24 months
33000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Do you have a relevant Bachelor’s degree and sufficient command of the English language?If so, the Master’s programme in Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente (UT) may be just up your street.  

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The two-year Master’s programme in Spatial Engineering at the University of Twente (UT) is a full-time, internationally oriented programme. English is the basic language to communicate with students from other nationalities. Upon successful completion, you are entitled to the degree Master of Science. The programme is worth 120 credits and is taught entirely in English. It will prepare you for an international career, while also keeping you in touch with the Dutch context.

Case Studies 

Major multi-level spatial problems, also known as wicked problems, require multidisciplinary solutions and broad thinking. 

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address these problems by combining technical and socio-economic knowledge with a strong basis of spatial data analysis and modelling. Think, for example, of the distribution of limited natural resources, of water, energy or food security, of catastrophic consequences of natural and man-made disasters, or of the unplanned development of mega cities.

In the first year of the Master’s Spatial Engineering, you will work on three case study projects to develop (in a scientific way) sustainable interventions to help solve the problem. 


With a degree in Spatial Engineering you will have plenty of job opportunities as a spatial engineer or project manager in consultancy, or with the government, NGOs or international organizations.

You could get involved in water management – for instance, designing flood risk strategies in rapidly growing cities – developing renewable energy, environmental remote sensing and many other exciting fields.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Climate resilient cities
  • Food and water security
  • Human-induced earth movement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields you can be directly admissible:

  • civil engineering 
  • geo-engineering
  • geographical sciences
  • earth sciences
  • water and agriculture sciences
  • geographical information systems.

Also students from broad engineering bachelors (such as Advanced Technology or Creative Technology), students from urban (spatial) planning and governance and (technical) University Colleges and students with a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences are invited to put in their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Enschede

650 - 920 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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