Curriculum

The Bachelor's degree programme in Civil Engineering is a three-year programme consisting of a combination of different teaching formats, such as lectures, tutorials and the Bouwplaats. Lectures and tutorials take place between 08:45 and 17:30 hours. A lecture lasts 90 minutes.

Study plan

The fields of study are addressed during this Bachelor's degree programme. This is logical, as a civil engineer must know a certain amount about each of the fields of study.

The study programme in Civil Engineering consists of four learning paths.

    • Mathematics.
    • Mechanics courses and foundation courses.
    • Applied civil engineering courses.
    • (Research) skills.

    Each quarter, you will have a mathematics course, a mechanics or structural design course, an applied course (e.g. Introduction to CT) and the Bouwplaats. This structure is identical for Year 1 and Year 2. The Bouwplaats is included in your schedule each week.

    During the first year, you lay the foundation for your technical knowledge with mathematics, mechanics and construction courses. You become acquainted the Construction and Transport fields of study, software related to these fields, and soft skills such as presenting and reporting. You also begin designing structures and (technical) drawing.

    During your second year, you expand your basic technical knowledge with subjects such as differential equations, dynamics, fluid and structural mechanics. You also become acquainted with the Water field of study and start to learn programming.

    You choose a six-month minor programme and three specialisation courses to prepare for the Master's degree programme. A minor enables you to broaden or deepen your studies. Your future employers will be happy to see that you dared to look beyond your own degree programme.

    In Semester 1 of Year 3 of the Bachelor's degree programme you will have the opportunity to spend six months broadening your horizons and exploring a subject that interests you, in the way that suits you best.Alternatively, you can widen your world by opting for a cohesive course package, an internship or a course abroad. A well-chosen Minor can help you to find the career direction that suits you, or to discover which Master’s programme you would like to take after your Bachelor’s degree programme. 
    More information about Minors


    Read more about: admission requirements



    Binding recommendation

    TU Delft employs the BSA system: the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies. This means that you must obtain at least 75 per cent of your credits (i.e. 45 of the 60 ECTS) in your first year in order to continue your programme. If you receive a negative binding recommendation on the continuation of studies, you will not be permitted to enroll in this programme again in the next 4 years.