University of Twente (UT)

Civil Engineering and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Civil Engineering and Management programme offered by University of Twente (UT) is the premier programme in the Netherlands for students eager to focus extensively on both the technical and non-technical aspects of planning, design, realization and maintenance of civil engineering projects and systems.


The Civil Engineering and Management programme is offered by University of Twente (UT). High-speed rail, the Betuwe freight railway, dike improvements and the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ development project in Rotterdam are all technically feasible projects. Technology, however, is not the only determining factor in the result. 

Many other factors need to be taken into account early in the planning phase of real estate and infrastructure projects: policy, political interests, participation and permits, land expropriation, environmental impact studies, costs, budgeting and price control, logistic efficiency and safety.

There are several features that make the Civil Engineering and Management Master’s at the UT stand out from similar programmes at other universities. But probably the most important reason is that the professional field extremely appreciates the broad scope of UT’s Civil Engineering and Management programme, because our graduates have that extra bit to offer compared to traditional, more technically oriented civil engineers.


The job market increasingly is seeking engineers who are true process thinkers, and who can oversee, analyse and predict all aspects of the design and execution of civil engineering projects. The Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management will train you to be just such an engineer. You will be equipped to combine the technical and non-technical aspects of major infrastructure and construction projects.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Planning and Process Management
  • Collaborative Design and Engineering
  • Building Information Modelling 
  • Sustainable Building,
  • Geo-risk management
  • Hydraulic Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in Engineering. The main subject of the BSc study should match the envisaged UT MSc-programme.
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Urban Planning, Hydraulics, Construction Engineering, and Environmental Engineering
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records (Bachelor of Science and knowledge of topcis)
  • CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum scale (or your country's equivalent) and/or top 10% of class
  • Course descriptions
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • Clear motivation for a specific specialisation
  • Letter of motivation (max 2 pages)

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      14250 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2060 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

    Living costs for Enschede

    650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.