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

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Civil engineering structures are exposed to the constant stresses of ageing, 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 programme in preservation and construction work in structural engineering  trains experts for 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 degree programme can be completed full-time or flexibly part-time.

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 15/05 – 15/07 (restricted admission)
Admission requirements:
First professional university degree
Credits:
90 ECTS credits
Module Manuals & Regulations
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Experts for civil engineering and structural engineering

In the master Ing•Bau: Preservation and construction work in structural engineering, content-related technical and methodological knowledge forms the basis before you can choose between planning and structural maintenance or the structural-business organisation of engineering structures. A high level of practical relevance through projects, laboratory tests and field trips 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 degree programme with a future, which you can complete either full-time or part-time, for example while working. A scientific doctorate is possible afterwards.

Does the degree programme suit you?

If you already have a university degree with professional qualifications, would like to deepen your specialist knowledge in civil engineering and are particularly enthusiastic about functional, technical structures, the master's degree programme in 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 degree programme 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 the degree programme. For specific questions and concerns about the master's degree programme in Ing•Bau: Preservation and construction work in structural engineering, please contact the subjectcounselling service.

Subject 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)

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Degree programme Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering (MSc) German Summer semester, Winter semester
15/12 – 15/02 and 15/05 – 15/07 (restricted admission)
MEng Building Conservation and Construction Work on Existing Buildings German Summer semester
15.12. – 15.02. (admission restricted)
Career Prospects

Career prospects

The demand for civil engineers for the preservation of existing structures and the construction of new ones is great and constantly growing. Graduates of the master's degree programme in Ing•Bau: 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 the public sector or authorities for engineering or structural engineering
  • Leading positions in the technical, costing and construction management departments of construction companies

Perspectives in Science & Research

  • Scientific activities in application-related research and development in the construction industry
  • PhD

These degree programmes might also interest you

More courses
Degree programme Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
Ing•Bau: Preservation and Construction Work in Structural Engineering (MSc) German Summer semester, Winter semester
15/12 – 15/02 and 15/05 – 15/07 (restricted admission)
MEng Building Conservation and Construction Work on Existing Buildings German Summer semester
15.12. – 15.02. (admission restricted)
Study Content

Course of studies

The M´master's degree programme in Ing•Bau: Preservation and construction work in structural engineering can be studied full-time or part-time and concludes with a master of science degree. The standard period of study for the full-time programme is three semesters; if "Ing•Bau" is studied part-time, the programme lasts six semesters. Both forms of study allow students to spend time abroad.

Full-time study

Semester 1

Compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules: Construction basics

Semester 2 Compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules: Specialisation
Semester 3 Compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules: Special topics or studium generale
Master's thesis

Part-time study

Semester 1

Compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules: Special topics or studium generale

Semester 2 Compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules: Special topics or studium generale
Semester 3 Compulsory elective modules: Constructive fundamentals or specialisation
Semester 4 Compulsory elective modules: Constructive fundamentals or in-depth studies
Semester 5 Compulsory modules, compulsory elective modules: Special topics or studium generale
Semester 6 Master's thesis

 

Study content

The content of the degree programme consists 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.

In the currently valid module handbooks, study and examination regulations and statutes of the civil engineering department you will find the module overview, a detailed description of the modules and study contents, the study plan as well as the statutes for the implementation of the selection procedure for the study programme Ing•Bau: Preservation and construction work in structural engineering .

Teaching formats

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

Compulsory 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 fundamentals of construction.
  • Specialisation in assessment, preservation and retrofitting

    or
  • Constructional and economic organisation of engineering structures and other special topics
  • Studium generale (non-subject-related competences)
  • Research track: develop and implement research project up to writing the project report (advanced research skills)
Application & Contact

At a glance

The most important deadlines, dates and admission requirements for the master's degree programme Ing•Bau: Preservation and construction work in structural engineering are compiled here. You can find out which steps you need to take for a successful application in the next section.

Please note: The programme starts in the summer semester for full-time students, and in the summer and winter semester for part-time students.

Deadlines & Dates

Start of studies in the summer semester

  • Until 15 February: Submit online application

Start of studies in the winter semester

  • by 15 July: Submit online application

Access requirements

  • First professional university degree (210 ECTS credits) in civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering; access to the programme with a different specialisation may be subject to the requirement to make up missing modules in the master's programme

This is how you apply!

In the following, we explain which aspects you should pay attention to from the online application to enrolment (registration).

Applications for the summer semester are accepted from 15 December to 15 February and for the winter semester from 15 May to 15 July via the MyCampus university portal of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Documents to be submitted

When applying online, the following documents must be submitted as PDF files in the application portal:

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

Checklist

After completing your online application in the MyCampus university portal, you will receive a personal checklist with the following information:

  • A list of all the documents that you have uploaded as PDF files according to the information you provided in your online application.
  • Notes on the further course of the procedure

Selection procedure

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

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

  • All applicants who were not able to accept an earlier admission due to service, as well as 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 vocationally qualifying university degree (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 %)

Admission

Following university selection procedures, the award procedure is carried out. Applicants with a correspondingly high ranking receive a time-limited offer of admission in the MyCampus university portal, which you must actively accept. Once you have accepted 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 place will be reallocated.

Have you accepted the offer of admission and received your letter of admission? Then you have the option of submitting an enrolment application for the summer semester or for the winter semester in the MyCampus university portal of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Once you have submitted your online application for enrolment, please submit the printed and signed application together with all required documents (according to the enrolment application) in paper form by the deadline. The day of the matriculation deadline is decisive for the submission of the documents, whereby the date of receipt at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam is decisive.

Do you have questions about the enrolment process at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam? We have compiled frequently asked questions and answers about enrolment and admission.

Further information

The following links provide you, and especially international applicants, with further information on the topics of application and enrolment at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

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International applicants

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

Application information for internationals

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Application & Enrolment Procedure

The application and study service provides information and advice on general questions regarding the application process, admission and enrolment at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, application for a higher semester, but also on topics such as compensation for disadvantages, part-time studies, waiting semesters and hardship applications.

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Contact

The student counselling service provides information and advice on general questions about the degree programme as well as on topics such as choosing a degree programme, application, enrolment and study organisation.

For subject-specific questions on module contents, credit transfer, examinations or study focus in the degree programme Ing•Bau: Preservation and construction work in structural engineering , the subject counselling service is the right place to go.

Subject 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)

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