About the degree programme
“How can the carbon footprint of buildings be minimised? Which building material makes sense in which place? What advantage is offered by a structured building process?” These are just a few of the questions being tackled by Joanna G. and her fellow students on the Civil Engineering degree programme.
Civil engineers shape the image of modern society. Houses, bridges, transport routes, supply and disposal concepts as well as associated structures are the cornerstones of life in a highly developed civilisation. As well as planning, the execution, operation, maintenance and finally demolition of these structures are tasks performed by a broadly trained civil engineer.
In addition to wide-ranging training in all areas of civil engineering, Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences attaches particular importance to sustainable wood construction. In this field in particular, the Faculty of Wood Technology and Construction has many years of experience and combines numerous specialist skills in the use of wood for sustainable and energy-efficient building.
The Civil Engineering study plan corresponds with the current reference framework of the Accreditation Association for Study Programmes in Civil Engineering (ASBau). For this reason, following appropriate work experience, graduates can be added to the relevant chamber of engineers’ list of engineers authorised to present building documents.
The skilled education and practical focus provide the best conditions for developing independent work and innovative planning concepts.
The standard period of study for the Bachelor’s degree programme is seven semesters. This includes six theoretical semesters and one practical vocational semester in the 5th semester. Before starting the degree programme, or at the latest by the end of the 3rd semester, evidence must be provided of the successful completion of an internship prior to beginning the degree.
The Civil Engineering degree programme provides interdisciplinary education that prepares students for various areas of employment. In addition to teaching the basics of natural sciences, the course focuses on the following subjects:
- Technical mechanics and construction statics
- Building materials, building chemicals and wood materials science
- Building informatics, CAD as well as integral planning
- Steel construction, solid construction, foundation engineering, wood construction statics
- Wood construction and fire protection
- Hydraulic engineering and urban water management
- Transport planning and overland transport route construction
- Construction site management, building law, building business administration, building management
Anyone starting a Civil Engineering degree today has excellent opportunities for gaining a secure job with the option of working their way up to a management position.
Thanks to the multi-faceted and skilled training they receive, graduates can access various fields of work in planning offices, building firms as well as in public sector administration and self-employment.
In wood construction, in particular, which is one of the key focus areas of the Civil Engineering degree programme at the TH Rosenheim, we are currently experiencing a significant rise in market share in the sector of multi-storey construction and urban redensification as well as in industrial wood construction. Wood construction offers immense potential especially with regard to industrial production methods and recycling in the building sector. Adding extra storeys made from wood as a light and sustainable building material with the use of energy efficient building methods is increasingly becoming the first choice for older existing buildings.
Application and admission
- Course starts: each winter semester
- Application period: 1 May - 15 July
- Admission to the course is not restricted
- The general admission requirements apply (see the information sheet for applications)
- You can apply via the application portal