In­ter­na­tio­nal Civil Engineering

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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. 

The German construction industry works internationally as planners and construction companies directly or through subsidiaries and affiliates abroad. And foreign companies and builders come to Germany to provide planning and construction services or have them provided here. 

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

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: winter semester
Application deadline: July 15
Language requirements: German B2 / English

Exchange Student/Free Mover Pathway

Further information: Incoming:
Download: Handbook ICE/IBE

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.

 

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/20 HRS/WK
SEMESTER 6
30 ECTS/ 2 HRS/WK
SEMESTER 7
30 ECTS
Mathematics 1 5 ECTS/ 5 HRS/WKMathematics 2
5 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Construction Project Management
5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK
Construction Law
5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK
Research Methods
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Integrated Design Project
16 ECTS
Practical Project
30 ECTS/
24 weeks

 

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
Project Management
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Building Physics,
Building Chemistry 1

5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK
Building Physics 2 5 ECTS/4 HRS/WKSolid Construction 1 5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WKSolid Construction 2 5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WKApplied Superstructure Engineering 
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Bachelor's Thesis
12 ECTS/ (9 weeks)
Building Materials
5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK
Traffic Engineering 1
5ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Traffic Engineering 2 5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WKSSteel Construction 1 5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WKApplied Infrastructure Engineering
6 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
Technical Drafting/Data Processing
5 ECTS/ 5 HRS/WK
Hydromechanics
5 ECTS/5SWS
Water and Waste Management
5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK
Urban Water Management
5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK
Applied Substructure Engineering
6 ECTS/5 HRS/WK
Oral Exam
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/WKGeotechnical Engineering 2 5 ECTS/ 4 HRS/WK

Studies Abroad

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. 

ABROAD
MAINZ UNIVERSITY OF  APPLIED SCIENCES
SEMESTER 5
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 6
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 7
30 ECTS
ECTS European Credit Transfer System
Learning Agreement

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

Practical Project
30 ECTS/(24 weeks) 

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
SEMESTER 5
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 6
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 7
30 ECTS

Practical project 
30 ECTS/(24 weeks) 

ECTS European Credit Transfer System
Learning Agreement

Agreed upon between the sending an receiving institutions 
Includes bachelor's thesis and Design Project or equivalent
Level 3 modules in total 60 ECTS

 

 

Module Guide (only available in German)

Coursework and exams

Here you will find the examination regulations and all other information you need to know about coursework and exams (only available in German).

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Schedule of courses (only available in German)

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 program provides you with in-depth expertise in one of two possible majors – Construction Operations or Construction Engineering.

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.

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. Alfons Buchmann
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-1325
alfons.buchmann (at) hs-mainz.de
Erich Weiler
Assistant
T +49 6131 628-7365
erich.weiler (at) hs-mainz.de