Master of Science Civil Engineering until SoSe 21

The two-year (four semesters) Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme Civil Engineering at Technische Universität qualifies you to work as an engineer with an interdisciplinary orientation

If you are already a graduate of a university study programme (bachelor's or diploma) or a comparable study programme (e.g. from a foreign educational institution) in the field of civil engineering or related areas and would like to expand and deepen your knowledge, then our Master of Science in Civil Engineering is just right for you.

A particular focus of the course programme is interdisciplinary and international cooperation beyond the boundaries of the individual disciplines.

A degree opens up diverse and excellent opportunities in the professional world or the basis for a doctorate and a career in research.

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is designed for two years or four semesters. A total of 120 credit points according to ECTS are required. As a guide to estimating the scope: 1.5 CP corresponds to one semester hour per week (SWS). Most modules are designed for 4 SWS or 6 CP. Thus, on average 20 SWS are to be heard per semester or 30 CP are to be acquired.

In the four-semester course of study, you will deepen the skills you have learned so far in the field of civil engineering from a scientific perspective. The ability to recognize and solve technical problems and tasks in their complexity determines your studies as much as the development of new types of problem solutions.

The ability to be willing to engage in interdisciplinary and international cooperation beyond professional, administrative and political boundaries is just as omnipresent as the ability to weigh up different solutions, explain them objectively and understandably, make decisions and justify them

The programme is divided into the following main components:

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Study and Examination Plan

We offer you a wide range of choices when compiling your study and examination plan. Three or four research subjects can be taken, one of which is selected as a research specialisation subject and is continued until the Master's thesis.

  • Construction Management
  • Building Construction and Building Physics
  • Construction Mechanics
  • Facilities Management
  • Geotechnics
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Solid Construction
  • Water Engineering and Water Management
  • Materials Technology and Building Maintenance
  • Numerical Methods and Computer Science in Civil Engineering
  • Steel Construction
  • Structural Analysis
  • Environmental, Spatial and Infrastructure Planning
  • Environmental Technology
  • Traffic

Alternatively, the course of study can be structured within the framework of a scientific focus. The following scientific focal points are offered:

  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Mechanics
  • Construction and Maintenance of Transport Facilities
  • Civil Safety Engineer
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Construction (sustainable design)
  • Constructive Glass and Façade Construction
  • Constructive Civil Engineering
  • Planning, Design and Operation of Transport Systems
  • Water and Environment
  • Materials Science in Civil Engineering

With the Master's thesis you show that you can independently apply the knowledge acquired in the modular course of study. On your way to this goal you will be supervised by a mentor who will provide you with professional support.

You can find details about the programme in the Study Regulations and the Module Handbook, which you can find on the download page of the Office for Student Affairs . There you will also find the detailed study and examination schedules with the Scientific focus.

And because something can always change:

Within the framework of the study regulations, students can arrange their Master of Science in Civil Engineering flexibly and individually by using the following options:

  • The choice of modules for the elective area (at least 18 CP) can be designed very freely, i.e. also from other scientific fields.
  • The student can select the topic for the Master's thesis as per the student's own interest. Due to the scope of the work (24 CP, approx. 6 months duration), it can also be worked on at a foreign partner university.
  • You can have credit points earned at other universities, national or international, recognised if they are equivalent. Studying internationally

This flexibility allows students to set up their own individual study plans. This is done in consultation with and advised by the assigned mentors. This ensures the suitability of the curriculum for academic and scientific qualification in accordance with the objectives of the programme.

Admission and Application

Information on application and admission can be found on the main pages of the TU.