Civil Engineering



Master of Engineering

Study Type
Consecutive Master's programmes

Start of studies
The programme begins in winter and summer semesters.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 15 August (winter semester) or 15 February (summer semester) via uni-assist e.V..

Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 3 semesters.

Admission restriction
No restricted admission

Please note
special admission requirements

The language of instruction is German.

Programme objectives

The master's course in civil engineering is a practical course with two fields of concentration: constructive engineering as well as geotechnical and traffic engineering.

The focus of the concentration on constructive engineering lies in the design, construction and calculation of supporting structures in building construction and bridge construction. The knowledge obtained during the bachelor's course is reinforced and extended. Expertise from specialist knowledge in steel, solid, timber and civil engineering and on modern calculation techniques and methods are extensively communicated.

The fields of concentration in civil and traffic engineering prepare the students for current and future demands in geotechnics, in transportation and bridge engineering as well as in environmental geology. These sometimes involve complicated substrate conditions or requirements in terms of environmental protection, area recycling, modern disposal engineering and flood prevention. The planning and construction of transport routes is another key area of this field of concentration.

Degree course content

The study programme consists of the following modules:

Concentration Structural Engineering

  • Bridge construction
  • Specialist underground construction
  • Solid building
  • Steel structures
  • Composite building/timber construction
  • Fire safety
  • Construction dynamics
  • FEM concentration
  • Construction work diagnostics/Building damage
  • Project studies
  • Mandatory electives

Concentration Geotechnical and traffic engineering

  • Bridge construction
  • Specialist underground construction
  • Sizing of road reinforcements
  • Maintenance of infrastructure systems
  • Special chapters of geotechnics
  • Engineering surveying
  • Ecology and safety in road construction
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Environmental geotechnics/damage claims
  • Project studies
  • Mandatory electives

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master‘s programme Civil Engineering requires a good or excellent university degree completed over a standard course duration of at least 7 semesters or at least 210 credits in the field of Civil Engineering. Applicants who cannot meet the requirement for 210 credits but can provide evidence of at least 180 credits will be given the opportunity to obtain the missing 30 credits over one semester of a Bachelor‘s programme before the start of the Master‘s course.

The language of instruction is German. Foreign applicants must prove they have adequate knowledge of German. Evidence of the necessary German language skills can be provided in the form of:

  • Goethe Certificate C1
  • DSH I
  • DSD II
  • TestDaF (minimun level 3 in all examination modules)
  • TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • ÖSD C1

Contact person

Study Advisor
Lisette Kammrad

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 4274
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07.1, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information about accommodation, visa, financial support etc.


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