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BEng Infrastructure Systems

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The Infrastructure Systems degree program deals with the planning, construction and operation of technical infrastructure facilities. This includes the transport networks with their roads as well as railways and waterways, as well as the private and public transport moving on them, which ensures our mobility. The systems for energy and water supply as well as wastewater disposal are also part of it. The design of technical infrastructure is a subarea of civil engineering.

Degree:
Bachelor of Engineering
Type:
Full time
Course language:
German
Standard study period:
7 semesters, incl. one internship semester
Start of study:
Winter semester
Application deadline:
25.05. – 15.07. (NC course of studies)
Admission requirements:
General university entrance qualification/technical college entrance qualification/equivalently recognized prior vocational training
Credits:
210 ECTS credits
Module Manuals & Regulations
The Study

Resource-efficient infrastructure systems for progressive cities and regions

To ensure that infrastructure systems function well in the long term and also in their interrelationships with each other, questions of urban design and spatial planning are basic principles of planning. Today, geodata are increasingly being incorporated and digital planning models and tools are used.

One focus is on the design of transportation infrastructure facilities. The design initially deals with the routing of roads and railroads, with traffic intersections being of particular importance for traffic control. Traffic control facilities such as traffic signals are assigned to traffic engineering. For the operation of public transport systems, the creation of timetables is a central task. The networking of traffic systems and the incorporation of digital technologies in the sense of a SmartCity are becoming increasingly important.

Construction and maintenance of roads and railroads involves the type of construction, the selection and processing of building materials and construction methods, and analysis methods for assessing damage.

The design of facilities of the supply and disposal infrastructure form another focus. Urban water management is concerned with the conservation and use of natural water resources for the supply of water and in the disposal of wastewater. The fields of activity of infrastructure systems specialists are closely linked to energy and environmental issues.

Is this course of study a good fit for you?

As a civil engineer for infrastructure systems, you should naturally have an interest not only in structures and construction processes, but also in mobility, transport, and energy and water supply. A good understanding of mathematics and physics is also required for your studies. For the planning of cities and spaces, geodata and digital planning tools are used in particular, which requires basic IT skills and openness to this.  

Already during your studies of infrastructure systems you will alternately work independently and in a team. This requires good communication skills, but also solution-oriented and independent thinking. During the internship semester, which can be carried out anywhere in Europe, you will get the chance to work with different cultural groups, gain experience in project management, train your teamwork skills and work with different cultural groups. 

Study program flyer

Contact

The colleagues of the Student Coounselling Service inform prospective students, first-year students, parents, teachers and students on all general questions about the study. For specific questions and concerns about the degree program, please feel free to contact the Student Counselling Service for Infrastructural Systems.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunar Gutzeit
Professor für Infrastrukturplanung mit Schwerpunkt Wasserversorgungssysteme
Studienfachberater Infrastruktursysteme (B. Eng.), Infrastruktursysteme Dual (B. Eng.)

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Degree program Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
BEng Civil Engineering German Winter semester
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BEng Civil Engineering | Dual Study Programme German Winter semester
15.06. – 15.07. (NC free).
BEng Infrastructure Systems German Winter semester
25.05. – 15.07. (NC course of studies)
BEng Infrastructure Systems | Dual Study Programme German Winter semester
06/15 – 07/15 (NC Free).
BEng Urban Water Management | Dual Study Programme German Winter semester
06/15 – 07/15 (NC free)
MEng Building Conservation and Construction Work on Existing Buildings German Summer semester
15.12. – 15.02. (admission restricted)
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

Graduates of the bachelor's degree program in infrastructure systems are sought-after professionals with prospects both in traditional institutions of the construction and infrastructure sector, as well as in innovation industries or start-ups. 

Possible areas of application

  • Transportation companies 
  • Municipal utilities 
  • Planning departments 
  • Construction departments 
  • Water boards 
  • Public administrations 
  • Consulting companies 
  • Information technology companies 

Prepared for the working world

The Infrastructure Systems degree program prepares you to competently handle the following situations:

  • You will accompany the construction of new facilities in urban water management as well as construction measures on existing facilities from the first sketch to completion, e.g. the construction of a sewage treatment plant, the reconstruction and modernization of a waterworks or the rehabilitation of a sewer network.
  • To this end, they design, construct and calculate the individual parts of the plants from the pipe to the digestion tower. They decide on the construction method, select the construction elements and the appropriate materials and technologies.
  • They ensure that the plants comply with both legal and technical requirements. For example, they accompany the approval process and ensure compliance with the current requirements for the purification performance of the waterworks.
  • They plan and control the execution of construction projects in the office and on the construction site. In dialogue with architects, specialist planners, clients and the executing companies, they ensure the completion of the construction project with regard to time, costs and quality.
  • They operate the facilities of urban water management and ensure that drinking water flows from the tap at all times and the wastewater is cleaned according to the state of the art so that the water bodies are not polluted.
  • They work on technical problems independently and systematically in a team as well as individually on the basis of scientific working methods. In doing so, they apply their knowledge and skills, for example, in the use of specialized software for planning and dimensioning of facilities and geo-information software for computer-assisted networking of all information on the inventory of facilities and expand their knowledge as needed. They support decision-making processes, e.g. through reports and presentations.
  • In addition to the classic range of activities, fields of work are open to them with manufacturers of construction products and plant technology (Germany is the world leader in plant technology for urban water management), in sales and in advisory and expert activities.

