Teaching

Actively participating in 6 degree programs of the Bauhaus University and in 2 continuing education 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, it is possible not only to provide attractive and balanced courses, but also to meet the needs of students wishing to get 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 Building Information Modeling (BIM), 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.

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. Interested students are cordially invited to contact a team member or to send an email directly to Professor Smarsly. Potential topics include, e.g., software applications for civil engineering (including databases), intelligent structural health monitoring systems, embedded systems/wireless sensor networks, building information modeling, etc.

The courses currently offered by the Chair of Computing in Civil Engineering are listed below. Please note that some courses are taught solely in German language.

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)
Lab tests within the course "Scientific Working in Computational Engineering"
Summer school project: Students and instructors after successful completion of the project (Guest lecturer Professor Hartmann of University Twente fourth from left)