Programme structure

The Master’s degree programme includes:

  • Core curriculum (56 credits)
  • Final specialisation courses (30 credits), including a 9 week long company internship
  • Elective courses from one or more major fields of study (minimum 18 credits from structural, hydraulic or geotechnical engineering) or elective courses (see below)

The company internship lasts 9 weeks and is to be completed during the second semester of the first year of the Master’s degree programme during May and June. Consequently, all coursework during this semester is completed by the end of March with the evaluation period taking place in April. Thus, students are free of all academic obligations in May and June during their internship.

The graduation project is normally completed during the 2nd year. Regarding required and elective courses, students may take these courses in the 1st or 2nd year as long as they have completed the course prerequisites. This is particularly the case for students who have completed part of their education abroad.

If during the student’s previous studies, he or she has already taken a course that is part of the programme (either required or elective) or if they have participated in an academic activity that is approved as equivalent by the programme commission, the student may count this activity toward their graduation requirements (but only if they respect programme rules). The student will also verify that he/she has obtained the minimum number of credits required for the approval of their diploma as well as for the approval of their major (in order to include their academic distinctions in the diploma supplement).

The student course programme will be submitted for approval by the programme commission in charge of the Master in civil enginerring.

For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.