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MSc Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering Department
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Civil engineering structures are exposed to the constant stresses of aging, the environment and traffic. Existing buildings already account for about two-thirds of the total construction volume - and the trend is rising. The master's degree program in Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering trains experts in this field. The scientifically based engineering education with a high level of research and practical relevance as well as elective options allows for individual focal points. The Ing•Bau program can be completed full-time or flexibly on a part-time basis.

Degree:
Master of Science
Type:
Full time
Part time
Course language:
German
Standard study period:
Full-time: 3 semesters / Part-time: 6 semesters
Start of study:
Summer semester
Winter semester
Application deadline:
15.12. – 15.02. and 25.05. – 15.07 (NC degree program)
Admission requirements:
First university degree
Credits:
90 ECTS credits
Module Manuals & Regulations
The Study

Experts for engineering and structural engineering

In the MA Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering, knowledge of design and methods forms the basis in terms of content before you can choose between planning and structural maintenance or the structural-business organization of engineering structures. A high level of practical relevance through projects, laboratory investigations and technical excursions enables you to directly apply what you have learned in theory. At the end of your studies, you will be able to work methodically and independently in the future field of maintenance and strengthening of engineering structures and to develop innovative solutions to problems. You can expect a course of study with a future, which you can complete either full-time or part-time, for example while working. A scientific doctorate is possible afterwards.

Is the course of study a good fit for you?

If you already have a professional university degree, would like to deepen your specialist knowledge in civil engineering and are particularly enthusiastic about functional, technical structures, the master's degree program Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering is suitable for you. Especially if your focus is static-constructive, you have the best prerequisites to successfully study Ing-Bau. Especially if you are interested in an academic career or want to decide on a managerial/self-employed perspective, the master's program Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering is the right choice.

Contact

The colleagues at the Student Counselling Service provide information to prospective students, first-year students, parents, teachers and students on all general questions about studying. For specific questions and concerns about the degree program please contact the student counselling service of the MSc Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Röder
Professor für Bauwerkserhaltung
Studienfachberater Ing•Bau – Bauwerkserhaltung und Neubau im Ingenieur- und Hochbau (M. Sc.)
Leiter Baulabor Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau (BKI)

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Weitere Studiengänge
Study program Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
MSc Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering German Summer semester, Winter semester
15.12. – 15.02. and 25.05. – 15.07 (NC degree program)
Career Prospects

Career Prospects

The demand for civil engineers for the preservation of existing structures and the construction of new ones is great and growing steadily. Graduates of the master's degree program in Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering will be able to take on management positions in engineering and structural engineering companies.

 

Prospects in construction companies & the public sector

  • Planning, execution and supervision in existing and new construction of engineering structures
  • Leading function in material and technology development
  • Management positions in public service or authorities for engineering or building construction
  • Leading position in the technical, costing and construction management departments of construction companies

Perspectives in Science & Research

  • scientific activities in application-oriented research and development in the construction industry
  • PhD

These degree programs might also interest you

Weitere Studiengänge
Study program Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
MSc Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering German Summer semester, Winter semester
15.12. – 15.02. and 25.05. – 15.07 (NC degree program)
Study Contents

Course of studies

The master's degree program in Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering can be studied full- or part-time and concludes with a Master of Science degree. The standard period of study for the full-time program is three semesters; if "Ing-Bau" is studied part-time, the program lasts six semesters. Both study forms allow for a stay abroad.

Full-time study

1st semester

Mandatory modules, elective modules: Construction fundamentals

2nd semester Mandatory modules, elective modules: Specialization
3rd semester Mandatory modules, compulsory elective modules: Special topics or studium generale
Master thesis

Part-time study

1st semester

Mandatory modules, elective modules: Special topics or studium generale

2nd semester Mandatory modules, elective modules: Special topics or studium generale
3rd semester Mandatory elective modules: Constructive fundamentals or specialization
4th semester Elective modules: Constructive fundamentals or specialization
5th semester Mandatory modules, elective modules: Special topics or studium generale
6th semester Master thesis

Study contents

The contents of the master's degree program Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering  consist of basic compulsory modules, in-depth compulsory elective modules and a master's thesis. The teaching and learning forms used guarantee varied, theoretically sound and at the same time practice-oriented studies.

