7 semester degree program
(B2 German required)
The demands made of civil engineers are changing. Projects are acquired by companies around the globe and handled by international teams. Sustainable planning and construction have become a key objective with ever-increasing international significance. So it is important to specifically prepare civil engineers for these tasks in the 21st century. The bachelor's degree program in International Civil Engineering takes up this structural change in the construction sector.
We provide you with a knowledge base that is as broad as possible and prepare you to study abroad with the English vocabulary of the construction sector. This bachelor's degree program trains you to work in cross-border engineering and construction companies, as well as in governmental and international authorities and organizations.
The German construction industry works internationally as planners and construction companies directly or through subsidiaries and affiliates abroad. And foreign companies and builders come to Germany to provide planning and construction services or have them provided here.
The academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in the construction sector is awarded after completion of the seven-semester degree program.
For the 7 semester Bachelor's program level B2 German language proficiency is required.
Modules of the Basic and Advanced Level Studies
The modules in the first to fourth semesters are compulsory modules and are attended by all students in the Civil Engineering and International Civil Engineering Degree programs. The six modules in each semester all earn five ECTS points and should be equal in terms of learning efforts. The modules of the first to fourth semesters are offered each semester.
In the first section (first and second semesters) you learn the mathematical and technical foundations of civil engineering.
In the second section (third and fourth semesters) you will be dealing with the core topics of civil engineering. These consist of construction, structural engineering, planning and the environment.
It is necessary to have successfully passed all of the modules in the first to fourth semesters to be able to begin a stay at a university or a company abroad in your fifth or sixth semester. Moreover, completion of the module Construction Project Management in the English language is required.
A one-year study abroad
The third section (fifth and sixth semesters) is comprised of the year-long study abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.
Here you will gain valuable experience in a different culture, apply what you learned in the first two sections to project work and write your scientific bachelor's thesis.
The study content of the studies abroad differs depending on the partner university. We have a learning agreement with each partner university based on the modules in the fifth and sixth semester (see the Study Plan table). The modules portrayed in the table are the equivalent modules for the incoming students of the partner universities.
Practical project and bachelor's thesis
The fourth section (semester 7) is comprised of the practical project, which you can complete either in Germany or abroad. Students often have their first contact with their later employer here.
The bachelor's exam is the conclusion to the bachelor's degree program that qualifies those who pass it to work in the profession. It is comprised of coursework and exams done during your studies and your bachelor's thesis, which you produce while abroad as part of the learning agreement.
The bachelor's thesis provides verification that you are able to independently handle a specific practical task using scientific methods, within a prescribed period of time.
After passing the exams, credits are assigned using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), enabling you to switch to other universities in Germany and abroad.
1 or 2 semester exchange program
(English B2 required)
Students from partner universities or free mover students coming from level 2 or level 3 in their home program are welcome to study with us for 1 or 2 semesters.
Our program comprises a full workload of 30 ECTS per semester and is entirely taught in English. There are several pathways available, such as:
·International Built Environment
Details on subjects taught, pre-conditions, living and studying in Mainz can be found in the handbook.