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B3 Real Estate and Construction Management M.Sc.



Brief Profile of the Field of Study B3 / Master Real Estate and Construction Management

The Master Degree Program in Real Estate and Construction Management is open to Bachelor graduates from the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering. It provides a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of the economic, legal, technical and ecological principles of the construction and real estate industry in combination with in-depth knowledge of construction and process engineering as well as the operational and organizational peculiarities of the construction process. This leads the students to an advanced degree of academic qualifications in teaching and research (PhD) and lead to an outstanding professional qualification for construction and real estate management. The in-depth practice of product and process knowledge over the entire lifecycle of a building, the control of all project participants and a comprehensive methodology and problem-solving skills within the interdisciplinary ‘Dortmunder Modell’ enables students to an independent and reflected application of their knowledge and autonomous methodological work, which they demonstrate in their final thesis.


Possible Area of Specialisation

• Integral Building Technology


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


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Occupational Area and Scope of Duties

Due to the successful completion of the Master Program, graduates have proven that they possess the qualifications for a subsequent scientific activity in the field of research and development and for an independent completion of complex job requirements in the construction and property industry, i.e. as Managers or in senior management positions in major construction companies or general contractors, in project planning or development, in investor companies or in the Real Estate Industry.


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 Master Real Estate and Construction Management

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Formalities / Application Master Real Estate and Construction Management

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Qualification Aims Interdisciplinary exchange of a holistic understanding of the construction and Real Estate Industry as a basis for a broad range of career options. Training of generalists with a strong social competence, who act as a competent partner for specialists. Communication of entrepreneurship imparting skills and of a holistic product and process knowledge across the entire building lifecycle development, service understanding in the construction process chain and operation, promotion of thought in general contexts as a counterbalance to the increasing specialization of the project participants, skills for further academic qualifications as part of a promotion.
Duration 4 Semesters
Credits / Workload 120 ECTS-Credits / 3.600 Hours
Language of Instructions German
Restriction on Admission None
Start of Studies Winter and Summer Semester
Admission Requirements Requirement (see Examination Regulations) for the Master Degree Program in Real Estate and Construction Management is an undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture and Urban Design at the TU Dortmund University. In addition, the overall score of the degree must be 2.7 or better. Applicants with a different degree have to submit application documents. It will be verified, if the previous degree is equivalent to the required degree or if a potential is required for completion of the Master Program. An equivalence is usually given when study and exam performances are generally similar to the content, scope and requirements of the Bachelor Program at TU Dortmund University. No schematic comparison but an overall consideration and evaluation will be effected. The determination is made by the Examination Board.
Enrolment and Application The online-enrollment/online-application starts around mid-January (Start of Studies in Summer Semester), or around mid-June (start of studies in Winter Semester) at the Student Admission Office at www.tu-dortmund.de/einschreibung. International students can apply between 15.03 and 15.07 (for the Winter Semester), or between 15.11 and 15.01 (for the Summer Semester) at the International Office at www.aaa.tu-dortmund.de. Additionally to the online application (and the required documents) application documents in paper form (Transcript of Records, short motivation letter, portfolio max. 10 pages A4 two-sided, CV, possibly job references etc.) have to be send to the Student Admission Office or the International Office. Since the entire reviewing and administration process can take up to six weeks, the application should be received at the latest 6 weeks before the start of the semester – in the Winter Semester beginning of September and in the Summer Semester beginning of March. After the start of the lecture period enrolment can only occur in exceptional cases.
Specialisation The area of specialisation with the associated groups of subjects is provided in the module manuals. The elective subjects of the different subject groups can be found in the corresponding catalogue. If the credit points of the specialisation modules are not achieved within the specialisation area, the certificate will not state an area of specialisation. Students should notify the Admissions Office on the intended specialisation. The claim may be amended.
Internship None
Semester Contribution Information on the amount of the Semester Contribution can be found here.





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