In the construction industry, there has been a fundamental shift from new construction to systematic maintenance. Building renovation and management accounted for more than two thirds of construction activity. This trend continues. The future tasks of the industry can no longer be solved with conventional study content. This degree program was created with the aim of meeting this long-term economic need, and includes a broad spectrum of practice-relevant topics. With this degree program, students achieve a direct professional qualification for the construction and management of real estate, meeting the demands of today's economy.
The degree program teaches engineering, business administration, law and management.
The training is scientifically sound and application-oriented. After four semesters, doctoral qualification and aptitude for access to higher civil service are achieved.
Graduates who have successfully completed their academic studies will assume leading management functions within the scope of the entire life cycle of real estate.
We consider the entire life cycle of a property
We consider the entire life cycle of a building. The focus is on a comprehensive view of the building and its effects on people and the environment. Our goal is to train generalists who achieve an optimal interaction between building and user at the interface between technology, economy, law and environment through integral planning. This approach makes it possible for our graduates to enable efficient and sustainable operation of real estate over the entire lifecycle up to the point of realisation (sale or demolition). We call this facility management. Not only the primary processes are considered, but also the secondary processes. Against this backdrop, we have integrated lecturers from all areas of the private and public sectors into our teaching. Project supervisors, building and real estate managers are just as much a part of our teaching staff as lawyers and specialist planners of technical building equipment and services. All of them incorporate their experience and knowledge into their teaching and prepare our graduates for a successful start to their careers.
What's in store for you
The modular structure of the degree program means that there is no mandatory assignment of the individual modules to individual semesters. This gives students the opportunity to accelerate their studies. The courses for this purpose are regularly held on Fridays and Saturdays as block events.
The scientifically based and application-oriented training comprises content from the following areas:
- Corporate management
- Property valuation
- Building preservation
- Facility management
Through a multitude of options from the first semester onwards, students can design their course of studies according to their own preferences and define personal focuses and specifications.
Upon successful completion of all required modules (100 ECTS) and the master's thesis (20 ECTS), graduates will be awarded either the academic title Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) or Master of Sciences (M. Sc.) on the basis of the completed elective modules.
Personality-building and leadership-promoting events on rhetoric, negotiation and discussion, leadership and conflict management, as well as organisational events on time and knowledge management are offered both as modules and taught in subject-related courses.
Program Structure (additional electives) (only available in German)
Your professional prospects
A comparison of the number of graduates in the next few years and the demand results in an offer of three to four positions per student. Companies and organizations in the following areas have a long-term need:
- Commercial: Real estate departments of banks and insurance companies, offices, trade, building leasing
- Industry: Train station and airport operators, supply and disposal companies, transport companies, real estate funds
- Churches: Building departments, social services, hospitals and nursing homes
- Public sector: Municipal building management, owner-occupied enterprises, building yards
- Housing industry: Property developers, technical departments
- Project developers
- Project management offices
- Engineering and architectural offices
- Consulting (operating concepts, energy management)
- Suppliers of technical building equipment
- Building services companies
- Property management companies
- Facility services companies
- Providers of private-public partnerships (PPP)