Information for International Students

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at TU Darmstadt! We are pleased that you have chosen to study at our department and wish you a successful and enjoyable stay!

General Information

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Departmental questions:Studienbüro ” (Office for Student Affairs)

Information for Students

  • Service and advice for students
  • Questions concerning TUCaN
  • Registration for thesis
  • Sickness notifications (cancellations of examinations)
  • Transcript of Records

Information for Applicants

You would like to apply for one of our Master degree programs? For general questions on application, admission, and enrolment, please contact the International Admission of TU Darmstadt. Here you will also find information on deadlines and required documents. For the application please fill out the corresponding Competence Statement for the Application and send it to

Scholarships

A lot of information on scholarship searches can be found here . At TU Darmstadt, international students can apply for the Deutschlandstipendium and, in the final phase, for a graduation scholarship. Both are not full scholarships and are only paid out for a limited time. It is therefore advisable to apply to scholarship providers in your home country, e.g. the DAAD, or to look into other financing options.

Please see TU Darmstadt’s central information for incoming students regarding

  • Application Process
  • Language Requirements
  • Accommodation
  • Student Card and public Transport
  • Health Insurance

Please contact the Studienbüro (Office for Student Affairs) for questions regarding the department, such as:

You are planning to study in English?

Please have a look at the current overview of our English taught courses winter term – summer term (please see below: Module and Courses ).

Modules and Courses

At TU Darmstadt, the offered courses are organized in modules:

  • A module consists of one or more courses.
  • A course is always part of a module (and can be part of various modules).
  • A course for example can be a lecture (“Vorlesung” –vl), a practical course (“Übung” –ue), or a seminar (“Seminar” –se).

Students only get a grade when they finish the whole module. A module consists of one or more courses as well as examinations. So please register for every module, every course of the module, and the examinations on TUCaN. If you register for a module you are not automatically registered for the associated examination.

Please consider that the language of instruction at the department is usually German. Courses taught in English can be found below.

For exchange students we offer the “International Research Project” (opens in new tab) at master level. Students work on a given topic largely independently using engineering methods. The results are presented in a scientifically correct manner in written and oral form.

  • 12 CP
  • Taught in English
  • Module number: 13-01-M007

Language Courses and Orientation

The international student service invites you to join X-Weeks and the Kick-Off Days with different online activities. Please check the ISS website for updated information.

IREP

This program aims to enable undergraduate and graduate students from TU Darmstadt's partner universities in the USA and Canada to:

  • Acquire an insight in research in your field through active participation
  • Gain intercultural experience
  • Transfer credit points home

More information here

For information considering students with refugee background, please see the Coordinating Center for Refugee Integration (Zentrale Koordinierungsstelle für Flüchtlingsintegration)

Basics

  • The academic year consists of two terms/semesters called “Wintersemester” and “Sommersemester”. The winter semester courses start in mid-October and end by mid-February. The summer semester courses start in mid-April and end by mid-July. The so-called „vorlesungsfreie Zeit“ (semester break) is used to take exams, finish term papers, go on excursions, enroll in practical courses and prepare for the upcoming term.
  • In order to give you a good start to your studies, we have collected bundled and detailed information about the start of the semester.
  • At the beginning of your stay, it is important that you choose your modules and courses in the campus management system of TU Darmstadt TUCaN (for more information please see below).
  • Course calendars are online by September 15th for winter term and by March 15th for summer term.
  • Here you find our department’s module manuals (scroll down to the end of the webpage).
  • Please consider that the language of instruction at the department is usually German. You are planning to study in English? Please have a look at the current overview of our English taught modules. It also contains information on the type of examination.

Choice of Modules and Exams

At TU Darmstadt, the offered courses are organized in modules:

  • A module consists of one or more courses.
  • A course is always part of a module (and can be part of various modules).
  • A course for example can be a lecture (“Vorlesung” –vl), a practical course (“Übung” –ue), or a seminar (“Seminar” –se).

Students only get a grade when they finish the whole module. A module consists of one or more courses as well as examinations. So please register for every module, every course of the module, and the examinations on TUCaN. If you register for a module you are not automatically registered for the associated examination.

Examinations take place between mid February and End of March (winter semester) or mid of June and End of September (summer semester)

TUCaN

TUCaN is the central organizing system for courses and examinations at TU Darmstadt. On TUCaN you can find out who will teach the course, what the course is about and where and when the course takes place.

