Here, you will find a compilation of all information about our study courses in Civil Engineering

You can study Civil Engineering in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.

Am I a civil engineer?

… you are going to be a civil engineer – what are you actually going to do? The answers can be seen every day all around us. Because every construction contains the ideas, planning, calculations as well as on site work of civil engineers – whether these are traffic routes or skyscrapers, tunnels or bridges, dams or canal systems. Whatever you do: your work stays. And it is not only important for other people, but also exciting for yourself.

Civil engineers are those who stand between the design on paper and the building in reality. Meaning: the architect develops an idea, mainly theoretically, the civil engineer tests this idea with regard to its feasibility. Civil engineers make suggestions for improvement, plan the best possible implementation, coordinate the construction project and finally supervise the execution. They also develop financing and operator models and participate in the use of the building. This requires a lot of specialist knowledge as well as creative thinking, an eye for the whole, and a lot of organisational skills.

In the two courses of study Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering and Geodesy and Master of Science Civil Engineering you will receive a well-founded and at the same time broad and versatile academic education. After your successful graduation, a variety of fields of activity are open to you, which we would like to outline briefly.

First of all, a few remarks on the career prospects:

  • There is already an acute shortage of graduates in Civil Engineering and Geodesy on the German labour market.
  • The number of first-year students is insufficient to serve the expanded professional field in the future with well-trained experts at home and abroad.
  • The construction industry is still one of the top-selling sectors of the German economy.

With a degree from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at TU Darmstadt, you have excellent career prospects in interesting and diverse fields of activity. As in all industries, this requires corresponding mobility and flexibility on your part. The following examples of interesting employment areas are intended to indicate the diversity of employment opportunities. You can find your job in the free economy, in administration or in research and development, for example at

  • Construction companies
  • Engineering offices
  • Public service
  • Real estate companies
  • IT companies
  • Development aid
  • Transport companies
  • Water boards
  • Construction machinery industry
  • Building associations
  • Building materials industry
  • Academic research

in Germany, Europe and the entire world.

In addition to the great variety of employment areas, your acquired knowledge in Civil Engineering also offers a wide range of activities, for example as

  • Site manager
  • Facility manager
  • IT specialist
  • Design engineer
  • Project developer
  • Project manager
  • Project planner
  • Project controller
  • Structural engineer
  • Corporate leadership and much more