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Course module: 202000042
Fundamentals of Civil Engineering
Course info
Course module202000042
Credits (ECTS)2
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. S.R. Miller
Examiner E.M. Horstman
dr. S.R. Miller
Contactperson for the course
dr. S.R. Miller
Lecturer M. Pena Acosta
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 1 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Explain the history and role that Civil Engineering fulfils in society
  • Apply basic principles of Construction Material Design, Road Design, Water Management, and Infrastructure Project Delivery in an urban context
  • Explain the different roles and responsibilities of public clients and contractors in infrastructure projects
  • Explain the physical and mechanical properties of the most common construction materials used in Civil Engineering
  • Determine and test design requirements related to construction materials
  • Design, test and analyze concrete mixes in the laboratory using state of the art methods


This is a part of Module 1, Introduction to Civil Engineering of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.

Fundamentals of Civil Engineering is an introductory course that provides students with the first insights into the world of Civil Engineering. Students are introduced to a range of topics in four (4) main pillars: Construction Materials, Road Design, Water Management, and Project Management. Students explore the world of Civil Engineering through understanding its history and role in society, through understanding the roles of designers, contractors and public clients in infrastructure provision and through applying basic design principles, functional requirements and specifications.

Assessment :
  Description Test type Weighting  (%)
1 Construction Materials Assignment 1 7,5
2 Construction Materials Assignment 2 7,5
3 Geometric Design Assignment 3 15
4 Water Management Assignment 4 15
5 Fundamentals of Civil Engineering Exam 55

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact Peter Jansen (

Module 1
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
E-Book: Fundamentals of Transportation (Levinson, L., Liu, H., Garrison, W., Danczyk, A. and Corbett, M.) Source:
E-Book:More Urban Water (F. Hooimeijer) - free access for students ISBN: 9780429182877
Course material
Lecture slides: Water Management
Course material
Lecture slides: Construction Materials
Course material
Lecture slides:Road Design
Recommended materials
E-Book: Construction Materials. Their nature and behavior (P.L.J. Domone & J.M. Illstone)
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes


Other education
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance

Final Grade

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