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Civil Engineering Technology

12 months
6000 EUR/year
922 EUR/year
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Structural design and structural innovation are the cornerstones of this Civil Engineering Technology programme from KU Leuven. Civil engineering structures are designed with a specific purpose, in compliance with environmental, legal and structural rules.

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Through the choice of materials, numerical simulation and construction methods, the conceptual structural design is translated into structural shapes and dimensions. 

The engineering challenge is to arrive at an optimal structural design that meets the relevant criteria of structural strength, serviceability, energy efficiency, durability, etc. 

This process is driven by technological innovations: new materials, building information modelling (BIM), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technologies (HVAC), etc. 

Almost 30% of this   Civil Engineering Technology programme from KU Leuven (18ECTS) is composed of elective courses, allowing you to focus on the technological innovations of your choice: Dredging, BIM, Acoustics, Coastal and River Engineering, Sustainable Materials Engineering, Precast Concrete and Dynamics of Structures.

Career opportunities

Degree holders are able to apply the acquired scientific knowledge independently in a broad social context, which opens up a wide spectrum of professional possibilities. 

As an Engineering in Civil Engineering Technology, you can carry out a wide range of duties, including design, calculation, consultancy, sales, quality inspection and research. Depending on your interest, your engineering profile can range from technological expert to executive positions.

Questions about student life in Belgium, life at KU Leuven or more information about a specific course? Chat with our students: www.kuleuven/be/chatwithourstudents.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Finite Element Method 
  • Reinforced and Pre-stressed Concrete 
  • Energy Efficient Buildings 
  • Ethics in Business and Engineering 
  • Project Construction 
  • Academic Writing 
  • Dynamics of Structures 
  • Precast Concrete 
  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Coastal and River Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
6.5 (required)
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.
79 (required)
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

  • To be eligible for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering Technology, you must have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology, or a related field from a recognized academic institution. Applications are evaluated on an individual basis. 
  • Holders of a foreign university bachelor degree or higher education bachelor degree (with a minimum of three years) may apply. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    922 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 922 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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