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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fakultät Architektur und Bauingenieurwesen

Technische Universität Dortmund

Fakultät Architektur und Bauingenieurwesen
August-Schmidt-Straße 8
D-44227 Dortmund
Telephone: +49 231 755 2074

TU Dortmund
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
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Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
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Teaching in core subjects

  • Basics (e.g., maths): 30.6%
  • Construction Engineering: 44.9%
  • Water Management: 0%
  • Ressource Management: 0%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 0%
  • Construction Management: 24.5%
  • Other fields: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
7/14 points

Group 2

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
no data
Share of professors with work experience
Professors with own engineering company


Third party funds per academic
29.9 T€

Group 3

Doctorates per professor

Group 3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Architects and civil engineers train together at the faculty under the Dortmund model for the building industry. The model is unique in Germany and represents a teaching concept that, in addition to the fundamental training in the chosen discipline, aims to give students interdisciplinary collaboration in a team with other engineers involved in construction. Projects involving joint work in a team of Architecture and Civil Engineering students take on a key role for the learning about this collaboration.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The faculty has numerous cooperation partners in other European and non-European countries. The cooperation faculties are open to students for a period of study abroad, as well as to teaching staff for lecturer mobility. Currently there are ongoing research projects with partners in countries including France, Algeria, Austria and the USA.

Special features regarding the equipment

The faculty's Institute of Building Research supports the experimental teaching and research as well as interdisciplinary cooperation between the institute's subject areas of Engineering Foundation/Foundation Engineering, Building Physics, Concrete Structures, Steel Construction, Structural Design and Construction Materials. The facilities available include: concrete and mortar lab with concreting system, sampling and processing tools, hydraulic and mechanical test machines, tensioning facility with flexible test frames, climate chambers and construction materials lab with photometer, scanning electron microscope, thermoanalysis, etc.

Special features regarding research activities

A key research area of the department is permanent structures. The aim is in-depth analysis and clarification of the issue of how buildings and civil engineering structures need to be designed and constructed to give them a life span that is appropriate for their purpose and resource usage. In line with the principle of resource-efficient building, this area is concerned with effectively increasing the life span of architectural structures using new extended planning and design concepts while taking into account the requirements in the lifecycle.

Support for founders

TU Dortmund initiates, funds and honours company start-ups and transfer from science. It actively supports its students, graduates and staff in the development and implementation of business ideas, in the evaluation, registration and utilisation of inventions and patents as well as in the transfer of knowledge and technology. The many offers and measures are bundled in the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Transfer. The tu>startup founding initiative and the knowledge and technology transfer of the TU Dortmund have received multiple awards.

Further information on research activities

Civil Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 3

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
no data
Contact with work environment, master's
no data
Not specified

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Group 2

Support in studies

Group 2

Courses offered

Group 2

Study organisation

Group 2

no data
Not specified
Digital teaching elements

Group 2

Research orientation

Group 2

Job market preparation

Group 2


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Overall study situation

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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

CE = Civil Engineering

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


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