  • With TUCaN you register for modules, courses and examinations, access materials for seminars and lectures and you also find your grades.
  • A module can contain several courses and so, several examinations. To get a grade at TU Darmstadt, you need to finish the entire module and pass all examinations.
  • Please note that there are specific deadlines for the registration/cancellation for modules and registration for examinations in TUCaN is mandatory!
  • Please have a look at the FAQ for TUCaN

Registration Process via TUCaN

  • Register for a module (at the beginning of the semester)
  • Register for a course (at the beginning of the semester)
  • Register for an exam (special registration period)
  • Taking an exam without registration in the module and the for the exam is not possible!

Grades and Documents

  • After completing the examinations, you will receive a transcript of records.
  • Please be aware, that it can take up to 8 weeks after an exam for your final grades to be entered into the TUCaN system.
  • We will send the transcript of records to your home university.

General Information on Preparation, Arrival and Orientation

  • For general questions (student card, health insurance…) please contact the International Student Services (ISS)
  • TU Darmstadt offers online orientation and language courses for international students:
    • In the beginning of the semester the International Student Services offers the X-Weeks (Experience Weeks) to exchange students and the Kick-Off Days to all international students. During these orientation programs, student tutors support you in organizing your stay and you get the possibility to participate in many different online activities. You will also get help with arrangements to be made in order to be able to begin your studies such as TU-ID, student email-address, Athena Card, TUCaN (please see section above). Please check the ISS website for updated information.
    • International Student Service ISS

Language Courses

  • The Language Resource Center of TU Darmstadt offers regular and intensive language courses.
  • Please note that you have to register and take a placement test before signing up for courses.

Sprachencafe

  • The Sprachencafé offers a platform for students interested in languages, culture and people of all nationalities. It is a weekly gathering in cozy atmosphere. There is no registration required, you can come by whenever you prefer. Meetings are organized in a Facebook group that you are welcome to join.
  • The Sprachencafé is currently online – every Thursday 5 to 8 p.m at their Discord channel
Modul-No. Name of Module Course(s) of Module Credits Module Description and (recommended) requirements
13-02-J001 Urban Development and Architecture of Cities 13-B2-J005-se
Urban Structures

13-M4-J001-se
Typology of Buildings
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-A0-M001 Construction Technologies and Management III 13-A0-0003-vu
Construction Technologies and Management III
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-B2-J001 German Law of Property and Planning 13-B2-J001-se
German Law of Property and Planning
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-B2-J002 Methodology of Empirical Analysis 13-B2-J002-se
Methodology of Empirical Analysis
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-C0-M001 Geotechnics III 13-C0-0011-vl
Geotechnics III

13-C0-0012-ue
Geotechnics III – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-C0-M004 Geotechnisches Praktikum und Projektseminar II 13-C0-0018-se Geotechnical Project Seminar II

13-C0-0039-pr Geotechnisches Praktikum II
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-C0-M025 Energy technologies in civil engineering and architecture 13-C0-0038-vl
Energy technologies in civil engineering and architecture
5 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-C0-M041 Numerical Simulations in Geotechnical Engineering 13-H0-0007-vl Numerical Simulations in Geotechnical Engineering

13-H0-0008-ue Numerical Simulations in Geotechnical Engineering – Exercise
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D2-M005 Prestressed Concrete Structures 13-D2-0018-vl
Prestressed Concrete Structures

13-D2-0019-ue
Prestressed Concrete Structures – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D3-M001 Advanced Building Physics 13-D3-0002-vl
Advanced Building Physics

13-D3-0002-ue
Advanced Building Physics – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D3-M006 Concrete Durability 13-D3-0009-ue
Concrete Durability -Exercise

13-D3-0009-vl
Concrete Durability
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E1-M004 Micromechanics 13-E1-0013-vl Micromechanics

13-E1-0014-ue Micromechanics – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E2-M001 Theory of Plasticity (Mechanics) 13-E2-0010-vl
Theory of Plasticity

13-E2-0011-ue
Theory of Plasticity – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E2-M002 Continuum Mechanics I 13-E2-0004-vl Continuum Mechanics I

13-E2-0005-ue Continuum Mechanics I – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E2-M018 Einführung in die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie 13-E2-0018-vl Einführung in die Spezielle Relativitätstheorie 3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-F0-M003 Engineering Informatics I 13-F0-0009-vl
Engineering Informatics I

