Study structure and contents
The master’s course aims to train scientifically trained and specialized engineers with a clear focus on real national and international needs in science and industry. The need can be seen in the areas of "building in existing structures", "structural analyzes" and "composite materials, joining processes".
The study profiles "Construction Engineering", "Modeling and Simulation in Construction Engineering", "Building Preservation, Building Materials and Building Physics" and "Geotechnics" are offered for the course, based on the different characteristics of the job description.
The course ends with a master’s thesis, which takes six months to complete.
Graduates can bring together, analyze, interpret and evaluate problem-oriented relevant information from various sources and, based on this, take positions and make decisions. They are able to expand their knowledge and skills independently and to develop advanced learning processes.
You can develop new ideas and solutions to basic or unusual questions, carry out largely independent research and application-oriented projects, independently develop and work on scientific questions and carry out the critical analysis, development and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
Online via the KIT Applicant Portal
Dr.-Ing. Harald Schneider (harald.schneider∂kit.edu)
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Freitag (steffen.freitag∂kit.edu)
Study Commission Civil Engineers
PD Dr. rer.nat. Ulf Mohrlok (ulf.mohrlok∂kit.edu)
Student representatives of Civil Engineering
For students with start from winter semester 2019/20 (SPO 2019)
Module handbook (status: March 21, 2023) (pdf, 2.686 kB)
For students with start from winter semester 2013/14 (SPO 2013)
Module handbook (status: March, 26, 2020) (pdf, 2.502 kB) (will not be updated anymore)
Statutes and regulations
Zugangssatzung Engineering Structures und Immatrikulationsordnung KIT (German versions)
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung (status: July, 19, 2019) (German version)
Satzungen zur Änderung der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung
Previous Regulations (German versions)
KIT-Website Master's program in Engineering Structures (website in German)
Info flyer for download (pdf) (German version)
From studies to profession - Civil engineering - Orientation guide 2010 for prospective students, students and employers (pdf) (Publication of asbau, Akkreditierungsverbund für Studiengänge des Bauwesens e.V.) (German Version)
Information from the Central Association of the German Construction Industry: Become a civil engineer (external link to German website)