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Real Estate and Construction Management (M.Sc.)

The Master's degree program B3 Real Estate and Construction Management with the specialization B4 Integral Building Technology, which is open to Bachelor's graduates from the fields of architecture and civil engineering: The Master's degree program B3 Real Estate and Construction Management with specialization B4 Integral Building Technology, which is open to Bachelor's graduates in architecture and civil engineering, provides a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of the economic, legal, technical and ecological fundamentals of the construction and real estate industry in combination with in-depth knowledge of construction and process engineering, the process-organizational characteristics of construction management and the control of building technology, leading to further academic qualifications in teaching and research (doctorate) and an outstanding professional qualification for construction and real estate management. The in-depth practice of product and process knowledge over the entire building life cycle, the management of all project participants and comprehensive methodological and problem-solving skills within the interdisciplinary Dortmund Model enables students to apply the knowledge they have acquired independently and reflectively and to work methodically on their own, which they demonstrate in their final thesis.

Possible specialization

At the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at TU Dortmund University, architects and civil engineers are trained together in the Dortmund Model. 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 cooperation. Realistic planning tasks are used to create the basis for later successful collaboration in practice.

By successfully completing the Master's degree program, graduates have proven that they are qualified for subsequent academic work in the field of research and development and for independently mastering complex professional requirements in the construction and real estate industry, e.g. as executives or in higher management positions in large construction or general contractors, in project planning and development, with investors or in the real estate industry.

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 Real Estate and Construction Management (M.Sc.)

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Qualification goals Interdisciplinary teaching of a holistic understanding of the construction and real estate industry as a basis for a wide range of career opportunities. Training of generalists with a high level of social competence who act as competent contacts for specialists. Imparting entrepreneurial competence Imparting holistic product and process knowledge across the entire building life cycle Developing an understanding of service in the construction and operation process chain Promoting thinking in overall contexts as a counterpoint to the increasing specialization of project participants, enabling further academic qualification as part of a doctorate.
Duration of study 4 semesters
Credits / Workload 120 ECTS / 3,600 hours
Language of instruction German
Admission restriction no
Start of studies Winter and summer semester
Admission requirements The admission requirement(see also corresponding examination regulations) for the Master's degree course in Real Estate and Construction Management is a six-semester Bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Science) in Civil Engineering or in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund. In addition, the overall grade must be 3.0 or better. For applicants with a different degree, the application documents to be submitted will be used to check whether the degree is equivalent to the required degree or whether there is particular potential for successful completion of the Master's degree program. As a rule, equivalence is given if the course and examination achievements essentially correspond in content, scope and requirements to those of the Bachelor's degree course in Civil Engineering or the Bachelor's degree course in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund. This is not a schematic comparison but an overall consideration and assessment. The determination is made by the examination board.
Enrollment for students of TU Dortmund University All year round, including during lecture periods. TU Dortmund University students submit an application to change their degree program (
Enrollment for students from other universities and for international students Online enrolment/application can be made from approx. mid-January (start of studies for the summer semester) or from approx. mid-June (start of studies for the winter semester) at the Registrar's Office at As it can take up to six weeks to check the application documents including the administrative process, the application should be received at least six weeks before the start of the semester - at the beginning of September at the latest for the winter semester and at the beginning of March at the latest for the summer semester. Enrolment after the start of the semester is only possible in exceptional cases.
Enrollment for international students International students can apply to the International Office from March 15 to July 15 (for the winter semester) or from November 15 to January 15 (for the summer semester). In addition to online enrollment (with the documents to be submitted for this purpose), application documents (transcript of records, short letter of motivation, CV, references if applicable, etc.) must be sent to the Registrar's Office in paper form or uploaded digitally to the International Office.
Contact details

Registrar's Office

International Office

Field of specialization The specialization with the associated subject groups is listed in the module handbook. The compulsory elective subjects of the subject group can be found in the WPF catalog. If the credit points of the specialization modules are not acquired within the specialization, no specialization is stated on the certificate. When registering for the first element of the specialization, students should inform the examination administration of their intended specialization. The information may be changed.
Internships none
Semester fees Information on the semester fees can be found here.