Study structure and contents
The Bachelor's program in Civil Engineering is structured in the two phases Basic Studies and Basic Subject Studies. The main focus of the basic studies is on teaching the engineering fundamentals such as mathematics, mechanics, building materials and theory of building materials, while the basic subject studies teach basic scientific knowledge, with the main focus on "Engineering Structures", "Water and Environment", "Mobility and Infrastructure", "Technology and Management in Construction" and "Geotechnical Engineering".
A professional internship is strongly recommended, even if it is not part of the curriculum. The internship can be done in companies in the construction industry or in engineering/planning offices which are involved in planning, construction or maintenance of construction measures. If the duration of the internship is at least 6 weeks, credits points can be given within the module Interdisciplinary Qualifications. The proof is provided in an internship report, which must include a description of the work carried out as well as a statement of the acquired interdisciplinary qualification.
The study program is completed with a Bachelor's thesis, for which a duration of three months is planned.
In a study conducted by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE), professors in the field of civil engineering/environmental engineering were asked what requirements prospective students should meet for studying in their subject. The basic requirements for studying civil engineering are an affinity for mathematics / previous knowledge of mathematics, an affinity for the natural sciences and an interest in technology / basic technical understanding. In addition, abstract, logical, analytical thinking and disciplined learning and working, as well as willingness to learn or commitment and motivation are considered universal requirements for a degree course.
(Source: Requirement profiles for the subjects in the CHE university ranking from the perspective of a professor)
Online via the KIT Applicant Portal
For students with start from winter semester 2017/18 (SPO 2017)
Module handbook (status: September 18, 2023) (Curriculum see module handbook, chapter 2) (pdf, 2.116 kB)
For students with start from winter semester 2013/14 (SPO 2013)
Module handbook (status: March, 3, 2016) (pdf, 739 kB) - will not be updated anymore, please refer to the current German version!
Statutes and regulations
KIT-Website Bachelor's program in Civil Engineering (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)