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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fachbereich B - Bauingenieurwesen

Hochschule Bochum

Fachbereich B - Bauingenieurwesen
Lennershofstraße 140
D-44801 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 3210-200

HS Bochum
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Student body

Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
Percentage of teaching by practitioners

Teaching staff in core subjects

Basics (e.g. maths): 24.2%
Construction Engineering: 21.2%
Water Management: 15.2%
Ressource Management: 9.1%
Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 12.1%
Construction Management: 9.1%
Other fields: 9.1%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
Extent of interlinking
3 points

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11 points

International orientation

Outgoing students

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience
Professors with own engineering company


Third party funds per professor

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Both the Bachelor's degree course in "Civil Engineering" as well as the Master's degree course in "Civil Engineering" are characterised by a wide range of advanced courses which build on broad basic training. Starting in the fifth semester of the Bachelor's degree course and already in the first semester of the Master's degree course, students can choose from a wide range of possible modules and thus gain more in-depth knowledge in different study profiles;

Special features regarding the international orientation

Both the Bachelor's and the Master's degree include one semester without compulsory courses. This gives students the opportunity to study abroad without delaying their studies. There are good contacts with both international universities and companies. The Foreign Student Advisers support students when planning a study visit abroad. The Master's degree in Environmental Engineering includes the English-language specialisation course "Geothermal Energy Systems".

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Université du Luxembourg, Luxemburg; Politechnika Krakowska, Krakau, Polen; Westpomeranian University of Technology, Stettin, Polen; AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakau, Polen; Técnico Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal; Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spanien; Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Spanien; Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spanien; Kocaeli Üniversitesi, Kocaeli, Türkei; Siberian State Automobile and Highway Academy, Omsk, Russland

Special features regarding the equipment

The department has very good laboratories with modern equipment for Hydraulic Engineering, Community Water Management, Building Material Technology, Geo-Engineering and Building Physics. The department that belongs to the International Geothermal Centre has excellent, internationally acclaimed equipment to research the most promising technologies to combat global warming. All lecture theatres and seminar rooms are equipped with modern presentation equipment, and there are sufficient workspaces available to students. Students have access to numerous subject-specific online databases.

Special features regarding research and development

Almost all institutes of the department are involved in research projects. Students have the opportunity to take modules which combine teaching and research projects during the Bachelor's degree and especially during the Master's degree. They can also work as student or scientific assistants in projects. The department has numerous contacts to various universities; And therefore offers suitable graduates the opportunity of a cooperative doctorate; ; One completed cooperative doctorate in the years 2015-2017

Support for founders

The university offers a wide range of support for starting your own business;

Other special features

The specialisation course "Building Physics and Construction" is unique. This specialisation mainly focuses on the topics of energy efficiency, sound insulation and acoustics, moisture protection and fire protection.

Civil Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
3/12 points
International orientation, bachelor's
2/9 points
International orientation, master's
3/9 points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Environmental Civil Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
no data
Graduations in appropriate time, master's
no data
Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
3/12 points
International orientation, bachelor's
3/9 points
International orientation, master's
6/9 points
top group
middle group
bottom group
not specified
(S) = Students' judgements
(F) = Facts
(P) = Professors' judgements
CE = Civil Engineering
EnvCE = Environmental Civil Engineering
Last Update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education