Transition towards new MSc Civil Engineering programme, starting ’22-‘23

Academic year 2021-2022 is the last year that the Master's programme Civil Engineering (CE) started in its current form. In September 2022, the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) will start with a renewed Master's program for CE. At the same time, CEG is also starting with a redesigned Master's programme in Applied Earth Sciences (AES) and a new Master's programme in Environmental Engineering (ENV). On this page we want to inform you about the possible consequences of this transition for your study program and courses.

Transition towards a new MSc Civil Engineering programme

From academic year 2022-2023, students who start their Master's degree in Civil Engineering will start in the redesigned Master's programme. Students from previous cohorts, who have already started their Master's programme Civil Engineering, will remain in their own programme and therefore will not automatically transfer to the new programme. It has been ensured for these students that there are sufficient exam opportunities and support in the coming period to complete their program without study delay.

The table below shows the transition from the current MSc programmes to the new MSc programmes within CEG. The situation is indicated per academic year. Courses that were last offered regularly in 2021-2022 are designated as first-year courses. The courses that will be offered regularly for the last time in 2022-2023 are referred to as second-year courses. By making this distinction, the courses of the current CE programme can be phased out, while simultaneously the new programme can be started. Overviews with the classification in first- and second-year courses per track can be found on this page. There you can also find more information about the final exam opportunities for discontinued courses from the old program and support for these exams.

Academic year Current programmes New programmes
2021-2022
  • No changes in current programmes, offered as in 2020-2021.
  • Last time first-year students can start in current programmes.
  • Designated first-year courses are offered regularly for the last time.
Not applicable
2022-2023
  • Designated second-year courses are offered regularly for the last time.
  • Two retakes of designated first-year courses are offered but no regular lectures
First-year modules of the new programmes are offered
2023-2024
  • Retakes of designated first-year courses are discontinued. Students in the old programmes who still need to pass compulsory first-year courses, will be subject to the transitional rules and can follow equivalent components of the new MSc programmes
  • Two retakes of designated second-year courses are offered but no regular lectures.
First- and second-year modules of the new programmes are offered as of this academic year
2024-2025
  • Retakes of designated second-year courses are discontinued. Students in the old programmes who have not yet completed all compulsory courses, will be subject to the transitional rules and can follow equivalent components of the new MSc programmes in order to finish their programme
 
2025-2026
  • Students in the old programmes who have not yet completed all compulsory courses, will be subject to the transitional rules and can follow equivalent components of the new MSc programmes in order to finish their programme
  • Last year that the transitional rules are valid and that equivalent components of the new programmes can be followed
 
2026-2027
  • End of transitional rules. All active students in the old programmes are automatically transfered to the new programmes
 

 

As you can read in the table above, transitional rules have been made to facilitate completing your current MSc programme. The complete transitional rules can be read in the annex to the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER) of the MSc Civil Engineering of academic year 22/23. These can be found on this page (as of August 2022). Separate information pages have been set up for the most important themes of the transitional rules. Themes such as 'Completing the current MSc programmes', 'Following equivalent components from the new programme', 'Choosing modules from a new programme as an elective' and 'Switching to a new programme'. Click on the buttons below to read the rules and regulations per theme and to find more practical information about these topics.

 

Rules around transition from current to new Master programme CE

These transitional rules are valid until the end of academic year 2025-2026. From academic year 2026-2027 students within an old programme will automatically be transferred to the new program and therefore must comply to the (admission) criteria of the new programme.

Questions and support

Should you have questions about the transition in general or seek support for your own study planning, please contact the study-advisors: studyadvisors-CEG@tudelft.nl.

Please check out the following pages if you want to know more about the redesigned Master's programmes in Civil EngineeringApplied Earth Sciences, or the new Master's programme Environmental Engineering, or have a look at the special FAQ page about the new Master's programmes via the link below.