In the first study period students are taught essential aspects of civil engineering in formal lectures, seminars and laboratory works. These first two semesters provide a solid basis in subjects such as IT in civil engineering, building constructions and architectural design, building physics, engineering mechanics and structural design, building chemistry and engineering geology, building material science, mathematics and a general subject such as a language, soft skills etc.
Students of civil engineering have access to well-equipped laboratories, modern PC workstations and a library with long opening hours. Attractive excursions are organised on a regular basis. Students will find that the faculty has a relaxed atmosphere based on friendly, respectful and constructive relations between students and lecturers.
The Bachelor course is configured for 7 semesters full-time study and is divided into 2 study periods:
The second study period comprises 4 theoretical semesters plus 1 internship semester which is carried out as the fifth study semester.
Topics dealt with in theoretical study semesters 3 and 4 are construction management, railway and road engineering, IT for civil engineers, structural design, geotechnics, timber design, law, sanitary engineering, structural steel design, reinforced concrete design, surveying, hydraulics and hydromechanics, masonry design and a general elective module. In addition to lectures, the internship semester includes a placement with a consulting company, a construction company or with planning authorities.
For the sixth and seventh study semesters the BEng course comprises advanced compulsory and elective modules, with each student having the opportunity to configure his or her individual specialisation from the offered modules, and finally the Bachelor thesis. The Study and Examination Regulations [only available in German] provide a list of all of the subjects.