Education

The mastertrack Structural Engineering and Design is part of the master Architecture, Building and Planning at the Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Courses Master Structural Engineering and Design

Structural Engineering and Design is one of four possible tracks within the Architecture, Building and Planning master’s program. The Structural Engineering and Design track focuses on knowledge development through research and application of this knowledge in the design of load-bearing structures for buildings and infrastructure.  This track provides the essential basis to become a structural engineer/designer or researcher, plus the freedom to specify and acquire individually oriented competencies. 

You will learn to further develop the knowledge and skills you acquire in practical situations. Each student is assigned a mentor to supervise the elective components of the track and to create a study program tailored to your own interests within Structural Engineering and Design. 

The two-year Structural Engineering and Design track includes five core courses, specialization electives, free electives, and a final project. Specialization electives are offered either in the form of lectures or in the form of projects, both related to the Structural Engineering and Design of load-bearing structures. Lectures allow you to acquire knowledge and competences within the field of structural design, while projects can be divided into: 

  • Design projects (large span structures as well as high rise buildings), and 
  • Research projects (experimental research as well as numerical research). 

The overall breakdown of the track is: 

  1. Core courses of the Structural Engineering and Design track (25 EC); 
  2. Specialization electives of the Structural Engineering and Design track (30 EC); 
  3. Free electives from APB or other master’s programs (20 EC); 
  4. Graduation project (45 EC). 

Within the electives group, three special courses (15 EC total) focus on the construction technology of buildings. Students successfully completing these courses receive a Construction Technology certificate, where 5 EC need to be obtained on top of the regular number of 120 EC. The same applies to the certificates Building Technology and Circular Design. The full curriculum of the department can be found at the bottom of this page.

Core courses   

Semester 
EC 

A
Q1


Q2
B
Q3

Q4

7KP4M0 – Advanced Concrete Structures

5

x

     

7PP5M0 – Resource Efficient Structural Design

5

x

     

7KP3M0 – Advanced Steel and Aluminium Structures   

5

 

x

   

7KP6M0 – Energy and Finite Element Methods

5

   

x

 

7KP7M0 – Stability of Structures

  5

     

x

 

Specialization Electives

Semester 
EC 

A
Q1


Q2
B
Q3

Q4

7KP1M0 – Research Project

10

x

x

x

x

7KP2M0 – Design project Large Span Structures

10

x

x

x

x

7KT7M0 – Finite Element Method, non-linear

2,5

x

     
7PP3M0 – Timber Structures

2,5

x    

 

7KT1M0 – Structural design, capita selecta

5   x    

7KT4M0 – Digital Design & Manufacturing Structures

2,5

 

x

   

7KS2M0 – Design Project High Rise Building

10

 

 

x x

7KK1M0 – Geotechnics, Soil Mechanics, Seismic

5

   

x

 

7KT2M0 – Structural design with glass, other materials

5

   

 

x

 

Free Electives

Semester 
EC 

A
Q1


Q2
B
Q3

Q4

7RC100 – Procurement CT

5

x

     

7QW7M0 – Theory and practice of the public domain

5

x

     

7QW8M0 – The built-up heritage over time

5

x

     

7KS1M0 – Masterproject Building Technology BT

5

x

     

7XC1M0 – Circular Design in the Built Env. CD

5

x

 

 

 

7QQ3M0 – Arts and architecture

5

x

 

x

 

7QX8M0 – Urban Form

5

x  

x

 

7XX4M0 – The thinking eye

5

x

   

x

7LL1M0 – Sports and Building Aero Dynamics

5

 

x

   

7QX7M0 – Architectural Analysis

5

 

x

  x

7LY8M0 – Smart Cities

5

   

x

 

7QQ2M0 – Constructing Architecture

5

   

x

 

7QX6M0 – Architecture and Philosophy

5

   

x

 

7KP8M0 – Smart building Methodology and Tech. BT

5

   

x

 

7ZW6M0 – History of Housing and Cities

5

   

x

 

7XC2M0 – Circular Research and Design Project CD

10

   

x

 

7ZM7M0 – Parametric Design (USRE course) CT

5

    x

 

7KP9M0 – Building Tech. with Extreme Complexity BT

5

     

x

7RC50 – Master project Construction Plan CT

5

     

x

7KK3M0 – Design & Construct of an Innov. Struct. Obj. 

5

  x  

x

7QQ1M0 – Architectural Expression

5

x

x

x

x

7KS3M0 – Practical Assignment Bouwkundewinkel

5

x

x

x

x

CT = Construction Technology, BT = Building Technology, CD = Circular Design

Course Evaluations

To maintain and improve the quality of the courses and the graduation project, KOers does evaluations of all SED and CT courses. Both students and teachers can share their experiences with the KOers board members who are responsible for the evaluations. After that, the outcome of the evaluations is discussed with the teacher. In these conversations, the strong aspects of the course are mentioned, as are points that need improvement. The next year the course is given, there will be an evaluation focussed on these points of improvement to see if the course is improved on those aspects. Do you want information about a specific course evaluation? Please email onderwijs@KOersTUe.nl