Civil Engineering

University of Liège

24 months
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The Civil Engineering programme of University of Liège aims to equip the future engineer with the necessary tools to acquire an excellent understanding of the behaviour of structures, a sound knowledge of soils and foundations and an in-depth mastery of the behaviour of materials. 

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The Civil Engineering programme of University of Liège allows a specialization oriented towards the design, advanced calculation, execution and management of structures subjected to exceptional loads (fire, earthquake, floods,...).

The first specificity of the programme is that the courses are organised according to an analysis at different scales: from materials to structures, mechanical, physical and chemical behaviours are evaluated in order that the civil engineer may be capable, in due course, of designing any type of structure. A second major advantage has to do with the use of structures themselves: why and for whom? For how long? In what environment? This complementary approach will enable you to reflect on the different stages of the realisation of an individual object: conception, dimensioning, implementation, management or repair.

The structures under consideration include all major types of civil engineer project (tunnels, bridges, dams, roads, etc.) and building (skyscrapers, etc.). The programme has been accredited by the French Engineering Accreditation Council (Commission des titres d'ingénieur - CTI) and has been awarded the EUR-ACE label, which certifies the highest quality in engineering education in Europe.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the advanced stream are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to join a research and development unit or to go on to do doctoral studies. At the end of the Master's Programme, Construction Engineers with a degree from the University of Liège are able to apply their foundational knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of materials, structures and fluids, in materials science, in geology and geotechnology, to design, dimension, implement, maintain, repair or adapt civil engineering works, buildings or transport infrastructures, taking account of the natural, human and built environments while also taking economic constraints into consideration. They are able to evaluate the limits of a theory, estimates or working hypotheses. They know how to conduct experiments and interpret the results in a critical manner. They are able to handle unfamiliar or unusual problems or issues in new or emerging domains, show creativity and adopt an innovative approach.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concretes and new Materials Technologies
  • Prestressed concrete structures and masonry
  • Metallic and Steel-Concrete composite Structures
  • Buildings conception and execution
  • Free surface flow
  • Fluvial hydrodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French
IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree
  • Identity card (for students from the European Union and assimilated student) OR Certificate of nationality or certificate of residence established in Belgium (for non-European Union students not assimilated)
  • Supporting documents if you have done an extracurricular year
  • Additional supporting documents after having already been enrolled in another university or university college
  • TOEFL or IELTS if the language of instruction is English

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