Civil Engineering M.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

German or English

Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

  • Proficiency in German or English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


Did you acquire in-depth practical engineering expertise in the Bachelor’s program? Would you like to specialize, work independently or assume a management or leadership position in a larger company or in your own construction company? The four-semester Master’s program in civil engineering will prepare you for the complex demands of challenging construction, planning and infrastructure projects. With its eight program concentrations you can expand your expertise in many areas of civil engineering. The Master’s program promotes independent work and teaches methods of scientific problem solving. You learn to develop, plan and realize technical projects as a whole and with a view to economical, ecological and legal aspects.

We are offering the following program concentrations – one English-language-taught field of study and the others mostly taught in German:

Advanced Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (English-language-taught)

Construction production systems and construction process management

Constructive structural engineering

Constructive engineering

Constructive hydraulic engineering

Tunnel engineering and geotechnics


Water management


Degree Content

The detailed course of study layout is regularly published as addendum of the respective current exam regulations. You can find the link to the exam regulations at the bottom of this website.



A prerequisite for starting studies is a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether the necessary entrance requirements are fulfilled. Recommendations with regard to the subject-related prerequisites can be found in a short overview as well as in a more detailed overview on the faculty website.


Career Prospects

The professional profile of graduates differs according to the concentration of their studies. They are described above in the individual concentrations. Information about career perspectives can be found in the descriptions of the different program concentrations on the faculty website .


Examination Regulations

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.



The Master course of study in Civil Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Civil Engineering.