Civil Engineering

Course typeExchange
Course sectorEngineering
Course duration5 months
For partners ofSchool of Business, Building & Technology

This Exchange programme in Civil Engineering is aimed at students who study a degree in a field related to Civil Engineering.

The Dutch Civil Engineering sector is well-known throughout the world as a top-level profession. The Netherlands is a small country, but many people in the world have heard about the tulips, the wooden shoes, and the windmills. Not many people know that a lot of these windmills played a very important role in water management back in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Even now, in the 21st century, societies all over the world are still facing all kind of problems related to water. Can we keep our feet dry and prevent our properties from flooding when the next typhoon or tornado comes? Can we make our rivers and lakes clear and clean again, so that fish species, like salmon can return? Can we reduce our use of scarce fresh water resources, so that future generation also can use them?

1. Water Management (3 ECTS-credits)
In this module you develop your knowledge about waste water treatment. The focus is on dimensioning the design of a water treatment station.

2. Hydraulics (3 ECTS-credits)
In this module you develop your knowledge about probabilistic design of civil constructions, like a dyke. Themes in this module are optimal chance of failure, costs analysis and optimal dyke height. Different perspectives like area size, population and type of buildings present in the area are applied.

3. Structural Engineering (3 ECTS-credits)
In this module you will upgrade your knowledge, skills and understanding of civil engineering. You will also gain a balanced education in structural engineering theory, combined with  practical work and construction calculation skills using the state of the art computer aided design systems.

4. Transportation and road engineering (3 ECTS-credits)
In this module you develop your knowledge about transport and traffic engineering. The focus of this module is to design a road and its junctions, with consideration of its vertical and horizontal alignment within a certain context.

5. Communication
In this module you develop your communication skills. You will practice with both oral and written communication strategies, and develop the necessary skills to successfully complete the preliminary research and dissertation reports and presentations. Additionally you will receive extra guidance on how to use the English language in an academic setting.

6. Specialisation module (3 ECTS-credits)
In this module you choose one of two tracks to specialise in. The two tracks are “Water Management” and “Hydrology”. You will specialise further in your chosen track in the Dissertation modules.

7. Civil Engineering in practice (15 ECTS-credits)
In this module you will carry out a Civil Engineering design project. These projects are geared towards your own interests and the specialisation modules of your choice.

Our general entry requirements apply. Additionally, we apply the following procedure: after being nominated by your home institution, you can apply online using our online application form. Click the 'Apply now' button at the top of the page and follow the steps. After you created an account and applied for the exchange programme of your choice, please make sure you upload the following documents:

  • (Passport) picture
  • Copy of passport
  • Most recent transcript of records.