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MSc Civil Engineering: Hydraulic Engineering

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Tijdsduur 4 semesters
Cost €2.143 (Dutch+EU/EFTA) € 18.750 (non-EU)

What if deltas were not protected against flooding? What if beaches no longer existed for recreation, and rivers and coastal seas lost their incredible value for nature? What if major ports like Shanghai and Rotterdam could not expand through land reclamation? Can we imagine a world without hydraulic engineering?

Hydraulic engineers analyse and model natural systems, develop state-of-the-art infrastructure solutions, evaluate their impacts and implement them in practice. They do so in the context of climate change, economic growth, rapid urbanisation and increasing environmental awareness. 

Introduction to the programme

There are 7 specialisations within the MSc track Hydraulic Engineering from which you will have to choose one:

  • Coastal Engineering
  • River Engineering
  • Dredging
  • Ports and Waterways
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Flood Risk

The program of the track comprises a common block of 6 compulsory courses for all hydraulic engineering students and specific courses for one of the 7 specialisations. During the first year, students acquire advanced knowledge of hydraulic engineering by taking specialised courses in physical processes, engineering applications and design. In the second year, this knowledge is brought into practice by doing an internship, a consulting project or additional thesis. The final part of the programme is the MSc thesis project.

Structurele componenten
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Wetenschappelijke modellering
Machines en operators
Near- en offshore infrastructuur
Kust- en zee toerisme