Structures such as bridges, high-rises, tunnels and storm surge barriers clearly may not collapse or fall over. They may not deflect too much or vibrate annoyingly. Moreover, often they need to last for more than 100 years without much maintenance. In the MSc Structural Engineering track, you will learn to calculate which deflections we can expect, whether a structure will buckle, whether its strength will be sufficient, etcetera.
Essential to this are physical models of structures, of materials and of loading. You will learn to formulate these models, to test them and to apply them. Simple models are used for hand calculations to quickly make decisions in meetings with owners, architects, contractors and local governments. Complicated models are used for computer simulations to accurately determine whether a structure will comply with the design specifications. Examples are the stresses that will occur in a concrete dam of an artificial lake or the damage that will occur in a high-rise due to a strong earthquake.
SE Information Booklet
A complete collection of all information regarding the Structural Engineering master can be found in the SE Information Booklet (The picture is clickable, will give you a readable version of the booklet):
Or alternatively, the link to the PDF version of the SE information booklet.
If you have any questions or problems please contact us.
Such an information booklet is never made without typos and small errors. A list can be found here:
p.25 CIE5871 Capita Selecta Railway and Road Structures:
Recommended period to follow the course is Year 1 Q4 (the booklet wrongly says Year 2 Q4).
p.29 CIE4353 Continuum Mechanics:
This course is worth 6 ECTS (the booklet wrongly says 3 ECTS).
Information new students
Are you new at the TU Delft? This page can help you get started! You will find information on how to enrol for courses and other useful things:
TU Delft Welcome new student
For a more in-depth view of the courses within the master Civil Engineering, please look at the TU Delft Study guide:
TU Delft Study Guide
Official Educational Rules and Regulations of Civil Engineering
The official Educational Rules and Regulations for Civil Engineering at the TU Delft can be found on the following link:
Educational Rules and Regulations