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Prospective Students

Master programme Structural Engineering

Profile <<
Start of degree: In the summer and winter semester
Application deadline:

15th July (summer semester)
15th January (winter semester)

Period of studies: 3 semesters (full time)
Part time degree possible
Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Short description / Profile of the programme <<

The Master programme in Structural Engineering is a practical programme which builds on a first professionally qualifying degree with constructive focus and/or concentration. The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Building Physics and Economy therefore offers a thorough and high quality university education in one of the key areas of civil engineering. The Master programme is offered as a part time course in three semesters or extra occupationally, as a part time degree in five semesters and is linked with the Master programme in Civil Engineering/Tunnel Building by joint classes. On successful completion the title of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) will be awarded.

The programme is aimed at civil engineers who want to improve their technical and methodological competence in the area of structural engineering quickly and sustainably and also graduates who want to prepare themselves optimally for the takeover of management tasks in the area of planning and execution of demanding, complex constructions and place importance on the second degree (e.g. general requirement for the professional title "Consulting Engineer" by the Chamber of Engineers, Baden-Württemberg). The Master' programme is also oriented towards companies who want to offer future managers further training in this way.

Structure of the programme <<

The classes of the full time course for the 1st and 2nd semester are divided into A and B blocks. The classes in the A block take place on Mondays, and those from the B blocks on Tuesdays. The part time students take the A block in the first two semesters, and the B classes in the 3rd and 4th semester. The final semester (Master thesis) is identical in the full time and part time degree. Part of the course is carried out in the form of one to two day weekend blocks. Therefore freely available days arise between linked classroom units both for part time students and full time students. Almost all of the classes take place in the 1st and 2nd semester. In the third semester (in the case of full time courses), the Master thesis and an accompanying project is worked on. In co-operation with a leading planning and performing company in the area of structural engineering, a demanding, practically related topic is worked on. The final paper takes at least three months.

Requirements  <<

The entry requirement for the Master programme is an above average degree in a university course with a period of studies of at least three years, at a German university or equivalent foreign university in the subject of Civil Engineering. Good German and English language skills are a prerequisite and a subject related professional role as a civil engineer in an engineering or planning office or technical office of a construction company would be advantageous.

Prospects  <<

The revitalisation of existing basic structure of a building, the intensive use of space in conurbations and modern infrastructural measures make higher and higher demands on technically perfect, economical and environmentally friendly planning and building today. The demands and the need for well trained civil engineers, especially in classical structural engineering, is constantly increasing. In the Master programme in Structural Engineering the focus is on building in existing structures, economic project handling and not least developing infrastructural measures. The degree prepares the student for the current requirements in practice, qualifies them for entrance to higher structural engineering administrative service and for a doctorate.

Internationality  <<

For students of HFT Stuttgart there are contacts to over 70 partner universities worldwide. You can find an up to date list on the homepage. The academic international office of the university is available to help you prepare and plan a stay abroad. There is the possibility - according to the course - of completing a study semester abroad.

Akkreditierung <<

The accreditation council of ASIIN assessed the Master programme in Structural Engineering in an external audit. This was successfully accredited. Therefore the porgramme in Structural Engineering corresponds to the high qualitative requirements in the new two stage European education system at polytechnics and universities. The Master's degree also opens up access to higher service.

Contact  <<

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