Bachelor of Engineering in International Civil Engineering
The demands made of civil engineers are changing. Projects are acquired by companies around the globe and handled by international teams. Sustainable planning and construction have become a key objective with ever-increasing international significance. So it is important to specifically prepare civil engineers for these tasks in the 21st century. The bachelor's degree program International Civil Engineering takes up this structural change in the construction sector.
We provide you with a knowledge base that is as broad as possible and prepare you to study abroad with the English vocabulary of the construction sector. This bachelor's degree program trains you to work in cross-border engineering and construction companies, as well as in governmental and international authorities and organizations.
Our program is the only civil engineering Bachelor‘s degree program in Germany that features an integrated and tuition-free year of study abroad. Our partner universities are located e.g. in Australia, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, ... .
The academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in the construction sector is awarded after completion of the seven-semester degree program.
Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers an intensive German course, which leads to a Telc German B2 language certificate. Applicants for this course must have a university entrance qualification and a German language B1 level certificate.
Please contact sprachen (at) hs-mainz.de or stephanie.swartz (at) wiwi.hs-mainz.de for further information.
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What's in Store for You
The modules in the first to fourth semesters are compulsory modules and are attended by all students in the Civil Engineering and International Civil Engineering Degree programs. The six modules in each semester all earn five ECTS points and should be equal in terms of learning efforts. The modules of the first to fourth semesters are offered each semester.
In the first section (first and second semesters) you learn the mathematical and technical foundations of civil engineering.
In the second section (third and fourth semesters) you will be dealing with the core topics of civil engineering. These consist of construction, structural engineering, planning and the environment.
It is necessary to have successfully passed all of the modules in the first to fourth semesters to be able to begin a stay at a university or a company abroad in your fifth or sixth semester. Moreover, completion of the module Construction Project Management in the English language is required.
The third section (fifth and sixth semesters) is comprised of the year-long study abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.
Here you will gain valuable experience in a different culture, apply what you learned in the first two sections to project work and write your scientific bachelor's thesis.
The study content of the studies abroad differ depending on the partner university. We have a learning agreement with each partner university based on the modules in the fifth and sixth semester (see the Program Structure table). The modules portrayed in the table are the equivalent modules for the incoming students of the partner universities.
The fourth section (semester 7) is comprised of the practical project, which you can complete either in Germany or abroad. Students often have their first contact with their later employer here.
The bachelor's exam is the conclusion to the bachelor's degree program that qualifies those who pass it to work in the profession. It is comprised of coursework and exams done during your studies and your bachelor's thesis, which you produce while abroad as part of the learning agreement.
The bachelor's thesis provides verification that you are able to independently handle a specific practical 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.
|Semester 1 |
|Semester 2 |
|Semester 3 |
|SEMESTER 4 |
|SEMESTER 5 |
|SEMESTER 6 |
|SEMESTER 7 |
|Mathematik 1 |
|Mathematik 2 |
|International Project Management |
|Applied Infrastructure Engineering |
|Integrated Design Project |
|Baustatik 1 |
|Baustatik 2 |
|Applied Substructure Engineering |
|Massivbau 1 |
|Massivbau 2 |
|Applied Superstructure Engineering |
|Bachelor Thesis + Oral Exam |
|Traffic Infrastructures |
|Verkehrswesen 2 |
|Stahlbau 1 |
|Applied Facilities Management 1) |
|Wasser- und |
|Siedlungs-wasserwirtschaft 1 |
|Sustainability 1) |
|Geotechnik 1 |
|Geotechnik 2 |
|1) Aus diesem Angebot sind zwei Module im Umfang von 12ECTS zu erbringen|
In Option 1 you complete semesters 5 and 6, including your bachelor's thesis at one of our partner universities. This is followed by the seventh semester, comprised of the practical project.
|MAINZ UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES |
|ECTS European Credit Transfer System|
Agreed upon between the sending and receiving institutions
Includes the bachelor's thesis and Design Project or equivalent
Level 3 modules in total 60 ECTS
In option 2, you bring forward your practical project and then complete the 6th and 7th semesters, including your bachelor's thesis at a partner university abroad.
|MAINZ university of applied sciences ||ABROAD|
|ECTS European Credit Transfer System|
Agreed upon between the sending an receiving institutions
Includes bachelor's thesis and Design Project or equivalent
Level 3 modules in total 60 ECTS
Consecutive master's degree program
For particularly qualified graduates of the bachelor's degree program International Civil Engineering, the University offers the possibility of a higher qualification in the master's degree program Civil Engineering: Construction in Existing Contexts. 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 three possible majors: Construction Operations, Construction Engineering or Infrastructure Water and Traffic.
After completing the three-semester program, you are awarded the academic degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).
Your professional prospects
As a graduate of the bachelor's degree program of International Civil Engineering, a broad range of professional prospects are open to you. The construction and foreign language competency you have acquired enable you to work in the traditional occupational fields in the construction industry, in medium-sized construction companies, in engineering companies focusing on design and planning, and in the public building administration. In addition, new lines of work are emerging at globally operating companies and organizations.
Even when the economic fluctuation of the international construction sector are factored in, work in the construction industry remains oriented towards the future and is characterized by a high level of market stability.