Future Cities and Sustainable Structures


Climate change, an increasing global population and new technologies call for innovative ideas about our built environment. This exchange programme combines the two topics ‘Future Cities’ and ‘Sustainable Structures‘.

The programme is open for students in the study fields of: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Construction Engineering.

Headerphoto Future Cities and Sustain/Durable Structures

Future Cities 

The future is challenging the way we build our cities. In this module you will work in interdisciplinary teams on an integral design research project for a city district in 2050. You research and design future solutions that enhance the quality of life, cut cities’ carbon emissions and build resilience to extreme weather. You study critical infrastructure services and their impact on urban structure and public space.

Sustainable Structures

Structures are designed for strength, stiffness, stability and nowadays for sustainability as well. You will study sustainability, meaning much more than just a low environmental impact. One can also put effort into multifunctionality, future adaptability, stakeholders participation and combining societal measures. You will study steel and composite structures, as they can be light-weight, reusable, durable or even bio-based. You will work in a multidisciplinary team on a structural project.

Guest speakers

Guest speakers from the industry of smart mobility, alternative
energy, waste flows, water management, smart cities, etcetera will
share their knowledge and experience to support you in your project
work. You will visit and investigate interesting projects on field trips
in the Netherlands and abroad. 

Entry requirements

Two years of Bachelor's studies in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering or similar and English at B2 level (IELTS 6.0).