ECTS points
Education type
Master program
Two years
Master of Science (MSc)

The world population is reaching a new balance. In 2010, over half the world lived in urban areas and by 2050 that proportion is expected to reach nearly 70%. As a result, the United Nations is demanding a change in how we think about the construction and reconstruction of urban areas.  

Our Construction Management and Engineering program anticipates that change by exploring the area between ‘construction engineering' and ‘scientific management and economics'. It focuses on the management and implementation of urban development processes with an emphasis on smart cities. In particular, it looks at: 

  • Energy Neutral Cities: creating more reliable models to estimate the effects of renewable energy technologies and promote energy savings through smart infrastructure design (e.g. autonomous vehicles) and behaviour adaptation.  
  • Urban Management: looking into socio-economic models to manage cities and forecast spatial effects and financial risks of policy measures by considering the emerging area of urban informatics (i.e. using sensors, GPS, social network data) 
  • Building Information Management: improving the effectiveness of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operation process, including interoperability and open data management

Master of Construction Management and Engineering

An interdepartmental program between the Built Environment (BE) and Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) departments, the CME program possess a distinctive research-driven and project-oriented approach to education. You will use a combination of urban/building sciences and management and innovation sciences to develop solutions for smart urban development. 

To help you in develop a personalized education program, the CME program offers: 

  • A series of courses and projects with a lot of flexibility and multidisciplinary opportunities  
  • The possibility to gain international experience 
  • Education in soft skills such as creativity, and communication skills

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The two-year CME master’s program is part of the 4TU Federation, which comprises the four universities of technology in the Netherlands. The CME program is coordinated between TU/e, TUDelft and the University of Twente, giving you the possibility of taking elective courses at each location. 

CME rankings 

The TU/e CME program was ranked highest amongst the 4TU-CME programs according to Elsevier studies 2017 and the Keuzegids Master 2018.

Reasons to choose this program

If you choose Construction Management & Engineering in Eindhoven, you choose an interdisciplinary program about building management with a scientific and technical focus. The courses and projects are provided in partnership by two departments, each with its own competence profiles, traditions and networks. This not only ensures that the program is of high quality, but also that it is highly interesting and stimulating. Courses are lectures by teachers with a strong academic and/or professional reputation. Graduation projects are individual projects, often in cooperation with a business partner. Business partners are eager to be involved and they can be found in Eindhoven region, also known as Brainport. Altogether this means that graduates of the CME Master's degree program are assured a highly valued diploma.

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  • What are the prospects after I received my CME diploma?

    When you have completed the Master program in Construction Management & Engineering, you will be familiar with methods and techniques from urban/building sciences and management and innovation sciences to develop solutions for smart urban developments. That means you will be able to find employment in the professional field, or you can opt to develop your knowledge further at an academic institute. In the former case you will usually be working as a manager in a building company, government agency or project developer. It goes without saying that the combination of technical and managerial...

  • What is the benefit of the 4TU-CME collaboration?

    The CME degree program is coordinated between the three universities Eindhoven University, Delft University, and University Twente, with compulsory, common courses, and with elective specialization courses, that are different at each university. The CME program at the Eindhoven University focusses on subjects around the theme of Smart Cities. However you can discuss with your mentor if you can include courses from the other locations in your study plan that fit with your personal ambitions.