Energy-efficient Building Construction and Reconstruction



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 objective of the Master’s programme in Energy-Efficient Construction is to convey fundamental knowledge covering potential areas for energy saving, thermal insulation for construction, regenerative thermal supply and cost-effectiveness. Students are equipped with the skills for planning and constructing energy-efficient and passive buildings as well as carrying out renovations of existing structures to the highest level of energy efficiency.

A further objective of this Master's programme is to become equipped to apply scientific methods and to independently master the demands of a wide range of professional roles in applied practice, research or teaching.

Degree course content

Civil engineering

  • energy efficient building construction and detailed evidence
  • extension of noise and fire safety
  • building damage and building renovation
  • practical projects
  • use of measurement technology in buildings analysis
Efficiency engineering
  • plant engineering for high-efficiency houses
  • light and lighting engineering
  • ventilation technology
  • plant renovation and optimisation
Energy concepts
  • energy reporting and concepts
  • quality assurance in execution
  • high-efficiency and passive buildings
  • energy assessment in non-residential buildings
  • contract management
  • property planning and monitoring
  • invitations to tender and construction contract
Project studies – group practical project

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master‘s programme Energy-efficient Building Construction and Reconstruction 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 fields of civil engineering or architecture. Applicants who cannot meet the requirement for 210 credits but can provide evidence of at least 180 credits will be checked individually.

The Master’s programme also requires a proof of at least 10 ECTS in the field of building physics / TGA / building technology and 5 ECTS in the subject area building construction. 

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.


When should you apply and what should your application include? Learn more about our application procedures and deadlines.

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