Civil Engineering

TU Delft's Faculty of Civil Engineering is one of the best of its kind, currently ranked number four of all civil engineering departments worldwide. After completing the bachelor program, the student can choose a MSc program to specialize in a certain field, a so-called tracks. One of these MSc programs is Civil Engineering (CE), composed of the following departments:

  • Construction Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Offshore Structures
  • Structural Engineering
  • Traffic and Transport Engineering

In the MSc program CE, ENV and TIL there is an opportunity for the student to do an internship at a (governmental) institution or company at home or abroad.

Contents of an internship

The internship aims to provide students with skills that complement those taught at university. Students are free to choose an organisation. Students are also free to choose a subject, as long as it is connected to civil engineering or transport, infrastructure & logistics. For example, an MSc student structural engineering could do an internship in hydraulic engineering if the students prefers to. The internship should last at least seven full time weeks (280 hours) or part time equivalent. However, students are free to extend this period.

The internship office

The internship office at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences is the main point of contact for companies/institutes interested in hiring an intern, for acquiring more information, and for any issues with our interns. If you are interested to have an intern from our faculty, please contact the internship office. 

Often, an internship is the first time for students to see how things are done in practice. To stimulate the assertiveness of the student we expect the student to organize an internship spot on his/her own. The internship office supports the student by spreading internships offered by companies and institutions. It is up to the student to get in touch with the company/institution in order to arrange an internship.

Why hire an intern from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences?

The list with arguments that can be produced based on this question is quite long. We will here give you a selection of the main arguments given by different companies who have already had interns from us:

  • Students are up-to-date with theoretical knowledge;
  • Students demonstrate a fresh and analytic view of the problems within a company or institute;
  • Students are trained in doing project-based work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Possibility to recruit highly trained students in a flexible way, who will be able to solve problems which are taking too much of your own time;
  • An internship is an excellent way to recruit talented young employees;
  • Hiring a student from the Faculty of Civil Engineering will provide you access to renowned professors and research groups.

The easiest way to get an intern is to have an internship with a specific project/research available. The internship office will then spread and promote the available spot in and around our faculty.

Another way to get in touch with future interns is to contact the ‘disputen’ (study associations of MSc tracks) of relevant master tracks. A list with all study associations can be found here.

A great way to get in touch with many civil engineering students is during the ‘Civiele Bedrijvendagen’ (Civil Engineering Company Days). This event is organized by the study association of the Civil Engineering and held yearly in May. For more information please contact the responsible committee, contact information can be found here.Home - Practische Studie

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