Degree Course Details

M.Sc. Civil Engineering

Program Duration

3 Semesters (1.5 Years)

Credit Points


Beginning of Program

winter and summer semester


Study Plan

Civil Engineering (Materials Sience and Applied Mechanics)
Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering)
Civil Engineering (Construction Management and Economic Sciences)
Civil Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)


Schedule of the actual semester


Campus Essen


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • winter semester: from October to March
  • summer semester: from April to September

Lecture Period

In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July. During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Examination Period

The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period and lasts for approx. 5 weeks.

Social Contribution

All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 300 Euro per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.

Costs of Living

We recommend budgeting around 800 to 1000 Euro per month for personal expenses.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 Euro.

Student Advisory Service

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students
V13 S03 C58
Tel: +49(0)201 183-6500

Departmental Advisor

Prof. Martin Denecke

Student Council Civil Engineering


Additional Information



The University of Duisburg-Essen is system accredited.