Are you interested in joining the Master’s programme in Construction Management and Engineering or Civil Engineering and Management after you have obtained your Bachelor’s degree? If so, you may be required to take a pre-Master’s course. Check the admission requirements to find out whether you are eligible for the 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 of Dutch universities who wish to obtain a university Master's degree, but who cannot be admitted directly. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-Master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Construction Management and Engineering (CME) or Civil Engineering and Management (CEM).
The pre-Master’s goal is to prepare you for the Master's programme in Construction Management and Engineering or Civil Engineering and Management. This means you will be taught various scientific skills and your skills in mathematics will be improved to a higher level. You will also attend several courses related to civil engineering. If you manage to successfully complete the pre-Master’s within one year, you will be able to enrol in one of these two Master's programmes. After obtaining your Master’s degree, you will be a civil engineer capable of combining technical and non-technical aspects of large infrastructural and construction projects.
The pre-Master's programme starts every September. After successfully finishing, you can directly enter the Master's programme. Students doing their pre-Master’s as part of their hbo degree (transfer minor/'Kies op maat') can enter the Master’s in February or September after finishing their hb Bachelor's programme.
Students from a University of Applied Sciences (hbo) in the Netherlands, as well as university students can start the pre-Master's during their Bachelor's programme as a minor or after completing their Bachelor’s programme. Questions about the pre-Master can be directed to the pre-Master’s coordinator.
for hbo students
A pre-Master's programme contains 30 credits. This is a full time study programme of one semester.
Quartile 1: September-November
Academic Research Skills
Design Project Urban Development
Quartile 2: November-February
Probability Theory and Statistics
Academic Research Skills (continued)
4.5 EC 2 EC
for university students
The study workload (or number of EC) involved with the pre-Master’s programme for Dutch university students, 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. International students can only apply directly for the master.
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The pre-Master's programme is in English, as is the required literature.
The pre-Master’s programme is designed for students who have the motivation and capacities to obtain an academic degree from an English-taught Master’s programme in Civil Engineering and Management or Construction Management and Engineering. Whether you will be eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme in CEM/CME depends on your previous education. Check the transfer matrix to see which Master’s programmes are accessible with your Bachelor’s programme or contact the pre-Master’s coordinator. You will be admitted to one of both Master’s if you complete the pre-Master’s within one year.
Students with an international Bachelor’s degree can only apply directly for the Master’s programme and do not have the possibility to participate in a pre-Master's programme.
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