Construction Management and Engineering

The pre-Master's is a transfer programme for  students with a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences  or a Bachelor’s degree that does not give them direct access to this Master’s. Once you have successfully completed the pre-Master's programme, you will be granted admission to the Master’s programme Construction Management and Engineering. This also applies to our Civil Engineering and Management (CEM) Master’s. Please first apply for the Master’s programme. Our admission committee will then decide whether you can be admitted directly or whether you need to complete a pre-Master’s first. If you are a student with an international Bachelor’s degree, you can usually only apply directly for the Master’s programme, not for the pre-Master’s.

As an ‘hbo’ student or a student enrolled in a university Bachelor’s, you can enter the pre-Master's during your studies as a minor or after completing your Bachelor’s degree.

You will be admitted to the Master’s if you complete the pre-Master’s within a year.

Starting Date

The pre-Master’s programme starts in September. After finishing it, you can directly enter the Master’s programme. If you have taken the pre-Master’s as a minor during your Bachelor’s programme, you can enter the Master’s after completing the pre-Master’s, either in February or September.


for hbo students

The pre-Master's programme contains 30 credits. It is a full-time 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

If you are a university student, your pre-Master’s study workload, or the number of EC involved, will depend on your education thus far. Pre-Master’s programmes for Dutch university students range between 10-30 EC.


The pre-Master's programme is taught in English.


Whether or not you are eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programmes CEM or CME depends on your previous education. If you are a Dutch student, please check the transfer matrix to see which Master’s programmes you can access with your Bachelor’s degree or contact our pre-Master’s coordinator (see below).

Find out more about 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

Read more about our pre-master's programmes.

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