13-F0-0010-ue
Engineering Informatics I – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-G0-M006 Photogrammetric Computer Vision 13-G0-0025-vl
Photogrammetric Computer Vision

13-G0-0026-ue
Photogrammetric Computer Vision – Exercise
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-G0-M012 Image Analysis 13-G0-0029-vl Image Analysis

13-G0-0030-ue Image Analysis – Exercise
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-I1-M002 Steel Construction III – Detailing and Design of Steel Structures 13-I1-0013-vl
Steel Construction III – Detailing and Design of Steel Structures

13-I1-0014-ue
Steel Construction III – Detailing and Design of Steel Structures – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-I1-M003 Steel Construction IV 13-I1-0015-vl
Ultimate Load Design

13-I1-0016-vl
Torsion/Lateral Torsional Buckling

13-I1-0017-se
Ultimate Load Design – Seminar
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J1-M010 Design of Safety Critical Systems in Railway Engineering 13-J1-0010-vl
Design of Safety Critical Systems in Railway Engineering
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J2-M023 Management of Traffic Infrastructure II 13-J2-0023-vl Management of Traffic Infrastructure II 3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J2-M025 Special Topics of Traffic Infrastructure Managemen 13-J2-0025-vl Special Topics of Traffic Infrastructure Managemen 3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J3-M002 Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering II 13-J3-0007-vl Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering II

13-J3-0011-ue Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering II – Exercise
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K0-M008 Water Treatment Processes 13-K0-0008-vl
Water Treatment Processes

13-K0-0008-ue
Water Treatment Processes – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K3-M012 Renewable Energies, Energy scenarios and Climate protection 13-K3-0010-vü
Renewable Energies, Energy scenarios and Climate protection
5 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K3-M016 Energy Efficiency
13-K3-0016-vl
Energy Efficiency
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K5-M009 Water Supply Systems 11-02-3223-vl
Water Supply Systems
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K6-M004 Ingenieurpraktikum Wassertechnologie 13-K6-0004-se Ingenieurpraktikum Wassertechnologie 6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K6-M006 Drinking Water 13-K6-0006-vl
Drinking Water

13-K6-0006-ue
Drinking Water – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K8-M002 Oxidative Processes in Water Treatment 13-K8-0002-vu
Oxidative Processes in Water Treatment
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-L1-M007 Integrated Water Management 13-L1-0006-vu
Integrated Water Management
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M2-M003 Structural Analysis III 13-M2-0005-vl
Structural Analysis III

13-M2-0006-ue
Structural Analysis III – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M2-M007 Cable and Membrane Structures 13-M2-0012-vl Cable and Membrane Structures

13-M2-0013-ue Cable and Membrane Structures – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M2-M022 Artificial Intelligence for Building Industry 13-M2-0022-ue
Artificial Intelligence for Building Industry -Exercise
13-M2-0022-vl
Artificial Intelligence for Building Industry
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M3-M003 Glass and Polymers I: Glass Structures 13-M3-0002-vu Glass and Polymers I: Glass Structures 6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M4-M002 Facade Technology I 13-M4-0002-vu
Facade Technology I
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-B1-M015 Structural Monitoring II 13-B1-0042-vl
Structural Monitoring II

13-B1-0043-ue
Structural Monitoring II -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
Modul-No. Name of Module Course(s) of Module Credits Module Description and (recommended) requirements
13-D3-M020 Computational Methods for Building Physics and Construction Materials 13-D3-0022-vl
Computational Methods for Building Physics and Construction Materials

13-D3-0023-ue
Computational Methods for Building Physics and Construction Materials -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D1-M008 Green Building Design II 13-D1-0017-vl
Green Building Design II
13-D1-0018-ue
Green Building Design II – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-A0-J001 Urban Construction Technologies 13-A0-J001-se
Urban Construction Technologies
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M4-M003 Facade Technology II 13-M4-0003-vl
Facade Technology II

13-M4-0004-ue
Facade Technology II – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M0-M001 Glass and Facade Project 13-M0-0002-vl
Glass and Facade Project

13-M0-0003-ue
Glass and Facade Project – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J2-M019 Management of Traffic Infrastructure I 13-J2-0019-vl
Management of Traffic Infrastructure I

