• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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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Living costs for Gent

  • 754 - 1210 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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