Civil Engineering

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Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

If you want to work in a widely diversified arena where you can be creatively and responsibly involved in the designing of the places we live in, the bachelor's degree program Civil Engineering is the right choice for you. After successfully concluding your studies, you will be able to assume responsibility for interesting tasks in the planning, designing, calculation and execution of structures.

Our goal is to equip you with the broadest possible knowledge base and deepen your knowledge in the areas related to construction. During your studies, there are three areas to choose from.

The program intends to not only ensure your technical and engineering qualifications, but also to strengthen your autonomy and creativity, and the awareness of responsible designing in regard to the environment.

The academic degree Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in construction is awarded after completion of the seven-semester degree program.

The bachelor's degree program of Civil Engineering is accredited by the agency ASIIN.

At a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) 
Type of program: full-time
Standard period of study: 7 semesters
ECTS credits: 210 
Starting semester: summer or winter semester
Application deadline: January 15 and July 15
Language: German

What's in Store for You

The first part (semesters 1 & 2) is dedicated to the deepening and expanding of basic knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences.

The second part (semesters 3 & 4) provides you with expertise in civil engineering in a practice-oriented manner. It includes the basic contents of all major subject areas. You will be given a broad and solid foundation regardless of your future focus.

The third part (semesters 5 and 6) enable you to deepen your knowledge in accordance with your interest in one of the three main areas:

Construction

Underground engineering and building construction, contracting/procurement, cost calculation and pricing, occupational safety, construction site management

Structural Engineering

Structural design, solid construction, steel construction, timber construction and composite construction

Planning and Environment

Hydraulic engineering, water management, urban water management, waste management,  traffic engineering, environmental protection

The fourth part (semester 7) includes a practical project or semester abroad and the bachelor's thesis.

The bachelor's exam is the conclusion to the bachelor's degree program Civil Engineering qualifying those who pass it to work in the profession. It is comprised of the coursework and exams completed during your studies and your bachelor's thesis.

The bachelor's thesis provides verification that you are able use the acquired knowledge to independently handle a specific pratical task using scientific methods, within a prescribed period of time.

After passing the exams, credits are assigned using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), enabling you to switch to other universities in Germany and abroad.

 

After passing the exams, credits are assigned using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), enabling you to switch to other universities in Germany and abroad.

 

 

Study Guide 2018/19 (only available in German)

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Program Structure

Semester 1
30 ECTS/27 HRS/WK
Semester 2
30 ECTS/28 HRS/WK
Semester 3
30 ECTS/25 HRS/WK
SEMESTER 4
30 ECTS/24 HRS/WK
SEMESTER 5
30 ECTS/21 HRS/WK
SEMESTER 6
30 ECTS/20 HRS/WK
SEMESTER 7
30 ECTS/ 2HRS/WK
Mathematics 1
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Mathematics 2
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Construction Methods
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Project Management
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Major Module 1
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Major Module 4
6ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Practical Project
16 ECTS

 

Applied Mechanics 1
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Applied Mechanics 2
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Structural Design 1
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Structural Design 2
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Major Module 2
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Major Module 5
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Building Physics,
Building Chemistry 1

5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Building Physics 2
5 ECTS/4SWS
Solid Construction 1
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Solid Construction 2
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Major Module 3
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Major Module 6
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Bachelor's Thesis
12 ECTS 

 

Building Materials
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Traffic Engineering 1
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Traffic Engineering 2
5ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Steel Construction 1
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Elective 1
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Elective 2
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Technical Drafting/ Data Processing
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Hydromechanics
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Water and Waste Management
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Urban Water Management
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Construction Law and Environmental Law
6 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Interdisciplinary  Project
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Final Seminar
2 ECTS/2 HRS/WK
Building Construction
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Surveying
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Geotechnical Engineering 1
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Geotechnical Engineering 2
5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Semester 5Semester 6
Underground Engineering
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Cost Calculation and Pricing 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Building Construction
6 ECTS/ 4
HRS/WK
Occupational Safety
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Contracting and Procurement 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Construction Site Management 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Semster 5Semester 6
Structural Design/FEM 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Timber Construction
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Solid Construction
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK

Frame Construction Lab/Masonry 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK

Stability of
Supporting Structures

6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK

Steel Building Construction/
Composite Construction
 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Semester 5Semester 6
Hydraulic Engineering
and Water Management
 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Water Management/
Waste Management Project
 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Traffic Engineering 1 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Traffic Engineering 2 
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Urban Water Management
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK
Environmental Protection
6 ECTS/4
HRS/WK

ELECTIVE 1 (SEMESTER 5)

You are free to choose between

  • Building Construction 6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
  • Data Processing Supplement (Excel, VBA Macro Programming) 6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
  • A module from the School of Technology that you have not yet taken 6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK

ELECTIVE 2 (SEMESTER 6)

You are free to choose between

  • Company Start-up/ Business Planning 6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
  • A module from the area of foreign languages 6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
  • A module from a university, but not from the School of Engineering

Module Guide (only available in German)

Schedule of courses (only available in German)

Room schedules

 H1.10 | H2.10 | H2.13 | H2.23H2.25 | H2.27 | H2.29 | H2.31 | H3.12 | R2.06

Coursework and exams

Examination regulations and everything else you need to know about coursework and exams (only available in German)

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Consecutive master's program

For particularly qualified graduates with a bachelor's degree or a diploma (FH), the University of Applied Sciences Mainz offers the possibility of a higher qualification in the accredited consecutive master's degree program Civil Engineering – Renovation. The degree program builds on the bachelor's program and is based on the scientific foundations and methods of civil engineering.

The master's degree program provides you with in-depth expertise in one of the two possible majors – Construction Operations or Construction Engineering.

Upon completion of the three-semester program, you are awarded the academic degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Your professional prospects

Successful completion of your studies opens up a broad range of professional prospects to you. A number of attractive, challenging and well-paid positions for civil engineers in all areas can be found in the construction industry, in medium-sized construction companies, at engineering companies and with public planning authorities.

Even when economic fluctuations are factored in, work in the construction industry is oriented towards the future and characterized by a high level of market stability.

Studying and family

Mainz University of Applied Sciences guarantees all students childcare facilities for children starting at the age of six months. For further information on the network of daycare providers or the on-campus nursery school (Kita Campulino) please go to: Studies/While studying/Studying with a child

Mainz University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the basic certificate "Family-friendly university".

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Women in the engineering profession

The percentage of women among students in the field of civil engineering is currently 25 percent and rising. We would be happy to see this number continue to increase.

Semester abroad/partner universities

The civil engineering department maintains contacts with partner universities around the world.

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Why study in Mainz?

The city of Mainz am Rhein is strongly influenced by the students of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and of Johannes Gutenberg University.

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AStA (Students' Union), StuPa (Student Parliament), Student Reps of the Construction Department

The three most important representatives of students at the University.

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Who to contact

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-1327
kay-uwe.schober (at) hs-mainz.de