Construction Management and Engineering, M.Sc.

Construction Management and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #104 (QS) ,
The master’s degree program Construction Management and Engineering (CME) is offered by the Built Environment (BE) and Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) departments, with their distinctive research-driven and project-oriented approach to education. The program is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


The increasingly dynamic complexity of construction and, consequently, the changing perception of interests and values have initiated the development of a special program in the area between ‘construction engineering' and ‘scientific management and economics'. 

The two-year Construction Management and Engineering (CME) degree program from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is also part of the 4TU Federation, consisting of the four universities of Technology  in the Netherlands. The CME degree program is coordinated between the three universities Eindhoven University, Delft University, and University Twente, with the possibility of taking elective courses at each location.


When you have completed the Master program in Construction Management & Engineering, you will be familiar with the methodical analysis and process design of project and process management. That means you will be able to find employment in the field, or you can opt to develop your knowledge further as a research worker. In the former case you will usually be working as a manager in a building company, government agency or project developer.


This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

Programme Structure

This MSc program, realized at the three locations of the 4TU Graduate School, is subdivided into two blocks: a general block and a specialization block.

The courses in this first block align the knowledge of students with different backgrounds and provide an introduction into the four ‘corner stones’ for this domain of science:

  • Process management
  • Project management
  • Collaborative design & engineering
  • Legal & governance
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Deadline for students applying for the ALSP/HS scholarship: February 1.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

There are a number of general requirements for admission to Master's degree programs:

  • You must have a relevant Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), based on a program of sufficient academic level and quality to enable you to complete the TU/e Master's degree program to which you wish to be admitted.
  • Only for non-Dutch applicants: To prove sufficient command of the English language you should submit an Academic IELTS or TOEFL test. 
  • For Dutch HBO-students: You cannot directly enter the master's degree program. To be admitted as a graduate hbo student, you must complete a premaster program. The aim of this program is to bring you up to the level of a bachelor. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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