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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fachbereich 14: Bauingenieur- und Umweltingenieurwesen

Universität Kassel

Fachbereich 14: Bauingenieur- und Umweltingenieurwesen
Mönchebergstraße 7
D-34109 Kassel
Telephone: +49 561 804-2637
https://www.uni-kassel.de/uni

Uni Kassel
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department
49
Percentage of teaching by practitioners
10.0%
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
35.0%

Teaching in core subjects

  • Basics (e.g., maths): 15.3%
  • Construction Engineering: 30.6%
  • Water Management: 18.4%
  • Ressource Management: 9.2%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 16.3%
  • Construction Management: 10.2%
  • Other fields: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
13/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
15.2%
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
15.1%
Share of professors with work experience
18.0%
Professors with own engineering company
25.0%

Research

Third party funds per academic
63.2 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor
0.7

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
none

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Bachelor's/Master's degree course in the 7+3 semester format; institutionalised work placement studies (BPS) which are integrated into studies and are awarded credits; Project modules; interdisciplinary courses in the field of Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Technical English; Good facilities in the departments with student workstations and rooms for group work; Numerous funded excursions; preliminary mathematics course, "ProMathe" programme with numerous courses in Mathematical Propaedeutics.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Numerous international collaborations in research and teaching; participation in the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City; academic coordination of the International Summer University and the International Winter University at the University of Kassel; international online Master´s degree programme Wind Energy Systems, I.DEAR exchange programme with the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo/Mendoza in Argentina, ERASMUS+ student exchange with universities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey and Italy.

Special features regarding the equipment

Very good rooms and technical facilities, modern laboratories in the fields of Materials, Geoengineering and Mechanics, a clamping frame for construction-related applications, a 1,200 m² hydraulic engineering hall as well as external laboratories near the sewage plant and in the waste-to-energy plant in Kassel.

Special features regarding research activities

Climate change and environmental protection, technological competition and demographic development place high demands on research and development. The department has addressed these questions and broken them down to the level of civil and environmental engineering in an effort to anchor itself and its areas of research focus within the research profile of the University of Kassel. The main focus is on Materials Engineering, Climate Protection and Socio-Technical Systems for Networked Living.

Support for founders

Kassel University has been a "start-up university" (BMWi) since 2013. Support for business start-ups is provided by the start-up agency UNIKAT of Kassel University in the fields of consulting, product development and financing, and by making available rooms in the Science Park Kassel on university grounds.

Other special features

Quality management in instruction: Quality-assurance system for the department’s own degree courses which has been refined over many years, with regular annual surveys of new students, students in the fourth study semester and students at the time of degree completion; Regular discussion of results with the departmental student body in the course committee, regular course evaluations and surveys on student workload.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Civil Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
820
Number of master degree students
160
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
51.4%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
63.7%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/13 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
6/13 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.2

Group 2

Support in studies
2.1

Group 2

Courses offered
1.9

Group 2

Study organisation
1.7

Group 2

Exams
2.4

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.0

Group 1

Research orientation
2.2

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.5

Group 2

Rooms
1.7

Group 1

Library
1.7

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.8

Group 2

Overall study situation
2.1

Group 1

Environmental Civil Engineering

Facts

Total number of students
440
Number of master degree students
130
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees
53.8%

Group 2

Graduations in appropriate time, master's
53.8%

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
9/13 points

Group 1

Contact with work environment, master's
6/13 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
2.1

Group 2

Support in studies
2.1

Group 2

Courses offered
2.0

Group 2

Study organisation
1.7

Group 2

Exams
2.5

Group 2

Digital teaching elements
2.0

Group 1

Research orientation
2.6

Group 2

Job market preparation
2.8

Group 2

Rooms
1.7

Group 1

Library
1.7

Group 2

IT-infrastructure
1.7

Group 2

Overall study situation
2.2

Group 2

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Groups

Group 1

top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
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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