courses at one of the other technical universities in The Netherlands.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Management
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Engineering Technology
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Starting date
1 September 2022
1 February 2023
1 September 2023
1 February 2024
1 September 2024
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

the Civil Engineering and Management programme in short

The Civil Engineering and Management (CEM) Master’s is the premier programme in the Netherlands for students eager to focus extensively on both the technical and non-technical aspects of planning, design, realization, and maintenance of civil engineering projects and systems.

High-speed rail, the Betuwe freight railway, dyke improvements and the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ development project in Rotterdam are all technically feasible projects. Technology, however, is not the only determining factor for successful results. Many other factors need to be taken into account early in the planning phase of real estate and infrastructure projects: policy, political interests, participation and permits, land expropriation, environmental impact studies, costs, budgeting and price control, logistic efficiency and safety. All of these factors are addressed in the CEM programme.

Overview of specializations and profiles

You can tailor this programme to your own ambitions by choosing a particular profile within one of our four specializations.


Profile to choose from

Integrated Civil Engineering Systems  

Civil Engineering Structures

Modelling and Forecasting


Smart Cities

Transport Engineering and Management  

Integrated Urban Transport

Transport and Logistics

Water Engineering and Management  

Integrated Water Management

River and Coastal Engineering

Construction Management and Engineering 

Digital Technologies in Construction

Markets & Organization of Construction  

Read on to get more in-depth information on these specializations

Why civil engineering and management at the University of Twente?

There are several features that make the Civil Engineering and Management Master’s at the University of Twente stand out from similar programmes at other universities. Probably the most important reason is that the professional field greatly appreciates the broad scope of the UT’s Civil Engineering and Management programme, because our graduates have more to offer compared to traditional, more technically oriented civil engineers. Read more on why you should opt for this programme.

Career prospects

Companies are increasingly seeking engineers who are true process thinkers, and who can oversee, analyse and predict all aspects of the design and execution of civil engineering projects. The Master’s programme in Civil Engineering and Management will train you to be exactly that kind of engineer. You will be equipped to combine the technical and non-technical aspects of major infrastructure and construction projects. More on career possibilities.

More information

Would you like to know more about the Master's programme in Civil Engineering and Management? Check out the study programmeadmission requirements or read up on the pre-Master’s programme. Any other questions? Feel free to contact us.

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