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Theses (Abschlussarbeiten)

For all CAS students, the registration for the final thesis takes place exclusively online. The responsible contact person at the institute creates the thesis for the student in CAS so that the student can then register for the thesis via the student portal. For detailed information please refer to the guideline (in German).

Guideline Bachelor Theses Civil Engineering (pdf) (in German)
Guideline Master Theses Civil Engineering (pdf) (in German)

Final documents / Final certificate

Final documents will be issued once all grades have been entered and the final thesis report has been submitted to the Study Program Service BGU for grade publication.

The final documents are:
- Certificate and diploma (bilingual German and English)
- Transcript of Records (in German and English)
- Diploma Supplements

More information about the final documents can be found on the web pages of the KIT Studierendenservice.

Recognition of internship Civil Engineering Bachelor

For recognition and accounting of the internship in Civil Engineering please contact the Internship Office, Dr. Kron.

Recognition of other or external study and examination achievements

Please contact the examination board responsible for your course of study for the recognition of other or external achievements.

Conditional examinations

If you have been granted conditions upon admission, these will be administered online in CAS.

Certificates (general)

On the information page of the KIT Studierendenservice you will find everything about certificates.

Career Service / Job Wall

The KIT Career Service provides advice on the transition to professional life and offers a variety of workshops and events.
The job market contains numerous job advertisements for permanent positions, trainee programs, internships, and much more.

German Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium)

The Deutschlandstipendium at KIT comprises a grant of 300 € per month for a period of one year. The scholarship is paid independent of income and parents and does not count towards BAföG.

Student advisory service

Do you have questions about your studies? Our student advisory service (website in German) will be happy to help you.

Master's preferential credits

Please refer to the module handbook of your study program for the conditions for master's preferential credits. Online registration is required for all master's preferential credits. The prerequisite for this is that the corresponding modules or partial credits are stored in your study plan. The insertion of the achievements takes place upon written application to the Study Program Service BGU.

Module handbooks

The module handbooks can be found on our website "Study Programs" under the tab "Regulations".

Key qualifications (interdisciplinary qualifications)

In the module Key Qualifications all courses from the following institutions can be taken:
- House of Competence (HoC)
- Centre for Applied Cultural Studies (ZAK)
- Studium Generale of the ZAK
- Language Center (SpZ) (with the exception of German courses)
- special KIT-faculty-internal offers

For the exact conditions, please refer to the module manual of your study program.

The achievements are recorded with or without a grade (as certified by the lecturer), but the area "Interdisciplinary Qualifications" is only shown as passed / not passed in the study schedule. Thus, only the credit points and not the grades are taken into account for the degree (both in the Bachelor and in the Master).

In order to transfer the extracurricular qualification into your study plan, the original signed application (in German) must be sent to the BGU Study Program Service.

New for students of Civil Engineering and Geodesy and Geoinformatics: As of winter term 2021/22, you have the option of booking these courses yourself. The procedure for this is described in the module handbook of your study program under the item "Interdisciplinary qualifications". If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Study Program Service BGU.

Orientation examination

The orientation examination is not an examination at a specific point in time, but several examinations from the regular study plan of the first two semesters of the respective study program, each of which is defined as a partial examination of the orientation examination in the study and examination regulations.

The orientation examination is intended to serve as a check on the decision to study and to correct any wrong decisions without losing a great deal of time. Therefore, the orientation examination must be passed in the first two semesters, including repetitions at the latest by the end of the examination period of the 3rd semester.

Notes on deadline extension / second repetition:
The responsible examination board can extend the deadline for proving the orientation examination upon justified request. This is usually the case if there are comprehensible reasons for which the applicant is not responsible.
The examinations that are part of the orientation examination in a study program are explicitly named in the examination regulations of the respective study programs. The orientation examination does not interfere with the regular procedure of these examinations:
As with any other exam, a retake exam will take place if the student fails. If this repeat examination is taken in written form (written exam), an oral re-examination follows if the student fails again. Only if this is also not passed is the examination considered to have been definitively failed.

For examinations within the scope of the orientation examination, however, there is no possibility to apply for a second repetition.

Internship in the Bachelor's Programme in Civil Engineering

Please contact the Internship Office, Dr. Kron, for the recognition and accounting of the internship in Civil Engineering.

Exam registration

Students in CAS
All examinations, including supplementary examinations, master's preferential credits, additional examinations, etc., must be registered online. The prerequisite for online registration is that the corresponding course or examination has been selected in the study plan. If a certain achievement cannot be selected in the system, e.g. as an additional examination, this selection can be made by the Study Program Service Bau-Geo-Umwelt. The request for this choice should be sent by e-mail to the Study Program Service BGU. If you have any other problems with an examination registration, please also contact the Study Program Service BGU immediately.

Students in HIS-POS
Most examinations can be registered for online. If online registration is not possible, e.g. in the case of a Master's preferential credits, you can download the "blue form" here. Examinations registration form (in German) available for download here.
Please have the completed routing slip countersigned for validity at the KIT Studierendenservice and then hand it in to the examiner in charge.

Students from other KIT study programs
Online registration is in principle also possible for students from all other study programs. In case of problems, however, they should contact the contact persons or contact points for the respective study program.

Additional services

Depending on the course of studies, up to 30 LP of additional credits can be earned. Additional credits do not affect the extent or the grade of the degree. They are usually registered online. All examinations offered by KIT can be chosen as additional examinations. In this way, e.g. modules from other disciplines, KIT-Departments or study programs can be taken. Please contact the Study Program Service BGU in order to insert them into your study plan.

Additional credits are not shown in the transcript of records, but in the transcript of grades. Exception: If you have taken entire modules and placed them in your study plan, they will also be listed in your transcript of records if you apply to the Study Program Service BGU or the KIT Studierendenservice.

Forms and documents

Forms and documents for download

For assigning credits from ZAK, HoC and Language Center:
Assignment of unassigned credits (pdf) (in German)

For posting of master's preferential credits:
Transfer of master's preferential credits (pdf) (in German)

For posting master's preferential credits (ONLY for students in Geodesy and Geoinformatics):
Transfer of master's preferential credits GuG (pdf) (in German)

Guideline Bachelor Theses Civil Engineering (pdf) (in German)

Guideline Master Theses Civil Engineering (pdf) (in German)

Module handbooks

The module handbooks of all study programs at the KIT-Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences can be found on the respective study program website, on the websites of the corresponding institutes or on request at the Study Program Service BGU (especially for older versions/SPOs).