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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Bau- und Umweltingenieurwissenschaften

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Fakultät für Bau- und Umweltingenieurwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum
Telephone: +49 234 322-6124
https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/de

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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
101
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
5.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
5.0%

Teaching in core subjects

  • Basics (e.g., maths): 18.8%
  • Construction Engineering: 28.7%
  • Water Management: 7.9%
  • Ressource Management: 4%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 12.9%
  • Construction Management: 6.9%
  • Other fields: 20.8%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
7.9%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
21.5%
Share of professors with work experience
53.0%
Professors with own engineering company
37.0%

Research

Third party funds per academic
89.7 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor
0.8

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a broad range of training in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Computational Engineering. Tutorials and small-group exercises promote access to course content and facilitate intensive supervision of students. Building on the convey of well-grounded fundamentals, the teaching staff’s superb links to professionals in the field mean application-focussed training. The labs and workshops illustrate the acquired theoretical skills as part of various practicals.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The faculty has a broad network of research institutions and industry partners around the world. There are structured programmes for the promotion of international mobility of students and young researchers as part of joint research projects. Students are given intensive support in the planning of periods abroad and practicals (e.g. Erasmus). The international English-language degree course "Computational Engineering" with a sister course at the Vietnamese-German-University (VGU) is in great demand worldwide.

Special features regarding the equipment

The department has excellent IT equipment for use in teaching, including five computer pools with 150 PCs and extensive software packages as well as an extensively equipped virtual reality laboratory (VR lab) where methods and concepts for digital inspection of buildings and planning-oriented tools are created. All technical test facilities in the modern test hall, extensive laboratory facilities and the faculty's own boundary layer wind tunnel are used in teaching.

Special features regarding research activities

In addition to processing of numerous individual support projects, the faculty is involved in several research associations. With a focus on the computer-oriented methods in tunnel construction, for example, the Collaborative Research Centre 837 "Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) enables students to pursue a course of study that is closely related to research, as part of coursework and final theses. The same is also true for the two Research Units based in the field of material testing (Research Unit 1498 "AKR") and mechanics (Research Unit 797 "Microplast").

Support for founders

Together with the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the two other engineering faculties, the faculty hosts the "Fit für die Gründung" start-up series of events for doctoral students. Workshops, panel discussions and other formats provide information with regard to business start-ups and an opportunity to network with others. The Worldfactory offers free advice, seminars, premises and a tasting workshop taster workshop. In addition, engineering students have the opportunity to attend courses on business start-ups in the faculty of economics.

Other special features

There are numerous individually tailored projects on offer to increase the proportion of female students and women in the academic fields. These include project workshops for female school pupils, Girls Day and the ‘CrossING’ careers event for graduates, which was awarded Ruhr University Bochum’s Lore-Agnes Prize in 2015. Intensive support is provided for students in the initial study phase.

Further information on research activities

Civil Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
1390
Number of master degree students
470
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
46.6%

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
72.4%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
3/13 points

Group 3

Contact with work environment, master's
5/13 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.2

Group 2

Support in studies
2.0

Group 2

Courses offered
2.1

Group 2

Study organisation
1.6

Group 2

Exams
no data
Not specified
Digital teaching elements
no data
Not specified
Research orientation
2.6

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.7

Group 2

Rooms
1.7

Group 1

Library
1.8

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
2.0

Group 2

Overall study situation
no data
Not specified

Environmental Civil Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
590
Number of master degree students
180
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
48.7%

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
62.1%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
4/13 points

Group 2

Contact with work environment, master's
points

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.1

Group 2

Support in studies
2.1

Group 2

Courses offered
2.2

Group 2

Study organisation
1.7

Group 2

Exams
2.0

Group 1

Digital teaching elements
no data
Not specified
Research orientation
no data
Not specified
Job market preparation
no data
Not specified
Rooms
no data
Not specified
Library
no data
Not specified
IT-infrastructure
1.9

Group 2

Overall study situation
2.3

Group 2

Legend

Groups

Group 1

top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
not specified

Acronyms

(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

CE = Civil Engineering

EnvCE = Environmental Civil Engineering

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education