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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #186 (QS) Enschede, Netherlands
The Civil Engineering programme of University of Twente (UT) offers both the technical and non-technical knowledge you need to take on complex civil engineering challenges.
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During the Civil Engineering programme of University of Twente (UT) students will learn everything a civil engineer needs to know in order to design, construct and manage large projects in construction & infrastructure, water management, and traffic & transport. You will also become an expert in the many important organizational and non-technical issues involved in such projects, from legal and administrative aspects to communication, project and process management.

Become an expert in both technical and non-technical aspects of large projects

The fusion of hard technology – including subjects like mathematics and mechanics – with ‘soft skills’, such as management and communication, make our Bachelor’s programme unique, both in the Netherlands and internationally. It also fits in with the UT’s High Tech Human Touch philosophy. As a civil engineer from UT you will be perfectly equipped to come up with technically sound solutions. On top of that, you will have a keen understanding of vital organizational, societal and economic aspects. You will gain expertise in modelling and calculating, as well as in managing projects and risks, consulting with stakeholders, or balancing conflicting interests. This bachelor’s will enable you to build up an all-round profile.

Grow as a 21st century professional and enjoy our magnificent campus

In addition to thorough professional knowledge and skills, you will develop a broad package of 21* century skills and personal competences in this programme. You develop a working attitude focused on self-reflection and lifelong learning. Our informal, personal approach is aimed at helping you flourish both professionally and personally. You become more entrepreneurial and learn to apply academic knowledge to social practice. We challenge you to look beyond disciplinary and cultural barriers and to work well together with other, like in our strong project-based education. Additionally you will have an unforgettable student experience thanks to our wonderful, green campus and the vibrant student city of Enschede, a city full of knowledge, innovation and fun!

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Water Management
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Designing Construction
  • Safety and Risks in Deltas
  • Sustainable Civil Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • You are admissible if you have an international secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma: good A-level results or International Baccalaureate with good grades in: Advanced mathematics ('Wiskunde B'), Physics ('Natuurkunde)
  • You will be admitted to the Bachelor's programme if you possess a Dutch vwo-diploma with the profile: Natuur & Techniek, Natuur & Gezondheid together with 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics) and 'Natuurkunde' (physics), Other profile, as long as it includes 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics), 'Natuurkunde' (physics)
  • As the programme is entirely English-taught, you have to meet the English language requirements.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    10625 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10625 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Enschede

  • 650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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