School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Start of study||Winter semester|
|Application period Winter semester||01 June until 15 July|
|Standard period of study||7 semesters|
Accredited by the ACQUIN Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute and notified to the European Union in 2018.
|Admission requirements|| |
|Language of instruction||German|
|Faculty/institution||School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Integrated stay abroad||No|
Design and construction in the main areas of civil engineering, are at the centre of your strongly practice-oriented Bachelor's degree programme. As a civil engineer working together with many other project participants, you will actively shape the sustainable future of our cities and regions. Your varied work environment ranges from construction and technical planning to management and site supervision.
Civil engineers work as team players in Germany and abroad in close cooperation with architects, project planners and other experts in different disciplines. Public transport companies, engineering service providers or the field of real estate and property development also offer you future-oriented career opportunities.
The prospects for graduates of the Civil Engineering degree programme range from careers in engineering firms offering services for construction and technical planning, construction management and supervision, organisation, customer relationship management, cooperation with architects, project planners and other engineers. You can look forward to a varied working environment with excellent career prospects.
Civil engineers are much in demand in both the private as well as the public sector. And, of course, there is always the option of starting up your own business. There are around 80,000 private construction companies in Germany and a large number of engineering service providers, including small to medium-sized companies and international corporations. Employers can be found in a wide range of fields. Of particular importance are the construction industry, the building trades and engineering consultancy.
The aim of the first two semesters, your foundation studies, is to acquire secure a sound basic knowledge in mathematics, science and technology in preparation for more advanced studies in the specific engineering subjects. These provide a broad overview of all the main subject areas of civil engineering. In focus areas of your choice, you deepen your specialist knowledge in important compulsory elective modules. You have the opportunity to develop individual specialisations by choosing the modules you take.
The practical semester serves to apply your acquired knowledge hands-on to engineering tasks. With the final Bachelor's thesis, you provide proof that you can solve challenging theoretical and application-related problems as well as practical tasks.
After successfully completing the programme, you will be awarded the title Bachelor of Science. This degree is a prerequisite for admission to a Master's programme. The Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) qualifies you to exercise the profession and bear the title of ‘Engineer’.
An integral part of the degree programme is a practical semester, which can be carried out either in the fifth or seventh semester. During this practical phase, you will gain experience working in construction companies, engineering service providers, building authorities, laboratories or institutes. This enables you to apply your newly acquired knowledge directly to real-life engineering tasks.
Parallel to the theory modules, each semester a project module is offered in which you work both independently and in small groups on practical engineering problems. The project modules give you real-life insights into the professional field of civil engineering and teach you the techniques of scientific work, project management as well as experience with group dynamics. Based on Building Information Modelling, you will work on interdisciplinary problems with BIM-compliant tools.
For your practical study projects, the IT infrastructure and the research-strong laboratories of the faculty offer you optimal working conditions and provide an insight into current research projects. With the Detlef Hegemann Digital Platform, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides you with a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which you can access via the desktop computers in the PC pool rooms or via your notebook. Virtually from anywhere you can view data or use complex software that would not run on your own hardware.
All learning rooms are equipped with streaming-capable media, so that presence and home learning can be linked. With the filling of the professorships for digital design and construction, the establishment and integration of a BIM/GIS laboratory into teaching and research is beginning. In the future, digital manufacturing processes will be developed in a prototype workshop using a robotic system to implement technical and content interfaces via Building Information Modeling (BIM). In the BIM/GIS lab, students will overlay their digital building object data with spatial infrastructure data and obtain a holistic view of digital construction planning. With the funding of 240,000 euros until 2024, the Detlef Hegemann Foundation supports the expansion of the forward-looking digitalization of Faculty 2 in the coming years.
The laboratories for structural engineering, surveying, traffic engineering and virtual machines provide an insight 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.
The School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering maintains relations with numerous universities abroad, consolidating links between teaching and science in international exchange.
The central HSB International Office and the international office in the faculty will be happy to advise you on how to organise and finance your stay abroad.
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Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.