Integrated Approach

As part of the 5-year programme (3-year Bachelor's and 2-year Master's programme) that leads to a Master's degree, the teaching programme focuses on the analysis, design and control of the integrated construction process, the functioning of the construction process organizations, and the coordination of the activities and roles of parties involved. "Integrated" here refers to all the various sub-processes that constitute the total construction process, from conception to demolition.


Students pursuing the Master programme Civil Engineering & Management are required to follow four cornerstone modules addressing four fundamental attention areas (Process management, Project management, Collaborative Design & Engineering, and Legal & Governance aspects) and one base module (Research methodology and academic skills). The other modules offered within the programme are selective courses which the students can choose from in order to pursue certain learning tracks. These tracks lead towards integrative final projects and are linked to integrative research themes where the link between the main research areas of Market & Organisation, Planning & Development and Design Processes & Engineering becomes apparent. The total list of the selective modules offered within the Master's programme includes among others:

  • Markets, Organizations & Innovation Specialization
  • Supply Chain Management Specialization
  • Industrialization in Engineering & Construction Specialization
  • Sustainable Building Specialization
  • Project Control & Risk Management Specialization
  • Infrastructure Management Elective

Future work field

After finishing their education, our graduates get jobs in different functions, such as planning and design functions, and managerial functions. Most of our students gain employment in governmental departments, client organizations, consultancy offices and construction firms.


In 2012, Mr. de Graaf coordinated the Master's and Mr. Snellink coordinated the Bachelor's.