Civil Engineering (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Civil Engineering
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€301,34 / semester (summer term 2021)
CharacteristicsTime flexibility through concentration of courses in the second half of the week.

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions Local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:

An undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5) or better.
Alternatively, special achievements in professional activities or an excellent final thesis may qualify you for admission. The Examination Committee will decide whether or not you qualify for the programme.


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.

ApplicationThe next application phase
commences in Mai 2021.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Civil engineering covers a wide range of disciplines, offering you numerous options for specialisation. During your Master’s programme at Münster University of Applied Sciences, you will be able to enhance your skills in line with your interests – such as in the implementation of planning assignments, in management or in various subfields of design and construction.


You will be able to meet the challenges faced in the building and construction industry. You will enhance your knowledge in relevant fields in addition to developing multidisciplinary skills, such as the ability to work in a team, to harness your critical faculties, and to manage your time.

Occupational fields

We will prepare you to take on managerial responsibilities in the entire sphere of civil engineering. These include activities in the building and construction industry, in engineering companies, in administrative bodies or in associations. Alternatively, you may want to become self-employed.

Content and course sequence

The structure of our Master’s programme gives you the freedom to develop your profile in a well-focused manner. You will have a choice between two strands of study: Structural and Civil Engineering or Environment and Infrastructure. Within your chosen strand of study, you will choose your specialisations from the areas of Planning, Construction, and Operation. This will enable you to tailor your programme to your interests.

If you select Structural and Civil Engineering focusing on Planning, for example, you will be able to take courses on topics such as project management, statics, construction design or reinforced concrete construction. If you opt for Environment and Infrastructure focusing on Operation, you will deal with topics such as renewable energies in buildings, geographic information systems, and waste systems. These are just two examples of how you can shape your own degree programme – you will find additional examples on our website.

The time structure of the Master’s programme in Civil Engineering will enable you to pursue employment simultaneously. For example, you can decide to take courses on three or four consecutive days (Wednesday to Friday or Saturday) of the week. In addition, we offer block seminars for specific fields of study. You will create a specific link between your job and your studies by incorporating projects from your engineering practice in class as case studies.

Why choose us

Our department has been actively involved in research and development for years. For this reason, we have close contacts with partners from the industry and thus we are able to offer you interesting field trips in Germany and abroad. We also give you the opportunity to become involved in academic projects and to pursue a doctorate after completing your degree. Labs from all areas of civil engineering are available for research and teaching purposes.

In addition, our department is characterised by the collaboration between its students and professors, based on respect. Fixed contacts and clear, straightforward information ensure a climate of mutual trust. The high quality of the specialist training and existing structures is also reflected in the very good ratings achieved in the CHE University Ranking in recent years.

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