Bauingenieurwesen – Civil Engineering

Master of Science; tuition language: German and English

The following English language content is for information purposes only. The legally binding content can be found on the corresponding German website.


The bilingual (German/English) degree programme Master of Science Bauingenieurwesen – 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.

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

Module Handbook

Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Semesters 4
Language English and German. In the first year you will study predominantly (or entirely, if you wish) English-language modules, and in the second year you will study supplementary German-language modules.
Departmental information on the language certificate/classification.
Start of studies Winter semester, summer semester
Internship ---
Admission requirements 1. A degree B.Sc. Bauingenieurwesen und Geodäsie of TU Darmstadt (reference programme) or an equivalent degree;

2. Additional requirements:
Study regulations
Competences description;

3. Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications.

General information on applying to a master's degree programme
Admission procedure Provided that the admission requirements (entrance examination) are met, there are no numerical admission restrictions.
Admission Application deadlines and online application

Early application deadline for international applicants: The application portal TUCaN is already open for international applicants from 1st March 2024 to 31st August 2024 for an application for the winter semester 2024/25. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office. More information can be found on our website.
Good to know Costs and budget
Preparatory courses for international students
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Double Degree Programmes
Part-time studies
Doctoral Studies

Construction, planning, structural organisation and finally implementation are the main activities of civil engineers. They not only undertake classical building planning, but are also involved in infrastructural issues, such as how traffic and transport routes and drinking water supplies affect the construction and maintenance of buildings.

Another important part of a civil engineer’s activities include the energy efficiency-related reconstruction and refurbishment of buildings. They look at how buildings and facilities can be constructed to be as energy-efficient as possible, weighing the pros and cons of using renewable resources.

Civil engineers investigate the architectural feasibility of construction projects, oversee funding, and make sure safety standards are considered. They also assume responsibility for facility management.

Civil engineers may be hired by the following employers: construction firms, engineering offices, real estate firms, IT firms, transport firms, government offices and engineering organisations, the construction vehicle industry and the building materials industry.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree program to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

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