MSc Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is concerned with the development, design, construction, production and management of the physical infrastructure required to safeguard the safety, health, business activity and sustainability of our society. These facilities are built to provide services such as water management, soil management, urban development, flood protection, drinking water production, waste treatment, transport by water, rail and road, and to perform other functions for the public (such as utilities and offices). Civil Engineering at the TU Delft is world leading and ranks 2nd in the QS Ranking.

Degree: Master of Science Civil Engineering

Accreditation: Accredited by the NVAO

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Mode: Full-time

Language of instruction: English

Start: September

Ranking: 2nd in the QS Civil & Structural Rankings by Subject 2020

The programme at TU Delft is the oldest Civil Engineering course in the Netherlands. The course has traditionally emphasised the interaction between theory and practice and between research and education. Students and researchers therefore enjoy excellent and extensive laboratory, ICT and library facilities.

The MSc programme in Civil Engineering aims to train and educate engineers who are able to solve complex problems in a creative way. Civil engineers are knowledgeable as well as scientifically and technologically resourceful. They are able to work professionaly in complex and unpredictable environments and to assume leading roles in these organisations, both in the Netherlands and worldwide.

MSc programmes per September 2022

As per September 2022 the master programmes Applied Earth Sciences and Civil Engineering will be redesigned and we are planning to introduce a new master programme Environmental Engineering. If this process proceeds as planned, the subjects of the tracks mentioned below will be integrated in the master programmes. Students who enroll in one of the current tracks in September 2021, can continue this track until August 2024, after which a transition into the new master programme will apply. The curricula of the new master programmes will be published on our website as of August 2021. Please contact the study advisors if you have urgent questions at this moment or consult our frequently asked questions section.


The MSc in Civil Engineering offers eight tracks, designed to train students to make full use of the tools of techniques of their discipline: