Bachelor in Civil Engineering
The Bachelor in Civil Engineering Bauingenieurwesen degree programme at Münster University of Applied Sciences runs for six semesters:
- Two semesters for Basic Studies, in which the foundations of the natural sciences are addressed. Areas of teaching in the basic studies phase include Mathematics, Building Chemistry, Building Physics, Engineering Mechanics and Data Processing.
- This phase is followed by four semesters of in-depth studies. Four areas of in-depth studies are offered: Construction Site Management, Structural Engineering, Transport sowie Water and Waste Management.
These four semesters are divided into two semesters of specialist studies, in which the fundamentals of engineering science are addressed, and two semesters of in-depth studies, in which the specialist fundamentals are examined in further detail.
The areas of teaching in the specialist studies phase include Foundations of Structural Engineering, Foundations of Transport, Foundations of Water Management and Foundations of Construction Site Management. Depending on the area of specialisation selected in the in-depth phase, students explore, for instance, the areas of teaching of Structural Analysis, Building Organisation, Transport Planning or Waste Management.
An eight-week practical phase is included in the sixth semester of the in-depth disciplines of Construction Site Management, Transport and Water and Waste Management, the aim or which is for students to become acquainted with engineering practice.
The degree programme concludes with a Bachelor thesis, lasting four weeks, at the end of the sixth semester.
Master in Civil Engineering
Construction planning and management will be taught in future under the aspect of "planning - building - operating" in the Master in Civil Engineering. The planned date for the introduction of the Master programme is winter semester 2009/2010.
The faculty's areas of specialisation
The faculty's key areas of specialisation are in computer-aided structural analysis, construction management, drain reconstruction, geotextiles, waste management, the chemical examination of waste, computer-aided research into water and waste management, transport planning.
Requirements for the Bachelor in Civil Engineering degree programme
The main requirement for admission to this degree programme is an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or an equivalent recognised qualification. Furthermore, proof of specialist work (work placement) of at least thirteen weeks' duration must be presented. All lectures and exercise classes in the individual areas of teaching are held in German. For this reason, international applicants whose mother tongue is not German must have a proficiency of German that enables them to understand the content of lectures and other classes. Applicants must prove they have passed either the German language examination for access to higher education (DSH), the TestDaf or an equivalent examination. The Faculty of Civil Engineering requires DSH-1 or TestDaf -3 levels.
Applying for the Bachelor in Civil Engineering degree programme
At present, it is not possible for international applicants from non-EU countries to submit their applications online. Applications from non-European countries must be submitted to the Service Office for Students.