Civil Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How is civil engineering actually defined?
  • Which buildings have to be designed and constructed?
  • Which building materials can be reasonably used in the field of civil engineering?
  • How does one build roads and ways?
  • What happens with water and the environment?
  • Construction physics is what I enjoy most, because of its application-oriented character from the very first semester.

    Mario Jörges, Bachelor's degree read more ...

  • The thing I enjoy most is that it’s possible to apply everything I learn in my classes to the world around me.

    Jule Rönitz, Bachelor's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Civil Engineering, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it dovetails with other engineering as well as natural science and business study courses and provides both technological expertise in the chosen major degree and an application-oriented methodological competence.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • KIB Design and Construction
  • KIB Numerical Structural Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Geology and Tunnel Construction
  • Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent

... enjoy:

  • technological processes and logical approach in theory and practice

struggles through:

  • the choice of the “right” major
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Resource Management
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the construction industry
  • in engineering and planning offices
  • in the civil service
  • at universities
  • in research institutes

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dipl.-Ing. Susanne Kentgens
Building, Room: IC 02/159
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22306
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Bauingenieurwesen
Building, Room: IC 03/165
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26022
Website Fachschaft


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