Master in Civil Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in Civil Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

MSc in Civil Engineering

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

A major objective of our programme is to develop an in-depth understanding of the main aspects of analysis and design of all kinds of constructions and to provide a solid knowledge of material technology. An important issue is the optimisation of the form of structures and the material selection, with due consideration of their environmental impact, sustainability and life-cycle cost. Several systems are considered: conventionally reinforced or pre-stressed, either in steel or concrete, as well as those composed of novel materials like fibre-reinforced material systems. You can also wish to specialise in water resources. Courses on different aspects of water resources management (rivers, urban water, groundwater, water quality) are offered in close collaboration with our Master of Water Resources Engineering programme.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

The civil engineering curriculum will provide you with the fundamental knowledge related to mathematics, physics and mechanics. It will train you to become skilful in applying engineering tools, in communication and in functioning in a multidisciplinary environment, with a respectful, tolerant and critical attitude and commitment to ethics. Our programme will allow you to become a competent engineer, with a broad range of technical and scientific knowledge, while also developing the right skills and attitudes. Focusing on the design and analysis of advanced structures, on building materials and on water resources management, the programme provides you with a broad common knowledge that can be refined according to your preferences. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to receive a high-end education, tailored to your preferences and adapted to the latest evolutions in the scientific world.

Elective courses The courses in the first year provide the student with the basics that are essential for someone with the title of civil engineer (concrete, steel, geotechnics, numerical modelling, experimental techniques and project work). With these basics acquired, the students can tailor their second year according to their interests.

Internship Among the optional courses, students can choose an internship of 40 or 60 days, which takes place during the second year. This allows students to gain a first working experience in a company or a research centre of their choice, as they choose and contact the company themselves.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements Students with a bachelor in the same field of study (civil engineering) have direct access to the evaluation of their application file. Holders of another engineering degree must be approved/admitted by the curriculum council.

Language requirements Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction

HOW TO APPLY

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Last updated November 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 16, 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
837 EUR
EU/EEA nationals; 2500 € non-EU/EEA
Information
Deadline
May 31, 2019
EEA citizens (=students who don't need a visa) can apply until 12 September
Locations
Belgium - Brussels
Start date : Sept. 16, 2019
Application deadline May 31, 2019
EEA citizens (=students who don't need a visa) can apply until 12 September
End date Sept. 13, 2021
Dates
Sept. 16, 2019
Belgium - Brussels
Application deadline May 31, 2019
EEA citizens (=students who don't need a visa) can apply until 12 September
End date Sept. 13, 2021