Civil Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How is civil engineering actually defined?
  • Which buildings have to be designed and constructed?
  • Which building materials can be reasonably used in the field of civil engineering?
  • How does one build roads and ways?
  • What happens with water and the environment?
  • The thing I enjoy most is that it’s possible to apply everything I learn in my classes to the world around me.

    Jule Rönitz, Bachelor's degree read more ...

  • Construction physics is what I enjoy most, because of its application-oriented character from the very first semester.

    Mario Jörges, Bachelor's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Civil Engineering, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it dovetails with other engineering as well as natural science and business study courses and provides both technological expertise in the chosen major degree and an application-oriented methodological competence.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields

  • How are bridges, buildings and industrial structures designed and constructed?
  • How is the durability and maintenance of structures realized?
  • How are finite element technologies and new material models applied?
  • How are foundations, retaining structures and excavations designed, calculated and executed?
  • How are hydraulic engineering and urban water management facilities designed, managed and controlled?
  • How can road construction methods be optimized?
  • How can traffic noise pollution be determined and reduced?
  • KIB - Design and Construction
  • KIB - Digital Design and Construction
  • Geotechnics and Tunneling
  • Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent

... enjoy:

  • technological processes and logical approach in theory and practice

struggles through:

  • the choice of the “right” major
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Resource Management
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • Construction company
  • Engineering and planning offices
  • Authorities & associations
  • Universities & research institutes
  • Public utilities
  • Water supply & disposal companies
  • Traffic & road construction companies
  • Plant operators, energy suppliers, industrial companies
  • Power plants

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dipl.-Ing. Susanne Kentgens
Building, Room: IC 02/159
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22306
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Bauingenieurwesen
Building, Room: IC 03/165
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26022
Website Fachschaft


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