Civil Engineering (Bachelor)
|Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
|Department of Civil Engineering
|Special type of study
|Standard period of study
|Language of Instruction
Requirements and application
|Local entrance restrictions
|Before you can start this Bachelor programme, you must have completed a 13-week pre-study placement, six weeks of which was in masonry or reinforced concrete construction. If you have already completed a relevant apprenticeship or work experience, this time will count towards your pre-study placement. The pre-study placement must generally be completed before starting your degree programme, and must be demonstrated during enrolment. If you are unable to complete all 13 weeks before starting university, you must demonstrate completion of the remaining weeks by the start of the third semester at the latest.
|Additional entrance requirements
Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.
|The next application phase
commences in April 2024.
Detailed description of the degree programme
Bridges span water and tunnels pass through mountains. Buildings are stable and secure, withstanding all weathers. Our cities are not engulfed by waste and waste water. All these things are to the credit of civil engineers. They plan, design and calculate, construct and maintain buildings and all kinds of infrastructural projects. The programme in Civil Engineering, involving a high degree of practical relevance, will prepare you perfectly for these tasks. In addition, you will be able to choose your learning content to match your interests, with a choice of four specialisations: Construction Management, Transport, Waste and Water Management, and Structural Engineering.
After completing the degree programme, you will have all of the technical and practical skills needed to independently plan, implement and maintain buildings and infrastructural projects. You will be able to work independently and within a team in collaboration with other technical disciplines.
After completing the programme, a range of occupational fields will be open to you, depending on your specialisation. Examples of potential employers include planning offices, public bodies and building companies. Alternatively, you could be self-employed and set up your own company.
Our Master’s programme in Civil Engineering offers you the possibility to pursue postgraduate studies after completing your Bachelor’s degree, enabling you to develop your professional profile. It is also available as a part-time programme.
Content and course sequence
The Bachelor programme is structured into three stages: during the first two semesters, you will learn the scientific/technical foundations required in the profession. Examples include content from engineering mechanics, mathematics, building materials science and construction physics. Building on this knowledge, you will then pursue your core studies in the third and fourth semesters, where you will choose your first specialisations. Basic knowledge in engineering will now be on the curriculum. You will focus on in-depth studies during the last two semesters. In this final year, you will be able to concentrate fully on your strengths and interests. You will be able to choose from four specialisations:
- In Water and Waste Management, you will specialise in the conceptual design, planning, construction and operation of structures and mechanical equipment in hydraulic engineering, water resources management, and waste management. You will be qualified to work in the areas of waste water purification, waterway planning or recycling processes.
- In Structural Engineering, you will learn how to plan and design support structures for all kinds of buildings, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure. Content covers actual construction design through to noise and fire protection, and the economic feasibility of a particular project.
- Transport will prepare you for professional issues concerning all aspects of infrastructure: from road traffic and rail transport to airport planning. You will learn how to plan, create and select dimensions for road infrastructure and transport systems and to conceptually design modern rail transport structures.
- In Construction Management, you will address the tasks required to implement a building project on-site – from planning and coordinating a building site to settling accounts.
The Construction Management, Transport, and Water and Waste Management specialisations involve an eight-week block of practice.
In the Civil Engineering PLUS variant of the degree programme, you will extend your programme by a seventh practical semester, enabling you to gain extensive practical experience in a company.
Why choose us
Our Bachelor programme offers you an application-oriented course of study with a high degree of practical relevance. By involving visiting lecturers from industry, you will gain knowledge that has been applied in practice. During the block of practice, you will then be able to apply this knowledge yourself.
Thanks to the wide range of options and specialisations, our degree programme offers you a high degree of flexibility from the third semester onwards, enabling you to adapt your study programme to your preferences and strengths.
In our department, you will find a positive relationship between students and professors, based on respect. Fixed contacts and clear, binding information ensure a climate of mutual trust.