University of Twente

The University of Twente is a research university that focuses on technological developments in a social context within an active knowledge economy. This focus is reflected in 22 bachelor's and 31 master's programs in the fields of engineering, social and behavioural sciences. Students are challenged to look beyond their field's borders and to interact with other disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach stimulates innovation in science and society. Currently 5,500 bachelor's and 2,500 master's students study at the University of Twente. The University of Twente is located in the east of the Netherlands between the cities of Enschede and Hengelo.

Our strength lies in how we combine the sciences: design sciences, natural sciences, and life and social sciences. Studying at the University of Twente means acting entrepreneurial, thinking internationally and working across disciplines. Thinking across disciplines is clearly reflected in the curriculum of the Bachelor Civil Engineering and the three related Master tracks: ‘Water Engineering & Management’, ‘Traffic Engineering & Management’, and ‘Construction Management & Engineering’.

The Master track Water Management & Engineering focuses on the management of large, mainly natural, surface water bodies, such as rivers, estuaries and seas. In the research of the department two distinct lines of investigation can be distinguished: one the physics of water systems, the second analysis of the management of such systems

The Center for Transport offers the Master track Traffic Engineering & Management. The Centre for Transport Studies conducts research in the fields of better usage of infrastructure, development of sustainable transportation systems and spatial planning to improve mobility.

The mission of the Department of Construction Management and Engineering encompasses all aspects of the construction process to do with the definition, appraisal, design, delivery of the projects, and life-time behavior of objects. It deals with the interests of all stakeholders involved, as well as the construction business in its broadest sense. For this reason the thrust of the related research is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on integration of technology and management for the purpose of producing innovative solutions.