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Civil Engineering - Specialisation in Structural Engineering (distance learning)

Civil Engineering - Specialisation in Structural Engineering (distance learning)
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master, part-time distance learning)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester (when studying full-time)
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional.

Course Start
Summer semester, Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission

Short Description

Are you interested in continuing to work and studying in parallel? Two options are available for this in the subject of Civil Engineering with a specialisation in Structural Engineering.

The distance learning degree programme is aimed at civil engineers and enthusiasts who would like to adapt their academic training to their professional demands and earn a Master’s degree while working. The course content is oriented towards the modules of the on-campus degree programme. While remaining in employment, students can tackle the study material at home at their own pace. Students need only come to Hannover to take examinations.

Alternatively, students may take individual courses. This option is directed at civil engineers seeking to undertake continuing education in specific areas or wishing to get a taster of the Master’s degree programme. Although individual modules are fee-paying courses, they count towards the Master’s degree programme if students decide at a later stage to complete the whole programme.

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

Areas of Focus

  • Mechanics and computational mechanics
  • Building physics
  • Building materials
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Concrete construction
  • Risk and reliability
  • Steel construction
  • Structural analysis
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme comprises distance learning courses listed in the module catalogue for the specialisation in Structural Engineering of the on-campus degree programme in Civil Engineering. Courses are prepared especially for executive education and are supervised accordingly. The scope of the courses offered is adapted to the special requirements of executive study.

Every course is a stand-alone unit. They include module books with exercises and assignments to be submitted, study material with a homework assignment and colloquium or with a written examination and recorded lectures. Examinations usually take place at Leibniz Universität Hannover outside term time (on weekdays).

Link to module guide and module catalogue (German Language only)

Recommended Abilities
  • Creativity and imagination
  • A keen sense of responsibility
  • Eagerness to take decisions
  • Assertiveness
  • Enjoyment of mathematical and scientific issues
  • Knowledge of English (recommended)
Career Opportunities
  • Construction companies and engineering firms
  • Housing and energy industry
  • Steel producers and heavy industry
  • Municipal construction authorities
  • Aerospace industry
  • Research institutions and universities
Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The following documents are required for the application:

  1. University entrance qualification (eg "Abiturzeugnis" or high school diploma) in officially certified copy. Not applicable if you are currently studying at Leibniz University Hannover.
  2. Certificate of completion of the Bachelor's degree programme in certified copy (if already available). If you are currently studying at Leibniz University Hannover, just send a simple copy.
  3. Complete and current grades of the previous study with details of the credit points and the average grade with signature and stamp (if the diploma is not yet available). In the case of a programme with a total score of 180, at least 150 credit points must be proven; in the case of a programme with a total score of 210, at least 180 credit points must be proven.
  4. Curriculum vitae in German language.
  5. Applicants who have neither a German higher education entrance qualification nor have obtained their Bachelor's degree from a German university must also have sufficient knowledge of the German language at the C1 GER level. Details on language certificates
  6. Applications from the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Mongolia (except Macao, Hong Kong) are only considered in the admission procedure, provided that a certificate of the Academic Testing Center of the German Embassy (APS) is available.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

Please note: you have to apply via the Master's degree programme Civil Engineering.

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