Direkt zum Inhalt springen
login.png Login    |
de | en
Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich


Ist diese Seite veraltet oder sind die Informationen falsch?

Civil Engineering

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

Civil engineering consists not only of designing and executing structural works but also of all activities concerned with the procurement and development of statutorily designated space and the provision of utility services. The work of civil engineers can thus primarily be described as designing structural elements, drawing up the respective calculations, and executing plans, whereby environmental technology is a rapidly growing field of work. Due to both ecological and economic reasons, the work performed by civil engineers is the most widely diversified of all engineering professions, and course graduates find employment at public authorities, government departments, engineering firms, the building industry, construction sites, and in the human resources departments and design offices of processing industries.

Major fields of study

The foundation course of study (Grundstudium: 1st - 3rd semesters) consists of general science, civil engineering and supplementary subjects with accompanying examinations. It ends with a preliminary degree (Vordiplom). In the main civil engineering course (Grundfachstudium: 4th - 6th semesters) participants are obliged to take basic courses in all fields of civil engineering. They are recommended to choose particular combinations of subjects which are related to their prospective profession. At this stage students are also offered further compulsory and optional subjects. In the final specialisation phase (Vertiefungsstudium: 7th - 9th semesters) students select 3 or 4 out of the 16 currently available specialist subjects. These are statics, constructional mechanics, constructional computer science, building construction, massive construction, steel and light metal construction, timber construction, building operations, substructure building, soil and rock mechanics, hydraulics and hydrography, hydraulic engineering and water management, water and waste management for housing, road construction, transportation technology, housing and traffic planning, building materials and constructional physics. One of the chosen specialist subjects is the major subject. If only 3 specialist subjects from the list are selected, students have to form (instead of a 4th subject ) an interdisciplinary specialisation that is closely related to the other 3 options.

Course of studies

Civil Engineering



practical training (internship) only for bachelor: a six week practical training must be completed by the end of the 2nd semester. After the completion of the internship a report must be submitted and attested by the company/public authority

Internship´s office (Link)


Application and admission



Application period for
winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and for enrollment.

You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline . If individual documents for admission are not available at that date, you can hand them in until 15.08 for winter semester or until 15.2. for summer semester.

You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. for winter semester or before 15.03 for summer semester. If individual documents for enrollment are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any questions concerning your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Start of course

Winter semester

Application Period

Winter semester: May 15 - July 15
Summer semester: Nov. 15 - Jan. 15 for higher semester only

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

School leaving certificate or Abitur, curriculum vitae , a recent passport-size photograph.
Attention! You get an exact listing of the required documents after completing the online application as a document checklist.

Application documents (International students)

Preliminary inspection documentation, copy of a (foreign) school leaving certificate or examination which qualifies the applicant to study at an institution of higher education in Germany (="Abitur"), certified translation of the above document, passport-size photograph, CV with details of previous study (which institutions of higher education attended, examinations passed, etc.), proof of previous study (i.e. copy of student ID), proof of German language proficiency.
Attention! You get an exact listing of the required documents after completing the online application as a document checklist.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Dipl.-Ing Eva Bodemer

General student counseling (Link)




Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board.

Examination Board (link)


Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


Student´s representatives (link)


Gender Equality Officer


Study abroad program coordinator

Nadine Klomke, M.A.

Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Tel.: +
Fax: +


Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs