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Admission Requirements of Courses of Studies

Civil Engineering (M.Sc.)

Technical Requirements

The admission requirements for the master's program Civil Engineering can be found in §3 of the current applicable examination regulations.

The creditable prior knowledge must be comparable to the knowledge and skills taught in the bachelor's program Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University (Master's Examination Regulations §3(2).

For a self-assessment if the Bachelor's degree meets the admission requirements of the RWTH Aachen University, applicants must compare the previous education with the subject-specific admission requirements of the current applicable examination regulation of the study program at the RWTH Aachen:

Mathematical-physical basics (38 CP):

  • Mathematics: 16 CP
  • Statistics: 3 CP
  • Mechanics: 16 CP
  • Hydromechanics: 3 CP

Civil engineering basics (80 CP), from two of the fields at least 20 CP each:

  • Constructive Engineering
  • Water Management
  • Construction Operations and Geotechnics
  • Transportation

The CPs (Credit Points) not only take into account the scope of the courses, but also the total workload of the students, including preparation, follow-up work, and examinations. A CP corresponds to the estimated workload of about 30 hours. As a rule, one semester consists of 30 CP. If the ECTS system was not used for the bachelor's degree, this must nevertheless be taken into account in the self-assessment.

Admission under Conditions

The examination board may admit a student to a Master's course of study on the condition that they obtain additional qualifications. Proof of completion of such additional requirements must be provided before registering for the master's thesis.

Admission to the master's program civil engineering is not possible if:

  • Mathematical-physical basics: additional requirements > 9 CP
  • Civil engineering basics: additional requirements > 26 CP
  • The total scope of all additional requirements > 30 CP

Language Requirements

German is the language of instruction for the majority of specializations in the Civil Engineering M.Sc. program. An exception to this is the specialization advanced computational methods in civil engineering, which can be studied completely in English. Applicants for advanced computational methods in civil engineering must provide proof or English language skills. Applicants for all other specializations must provide proof of German language skills, if they are not native German speakers or if they do not hold a German school or university degree. Please visit our website for further information on the different language certificates, which are accepted by RWTH Aachen University.

GRE Test

International applicants from Non-EU/EEA countries additionally need to provide the evidence of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.

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The information on the website is for general information only and is not legally binding. Only the current examination regulations, as published in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University, are legally binding.

Mobility and Transport / Transport Engineering and Mobility (M.Sc.)

Technical Requirements

The admission requirements for the master's degree program transport engineering and mobility can be found in §3 of the current applicable examination regulations.

The creditable prior knowledge must be comparable to the knowledge and skills taught in the bachelor's program transport engineering and mobility (master's examination regulations §3(2)).

For a self-assessment if the bachelor's degree meets the admission requirements of the RWTH Aachen University, applicants must compare the previous education with the subject-specific admission requirements of the currently applicable examination regulations of the study program at RWTH Aachen:

Mathematical-statistical basics (18 CP):

  • Mathematics 14 CP
  • Statistics 2 CP

Mechanical basics (11 CP)

Engineering basics (10 CP total) from at least two of the fields:

  • Building materials / material science
  • Control engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Environmental management
  • Hydromechanics / fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics / physics
  • Basics of electrical engineering

Subject-specific fundamentals (50 CP), from two of the fields (at lest 10 CP each):

  • Transport: Roads, railways or airports, transport economics
  • Mechanical engineering: automotive engineering, internal combustion engines, rail vehicle technology, aerospace technology
  • Electrical engineering: electrical engineering, battery storage technology and electrical machines
  • Building area: building construction, statics, solid construction, steel construction
  • Spatial planning: urban, regional and transprot planning, urban water management
  • Computer science: programming languages, database systems

The CPs (credit points) not only take into account the scope of the courses, but also the total workload of the students, including preparation, follow-up work and examinations. A CP corresponds to the estimated workload of about 30 hours. As a rule, one semester consists of 30 CP. If the ECTS system was not used for the Bachelor's degree, this must nevertheless be taken into accound in the self-assessment.

Admission under Conditions

The examination board may admit a student to a master's degree program on the condition that they obtain additional qualifications. Evidence of the completion of such additional requirements must be provided before registering for the master's thesis.

An admission to the master's degree program is not possible if:

  • Mathematical-statistical basics: additional requirements > 8 CP
  • Basics of mechanics: additional requirements > 8 CP
  • Engineering fundamentals: additional requirements > 8 CP
  • Subject-specific fundamentals: additional requirements > 15 CP
  • Total number of additions from all areas > 30 CP

Language requirements

German is the language of instruction for the majority of the specializations in the Transport Engineering and Mobility M.Sc. program. An exception to this is the specialization railway system engineer, which can be studied completely in English. Applications for the railway systems engineer specialization must provide proof of English language skills. Application for all other specializations must provide proof of German language skills, if they are not native German speakers or if they do not hold a German school or university degree. Please visit our website for further information the different language certificates, which are accepted by RWTH Aachen University.

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The information on the website is for general information only and is not legally binding. Only the current examination regulations, as published in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University are leagally binding.

Sustainable Management – Water and Energy (M.Sc.)

Technical Requirements

The admission requirements for the master's program Sustainable Management - Water and Energy can be found in §3 of the current applicable examination regulations.

The creditable prior knowledge must be comparable to the knowledge and skills taught in the bachelor's programs civil engineering or environmental engineering at RWTH Aachen University (Master's Examination Regulations §3(2)).

For a self-assessment if the bachelor's degree meets the admission requirements of RWTH Aachen University, applicants must compare the previous education with the subject-specific admission requirements of the current applicable examination regulation of the study program at RWTH Aachen:

Scientific basics (19 CP):

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Ecology
  • Computer Science

Engineering and hydraulic engineering basics (20 CP):

  • Mechanics
  • Hydromechanics
  • Hydraulic engineering/river engineering
  • Heat technology

Subject-specific fundamentals (20 CP):

  • Process engineering
  • Energy technology
  • Water management
  • Energy mining
  • Law and business administration
  • Climatology and hydrology
  • Environmental management
  • Energy economics
  • Urban water economy
  • Surveying

The CPs (Credit Points) not only take into account the scope of the courses, but also the total workload of the students, including preparation, follow-up work, and examinations. A CP corresponds to the estimated workload of about 30 hours. As a rule, one semester consists of 30 CP. If the ECTS system was not used for the bachelor's degree, this must nevertheless be taken into account in the self-assessment.

Admission under Conditions

The examination board may admit a student to a master's course of study on the condition that they obtain additional qualifications. Proof of completion of such additional requirements must be provided before registering for the master's thesis.

Admission to the master's program sustainable management - water and energy is not possible if:

  • Total number of all additional requirements > 20 CP

Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction for the master's program sustainable management - water and energy. Applicants must provide proof of English language skills, if they are not native English speakers or if they do not hold a school or university degree from an institute that teaches exclusively in English. Please visit our website for further information on the different language certificates, which are accepted by RWTH Aachen University.

Student Applications and Forms

 

The information on the website is for general information only and is not legally binding. Only the current examination regulations, as published in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University, are legally binding.

Environmental Engineering (M.Sc.)

Technical Requirements

The admission requirements for the master's program in Environmental Engineering can be found in §3 of the current applicable examination regulations. The creditable prior knowledge must be comparable to the knowledge and skills taught in the bachelor's program Environmental Engineering at RWTH Aachen University (Master's Examination Regulations $3(2).
For self-assessment if the bachelor's degree meets the admission requirements of RWTH Aachen University, applicants must compare their previous education with the subject specific admission requirements of the current applicable examination regulations of the study program at RWTH Aachen.

Mathematical-Physical Basis:

  • Mathematics: 16 CP
  • Statistics: 3 CP
  • Physics: 6 CP
  • Ecology: 6 CP
  • Chemistry: 4 CP

Engineering Basics:

  • Mechanics: 15 CP
  • Hydromechanics: 6 CP
  • Applied Heat Technology: 5 CP

Subject-Specific Fundamentals:

  • Water
  • Sewage
  • Energy
  • Building
  • Infrastructure
  • Process Engineering
  • Recycling
  • Law
  • Buisness Administration
  • Environmental Management


The CPs (Credit Points) not only take into account the scope of the courses, but also the total workload of the students, including preparation, follow-up work and examinations. A CP corresponds to the estimated workload of about 30 hours. As a rule, one semester consists of 30 CP. If the ECTS system was not used for the bachelor's degree, this must nevertheless be taken into account in the self-assessment.

