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Civil Engineering (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor's degree program B2 Civil Engineering teaches the technical and scientific fundamentals and knowledge that enable students to gain further academic qualifications in a Master's degree program and an initial professional qualification for planning and execution tasks in general building construction. Among other things, the mathematical-mechanical fundamentals, the basics of structural design, load-bearing structures and material-specific dimensioning are taught in the so-called Dortmunder Modell. Within this interdisciplinary training concept, especially in the context of project work, the later professional practice and cooperation between architects and civil engineers is already practiced during the program and the ability to work in a team and social skills are promoted.

At the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at TU Dortmund University, architects and civil engineers are trained together in the Dortmunder Modell. This model is unique in Germany and embodies a teaching concept that aims to teach interdisciplinary teamwork with the other engineers involved in the construction process in addition to thorough subject-specific training in their own discipline. The projects that are worked on jointly by architecture and civil engineering students in teams play a key role in learning this collaboration. Realistic planning tasks are used to create the basis for later successful collaboration in practice.

The career opportunities for civil engineers are wide-ranging: In addition to traditional planning activities in engineering offices, graduates can work in a wide range of fields, e.g. as experts, in construction companies, in the construction industry, in project development companies and in project management or in public administration. Due to the close integration with architecture in the Dortmunder Modell, civil engineering graduates are comprehensively and interdisciplinarily trained and are therefore particularly well prepared for the realities of the job market.

In addition to a general university entrance qualification and a good general education, future civil engineers should have an interest in and enjoy construction and calculation and, in particular, a creative and holistic way of thinking. Creativity, imagination, good observation skills, spatial imagination, technical and constructive understanding and the ability to work together and link different and complex issues as well as a high degree of responsibility and resilience are essential. To prepare for your studies and refresh your mathematical knowledge, participation in the preliminary mathematics course at TU Dortmund University is strongly recommended.

No pre-study internship is required for admission to the course. However, an internship in an engineering office can be very useful to check your own study or career aspirations. A construction internship is mandatory during the degree course - this can also be completed before the start of the degree course. You can find the guidelines for this under Internship guidelines.

All important documents for your studies: general information, examination regulations, study plans, module and WPF manuals, guidelines for the construction internship and BaföG as well as the examination plans can be found under Study Content | Examination Matters.

Formalities / Application Civil Engineering (B.Sc.)

Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Qualification First professional qualification for construction planning (engineering offices, construction companies, project development, public service, etc.), qualification for further academic qualification as part of a Master's degree course, e.g. Civil Engineering (M.Sc.) or Real Estate and Construction Management (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credits / Workload 180 ECTS / 5,400 hours
Language of instruction German
Start date Annually only in the winter semester
Admission requirements General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
Admission restriction Yes, the course is restricted by a local NC. Places are allocated in the order of the A-level grades or the waiting time. You can view the NC status of previous years here. These statuses are for orientation purposes only, as the grade limits are a result of the allocation procedure and are determined each year by the number of study places and applications received.
Application for the NC procedure The department participates in the dialog-oriented service procedure of the Foundation for University Admissions (DoSV) with the Bachelor of Civil Engineering. This procedure for locally admission-restricted degree courses supports the universities in the admission process and helps to avoid vacant study places. If you are interested in the Bachelor of Civil Engineering at our department, please register and apply from around the beginning of June until July 15 (deadline) at: There you will also find all the necessary information on the dialog-oriented service procedure. If you submit a special application in the online portal there (preferential admission, hardship case, compensation for disadvantages, underage applicants, change of waiting period) or if you are a second degree applicant, you must print out the respective application form or, if applicable, the respective application forms in addition to the online application and send them to TU Dortmund University by July 15, including the required documents. The date of receipt of the TU Dortmund University postmark is the deadline. If you have any further questions about the application procedure and DoSV, please contact the Registrar's Office (for content-related questions) or the Foundation for University Admissions (for technical problems).
Application for international applicants From March 15 to July 15 at the International Office of TU Dortmund University.
Application for professionally qualified applicants (without Abitur)

By April 1 to the Student Secretariat.

Application for higher semesters From 15 August to 15 September for the winter semester or from 15 February to 15 March for the summer semester at the Registrar's Office. You can only apply for an admission-restricted course in a higher semester if you can be placed in a higher semester on the basis of recognized achievements. Recognition of achievements is carried out by the department. Please use the application for recognition of examination results provided by the Registrar's Office. Please submit this application with all the necessary evidence to the study coordinator Ms. Dipl.-Ing. Karen Seiler at least 2 weeks before the application deadline, otherwise timely processing cannot be guaranteed.
Semester fees Information on the semester fees can be found here.
Internships An approx. 4-week (120 hours) construction internship must be completed by the time you register for Project 2 / Thesis at the latest.