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Bachelor programme Building Physics

Profile <<  
Start of degree: In the winter semester
Application deadline: 15th July
Period of studies: 7 semesters
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Master programme: SENCE - Sustainable Energy Competence

Short description <<

The programme in Building Physics at HFT-Stuttgart aims to train a special engineer for the whole area of building physics. The building physician should, based on the mathematical, physical and measuring technology principles, master all disciplines in building physics and be prepared for collaboration with architects and structural engineers thanks to an interdisciplinary training in the subjects of architecture and civil engineering. This interlinking of the building physics degree with the other construction planners results in building physics being an integrated element of the planning and execution process and the graduate of the Building Physics degree will find recognition as a special engineer in construction.

Characteristic of the disciplines of building physics is the close relationship to technical physics and its theoretical and experimental principles. The building physics procedure for the calculation and dimensioning of measures, for the revision and approval in construction and for a possible damage analysis and refurbishment requires a well ground scientific analysis and in general requires the use of special physical measuring techniques and computer aided model simulation.

Structure of the programme <<

The degree is divided into a foundation course (semester 1 and 2) and a main course (semester 3 to 7). It is modular and encompasses a total of 210 credit points. In the first two semesters the general principles are taught. This phase includes basic modules from the area of general building physics, mathematics and physics. Another part of the foundation course is an interdisciplinary project and laboratory exercises. The foundation course is completed with the Bachelor pre-examination.

The main course encompasses semesters 3 to 7. It is separated into main course I (Semester 3 and 4) and main course II (Semester 6 and 7). The main course will be interrupted by the supervised practical study project (SPS) in the 5th semester. In the SPS the student should gain job related experience at a suitable practical placement, supervised by the university. Apart from advancements of the foundation course modules, various optional subjects and supervised laboratory work are offered in the main course.

The Bachelor thesis forms the professionally qualifying completion of the Bachelor programme. Through the Bachelor's examination it is determined whether the student has an overview of the contexts of the subject, the skills to apply scientific and/or design methods and knowledge are present and that the necessary expertise has been acquired for the change over into professional practice. The work should not be limited to using routine procedures and standard solutions, rather it should show that the student can deal with an individually set building physics task, contribute to creating a solution and presenting this. The Bachelor thesis can be carried out in the 7th semester, takes on average 8 weeks and should not exceed 360h.

Requirements <<

Entry requirements for the Building Physics programme is a general university entrance qualification, subject related university entrance qualification or University of Applied Sciences entrance qualification.

Professional training in a state approved skilled qualification in the technical sector is credited in the application procedure, as is a longer term professional role.

Pre-study internship of 4 weeks with proof (please see >> Interns' office building physics for details of pre-study internship.)

Prospects <<

Career prospects

The career prospects are very good due to the range of training and the practical orientation. Many areas of application with optimum employment chances are waiting for specialist engineers for building physics, for example:

  • Consulting engineer
    Building physics planning and consultation for architects, authorities and builders
  • Specialist assessor
    Statements on measures prescribed by construction law
  • Project manager for building physics
    Experts in building physics problems in testing authorities, material testing institutes, consumer or professional associations or in construction departments in industry
  • Communal energy consultant
    Consultancy, economic viability calculations and planning in the area of energy saving heat conservation and energy provision
  • Development and testing engineer
    Development and testing of construction materials and system components for building facility systems

Further training

For graduates interested in science it is possible to gain further qualifications in Master programme in universities in Germany and abroad. Doctorate possibilities are offered at De Montfort-University Leicester and the University of Liverpool amongst others.

International partner universities <<

For students of the Bachelor programme in Building Physics there are contacts with x partner universities worldwide. The academic international office of the university is available to help you to prepare and plan a semester abroad. You can find an up to date list of the partner universities on the homepage.

Accreditation <<

The Building Physics programme was successfully accredited by the accreditation council for courses of engineering sciences, computer science, natural sciences and mathematics (ASIIN). Therefore the Building Physics course fulfils the highest qualitative requirements in the new two stage European education system in polytechnics and universities.

Contact <<

Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2676
Fax +49 (0)711 8926 2761