School of Civil Engineering

In the School of Civil Engineering, we research and teach both in the classical fields of civil engineering and in the global and local challenges of shaping our environment and society, with a special focus on climate protection and adaptation to climate change.
Our work focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of a wide variety of buildings as well as roads, bridges, railroads, stations, tunnels, airports and ports. Other topics include energy-efficient building refurbishment, drinking water and wastewater management, waste and recycling management, and protection against the forces of nature through dikes, dams and near-natural waterway development. Demographic change and climate change require resource-conserving and adapted environmental design, e.g. in urban redevelopment and reconstruction.

Number of insitutes 11
Number of professors 11
Number of scientific employees 79
Number of students 895



Teaching in the School of Civil Engineering encompasses the fields of civil engineering and water and environmental engineering with specializations in the research-related application fields.

Study programs


Research in the School of Civil Engineering focuses on sustainability and infrastructure, climate change impact research, construction in and on water, digitalization and automation.

Research and institutes

International matters

Students in the School of Civil Engineering have various possibilities to spend time abroad at one of our partner universities. Further information can be found on the website of the International Office.

International Office