As a graduate of the Master’s in Construction Management & Engineering, you can look forward to great career opportunities. You will be perfectly prepared for a role as a project manager, engineer, or consultant within the construction industry. You can also start up your own business. Or you can opt to further develop yourself by following a PDEng- or PhD programme.
When you have completed this Master’s, you will receive a Master’s degree in Construction Management & Engineering. Also, you can title yourself Master of Science (MSc), or use the Dutch title Ingenieur (Ir.).
The demand for skilled managers within the construction industry is high, and still on the rise, both nationally and internationally. Many (construction) companies, from contractors, engineering or consultancy firms to governments institutions are in great need of professionals who can combine technical know-how with management skills.
Depending on your interests and ambitions, there are a lot of different types of jobs you could fulfil. You could become a project manager at a large contractor or within a governmental organisation, or you might pursue a career as a consultant and advise organisations on various subjects, such as asset or tender management, circularity, or Building Information Modelling (BIM). Whichever role you want to fulfil, you will be able to find a job across the full spectrum of the building and construction industry. You might also opt for a career as a, researcher within research institutes (e.g. TNO) or universities.
Graduates of this Master’s went on to fulfil interesting and highly varied jobs. They currently work as project leader, process coordinator, asset manager, technical consultant, BIM engineer, construction supervisor, tender manager, systems engineer, contract manager, to name just some of the numerous examples. They fulfil these roles at all kinds of companies, from contractors to engineering consultancies to public or governmental organisations.
Do you have a great business idea? At the University of Twente, you can turn it into reality! At UT, we highly encourage entrepreneurship. In fact, UT has been voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands four times in a row. We have a unique approach of putting scientific knowledge to practical use and turning our expertise and yours into solutions that people and society actually need. As a catalyst for meaningful entrepreneurship, we offer you the Novel-T foundation and the start-up hub on campus.
Former students have gone before you. For example, construction and consultancy company Avante Bouwprocessen was started up by graduates of this Master’s. Will you be next?
Instead of pursuing a professional career right away after obtaining your Master’s degree, you can also opt for a more academically oriented career, by pursuing a PhD of PDEng. A PDEng programme is more practically oriented, aligned with the direct problem solving or design needs of the industry, whereas a PhD programme is more focused on research. You can follow both types of programmes at the Twente Graduate School (TGS).
Continue as a researcher: obtain a PhD
A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) involves spending four years of in-depth studying and researching in a particular area. You can do this within one of our research groups or in one of our structured PhD programmes. An integral part of a PhD is writing your PhD thesis at the end and then presenting and defending your research in public. Obtaining your PhD earns you the title of Doctor (Dr).
Follow a PDEng programme
A PDEng (Professional Doctorate in Engineering) programme is a two-year, more practically oriented programme, aimed at you becoming a high-level technological designer. TGS offers five different PDEng programmes.The programme most likely to match your interests as a Master’s in Construction Management & Engineering would be Civil Engineering. On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified diploma and the academic degree title; Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng).
Interested in doing a PDEng or PhD? You can check below if there are any vacancies.