|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Civil Engineering & Construction
|University website:||Civil Engineering|
Dreaming of shaping a sustainable world? Acquire the knowledge on how to design a built and natural environment and become a master innovator through scientific and technological breakthroughs! Ready to change the lives of millions of people for the better?
If you want to shape a sustainable world, in planning, designing or constructing the built environment, and change the lives of millions of people for the better, our master in Civil Engineering at VUB is a great start! We offer a broad scientific basis in building material technology, modelling, design and construction of loadbearing structures, geotechnics and project construction management, and incorporate the latest evolutions in emerging fields like digitalisation and sustainability. Our key objective? To give you an in-depth understanding of the main aspects of analysis and design of all kinds of structures and a solid knowledge of material technology.
Several systems are considered: conventionally reinforced or pre-stressed concrete structures, steel structures, as well as structures composed of novel materials like fibre-reinforced composites. An important issue is the optimisation of structures and the material selection, with due consideration of their environmental impact, sustainability and life-cycle cost. Our education is based on cutting-edge research that focuses on the design and analysis of innovative lightweight structures, computational modelling methods, structural health monitoring and environmental geotechnology.
Our curriculum will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills in applying engineering tools, in communication and in functioning in a multidisciplinary environment, with a respectful, tolerant and critical attitude and commitment to ethics. Thanks to our programme you will become a competent engineer, with a broad range of technical and scientific knowledge, while also developing the right skills and attitudes.
The diversity within the civil engineering fields creates a wide choice of careers. Some graduates work in consulting firms, including those specialising in structural, environmental, municipal and geotechnical engineering, while others work in larger firms that encompass several branches of civil engineering, work for the government or have started their own businesses. Graduates in civil engineering often work all over the world, as employees of large international companies, or striving for a better world in developing countries. Whichever path you take, VUB will help you with your first steps on the job market, with workshops, networking events, job fairs and tips for job interviews. Exactly what you need as an ambitious student!