Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Bachelor of Science)

High-rise buildings that are currently being built. © Denis Dryashkin - Fotolia
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Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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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.

Course Content

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

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
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

01.06.-30.09. of the year for the winter semester

  • First-year students (application for the 1st semester) can only enrol for the winter semester.
  • Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application for a higher semester) can also enrol for the summer semester (December 1st - January 15th).
  • Requirements for applications from non-EU countries:
    • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg)
    • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th.

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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover