Civil Engineering (M.Sc.)


Civil Engineering (Master of Science)

(Bauingenieurwesen, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German
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Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) consist of a Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Engineering degree in a similar area or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service. Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (assessment of suitability) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); January 15 (for summer semester).
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
Application: Online application
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Brief Description

The degree programme Master of Science in Civil Engineering offers students to combine the broad scope of the area with a specialisation in several sub-fields of civil engineering. A mentoring system supports each student in this process. Another option is for a student to pursue a scientific sub-field as their focus instead of organising their own personalised programme.

It is also recommend that students spend a semester abroad studying or working towards the Master’s thesis.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is divided into four areas, as follows:

Mandatory specialised courses consist of courses from the interdisciplinary project “Building and Environment”.

Regular specialised courses may be chosen from the following areas:

  • Construction Technologies and Management
  • Building Construction and Building Physics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Facility Management
  • Geotechnology
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Solid Construction
  • Numerical Methods and Computer Science in Building Construction
  • Steel Construction
  • Theory of Structures
  • Environmental, Spatial and Infrastructure Planning
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Traffic
  • Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
  • Material Technology

Within the research specialisation Civil Engineering three (or four) of these research areas may be chosen, such that one of them serves as the individual specialisation for the Master’s thesis. Students also choose “Basic Research Modules”, plus another two “Advanced Research Modules” in the area of the Master’s thesis specialisation. “Additional Modules from other departments” may be chosen as alternatives or supplements to the two other types of modules.

Optional Specialised Courses supplement the regular specialised courses as module choices from the course catalogue which have not yet been attended. The various research areas and the additional module catalogue of optional specialised courses.

Another alternative in the program is to focus on a scientific specialisation in one of the following areas:

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Mechanics
  • Construction and Maintenance of Transport Facilities
  • Civil Safety Engineer
  • Facility Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Constructive Engineering
  • Planning, Design and Management of Traffic and Transport Systems
  • Water and the Environment

Suitable modules from the regular and optional specialised courses or courses from the regular course catalogue will also be recommended to students.

Optional General Courses from the TU Darmstadt course catalogue or other individually recommended courses allow students to attend other interesting courses.

The Master’s Thesis in the chosen research specialisation comprises the final stage of the degree programme. This independent research project takes an entire semester and forms an essential part of the Master’s degree programme.

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