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The theme "sustainability" is increasingly important and the well-trained modern civil engineer must be able to judge and optimise civil structures and buildings in the context of the growing shortness of construction materials and energy resources. It is this focus on both themes, megastructures and sustainability, which sets us apart from other masters of civil engineering.

Learning outcomes

By studying this programme, the student becomes a Master of Science in Civil Engineering who can:

  • Analyse civil problems and put them in a broader context regarding non-technical aspects, such as project management and managerial accounting.
  • Operate in an international environment and in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Plan and design structures, systems, components and processes to meet desired needs in civil engineering.
  • Oversee the consequences of his/her actions regarding time and transport planning, energy consumption, environmental health and use of resources.
  • Optimise the design by a sustainable use of resources.
  • Apply this all at the most complex design of civil megastructures.

Career opportunities

This Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable Resources from the University of Luxembourg forms part of the Bologna process. As such, graduates can work world-wide as a civil engineer for:

  • engineering consultancies,
  • contractors,
  • dredgers,
  • governmental and railway organisations.

The student can also continue his/ her career with a PhD-research at a university.

Ten Reasons

We believe that our Master programme offers a unique mix of features that makes it a smart choice.

Here are ten reasons for choosing this Master:

  • General Civil Engineer Education: Most large universities offer master programmes that focus on one specific civil domain only.  This Master educates the generalists since they are more in demand from small and large organisations alike thanks to their total overview of large projects.
  • Megastructure Engineering with Sustainable Resources: Bachelor engineers focus more on smaller projects, this Master educates engineers who want to focus on the more complex projects, and who realise that, in the future, construction materials and energy will become scarcer..
  • Top 200-ranked University: According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16,  the University of Luxembourg is ranked 193 World wide.
  • Strong research unit: Our Master programme is taught by staff from the Research Unit of Engineering Science, one of the largest research units at the University of Luxembourg. In the last few years this department has pursued a strategy of hiring top professors from around Europe.
  • Ties to industry: For some applied courses the best teachers from industry are selected,  both the design project and the Master thesis can be done together with a company.
  • Individual supervision and small class sizes: We limit student intake in order to provide an optimal learning environment; the active participation of students during lectures is encouraged.
  • International and multi-cultural environment: Both students and faculty come from many different cultural backgrounds, which makes studying civil engineering in Luxembourg so much more exciting.
  • Quality of life in Luxembourg: In a recent survey by the Mercer Consultancy, Luxembourg was ranked 17th in terms of quality of living and the safest city among 215 capitals.
  • At the heart of Europe: Luxembourg is a short train ride away from cities such as Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt.
  • Low cost: There is only a € 200 tuition fee per semester for this Master programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel and Composite Structures - High Rise Buildings
  • Underground Structures / Advanced Soil Mechanisms
  • Thin Walled Structures
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Eco Design

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule 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. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • 1 ID photo
  • 1 copy of ID or passport
  • 1 copy (both sides) of health insurance / social security card + validity date (Non-EU students can get this in Luxembourg)
  • 1 copy of the University diploma(s) including grading (+ official translation if other languages than French, German or English)
  • A one page motivation letter;
  • A detailed CV;
  • A certificate in mathematics from GRE should be added to your documents;
  • Letters of recommendation can be added as an option;
  • Only in case of doubt about the level of English of the applicant, we can ask for a B2-certificate 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Registration fees: 200 € / Semester

Living costs for Luxembourg

  • 1212 - 2070 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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