Civil Engineering (dual degree programme) (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
Special type of studydual study
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study8 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€275,80 per semester (summer term 2024)

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementIf you intend to complete an industrial apprenticeship in the ancillary building trade, before you can start this programme you must be able to demonstrate that you have completed practical work in the area of masonry and reinforced concrete construction for a minimum of six weeks. You will find a detailed list of potential apprenticeship trades and further information about admission requirements on the Department of Civil Engineering website.
Additional entrance requirements

Vocational training:

Before you can start this Bachelor programme, you must present an apprenticeship contract and an additional agreement with your employer governing the dual apprenticeship relationship. For this reason, you must first apply to a company that offers dual apprenticeships. Suitable areas of vocational training include:

  • Technical construction (e.g. architectural draughtsman/draughtswoman)
  • Construction industry (e.g. bricklayer, reinforced concrete constructor, carpenter)
  • Ancillary building trade (e.g. joiner)

After finding an employer and signing your apprenticeship contract, you enrol at Münster University of Applied Sciences.


Language 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.

EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Civil engineers have a broad scope of duties. They design wastewater treatment plants and transport infrastructure measures, organise building projects, and plan support structures. In order to achieve these tasks, they need theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The dual study programme in Civil Engineering is the ideal way for you to combine an apprenticeship with university study. You will be able to shape the degree programme to match your interests, and choose from four specialisations: Waste and Water Management, Transport, Construction Management, and Structural Engineering.


When you graduate from our degree programme, you will be a highly qualified expert. During your apprenticeship, you will gain the manual skills that continue to be important, even in the information age. At university, you will simultaneously develop the skills required to take on managerial responsibilities as a civil engineer.

Occupational fields

After completing the programme, various occupational fields will be open to you, depending on your specialisation.

  • Water and Waste Management will qualify you to work in waste water purification and the planning of waterways recycling processes.
  • Transport will prepare you for professional issues concerning all aspects of infrastructure: from road traffic and rail transport to airport planning.
  • In Construction Management, you will address the tasks required in implementing a building project on-site – from planning and coordinating a building site to settling accounts.
  • After completing Structural Engineering, you will be qualified to work in structural analysis and to undertake ultimate strength analysis.

Do you want to undertake further qualifications after completing your Bachelor’s degree? Our department offers a number of postgraduate degree programmes, such as Master’s programmes in Civil Engineering and Building Law.

Content and course sequence

The study programme takes four years (eight semesters) and is divided into three sections. In the Civil Engineering PLUS variant of the degree programme, you can extend your programme with a practical semester.

You will focus on your company based-training in the first year. Depending on your chosen occupation, you will also attend a vocational college in addition to working. During the first year, you will be able to attend preparatory courses, which will make the transition to university study easier. Courses are held on twelve Saturdays.

You will begin studying introductory courses at Münster University of Applied Sciences at the start of the winter semester of your second year. You will begin your in-depth studies in the third year. You will be able to choose from four specialisations: Structural Engineering, Transport, Construction Management, and Water and Waste Management. You will complete your company based-training at the end of this year.

The final stage of your programme begins in the fourth year. You will complete the degree programme at the end of the eighth semester, after writing your Bachelor thesis.

In the Civil Engineering PLUS variant of the degree programme, you will extend your programme by a ninth practical semester, enabling you to gain more practical experience.

Before each year starts, you will receive a detailed plan of the content and scope of your periods of mandatory attendance at Münster University of Applied Sciences. The examination sessions are two weeks before and two weeks after the first day of term.

Why choose us

By taking our dual study programme in Civil Engineering, you will gain two qualifications in the short space of just four years. This dual qualification will enhance your career prospects, particularly within your apprenticing company. In addition, you will be able to finance your degree. This is governed by our supplementary scheme, which guarantees remuneration from your apprenticing company, even after you have completed the apprenticeship.

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