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.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Semesters 4 semesters
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 Start of studies in winter semester recommended; start of studies in summer semester possible without study guarantee
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission .
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme 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.
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Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Good to know Costs and budget
Preparatory courses for international students
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Double Degree Programme
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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