Actively participating in 6 degree programs of Bauhaus University and in 2 advanced training programs, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering offers courses in a broad wealth of areas. Basically, fundamental fields of modern civil engineering are covered, such as databases, geometric modeling, technical representations and, in particular, techniques, methods, models and processes of engineering informatics.

In addition to teaching these fundamentals of civil engineering, our team tries to permanently integrate current trends and recent developments of research and engineering practice into the courses offered. In consequence, not only attractive and balanced courses are provided, but also the needs of students are met, who wish getting in touch with the latest, innovative fields of information technology and computing in civil engineering. In this context, it is worth mentioning newly offered courses focusing, for example, on scientific working, structural health monitoring (SHM), wireless sensor networks and so called "intelligent structural systems", i.e. intelligent engineering structures capable of analyzing their actual condition autonomously. Honors and awards achieved by our students can be found here:

Hall of Fame of the Chair of Computing in Engineering

The Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering closely cooperates with institutes in Germany and abroad that are working in the same or related fields and therefore supports students willing to conduct studies abroad or to do project work together with students of other internationally renowned universities. Due to the broad range of activities in teaching and research, the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering offers students opportunities to write Bachelor and Master theses in a plenitude of exciting topics ranging from basic research to applied science.

Students having own topics in mind are cordially invited to contact a team member or to send an email directly to Professor Smarsly. Potential topics cover the whole range of engineering informatics, such as software applications for civil engineering (including databases), intelligent structural health monitoring systems, embedded systems/wireless sensor networks, building information modeling, blockchain technology, structural control, Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems, etc.

List of open topics (M.Sc. theses and student projects)

Implementation and validation of intelligent sensors (course "Fundamentals of SHM and Intelligent Structural Systems")
"Smart Monitoring" student contest (camera crew on behalf of the university communication)
Summer school project: Students and instructors after successful completion of the project, with guest lecturer Professor Hartmann (TU Berlin)
Barbecue evening after programming and testing an intelligent meat thermometer in class.