Coursewithin the PDEng programme in Civil Engineering

The two years lasting PDEng programme in Civil Engineering consists of three blocks: a block professional development, a block with in-depth and broadening courses and the technological design project.

Professional Development

The course in Professional Effectiveness is compulsory, and others are elective (in consultation with your supervisors). The total study load of the professional development courses is 6-10 EC.

Professional Development courses

Electives during the Professional Development part:

  • Technical Writing
  • Perfecting your Publication
  • Time management
  • Presenting
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Projectmanagement
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Influence Effectively
  • Ethics
  • Analytic Storytelling
  • Personal Branding
  • From Idea to Patent to Business
  • Dutch (compulsory for foreign students)

In-Depth and broadening courses

The education block carries a total study load of at least 45 EC and comprises a compulsory block and an elective block.

Compulsory courses (depending on your specialisation domain)

The compulsory block includes four compulsory courses, i.e. Systems Engineering, Design Methodology and one of the two courses, depending on the domain you follow within the programme (Water Engineering, Transport Engineering or Construction Management):

Elective courses

For the elective block, together with the direct supervisors you can select courses which are of interest for the technological design project. Elective courses can either be master courses or post-master courses (master courses need to be upgraded to post-master courses).