Constructive Hydraulic Engineering


The construction and maintenance of hydraulic structures such as weirs, dams, flood protection walls, groynes, locks, sewage treatment plants, canals, sheds and pumping stations requires engineers to have fundamental knowledge in hydraulic and structural engineering as well as water management. Solid construction and steel construction as well as in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics play a major role in the design and implementation of such structures. Furthermore, each of these structures must be safely established and consist of suitable building materials. Only in the combination of these subjects is the planning, construction and operation of these structures even possible. Emphasis must also be laid upon the subject of building conservation, due to the high age of many hydraulic structures, but also because of their long service life that sometimes consists of several hundred years.

The civil engineering specialization constructive hydraulic engineering addresses exactly this and aims to lay the groundwork for the planning, construction and operation of hydraulic structures. Aspects of functionality and stability must be considered and are therefore anchored in the offered curriculum. Subjects from the field of water constructive civil engineering and geotechnical engineering and construction are combined and offered in order to enable our students to tackle complex issues concerning hydraulic engineering.

Graduates of this specialization are desired and employed by planning engineering firms, construction companies and building material companies. Public authorities and public institutions such as water boards and water and shipping administration, dam operators and water suppliers also have a need for graduates of this specialization.