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B2 Civil Engineering B.Sc.



Brief Profile of the Field of Study B2 / Bachelor Civil Engineering

The Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering provides the technical-scientific principles and knowledge, enabling students for an advanced academic qualification in a Master program and a first professional qualification for the handling of planning and executional tasks in the business of general building construction. Among others, the program provides mathematical-mechanical basics, the fundamentals of structural design, supporting construction and material-specific assessment in the so-called ‘Dortmunder Modell’. Within this interdisciplinary training concept, particularly in the context of project work, the professional collaboration between Architects and Civil Engineers is already practiced during the studies and encourages teamwork and social skills.


Why study this Degree at TU Dortmund University?

At the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of TU Dortmund, Architects and Civil Engineers study together in the ‘Dortmunder Modell’. This model is unique in Germany and represents a teaching concept that encourages the interdisciplinary team collaboration with other Engineers involved in the construction process. A key component for the acquisition of these cooperation skills are the projects that students of Architecture and Civil Engineering work on together as a team. Thus, the basis for future successful collaboration is created by realistic planning tasks.


Occupational Area and Scope of Duties

The career opportunities for Civil Engineers are broad: In addition to classical planning activities in engineering offices, graduates have diverse fields of activity to choose from, i.e. as authorized experts in the construction industry, project developers and project management or in public administration. Due to the tight integration with Architecture students in the ‘Dortmunder Modell’, graduates in Civil Engineering are comprehensive and interdisciplinary formed and thus prepared for the reality of the labor market.


Previous Knowledge – Helpful for the Studies

In addition to the general qualification for university entrance and a good general education, future Civil Engineers should bring interest and joy in design and calculation, and in particular in a creative and holistic thinking. Creativity, imagination, good observation skills, spatial imagination, technical and constructive understanding, the ability to collaborate and to link diverse and complex issues together, as well as a high level of responsibility and resilience are essential. In preparation for the studies and as a refreshment of mathematical knowledge, it is strongly recommended to participate in the pre-course mathematics at the TU Dortmund.


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For admission to the studies, no pre-study internship is required. To scrutinize one's own study or career aspiration an internship in an Engineering office can be very useful. During the course, it is mandatory to perform an internship on a construction site - this may also be completed before the start of the lectures. Guidelines can be found in the download area.


Important Documents

All important documents for the academic studies - Examination Regulations, Curriculum of studies, module manuals and Catalogue of Compulsory Optional Subjects, guidelines for internships and BaföG as well as the Schedules and Examination Dates can be found in our download area.


Course of Studies Bachelor Civil Engineering

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Formalities / Application Bachelor Civil Engineering

Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Qualification First professional qualification in the Construction Planning (Engineering offices, construction companies, project development, public service, etc.). Qualification for further academic path as part of a Master degree program, i.e. Civil Engineering (M.Sc.) or Real Estate and Construction Management (M.Sc.)
Regular Study Time 6 Semesters
Credits / Workload 180 ECTS-Credits / 5.400 Hours
Language of Instructions German
Start of Studies Winter Semester
Admission Requirements General Qualification for University entrance (Abitur)
Restriction on Admission Yes. The program is restricted by a local Numerus Clausus. The allocation of places is made by the ranking of high school grades and waiting time. The NC scores of previous years can be found here. These scores are only for information. Since the grade limits are a result of the procurement procedure and will be established annually resulting from the number of places available and all incoming applications.
Enrolment for International Students From 15. March to 15. July at the International Office of the TU Dortmund University.
Enrolment for Higher Semesters From 15. August to 15. September for the Winter Semester or from the 15. February to 15. March for the Summer Semester at the Student Admission Office. You can only apply for a degree program with restricted admission in a higher semester on the base of acknowledged academic study courses. The acknowledgment is done by the faculty. Please use the provided form and submit the form together with the necessary certificates at least two weeks before the end of the application deadline at the study coordinator Ms. Dipl.–Ing. Katrin Lichtenstein. 
Semester Contribution Information on the amount of the Semester Contribution can be found here.
Internship The student has to complete a 4-week Internship at construction site (120 hours) before registering for Project 2 / Thesis.






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