Overview

Degree Master of Science
Start of study Summer semester
Application period Summer semester 15. December until 15. January
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90
Accredited

Yes.

Accredited by the ACQUIN Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute and notified to the European Union in 2018.

Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated stay abroad Optional

The Master's degree programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure) equips you with comprehensive, in-depth expertise in three semesters of project-oriented studies, enabling you to work independently on construction or environmental engineering tasks in complex infrastructure projects in a responsible, expert and interdisciplinary manner.

If you choose to profile in civil engineering, you will focus in particular on planning structures for complex infrastructure projects, weighing up complex relationships between engineering constructions and their contextual impact as well as designing infrastructure projects.

If you choose to profile in environmental engineering, you will learn in particular about processual environmental planning for complex infrastructure projects and concepts for the optimisation of environmental facilities and processes.

Career prospects

The future career fields of graduates of the Civil Engineering degree programme range from activities in engineering firms involved in the planning of engineering structures, construction management and supervision, organisational tasks, customer relationship management, cooperation with architects, project planners and experts in other engineering fields. You can look forward to a varied working environment with good career prospects.

Graduates have access to a wide range of attractive employment options in the municipal and public sector as well as in the private sector. You can of course also start up your own business. Local, regional, national and international authorities and institutions and construction companies are among the potential employers, as are water, sewage and soil management authorities. Their skills are also sought after by transport bodies, building and planning authorities and engineering and planning offices. But they are also qualified to take on demanding tasks in utility and waste disposal companies, energy supply companies, transport companies and organisations involved in development aid.

The completed Master's degree also opens up the possibility of studying for a doctorate.

Programme structure

The Master's degree programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure) offers a wide range of modules in the specialisations ‘Civil Engineering’ and ‘Environmental Engineering’.

In the subject-specific specialisation of the 1st semester – in addition to the two compulsory modules (context and methods) – you also choose three compulsory elective modules from a catalogue of 6 in all. These elective modules serve to differentiate infrastructure topics in the profile areas of civil engineering or environmental technology.

In the profile area ‘Civil Engineering’ you can choose from the following elective modules: Hydraulic Engineering and Geotechnics, Construction for Infrastructure Projects, Transport Infrastructure and Geotechnics. In the profile area ‘Environmental Engineering’ you can choose from the following compulsory elective modules: Water and Wastewater Management, Biomass Management, Waste Disposal Technology.

The workload per module amounts to 4 SCH (semester contact hours) for the classroom and 8 SCH for independent learning. The modules currently offered can be found in the Module Guide.

In the 2nd semester, you will carry out a larger project linking the two profiles. It encompasses a context and a methods module and subject-related elaboration within the framework of 12 SCH. The project serves either as further specialisation and/or profile linkage. You complete your studies with the Master's thesis and a colloquium.

Module manual

Practice orientation

The practical relevance of the degree programme results from the educational objective and from the traditionally practice-oriented teaching and research that are hallmarks of the Hochschule Bremen.

Owing to the close relationship and cooperative integration of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with the regional construction and environmental industry as well as other institutions, such as the Materials Testing Institute or the Water and Shipping Authority, there is a permanent exchange between teaching in the degree programmes and the scientific research and construction practice.

Master's theses undertaken in cooperation with companies or in the context of practical scientific research are the rule in the degree programmes of the Department of Construction and Environment.

Facilities

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides you with a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), in order to work in lectures and to be able to complete your assignments, course work and bachelor thesis. With your computer, you can use the continuously updated CAD programmes and IT tools. Two seminar rooms are equipped with a Smartboard and 25 desktop workstations each, so that you can connect to the VDI.

The technical facilities provide you with optimal working conditions for your strongly application-oriented projects. The labs for structural engineering, surveying, traffic engineering and virtual machines bring insights into current research projects.

A high-tech welding stand, the hydraulic-mechanical testing device, the load frame for structural safety verifications or even the flood protection load filters prepare you for a professional practice with future-oriented technology.

Internationality

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering maintains relations with numerous universities abroad.

These lead to close links between teaching and science in international exchange.

The central International Office and the International Office in the faculty will be happy to advise you on how to organise and finance your stay abroad.

Further admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from one of the following degree programmes: Civil engineering with a focus on construction, transport engineering, hydraulic engineering, infrastructure management, environmental engineering; or engineering with a focus on biology, chemistry or a related degree programme (e.g. also civil and industrial engineering, or process engineering)
  • a minimum of 210 ECTS credits,
  • an average grade of at least 2.5 in the Bachelor's or Diplom degree (ECTS - Grade A-C)
  • an engineering placement of at least 12 weeks duration or equivalent experience, in each case from the fields of civil engineering or environmental engineering
  • Applicants with an average grade of 2.6 to 3.0 (in the Bachelor's or Diplom degree) require at least two years of professional practice to qualify for admission

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