B.Sc. Bauingenieurwesen [Konstruktion Umwelt Baustoffe]

The Bachelor's Degree Programme Bauingenieurwesen [Konstruktion Umwelt Baustoffe] (Civil Engineering [Structures Environment Materials]) teaches the fundamental scientific methods of the civil engineering discipline and delivers advanced knowledge in one of the following three fields of specilisation:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building Materials Engineering.

A modern curriculum has been designed to offer a sound education at a university level with future-proof and practically oriented specialisations. Projects and elective modules add to a diversified and motivating study course.

Potential workplaces and occupational fields

  • Engineering and planning offices
  • Construction companies
  • State and municipal administrative authorities
  • Energy and water management
  • Industrial and commercial companies
  • Real estate market
  • Companies and institutions active in the environmental sector
  • Universities, colleges and universities of applied sciences
  • Research institutes
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Programme structure

  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science

When you enrol in the programme, you choose one of the three areas of
specialisation- Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Building
Material Engineering – which you will then study in the fifth and sixth semesters. It is possible to change your area of specialisation during the first four semesters.

In the area of specialisation of Structural Engineering, you will learn about
reinforced concrete- and prestressed concrete construction, steel- and
composite construction, sustainable construction, or the fundamentals of Finite
Element Method (FEM). A significant pillar of the degree programme is the
project-based course. The goal of the project-based course is a practical, holistic, interdisciplinary examination of constructions and their life-cycles in tandem with the acquisition of discipline-specific key qualifications, such as technical drawing, library research, scientific methodologies, presentation techniques and rhetoric. Working closely with academic staff, you will accomplish demanding and innovative planning tasks. The work you will complete on topics related to current research in the advanced semesters will prepare you as well for Master’s degree programmes.

In the area of specialisation of Environmental Engineering, you will gain a more profound understanding of the core topics of this field. The core content includes the fundamental subjects of technical infrastructure, such as waste management and biological chemical process engineering, urban water management, traffic and foundation engineering. You will be trained as engineers responsible for conceptual planning, technical coordination of processes, and their respective technologies in the discipline of Urban Areas.

In the area of specialisation of Building Material Engineering, you will acquire
the fundamentals of materials science, chemical analysis of materials, engineering petrography and mineralogy, timber and asphalt, metals and glass, ceramics and structural ceramics. We offer the ability to work independently in well-equipped materials-, chemistry- and physics labs and a comprehensive education in the areas of construction and raw materials. Core instructional content includes notable characteristics, processing options, and areas of application of raw materials such as metal, glass, ceramics, timber and synthetic materials, as well as knowledge about construction materials, such as binding agents (cement, plaster, asphalt), rocks, mortar and concrete. Lectures are supplemented with practical training, in which you test materials using the most up-to-date methods and learn various analytical technologies, such as scanning electron microscopy (REM/ESM) and light microscopy, optical and acoustic particle size analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and chemical analyses.

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Selected subjects

  • Fundamentals of Civil Engineering: Mathematics, Structures, Surveying, Building Physics, Building Chemistry, Information Science in Construction
  • Building Materials
  • Mechanics
  • Massive Construction, Steel Girder Construction and Wood and Masonry Construction
  • Geotechnology
  • Traffic Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Management, Construction Economics and Law
  • Projects
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  • General university entrance qualification

The language of the course is German. Requirement for starting studies is a proof of sufficient German language skills. Necessary is the reference level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The following certificates are accepted as proof here:

  • German Language Examination for University admission (DSH-2)
  • TestDaF (min. TDN 4)

or an equivalent proof.

Admission process

  • Enrolment procedure


Deadline: 30 September of the current year

Commencement of degree programme: Winter semester only (Exception: 6th semester). Please apply here.

Note: Prospective students with higher education entrance qualification acquired outside the EU please use the application portal uni-assist: https://www.uni-assist.de/index_en.html


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