Influx into education

Influx in general

This page provides details on the influx of new students to the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG). This data contains the number of students who start studying at TU Delft for the first time. It consists of 2 parts: students who, having completed their VWO start a bachelor’s degree programme and foreign students who join a master’s programme. Students who switch to a programme at the CEG faculty after taking a different programme at TU Delft (eg. TUD Bachelors who start a TUD master’s programme afterwards) were not included as they are, after all, not new to TU Delft.

The faculty offers the bachelor’s degree programmes Civil Engineering (CE) and Applied Earth Sciences (AES).
For civil engineering students the faculty offers the master’s programmes Civil Engineering (CE), Construction Management and Engineering (CME), Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics (TIL).

The double degree master Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (HEWRM) (organised together with National University of Singapore) was also an option for civil engineering students, but this has become an exchange programme now. Next to this the Erasmus Mundus program Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (COMEM) exists, which is hosted from Norway. In this programme the faculty CEG participates with four other universities. These last two international programmes are tracks of the Civil engineering master’s programme.

Students AES can choose between the master Applied Earth Science (AES), with the tracks European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP) and the IDEA- League track Applied Geophysics (AGP) .
Bridging programmes are meant for students to gain sufficient knowledge for starting a master’s programme.

* Reference date moment: 1 December of the year in question

The influx of students has increased since 2004. Both CE as AES show a small decline in influx of students in the last two years. The influx of students in the TU Delft as a whole is still rising.

Influx of foreign students

The graph below illustrates the influx of foreign students. As you can see, the influx of the bachelor CE and of both Master programmes has risen last year compared to the years before. The influx of the bachelor AES stayed at the same levels as the year before.

Also the percentages of foreign students within the total influx is rising, especially for AES:

Greece, Germany, China and India were in the top 5 of countries of origin of the master students that started in the last three years. For 2016 we see the following picture:


Student population

In connection with the increased influx (also of foreign students) which started in 2004, the student population (bachelor and master) at the faculty has also increased. We only see a small decrease when we look at AES.