Master's in Civil Engineering
Interdisciplinary Timber Engineering
The 3-semester Master’s program builds consecutively on the 7-semester Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and leads to a second professional qualification. The program "Interdisciplinary Timber Construction" is aimed at students with a special interest in the resource-efficient planning and construction of timber and engineered timber structures using an interdisciplinary approach. The discipline specializes students in the design, calculation and construction of structures with a special focus on timber construction, for complex civil engineering work in the renovation and refurbishment of existing, especially historic, buildings as well as the digital planning and management of construction processes and projects with a special focus on timber construction.
Upon successful completion of this degree program, graduates possess comprehensive professional knowledge and the specialist technical and conceptual skills for solving complex problems in the field of civil engineering. They are able to weigh up alternatives, even when faced with incomplete information, to develop new ideas or procedures, which they can then apply and evaluate. As part of their complex responsibilities, they can lead groups or organizations and present their work results with confidence and competence. They are able to foster the professional development of others in a focused manner and lead discussions both specific to and transcending their field.
The degree program concludes with the academic degree Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), which qualifies graduates to pursue doctoral studies and enter the higher levels of public service.