Master's structure

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You have a lot of freedom in customising your Master’s in Civil Engineering & Management.

Within the Master’s in Civil Engineering & Management (CEM), you will build your expertise within one of the four specialisations – and a related profile. In addition, you can tailor your Master’s with elective courses that suit your interests and ambitions. This freedom in customising your programme will help you to become the civil engineer or manager you wish to be.

How to compose your Master’s

What your curriculum looks like, depends on the choices you make in composing your Master’s. There are three steps in doing so.

  • Step 1: Choose a specialisation

    Before you start with this Master's, you need to choose a specialisation, in order to build expertise within a specific domain in the field of civil engineering and management. This Master’s has four specialisations:

  • Step 2: Choose a profile

    Within every specialisation, there is a set of profiles that each has a different focus within that specialisation. Whether you want to focus more on the management or the engineering part of your specialisation, or maybe even a specific theme, like smart cities or sustainability: there will always be a profile that suits your interests. Each profile consists of a specific set of courses, allowing you to go in a specific direction and specialise even further. Are you curious about the profiles within this Master’s? Choose a specialisation and find out more!

  • Step 3: Select electives

    Once you have chosen your specialisation and profile, it is time to think about what your curriculum should look like. Next to some compulsory courses, which depend on the specialisation and profile you choose, you have a great deal of freedom in choosing elective courses, as long as you comply with the assumed previous knowledge. You can even choose courses beyond the Master’s in Civil Engineering & Management!

Master’s structure

During your Master’s in Civil Engineering & Management (CEM), you will collect a total of 120 EC within two years.

European Credit Transfer System

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work.

Below, you can find the general structure of this Master’s. Which exact courses you will follow at what moment, depends on the choices you make as well as the starting date of your Master’s.

Profile courses

30 EC

Within all specialisations, each profile has its own set of courses. Choose a specialisation first to find out which ones.

Profile electives

40 EC

Each specialisation has considerable elective space. Next to the core profile courses, you can choose from a wide range of elective courses that are related to your profile. These can be CEM-courses, but also courses from other Master’s at UT.

Free electives

15 EC

You can fill up the rest of your elective space with any course that matches your interests and ambitions. There is a wide range of courses you can choose from, offered at UT or at another partner university in the Netherlands or abroad.

Master's thesis

35 EC

You will finish your Master’s in CEM with your master’s thesis (30 EC). In order to prepare for your thesis, you will follow the course Preparation master’s thesis (5 EC).

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