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:


The Civil Engineering and Management Master’s is the premier programme in the Netherlands to focus explicitly on both the technical and non-technical aspects of planning, design, realization and maintenance of civil engineering projects and systems. It has been designed to provide you with qualitative expertise that spans all phases of the lifecycle of civil engineering systems and projects within a societal and environmental context.

The professional field appreciates this broad scope. We often hear that graduates have an edge on traditional, more technically oriented civil engineers. Demand for this type of professional is quickly rising both in the Netherlands and internationally.

At the University of Twente, you will have the opportunity to study related fields such as Mathematics, Physics, Business Administration and Public Administration. You will be able to combine relevant theories from these fields with your technical knowledge and apply this integrated approach to civil engineering systems, projects or processes. In this way, you will become skilled in balancing potential solutions for complex requirements with technical feasibility and stakeholder needs and interests.


With the help of your track coordinator, you can tailor this Master’s programme to suit your interests by choosing from the courses we offer in this programme, or by combining them with courses offered by related programmes at the UT.


The University of Twente features excellent and innovative teaching, world-class research and an entrepreneurial spirit. Furthermore, we were recently ranked among the top 1% of all universities in the world for the sixth year in a row (according to the Times Higher Education Ranking).


The University of Twente has a strong international profile with a large percentage of students and staff from many different countries. This will give you great international experience. We are also the only campus-based university in the Netherlands. We are located just two hours by train from all major cities in The Netherlands and just a city-hop away from major European cities, such as London, Paris or Berlin.

Two MSc options in the civil engineering domain 

You can choose from two Civil Engineering Master’s programmes at the University of Twente, depending on your individual interests and your previous education and background. 

Civil Engineering and Management is a broad technical Master’s programme that offers you the opportunity to refine your technical skills in one of four specializations: 

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.

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