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Study Civil Engineering in Germany

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Civil engineers actively shape our world – whether they are working on residential buildings, bridges, shipping infrastructure, or wind power stations. They plan, design, and construct buildings and civil works on a scientific basis. Economic feasibility, quality, and environmental compatibility are important aspects of their profession. Civil engineers are also responsible for organising the execution of construction work.


85 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Diplom

German, English

2-14 Semesters

What content can I expect

In your civil engineering studies, you will learn how to construct buildings and calculate their structures. Depending on your chosen modules, you can later specialise in, e.g., hydraulic engineering, estate water management, traffic engineering, traffic route construction, geotechnical engineering, or constructive subject areas such as solid construction, metal construction, timber construction, or foundation engineering.

Courses in civil engineering build on knowledge of technical and natural scientific subjects. Thus, you should be interested in mathematics and physics and in topics such as building physics, structural mechanics, building construction and structural design, and material science. You will also be offered the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the basics of hydraulic engineering, traffic engineering, and material specifics.

You are typically required to do internships with construction firms, building authorities, or engineering firms during your programme. Some programmes explicitly dedicate an entire semester to a practical placement (internship). If you decide to do a dual study course, you can even combine your degree with professional training.

After graduating from a programme in civil engineering, you have various career prospects. You can find work in construction firms, engineering firms, or in the construction material production industry. The real estate industry and transportation companies also offer potential work opportunities. You may also find positions at building authorities, e.g., at the federal state level or national level.

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