Overview

Degree Bachelor of Science
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01. July until 31. July
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Credits 210
Accredited

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

Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General higher education entrance qualification (German Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or placement examination/special admission
  • preliminary 13-week work placement in a construction-related occupational field, of which evidence must be provided at latest before starting your third semester of studies
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.

Career prospects

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.

Programme structure

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’.

Module manual

Examination regulations (German)

Practice orientation

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.

Technical Facilities

The School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering provides you with a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), in order to facilitate 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 at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering offer students optimal conditions for practice-oriented project work. The labs for structural engineering, surveying, transport engineering and virtual machines provide insights into current research projects. You can have access to a high-tech welding stand, a hydraulic-mechanical testing device, a load frame for structural safety verification and even load filters for flood protection – all of which prepare you for a professional practice with cutting-edge technology.

Internationality

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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