At the beginning of the first year, you get to set up your own individual programme together with your tutor. You also choose your specialization from the start. A programme consists of 87,5 EC worth of  courses, one 7,5 EC course to prepare you for your graduation project and the graduation project itself, which includes your Master’s thesis (30 EC). You will take 60 EC worth of courses in your first year.

Cornerstones Of Construction Engineering

The general course component introduces you to the four cornerstones of this field: project management, process management, legal and governance aspects, and collaborative design and engineering). It also includes a required course on research methodology.

Specialization Courses

Your specialization counts for 37,5 EC in total, spread out over two years. Specialization courses may include:

  • Industrialization & Innovation in Construction: this course addresses the following industrialization and innovation processes, both in general and with a specific focus on construction: mass customization versus tailor-made solutions, and new developments in industrialization and innovation in construction.
  • Building Information Modelling and 5D Planning: this course will teach you how to integrate information from different project management aspects in order to enable multicultural, remotely situated project teams to work together.
  • Infrastructure Management: the focus in this course is on the management of infrastructure facilities in general and the maintenance and rehabilitation process in particular. The course will teach you the basic concepts and tools for the cost-effective procurement and preservation of infrastructure systems.
  • Supply Chain Management & ICT: the focus in this course is on opportunities for applying supply chain and purchasing management concepts from other industries to the construction sector for the improvement of construction supply chain management and materials transport and distribution between manufacturers and construction sites.
  • Markets, Organizations & Innovation: this course focuses on the issue of changes in procurement, and their effects on organizations.
  • Procurement Strategies & Tendering: this course focuses on an important trend in the Dutch construction industry: the increased use of integrated procurement routes by clients, in particular large public clients.
  • Sustainable Building: the content of this course is based on three pillars: sustainable building process management, sustainable building technology and sustainable building physics.
  • Project Control & Risk Management: this course centres on project planning techniques, resource planning and scheduling, control process and risk management & techniques.

You can find out more about the courses in our online education catalogue OSIRIS.

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