Civil engineers design, construct and manage infrastructure and major building projects. Our English-taught Civil Engineering programme combines technology with the organizational side of these types of projects.
What is Civil Engineering?
Civil engineers are involved both in engineering and in the organization of engineering projects. They are experts who combine technical know-how with 'soft skills', such as communication, project management and process management.
The Bachelor's programme in Civil Engineering will teach you about all these aspects. Our programme focuses on three core themes: construction, traffic and water.
Construction, transport and water
In learning about construction, you will study the functional design of structures and the management of the construction process.
Transport is about the combination of infrastructure, mobility and sustainable transport systems.
Studying water and water management involves disciplines such as fluid mechanics and dynamics, and areas like water and coastal management, reservoirs, water flows and flood protection.
Civil Engineering at the University of Twente features a distinctive project-led teaching method, in which you tackle real-world projects in student teams. The programme has a low student-teacher ratio. Every year we start with 75 to 100 first year students.
Reasons for studying Civil Engineering at Twente
Civil Engineering at Twente is a technical programme with a focus on management and organization. This combination of technology and management is a major reason for studying Civil Engineering at Twente ? in addition to our project-based education and highly personal approach.
Our Bachelor's programme consists of about 75 per cent technical subjects and 10 per cent subjects related to business and administration. The remaining 15 per cent of the Bachelor's programme consists of electives. The non-technical aspects also play an important role in the projects. This combination of science and management makes you an attractive employee for future employers. In the business world, demand for engineers from Twente is high. One hundred per cent of students who complete their Master's degree with us have a job within three months.
More information on the bachelor's programme Civil Engineering
Do you think Civil Engineering is a good fit for you? Read more about the admission requirements and how you can sign up. Please take time to look around this website and learn everything there is to know about the programme, or ask us for more information. You can find more information on the study programme here.
Don't want to do a Bachelor's, but a Master's in Civil Engineering? Then read more about the Master's programme Civil Engineering & Management at the University of Twente, or the Master's programme Construction Management & Engineering.