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
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 2024.

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 goal-oriented way. You can choose between three strands of study: “Structural Engineering”, “Construction and Project Management” and “Environment and Infrastructure”. Within these areas, you will take modules that define your professional profile. You will be able to acquire specific expertise by selecting from a wide range of core elective and elective modules covering an extensive variety of topics, putting you in the best possible position for your chosen field of work. This will allow you to individually put together the topics that interest you on your degree programme.

Intensive modules are offered over three to four consecutive days during the lecture period and as short intensive courses, some of which are also delivered during the semester break. This structure will enable you to gain at least some engineering practice alongside studying. During projects in the second and third semesters, you will be able to tackle interesting issues from your engineering work, creating a link between your studies and professional practice. Or you can contribute your own creative ideas to the department’s innovative research activities and develop engineering solutions for current challenges in civil engineering.

For more information on content and topics, please refer to the Department of Civil Engineering website.

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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