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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


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Application and admission


Please note: Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification must apply to uni-assist for preliminary inspection documentation of their university entrance qualification before applying online.

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.

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