If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering objects and systems, then the Masters in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.
The Civil Engineering and Management Master's is the premier programme in the Netherlands that focuses extensively on both the technical and non-technical aspects of planning, design, realization and maintenance of civil engineering objects and systems.
The high-speed train, the Betuwe freight railway, dike improvements and the Manhattan on the Meuse development project in Rotterdam are all technologically feasible projects. Technology, however, is not the only determining factor in the result. Political policy, participation and permission procedures, land expropriation, environmental impact studies, costs, budgeting and price control, logistic efficiency, safety and many other factors must be taken into account early in the planning phase of real estate and infrastructure projects.
This requires engineers who have mastered the process and who can oversee, analyse and predict all aspects of the design and execution of civil engineering projects. The Civil Engineering and Management Masters will train you to be just such an engineer. You will be an engineering professional who is capable of combining the technical and non-technical aspects of these kinds of major projects.
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
1 specialisatie -- Construction Process Management
This specialization focuses on the development and delivery of infrastructure and real estate projects.You will learn about the analysis, design and control of the integral construction process, the performance of construction process organizations and the coordination of the activities and roles of the numerous parties involved. You will take an integrated approach to the entire construction process, including sub-processes. The various subjects in the programme address such issues as plan development management at the conceptual phase, public-private partnerships, design management, sustainable building, risk analysis and management, IT and logistics as well as market/organizational forms.
2 specialisatie -- Transportation Engineering and Management
This specialization deals with the behaviour, performance and management of traffic and transport systems.You will learn about the engineering, socio-economic, spatial and environmental aspects of these systems and about various aspects of human behaviour in respect to their potential use. Transport planning and traffic management issues are yet another key topic covered. You will take an integrated approach to studying travel demand, infrastructural supply, maintenance, performance and control. You will make use of a number of different tools for analysing traffic systems on different scales of space and time and for evaluating the impact of human interventions. You will address topics such as area-wide dynamic traffic management, intelligent transport systems, urban transport, sustainable development, traffic monitoring and evacuation planning. You will apply a methodological perspective to modelling, strategic planning, data fusion, evaluation methods and dynamic optimization.
3 specialisatie -- Water Engineering and Management
This specialization focuses on the behaviour and management of water systems (e.g. rivers, estuaries, coastal zones and seas). You will learn about the physical and social-economic aspects of water management. You will become familiar with a variety of tools for analysing long-term behaviour and for evaluating the impact of human interventions on different functions of the water system. The specialization also looks at the role of models and uncertainty in the decision-making processes. You will become conversant in such topics as flood protection, water retention, water quality management and river/sea bed development.
Accredited by: nvao in: Netherlands