These study programs might also interest you

Weitere Studiengänge
Degree program Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
BEng Civil Engineering German Winter semester
25.05. – 15.07. (NC degree program)
BEng Civil Engineering | Dual Study Programme German Winter semester
15.06. – 15.07. (NC free).
BEng Infrastructure Systems German Winter semester
25.05. – 15.07. (NC course of studies)
BEng Infrastructure Systems | Dual Study Programme German Winter semester
06/15 – 07/15 (NC Free).
BEng Urban Water Management | Dual Study Programme German Winter semester
06/15 – 07/15 (NC free)
MEng Building Conservation and Construction Work on Existing Buildings German Summer semester
15.12. – 15.02. (admission restricted)
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 standard period of study for the full-time Infrastructure Engineering program is seven semesters and concludes with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. 

 

1st – 2nd semester

Compulsory modules, basic studies: structural engineering, infrastructure systems, urban water management 

3rd – 4th semester Compulsory modules, basic studies: Structural engineering, infrastructure systems, urban water management 
5th semester Practical semester
6th – 7th semester

Compulsory modules in-depth studies, Elective modules, Bachelor thesis and colloquium

Study Contents

Teaching Formats

The theory semesters in the Infrastructure Systems program guarantee a theoretically sound and equally practical course of study through the choice of teaching formats:  

  • Lectures 
  • Seminars 
  • (Laboratory) exercises 
  • Projects 
  • Excursions 
  • Tutorials 

Modules

During the first two semesters, mainly technical and scientific basics of civil engineering are taught, while in the following semesters modules of hydraulic engineering are increasingly integrated. In the sixth and seventh semesters, there is a deepening of the specialist knowledge for infrastructure systems as well as an individual focus through elective modules.

The contents of the bachelor's degree program in infrastructure systems consist of general fundamentals of civil engineering, fundamentals of construction, teaching contents of infrastructure and urban water management as well as construction management and law. 

  • Mathematics, technical drawing, surveying, communication and scientific work, reflection on theory-practice transfer and course of study 
  • Static, structural design, building materials science, building physics, foundation engineering, solid construction 
  • City engineering, mobility systems, design traffic routes, traffic engineering, hydraulic engineering, water & wastewater, environmental and planning law 
  • Project management, construction operations, construction planning, construction law, construction management 

Practical semester

To support the transfer between theory and practice, an internship semester is integrated into the Infrastructure Systems degree program, which is supervised by the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. It can also be used for a stay abroad or participation in a research project. 

Contact

Student Counselling Service

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunar Gutzeit

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunar Gutzeit

Professor für Infrastrukturplanung mit Schwerpunkt Wasserversorgungssysteme
Studienfachberater Infrastruktursysteme (B. Eng.), Infrastruktursysteme Dual (B. Eng.)
Application & Enrollment

Application & Enrollment

The degree program participates in the central allocation of study places, the Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure (DoSV) via hochschulstart.de. For this, you must register at hochschulstart.de within the application deadline and then create and submit your application in the MyCampus university portal of University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Let us guide you through the process step by step and use our DoSV-Guide.
Enrollment is only possible from 25.05. to 15.07. to the next winter semester. Applications to a higher semester are possible from 15.05 to 15.07.

Access Requirements

To enroll in the admission-restricted bachelor's degree program Infrastructure Systems, you need a university entrance qualification according to Brandenburg Higher Education Act.
This higher education entrance qualification comprises the general higher education entrance qualification or the advanced technical college entrance qualification or a previous professional training recognized as equivalent.

Documents to be submitted

The application takes place online in the MyCampus university portal of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Only in exceptional cases are additional documents to be submitted in paper form. For this, be sure to read 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. To submit supporting documents, please use the supplementary sheet "Application documents to be submitted" on the last or penultimate page of the checklist.

For the online application as well as for the submission of documents, the date of the application deadline (receipt of mail at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) applies.

Selection procedure

Applicants who meet the admission requirements take part in the procedure for the allocation of study places.
In the allocation procedure for the first semester of study, the following are deducted in advance from the number of study places to be allocated:

  • All applicants who could not accept an earlier admission due to 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 for a second degree
  • 3 % for applicants to be considered according to hardship

The remaining study places are allocated 80% according to the result of a university selection procedure and 20 % according to waiting time.

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

  • Average grade of the university entrance qualification (60 %)
  • Score in the subject mathematics (20 %)
  • Score in the subject physics (20 %)

Approval

Following the university selection process, study places are awarded in the Dialog-Oriented Service Procedure via hochschulstart.de. Applicants with a correspondingly high ranking receive a time-limited offer of admission on hochschulstart.de, which you can actively accept. You can find more information about the Hochschulstart coordination phase on in our DoSV-Guide.

After accepting the offer of admission, you will receive your notification of admission from Hochschulstart. 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 Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and must then be submitted in paper form together with the following documents:

  • University entrance qualification

If you need to submit any additional documents, please refer to the enrollment application. The day of the enrollment deadline (receipt of mail at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) applies to the submission of 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 auditorships, and second degree studies can be found on the general application pages.

General information about the application

International applicants

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

International applicants

Contact

Academic advising

Student Counselling Service

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunar Gutzeit

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunar Gutzeit

Professor für Infrastrukturplanung mit Schwerpunkt Wasserversorgungssysteme
Studienfachberater Infrastruktursysteme (B. Eng.), Infrastruktursysteme Dual (B. Eng.)