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SummerSchool Civil Engineering: Free Taster Programme for Interested Students

Study & Teaching
Schülerinnen sitzen mit Werkzeugen und Bauhelmen ausgestattet in einer Werkstatt der FH Potsdam
Schülerinnen bei der SummerSchool in einer Werkstatt der FH Potsdam © Martin Maier

The SummerSchool aims to inspire young women to study civil engineering over five varied days. From the 2nd to the 6th of August 2021, female students in years 10 to 12 can get to know what it's like to study at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the associated job profile.

Students can gain their first experience of studying at the Department of Civil Engineering in exciting workshops and workshops. Lecturers provide an insight into the course content. Company tours, excursions to construction sites and interesting buildings as well as the exchange with civil engineers show the diverse professional field of civil engineering.

An educational supporting programme and joint leisure activities round off the offer. Experienced FHP students accompany the participants and answer questions about the university and everyday study life.

The SummerSchool is subsidised by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture with funds from the European Social Fund and the state of Brandenburg. Programme Two concrete beams will be produced in collaboration with the laboratories of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Entwicklungsträger Potsdam GmbH is offering an exciting guided tour of the emerging Krampnitz neighbourhood. An excursion day is also planned, during which interesting construction sites, such as the historic mill, will be visited. Talks with civil engineers and architects are also planned.

Further information can be found here.


Students who will be in the 10th to 12th grade after the summer and enjoy maths, physics or technology are invited to participate. Interested students can request the application documents at To participate in the project week from the 2nd to the 6th of August 2021, the application documents must be completed in full and submitted to: