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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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  • Department

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): 21.1%
  • Construction Engineering: 26.3%
  • Water Management: 17.5%
  • Ressource Management: 5.3%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 10.5%
  • Construction Management: 12.3%
  • Other fields: 7%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

9/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Professors with own engineering company



Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)


Third party funds per professor

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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".

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 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. In addition, the department has many contacts with various universities and therefore offers suitable graduates the possibility to pursue a cooperative doctorate.

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.

Further information on research activities

Civil Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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Transition to Master's studies
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Return rate of the questionnaires


Environmental Civil Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

CE = Civil Engineering

EnvCE = Environmental 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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