Civil Engineering and Management

Pre-master's programme

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 a related previous education will gain the knowledge and skills needed for participation in the Master’s. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Civil Engineering and Management.

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 programme for HBO students will be in September. University students can start on the programme during the whole year, depending on the deficit programme needed.


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: mathematics (10 ECs), academic skills and introduction to research (7,5 ECs) and domain related courses (12,5 ECs). 

Quartile 1

Mathematics  (4 EC)
Urban Design Project (6 EC)

Matlab (2 EC)
Academic Research Skills (3 EC)

Quartile 2

Mathematics and statistics (6 EC)
Water and fluid mechanics (4,5 EC)
Academic Research Skills ( 4,5 EC)

for university students

The study workload, or number of EC the pre-master’s programme for university students consists of, depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-master’s programmes for university students range between 15-30 EC.


In the coming year, the pre-Master's programme will partly be taught in Dutch and partly in English.


If you will be eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme in Civil Engineering and Management/Construction Management and Engineering 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.


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

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