Civil Engineering and Management

Pre-master's programme

CIVIL Engineering and Management

The pre-Master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme for higher professional education (HBO) or university education bachelor's programme students who wish to obtain a university master's degree, but who cannot be admitted directly. Students with an international bachelor degree can only apply directly for the master programme and do not have the possibility to participate in a premaster programme. Once you’ve successfully completed the premaster's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Civil Engineering and Management (CEM) or Construction Management and Engineering (CME).

As a HBO student as well as a university student you can start on the pre-master's during your bachelor's degree as a minor or after completing your bachelor’s degree.

Start Date

Start date of the premaster programme will be in September. After finishing you can enter directly in the master programme. Minor students can enter the master in February or September after finishing the premaster programme.


for hbo students

A pre-Master's programme contains 30 credits.  This is a fulltime study programme of one semester and contains the following courses:


Course code

Quartile 1:


Calculus A

4 EC


Academic Research Skills

3 EC


Design Project Urban Development

6 EC



2 EC


Quartile 2: 


Calculus B

3 EC


Probability Theory and Statistics

3 EC


Academic Research Skills (continued)

4.5 EC


Water and fluid mechanics

4.5 EC



30 EC

30 EC

for university students

The study workload, or number of EC the pre-master’s programme for Dutch university students consists of, depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-master’s programmes for Dutch university students range between 10-30 EC.


The pre-Master's programme is in English.


If you will be eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme CEM/CME depends on your previous education. Check the transfermatrix to see which master’s programmes are accessible with your bachelor’s programme or contact the pre-master coordinator. More information on admission.
You will be admitted to the master if you complete the premaster within a year.


For general information requests please contact our Study Information Desk.
For questions regarding the pre-master or transferminor contact the pre-master coordinator:
Monique Duyvestijn,

More info

Read more about our pre-master's programmes.

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