StudiesDegree programmes
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (1 subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Civil and environmental engineering involves more than just performing structural analysis for detached houses. Civil and environmental engineers are in demand wherever smart solutions are required for structural work that also take environmental protection into account. This could be a landfill site that is to be created without endangering groundwater. Or an underground railway line that passes beneath a listed church. Or a dyke that is to be constructed based on computer-aided flood forecasts. Civil and environmental engineers plan and design, construct and programme, calculate and shape our structural environment. In the process, they must increasingly take into account conflicts between environmental protection and economic concerns, find interdisciplinary solutions and assess the applicability and effects of new technologies. In order to prepare graduates for these extensive requirements, Leibniz Universität Hannover offers an exceptionally wide range of courses on its Civil and Environmental Engineering programme. Students on this Bachelor’s degree programme acquire both mathematical/scientific and specialist foundations. At the same time, they have the opportunity to specialise to suit their interests and strengths, enabling them to prepare for a Master’s degree programme in Structural Engineering; Water Management, Environmental and Coastal Engineering; Computational Methods in Engineering; or Wind Energy Engineering.

Further information on the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Building site operations
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Numerical methods
  • Structural analysis
  • Structural engineering
  • Transport
  • Water management
Course Content

Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering obtain the eligibility to pursue a profession in addition to gaining the knowledge required to pursue a postgraduate Master’s degree programme. During the first three semesters, students learn the mathematical and scientific foundations of engineering. In addition, they gain important key transferable skills, such as the ability to work on projects, which they will be able to put to specific use later on at university. During the second stage of the degree programme, specialist foundations are expanded on and applied. Within the range of compulsory elective modules, students can specifically prepare to embark on one of the subsequent related Master’s degree programmes such as Civil Engineering (Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Water and Coastal Engineering or Wind Energy Engineering), Environmental Engineering or Computational Methods in Engineering.

Recommended Abilities
  • Creativity and imagination
  • A keen sense of responsibility
  • Assertiveness and eagerness to take decisions
  • Enjoyment of mathematical and scientific issues
  • English language skills (recommended)
Career Opportunities
  • Building and engineering companies
  • Housing and energy industry
  • Steel producers and heavy industry
  • Municipal building authorities, agencies and administrative bodies
  • Aviation and aerospace industry
  • Research institutions and higher education institutions
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programmes is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st –  Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st -  March 31st of the year for the summer semester

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