Technical Property Management dual

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Technical Property Management B.Eng. dual

We understand the term "technical real estate management" (also known as sustainable building management) to mean the maintenance, planning and operation of the entire technical infrastructure of a property.

This includes both the management of real estate and the development or construction of the property. Technical real estate management now plays a particularly important role in the development and commissioning of a building. However, the safe, sustainable, energy-efficient and economical operation of a property is now more important than ever.

In quantitative terms, building energy is the most important part of the overall energy transition - at the same time, hardly any progress is being made here, especially in existing buildings.

From project management of construction work to maintenance and determination of the remaining service life through to conversion and repurposing measures, building refurbishment and property management are at the heart of technical real estate management.

In summary, the task of technical real estate management is to help develop, commission, maintain and optimize the technical facilities of a building.

Ultimately, technical real estate management is about the interaction of the individual building blocks so that a property functions holistically from the beginning to the end of its use.  

If you are fascinated by the complexity of a building and would like to gain practical qualifications in a company at the same time, this course is just right for you.

Due to the environmental targets defined by the Federal Government in the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, which stipulate an 80% reduction in the final energy consumption of buildings by 2050, it is necessary to increase the efficiency of the energy used. Technical property management is gaining in importance due to the increasingly complex technical building installations and the associated complexity in planning, construction, adjustment and control.
The buildings need about 1/3 of our total energy in Germany. More than 50% of this is needed for heating alone. If buildings are cooled even more, the percentage is well over 70% and yet many properties do not work. People do not feel comfortable in them.
The well-being can be increased and 10 to 30% of the energy loss can be avoided. The reasons for the poor efficiency of the systems and a lack of well-being in buildings are mainly due to:

  • the complexity of the facility
  • the coordination of the individual system components with each other
  • incorrectly dimensioned power generation and distribution
  • compensation of system defects by their performance
  • changed or never correctly set control parameters

The aim must therefore be to identify and eliminate this potential for shortcomings. For this purpose, the system must be understood together with the building.

At a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Type of program: full-time
Standard period of study: 8 semesters
ECTS credits: 180 
Starting semester: winter semester
Costs per semester: 400 Euro plus semester fee
Language: German

Application period

For the winter semester 2024/25: Estimated as of now for mid-May 2024 to July 15th, 2024

A needs-oriented degree program

Many opportunities are open to you during your studies and later in your career.

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This degree program has additional forms of recognition.

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Coursework and Exams

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

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Double Qualifications

You have the opportunity to acquire additional qualifications during your studies.

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What's in Store for You

The first section is devoted to depeening and expanding the basic knowedge and includes the first three semesters. Foundations are mainly taught in the compulsory modules. Particularly ambitious students can also take the additional modules offered.

  • Mathematics
    matrix calculation for the systematic design of technical FM systems
  • Statistics and financial mathematics
    for inspections and maintenance intervals, feasibility studies
  • Information technology
    Office programs,  internet and  intranet,  data structures and database organization as tools for document and data management and data exchange
  • Fundamentals of load-bearing theory
    for the understanding and as a basis for including specialized planners
  • Material science
    for the assessment of the properties of existing constructions, for the possibility of combinations and the life of the constructions
  • Basic principles of building technology
    for the understanding of measurement, control and regulation technology and physical principles
  • Building physics
    for the understanding of total energy balances, moisture transfer and moisture damage, measures for maintaining buildings
  • Basics of Business Administration
    cost and performance accounting for the understanding of economic contexts
  • Management Fundamentals
    in the area of property and portfolio management for a comprehensive approach


The second section – semesters 4 and 5 – imparts practical knowledge of construction and real estate management. It contains the specific content of all essential subject areas. In addition to the compulsory modules, elective modules are offered as well. This allows you to select and define your personal interest for your later career.

  • Computer-aided facility management
    for the use of available program systems of technical FM
  • Public and private construction law and real estate law
    for legally compliant project development, drafting of contracts and the correct actions in the case of service interruptions
  • Procurement/contracting
    implementation of contents from private building law and project management
  • Project management
    for reliable control of the planning and construction processes during construction in existing buildings, during changes in use or maintenance
  • Building construction
    for the recording of the interrelationships between function and construction, evaluation of existing constructions, systematic design of technical FM systems
  • Technical building equipment
    for understanding the mode of operation of the installed systems
  • Building control technology
    for monitoring and automation of technical installations
  • Business administration for FM
     for recording the monetary dependencies of FM services


Together with the practical project and the bachelor's thesis, the sixth semester forms the end of the course of study. The focus here is on practical knowledge acquired during the studies, its application at a company and the acquired skills in scientific work.


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 as modules and taught in subject-related courses.


Program Structure

Examination regulations, class schedule (only available in German)

Allgemeine Prüfungsordnung (PO-BaFbT)
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Fachprüfungsordnung (FPO-BaTIMdual)
PDF, 207 KB
PDF, 135 KB

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)
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers of technical building equipment
  • Building services companies
  • Property management companies
  • Facility services companies
  • Providers of private-public partnerships (PPP)  


Learning languages

The Language Center offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills. You can find the program for the Holzstrasse location here. All language lectures can be attended voluntarily to acquire an additional qualification.

Networks that go beyond the University

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.

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Women in the engineering profession

The percentage of women among students in the field of civil and environmental 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

Thomas Giel, Foto: Melanie Billian
Prof. Thomas Giel
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-1328
thomas.giel (at)
Bianca Gusella
T +49 6131 628-1311
frb (at)