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Structural Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Essen, Germany | Duisburg, Germany
Structural engineers are concerned with the planning, design, manufacture and operation of buildings and other structures in civil, structural, traffic and hydraulic engineering projects. The Structural Engineering B.Sc. at University of Duisburg-Essen provides a general education in engineering, mathematics and natural sciences. 
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The Structural Engineering programme at University of Duisburg-Essen covers classic construction disciplines such as statics and concrete and steel construction, allowing students to address basic construction-related problems. 

Other areas of construction such as substructure and soil mechanics are covered by the geo-engineering component of the course. Students will also learn about international construction regulations as well as national regulatory frameworks and statutory norms.

Another part of the course, construction management, covers the implementation of major building projects, including quality assurance and financial aspects such as cost control.

Environmental considerations and the natural sciences are covered in the urban water management and hydraulic engineering modules. Hydraulics is a specialist area for the University of Duisburg-Essen and is the subject of many of our lectures at both Bachelor's and Master's level. The interdisciplinary, ecologically-oriented approach of our lectures has its roots in Germany's industrial Ruhr region, where the university is based. However, our outlook is also international, thereby equipping students to address environmental issues in their own countries.

Graduates will:

  • Master basic engineering and natural science principles and methods and the thinking behind them;
  • Master basic specialist principles from the core construction disciplines of statics, solid construction and steel and wood construction;
  • Master basic specialist principles of substructure;
  • Master basic specialist principles for assessing the physical and chemical properties of building materials;
  • Master basic specialist principles for managing major construction projects;
  • Master basic specialist principles of environmental technology, especially hydraulics;
  • Be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning teamworking, presentation and communication skills;
  • Gain initial construction industry experience and will be in a position to apply technical knowledge, norms and regulations to the planning, design and operation of facilities;
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems from the areas of construction and environmental technology within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issue clearly.


Accredited by ASIIN

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Fundamentals of Computer Engineering 
  • General Chemistry
  • Mathematics 
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Physics
  • Network Analysis
  • Industrial Internship

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • General university entrance qualification ("Abitur")
  • Special university entrance qualification (restricted to certain fields of study, so called "Fachhochschulreife" or equivalent).
  • The evidence of a special degree course related educational background or qualification from school with special profile in mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs

  • Duisburg, Germany

    640 - 880 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Essen, Germany

    730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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