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.
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Statutes and regulations
Zugangssatzung Engineering Structures (status: March, 04, 2020) (German version)
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung (status: July, 19, 2019) (German version)
Previous Regulations (German versions)
KIT-Website Master's program in Engineering Structures (website in German)
Info brochure 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)