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Master of Civil Engineering Technology

KU Leuven
Program overview
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2021

Program description

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Built on a solid foundation in structural design and structural innovation, KU Leuven's Master of Civil Engineering Technology will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a civil engineer. Through the choice of materials, numerical simulation and construction methods you will be able to design structures with a specific purpose that are fully compliant with environmental, legal and structural rules. You will be able to translate a project from concept to realisation, arriving at a structural design that meets the relevant criteria of strength, serviceability, energy efficiency, durability, etc.

What is the Master of Civil Engineering Technology all about?

This master's programme endows students with the broader, advanced, scientific knowledge and skills required for success within the professional sphere, whilst placing a particular focus on the science of civil engineering. You will examine the engineering behind the construction of buildings and infrastructure; explore the design process and understand the technical execution and latest innovations. This process is driven and supported by technological developments, such as:

  • new materials
  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • heating
  • ventilation, and air conditioning technologies (HVAC)


In this one-year programme you are required to take six compulsory courses and choose 18 ECTS of elective courses. You will also complete a professional competence module in the form of an internship and work on a scientific project as part of one of our research groups, or in an approved workplace. The programme culminates in the completion of a master’s thesis.

You can combine your master's programme with the Postgraduate Tech Innovations in Ventures & Teams. During this programme, you actually develop and implement an idea, either on your own or as part of a team. Students are encouraged to innovate, transfer knowledge and develop technical and professional skills. With support from team coaches and industry professionals, this postgraduate gives you a unique insight into the world of entrepreneurship.

Admission requirements

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Career opportunities

Degree holders are able to apply their newly acquired scientific knowledge to a wide variety of contexts, opening up a broad spectrum of professional possibilities.

Depending on your interest, your engineering profile can lead you to careers across the industry from technological expert to boardroom executive, performing a wide range of functions, including design, calculation, consultancy, sales, quality inspection and research.

About this institute

KU Leuven

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Why study at KU Leuven

A Highly Ranked University

According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

A Comprehensive University

As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

Contact info

KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven


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