Civil Engineering (B.Eng.)

Civil Engineers design, build and maintain buildings, bridges, roads, dams, homes and more.

In addition to a broad basic education, the Bachelor’s Degree Programme focuses on the practical connection by providing training periods, field trips and projects in cooperation with construction companies and engineering consulting companies of the region.



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  • Start of studies:
    standardly winter semester,
    summer semester as "lateral entry" possible
  • Standard period of study:
    3 years / 180 ECTS credits or
    3.5 years / 210 ECTS credits - with practical semester
  • Location:
    Trier Main Campus
  • Further information see German website

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Detailed Information

Programme structure

During the first semesters, the main focus lies on a basic education in technical knowledge. Afterwards, the study modules cover more subject-specific topics and the students can set their own priorities by choosing from a range of compulsory elective modules. The course can be supplemented by an optional practical semester (or a study semester abroad) in order to gain practical experience. The seven-semester programme also qualifies students for a consecutive three-semester Master’s in Civil Engineering.

Academic degree

The Bachelor of Engineering degree is an internationally recognized academic degree that enables direct entry into a career as a civil engineer. Graduates of the seven-semester programme (with practical semester) have the opportunity to follow up with a three-semester Master’s programme, which enables them to emphasis on a major field of study within the civil engineering work field.

Admission requirements

Requirement for the admission is a general education entrance qualification (Abitur) or an advanced technical college entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife). The mandatory pre-study internship of 8 weeks must be completed by the end of the fourth semester and can be divided into periods of at least 3 weeks. It is recommended to complete at least 4 weeks before the start of the Bachelor’s programme.  

A relevant vocational training course replaces the pre-study internship.

Practical semester

A practical semester is recommended to students who desire to upgrade their studies or wish to pursue the consecutive Master’s programme. Alternatively, it can be replaced by a study semester abroad.

Contact us

Study guidance
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michél Bender
+49 651 8103-734

Department secretariat
Inge Werhan
+49 651 8103-231

Study Service
+49 651 8103-516 -291

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