Teaching formats

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • (Laboratory) Exercises
  • Research projects
  • Small group projects
  • Excursions
  • Tutorials

Mandatory modules

  • Mathematics, computer science, statics
  • Building materials and construction
  • Two project modules
  • One technical excursion

Elective modules

  • Building material-dependent technical and methodological knowledge from the structural fundamentals
  • Specialization in assessment, preservation and retrofitting

    or
  • constructional and economic organization of engineering structures and other special topics
  • studium generale (non-specialized competencies)
  • Research track: develop and implement research project up to writing the project report (advanced research skills)

Contact

Student Counselling Service

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Röder

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Röder

Professor für Bauwerkserhaltung
Studienfachberater Ing•Bau – Bauwerkserhaltung und Neubau im Ingenieur- und Hochbau (M. Sc.)
Leiter Baulabor Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau (BKI)
Application & Enrollment

Application & Enrollment

For the degree program MSc Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering , enrollment is always possible from December 15 to February 15 for the next summer semester and from May 25 to July 15 for the next winter semester. Studies begin for full-time students in the summer semester and for part-time students in the summer and winter semesters. Applications for a higher semester are possible until 15.01. for the summer semester or 15.07. for the winter semester.
If you meet the admission requirements, you can submit an enrollment application. Please note the following information specific to your program of study:

Access requirements

For enrollment in the restricted-admission master's program Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering you need a first professional degree from a German or foreign university in civil engineering with a static-constructive focus (bachelor's degree or diploma) with a total of 210 ECTS. In the case of a different specialization, access to the program can be linked to the requirement to make up any missing modules during the master's program.

Application

The application takes place online in the MyCampus university portal of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Please note the application deadline. In addition to the online application, the following documents must be submitted in paper form:

  • University degree certificate(s) including diploma supplement or current performance overview with the ECTS credit points and grade earned to date, if the degree program has not yet been completed
  • Letter of motivation (maximum 2 DIN A4 pages)
    The letter of motivation should provide information about the motivation and the identification with the chosen study program and the intended profession. In particular, the motivation to study should be presented in a differentiated manner and placed in the context of the applicant's previous career and professional prospects.
  • if applicable, proof of vocational training in a construction profession
  • If applicable, proof of relevant practical work as an engineer.

For submission, please use the supplementary sheet "Application documents to be submitted" on the last or penultimate page of your personal checklist, which is available at the end of the online application in the MyCampus university portal. This lists all the supporting documents that you must submit in paper form based on the information you provided in the online application. In addition, the checklist contains information on the rest of the procedure. The day of the application deadline (receipt of mail at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) applies for the submission of the documents.

Selection procedure

Applicants who meet the admission requirements take part in the procedure for awarding study places.

In the allocation procedure, the following will be deducted in advance from the number of study places to be allocated:

  • all applicants who could not accept an earlier admission due to a service and all applicants with a membership in the national squad of a national sports federation of the German Olympic Sports Confederation
  • 11 % for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification
  • 3 % for applicants who are to be considered on the basis of hardship.

The remaining study places are allocated 90 % according to the result of a university selection procedure and 10 % according to waiting time.

The result of the university selection procedure is determined on the basis of the following criteria (weighting in brackets):

  • Grade of the university degree qualifying for the profession (40 %).
  • Type of vocational training (10 %)
  • Type and duration of professional activity (10 %)
  • Letter of motivation (10 %)
  • Weighted individual or module grades divided into 2 subject groups (30 %)

Approval

Following the university selection procedure, the award procedure is carried out. Applicants with a correspondingly high ranking will receive a time-limited offer of admission in the MyCampus university portal, which you must actively accept. After accepting the offer of admission, you will find your notification of admission in the MyCampus university portal. If you do not accept the offer of admission by the deadline, the ranking list will continue to be processed and the study place will be reallocated.

Enrollment

The enrollment application is submitted online in the MyCampus university portal of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and must then be submitted in paper form together with the supporting documents listed in the application. Please refer to our further information on enrollment. The day of the matriculation deadline (receipt of mail at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) applies to the submission of the documents.

General information on application and enrollment procedures

There are various application procedures at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. General information on application and enrollment procedures as well as information on part-time studies, guest auditors and second degree studies can be found on the general application pages.

More information about the application

International applicants

You would like to apply for studies from the first or a higher semester and have acquired your school leaving certificate and/or university degree abroad? Then you can have degrees and achievements obtained abroad recognized and study with us.

International applicants

Contact

Student Counselling Service

Student Counselling Service for the MSc Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Röder

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Röder

Professor für Bauwerkserhaltung
Studienfachberater Ing•Bau – Bauwerkserhaltung und Neubau im Ingenieur- und Hochbau (M. Sc.)
Leiter Baulabor Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau (BKI)