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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Studiengang Bauingenieurwesen

HafenCity Universität Hamburg

Studiengang Bauingenieurwesen
Überseeallee 16
D-20457 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40 42827-5350

HCU Hamburg
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Teaching in core subjects

  • Basics (e.g., maths): 50%
  • Construction Engineering: 35.3%
  • Water Management: 8.8%
  • Ressource Management: 0%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 5.9%
  • Construction Management: 0%
  • Other fields: 0%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

10/14 points

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 academic

26,500 €

Doctorates per professor


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

close linking between academia and practice; project-oriented teaching; lab practicals as part of the Bachelor's teaching; interdisciplinary projects and compulsory electives; interdisciplinary courses, obligatory for all students.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Special profile in relation to creative training; compulsory course in English in the Bachelor's degree as well as in the Master's degree; REAP degree course taught in English; diverse partnerships as part of the Erasmus programme; special internationalisation focus of HCU: Baltic region; excursions.

Special features regarding the equipment

Extensive "BAU" (construction) teaching and research laboratory: all structural engineering laboratories combined into one interrelated laboratory to benefit from synergies.

Special features regarding research activities

Research activities as part of the HCU's focus on digitisation and climate; Practice-relevant projects (BMBF, BMVi, ...) Erasmus+ strategic partnerships; Member of the Energieforschungszentrum Hamburg (currently head)

Further information on research activities

Civil Engineering


Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)





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middle group


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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

CE = Civil Engineering


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

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