Certificate programs

The department of the Built Environment offers three certificate programs:

  • Construction Technology
  • Building Design & Technology
  • Circular Design in the Built Environment

These certificates are supplementary to the regular master program CME and are meant for students who follow the master program CME at our Department. CME-students need the approval of the Examination Committee to add the courses of the certificate programs to their study package.

For more information please visit the Education Guide.

Construction Technology

The certificate program ‘Construction Technology’ aims at obtaining knowledge and research skills in the field of Construction Technology: the construction of a building.  The emphasis lies on independent designing and developing a production process for the construction of a building by using materials, equipment and labor in the most optimal way.  

Building Design & Technology

The certificate program ‘Building Design & Technology’ aims at design – and research skills in the field of the Building Technology. The certificate program emphasizes the relation between the design of the Building and its technical elaboration. 

Circular Design in the Built Environment

The Circular Design certificate takes an interdisciplinary approach to circularity, with a focus though on the Built Environment.

The certificate Technology Entrepreneurship (CTE) is for Master's students who are interested in business. The program offers you the opportunity to improve your entrepreneurial skills. It is open to all Master's students, and is issued by the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences and the TU/e Innovation Lab.

Technology Entrepreneurship

The first part covers elective subjects related to the theme of entrepreneurship. They are taught by the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. The second part of the program covers entrepreneurial skills. The third part of the program consists of the concluding project or business plan. The basis of the project is an innovative idea that has been developed at the TU/e or proposed by an industrial partner. Students will usually be required to develop the idea further along both technological as well as business lines. The knowledge you will need is frequently not available from one single source.

The CTE program is linked to the Tilburg Center of Entrepreneurship (TCE). The purpose of the Center is to promote entrepreneurial education.