Admission under Conditions

The examination board may admit a student to a master's course of study on the condition that they obtain additonal qualifications. Proof of completion of such additional requirements must be provided before registering for the master's thesis.

Admission to the master's program environmental engineering is not possible if:

  • Mathmatical-physical basics: Supplemental Courses > 9 CP
  • Engineering basics: Supplemental Courses > 9 CP
  • Subject-specific Fundamentals: Supplemental Courses > 19 CP
  • Total number of required supplemental courses > 30 CP

Language Requirements

The language of instruction in Environmental Engineering M.Sc. program is German. Applicants who are not native speakers of German and do not have a German school or university degree must prove that they have German language skills. On our website you will find further information on the langauge certificates accepted by RWTH Aachen University.

Student Applications and Forms

 

The Information on the website is for general information only and is not legally binding. Only the current examination regulations, as published in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University, are legally binding.

Business Administration and Engineering (M.Sc.): Civil Engineering

The application requirements for the master's degree program Business Administration and Engineering: Civil Engineeringcan be found in §3 of the current applicable examination regulations.

The creditable prior knowledge must be knowledge that is comparable to the contents taught in the Bachelor's programme in Business Administration and Engineering: Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University (Master Examination Regulations § 3, Paragraph 2).

In order to assess whether their Bachelor's degree meets the admission requirements of the RWTH Aachen University, applicants must compare their own previous education with the admission requirements of the current examination regulations of the RWTH Aachen degree programme:

  1. Fundamentals of Economics (50 CP)
    1. At least 20 CP on the following modules:
  •         Microeconomics (4 CP)
  •         Macroeconomics (4 CP)
  •         Operations Research (4 CP)
  •         Decision theory (4 CP)
  •         Private law (4 CP)

    2. As well as 30 CP from the general economic field, e.g:

  •         Introduction to business studies (4 CP)
  •         Internal accounting and bookkeeping (6 CP)
  •         Sales and procurement (5 CP)
  •         Production and Logistics (5 CP)
  •         Personnel and organization (5 CP)
  •         Investment and financing (5 CP)
  •         Empirical economic research (5 CP)

2. Mathematical-physical basics (40 CP)

  •     Mathematics: 16 CP
  •     Mechanics: 16 CP
  •     Statistics: 3 CP
  •     Computer Science 5 CP

3. Civil engineer specific basics (35 CP)

    1. 15 CP General basics of civil engineering e.g:

  •         Building physics
  •         building materials science
  •         structural theory
  •         building structure
  •         planning methodology

   2. 20 CP from one of the following areas of specialization:

  •         Structural engineering (e.g. structural analysis, solid construction, steel construction, geotechnics)
  •         Water management (e.g. hydromechanics, dams and hydropower, river engineering, hydrology and water management, urban water management, waste water disposal, environmental management)
  •         Construction operation and geotechnics (e.g. project management, construction contract law, construction process engineering, geotechnics, buildings and energy)
  •         Transport (e.g. road planning, construction engineering of transport facilities, urban, regional and traffic planning, railways, transport economics, project management, airports)


The CPs (Credit Points) not only take into account the scope of the courses, but also the total workload of the students, including preparation, follow-up work and examinations. A CP corresponds to the estimated workload of about 30 hours. As a rule, one semester consists of 30 CP. If the ECTS system was not used for the Bachelor's degree, this must nevertheless be taken into account in the self-assessment.

Conditions

Pursuant to § 3 Para. 6 S. 1 ÜPO, admission is possible subject to conditions if the technical background cannot be fully demonstrated. These requirements must be proven at the latest by the time the Master's thesis is registered.

Admission to the Master's programme in Business Administration and Engineering: Civil Engineering is excluded if:

  •     Fundamentals of economics: Requirements > 15 CP
  •     Mathematical-physical basics: Circulation > 10 CP
  •     Civil engineering-specific basics: Requirements > 10 CP
  •     Total number of editions from all areas > 30 CP


Language requirements

The language of instruction in the study course Business Administration and Engineering (M.Sc.): Civil Engineering is German. Applicants who are not native speakers of German and do not hold a German school or university degree must prove that they have German language skills. You will find further information on the language certificates accepted by RWTH Aachen University on our website.

Student Applications and Forms

 

The information on this website is for general information purposes only and is not legally binding. Only the current examination regulations, as published in the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University, are legally binding.