Master of Civil Engineering 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 51-100QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Civil and Structural

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Civil Engineering

The master's degree in civil engineering is aimed at developing analytical and problem-solving skills and a solid scientific-technical knowledge, embedded in a general university background.

About this programme 

As a Master of Civil Engineering, you will be trained to take a leading role in the construction sector. You will actively contribute to the development, quality and sustainability of our built environment. With ever-increasing demands on all of these aspects, new challenges arise for civil engineers. The field of work covers a broad spectrum, from construction materials over buildings and infrastructure to the global environment. Your education is aimed at developing analytical and problem-solving abilities and imparting sound scientific-technical knowledge, embedded in a general academic background. 

Programme strengths

  • There is a strong interaction between research and education. This is emphasised in the research component of the master's thesis, where all subjects situate within ongoing research at the Department of Civil Engineering.
  • The programme closely links up with construction industry and brings you into contact with the practice of the engineering profession. In addition to the input of guest lecturers, visits to companies and construction sites are also organised on a regular basis.
  • With the Erasmus programme you can study abroad. In addition, you can apply for an industrial internship abroad. The Faculty of Engineering Science is also a member of the BEST network (the Board of European Students of Technology), which enables you to take short courses abroad. The Faculty is also part of the international networks CESAER, CLUSTER and SEFI.
Programme structure

The programme offers the choice between two options founded upon a common core, both resulting in a strong own profile that corresponds with specific needs in the industry. The common core of the Master in Civil Engineering provides a solid foundation for the specialization in either of the two options, and also covers a number of generic aspects that are important in the design, management and execution of construction projects.

The focus of the two options is:

  • The Structural Engineering option prepares you for the structural design of buildings and infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnels, etc.), ensuring that all loads can be handled in a safe and efficient way.
  • The Hydraulic Engineering option prepares you for water management (sewerage, water distribution, ...) and water infrastructure (locks, coastal protection, ...), taking into account aspects of the environment and climate change.
Career perspectives

Most civil engineers are employed by contractors, engineering consultants, infrastructure managers, government or research institutions. Civil engineers take care of the design, implementation and management of infrastructure and buildings.

Generally, engineers start in a more technically oriented position and advance from there into project and business management. Because of their analytical thinking and management skills, engineers are often in demand in other sectors as well, such as financial and insurance companies or management consultants.
Currently, there is great demand for civil engineers, so you have every chance of finding a challenging job that matches your personal interests.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Civil and Structural

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Civil Engineering

The master's degree in civil engineering is aimed at developing analytical and problem-solving skills and a solid scientific-technical knowledge, embedded in a general university background.

About this programme 

As a Master of Civil Engineering, you will be trained to take a leading role in the construction sector. You will actively contribute to the development, quality and sustainability of our built environment. With ever-increasing demands on all of these aspects, new challenges arise for civil engineers. The field of work covers a broad spectrum, from construction materials over buildings and infrastructure to the global environment. Your education is aimed at developing analytical and problem-solving abilities and imparting sound scientific-technical knowledge, embedded in a general academic background. 

Programme strengths

  • There is a strong interaction between research and education. This is emphasised in the research component of the master's thesis, where all subjects situate within ongoing research at the Department of Civil Engineering.
  • The programme closely links up with construction industry and brings you into contact with the practice of the engineering profession. In addition to the input of guest lecturers, visits to companies and construction sites are also organised on a regular basis.
  • With the Erasmus programme you can study abroad. In addition, you can apply for an industrial internship abroad. The Faculty of Engineering Science is also a member of the BEST network (the Board of European Students of Technology), which enables you to take short courses abroad. The Faculty is also part of the international networks CESAER, CLUSTER and SEFI.
Programme structure

The programme offers the choice between two options founded upon a common core, both resulting in a strong own profile that corresponds with specific needs in the industry. The common core of the Master in Civil Engineering provides a solid foundation for the specialization in either of the two options, and also covers a number of generic aspects that are important in the design, management and execution of construction projects.

The focus of the two options is:

  • The Structural Engineering option prepares you for the structural design of buildings and infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnels, etc.), ensuring that all loads can be handled in a safe and efficient way.
  • The Hydraulic Engineering option prepares you for water management (sewerage, water distribution, ...) and water infrastructure (locks, coastal protection, ...), taking into account aspects of the environment and climate change.
Career perspectives

Most civil engineers are employed by contractors, engineering consultants, infrastructure managers, government or research institutions. Civil engineers take care of the design, implementation and management of infrastructure and buildings.

Generally, engineers start in a more technically oriented position and advance from there into project and business management. Because of their analytical thinking and management skills, engineers are often in demand in other sectors as well, such as financial and insurance companies or management consultants.
Currently, there is great demand for civil engineers, so you have every chance of finding a challenging job that matches your personal interests.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission criteria

Candidates can be admitted on the basis of a diploma that is equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Civil Engineering at KU Leuven.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

The ideal candidate is familiar with various aspects of civil engineering, be it scientific, technological or social; in your previous education you acquired a broad and diverse basis of technical knowledge at all levels, from material to component and building to infrastructure. In the Master's programme in civil engineering, you therefore prepared to immerse yourself in certain subjects and at the same time broaden your horizons.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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