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Structural Design

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16200 EUR/year
2083 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Structural Design programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) focuses on knowledge and application of structural materials, and methods to solve mechanical problems. The course provides the essential grounding to become a structural designer, plus the freedom to specify and acquire individually oriented competencies. 

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You will learn to take the knowledge and skills you acquire and develop them further in practical situations. Each student is assigned a mentor to supervise the elective components of the course to create a study program tailored to your own interests within structural design. 

The Structural Design programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)  is one of four optional tracks within the Architecture, Building and Planning master’s program.


Around the world, there is continuous demand for engineers in the field of the Built Environment. A Master of Architecture, Building and Planning gives you an excellent general basis for a career in this field. 

Depending on your choice of track and other options, you will be given assignments in designing, consulting, management, administration and / or research, providing valuable experience for a career in any of these areas.

Programme Structure

The two-year Structural Engineering and Design track includes five core courses plus specialisation and free electives and a final project. 

Specialisation electives are offered either in the form of lectures or in the form of projects, both related to structural design of load-bearing structures. 

Lectures allow you to acquire individual knowledge and competences within the field of structural design, while projects can be divided into: 

  • Design projects (large span structures as well as high rise buildings), and 
  • Research projects (experimental research as well as numerical research). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible and ensure that your complete application arrives at TU/e by mid April at the latest. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this master, you need a Bachelor’s degree based on program of sufficient academic level and quality.
  • The master track Structural Design (SD) prepares students for professions such as a structural engineer, researcher or construction manager. You learn how to solve mechanical, material and structural problems with a focus on design and research. 
  • The courses and projects focus on knowledge and application of structural materials (such as steel, concrete, timber, glass, and aluminium) as well as several methods to solve mechanical problems. And this track places a great deal of emphasis on innovative structural design (such as lightweight structures, adaptive structures and sustainable innovations).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


Various scholarships are open to students wishing to follow a Master's program at Eindhoven University of Technology. A requirement of most scholarships is that you have been admitted to a Master's program before you may apply to the scholarship.

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Structural Design
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)