13-J2-0019-ue
Management of Traffic Infrastructure I – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J2-M021 Specialization in Road Construction 13-J2-0021-vl
Specialization in Road Construction
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-C0-M002 Geotechnics IV 13-C0-0015-vl
Geotechnics IV

13-C0-0016-ue
Geotechnics IV -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K8-M001 Pollutants in the Water Cycle 13-K8-0001-vu
Pollutants in the Water Cycle: Sources and Fate in the Aquatic Environment
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K4-M007 Infrastructure Planning 13-B2-J006-se
Economic Assessment Methods

13-B2-J007-se
System of Infrastructure
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D2-M015 Masonry Structures and Special Topics of Concrete Construction 13-D2-0012-vl
Masonry Structures and Special Topics of Concrete Construction

13-D2-0013-ue
Masonry Structures and Special Topics of Concrete Construction – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-F0-M004 Engineering Informatics II 13-F0-0012-vl
Engineering Informatics II

13-F0-0011-ue
Engineering Informatics II – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J0-M003 Air Transport I 13-J0-0005-vl
Air Transport I

13-J0-0006-ue
Air Transport I – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J3-M001 Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering I 13-J3-0005-vl
Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering I

13-J3-0006-ue
Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering I – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M2-M004 Structural Analysis IV 13-M2-0007-vl
Structural Analysis IV

13-M2-0016-ue
Structural Analysis IV – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-B1-M055 Structural Monitoring I 13-B1-0055-vl
Structural Monitoring I

13-B1-0055-ue
Structural Monitoring I – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-02-M007 Project Geodetic Metrology 13-02-0013-pj
Project Geodetic Metrology
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K4-M004 International Spatial Development and Planning 13-K4-0011-se
International Spatial Development and Planning
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D3-M004 Special Concretes 13-D3-0008-vl
Special Concretes

13-D3-0007-ue
Special Concretes – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K3-M008 Environmental Sciences 13-K3-0004-vl
Environmental Sciences

13-K3-0005-ue
Environmental Sciences – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-G0-M013 Remote Sensing II 13-G0-0001-vl
Remote Sensing II

13-G0-0002-ue
Remote Sensing II – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M2-M011 Glass and Polymers II: Mechanics of Polymers 13-M2-0019-vl
Glass and Polymers II: Polymer Mechanics

13-M2-0021-ue
Glass and Polymers II: Polymer Mechanics – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K6-M002 Mathematical Simulation in Wastewater Treatment 13-K6-0002-se
Mathematical Simulation in Wastewater Treatment
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K3-J021 Sustainable Waste Management and Life Cycle Assessment Application 13-K3-0021-vl
Sustainable Waste Management and LCA Application

13-K3-0021-ue
Sustainable Waste Management and LCA Application – Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E2-M003 Continuum Mechanics II 13-E2-0006-vl
Continuum Mechanics II (Material Theory)

13-E2-0007-ue
Continuum Mechanics II (Material Theory) -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-K6-M001 Applied (Environmental) Microbiology for Engineers 13-K6-0001-se
Applied (Environmental) Microbiology for Engineers
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-M2-M010 Spatial Structures 13-M2-0001-vl
Spatial Structures

13-M2-0017-ue
Spatial Structures -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-B1-M015 Structural Monitoring II 13-B1-0042-vl
Structural Monitoring II

13-B1-0043-ue
Structural Monitoring II -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-D3-M016 Building Chemistry 13-D3-0012-vl
Building Chemistry

13-D3-0013-ue
Building Chemistry -Exercise
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J2-M007 Bearing Behaviour of Traffic Superstructures 13-J2-0016-vl
Bearing Behaviour of Traffic Superstructures
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-J0-M009 Air Transport II 13-J0-0004-vl
Air Transport II
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-C0-M003 Geotechnisches Praktikum und Projektseminar I 13-C0-0017-se Geotechnical Project Seminar I

13-C0-0040-pr Geotechnisches Praktikum I
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E2-M016 Analytische Mechanik 13-E2-0016-vl Analytische Mechanik

13-E2-0016-ue Analytische Mechanik – Übung
6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-E1-M019 Computational Plasticity 13-E1-0019-vu Computational Plasticity 6 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-H0-M041 Integrated Navigation 3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)
13-H0-M044 Satellite Geodesy 13-H0-0044-vl Satellite Geodesy

13-H0-0044-ue Satellite Geodesy – Exercise
3 more info
Modulhandbuch (opens in new tab)