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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional.

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

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

New Master's programme: start in winter semester 2019/20

The Master’s degree programme combines all aspects of the traditional roles of civil engineers in an interesting, varied course portfolio. Students gain extensive knowledge in aspects such as the analysis of structures, construction management and the application of numerical simulation methods. In the process, students make use of cutting-edge scientific methods, highly practice-based teaching and interdisciplinary cooperation with other fields of science and engineering.

Four specialisations – Structural Engineering, Water and Coastal Engineering, Construction Management, and Wind Energy Engineering – enable students to specialise in their chosen area with a view to pursuing a career in industry, research or the public sector. Since the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science has extensive experience in these future-oriented subject areas, it offers the perfect study environment and provides a direct reference to current research projects.

Further information on the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science

Areas of Focus

  • Structural engineering (option for distance learning)
  • Water and coastal engineering
  • Construction management
  • Wind energy engineering
Course Content

You may choose from four areas of specialisation:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Water and Coastal Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Wind Energy Engineering

Depending on your chosen specialisation, you will take different compulsory and optional modules in the special skills areas “Mathematical and Scientific Foundations”, “Subject-Specific Foundations”, “Subject-Specific Specialisation” and “General Content”. In the third semester, students may study abroad. The fourth semester is set aside for completion of an interdisciplinary project and preparation of the Master’s thesis.

In the “Structural Engineering” specialisation, you may also pursue distance learning while in employment, wherever it suits you. With the methodological and personal skills acquired on this research-based Master’s degree programme, you will be fully prepared for achieving success in your chosen career and for pursuing lifelong learning.

Link to module guide and module catalogue

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

Depending on your chosen area of specialisation:

  • Technically demanding planning and development in engineering construction (e.g. bridge construction)
  • Tasks of responsibility in project management, construction management and quality assurance
  • Technical support and sales
  • Expert appraisal and test engineering activities
  • Work for associations and agencies (e.g. building authorities and water authorities)
  • Aviation and aerospace industry
  • Automotive and supplier industry
  • The energy sector (wind turbine manufacturers, utility companies)
  • Project development
  • Certification
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Research
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

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