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CHE University Ranking

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fakultät 6: Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Stadtplanung

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg

Fakultät 6: Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Stadtplanung
Institut für Bauingenieurwesen
Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 8
D-03046 Cottbus
Telephone: +49 355 694-209
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg/Cottbus (U)
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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): 36.6%
  • Construction Engineering: 29.3%
  • Water Management: 7.3%
  • Ressource Management: 7.3%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 12.2%
  • Construction Management: 7.3%
  • Other fields: 0%

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

12/14 points

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

19,100 €

Doctorates per professor


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The Cottbus model means that Civil Engineering is closely interlinked with Architecture and Town and Regional Planning. Joint project study means that the students have a strong introduction to future cooperation partners in the construction industry.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The degree course offers a large number of cooperation partners for a stay abroad and international exchange. Civil Engineering has an international orientation thanks to a wide range of individual contacts, the EUNICE network and the research training group on ‘Cultural and technical values of historic buildings’ sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Special features regarding the equipment

The intensive exchange between the faculty and the academic institution Materials Testing Institute University of Stuttgart (MPA Stuttgart, Otto-Graf-Institut (FMPA)) in the context of research projects means that the faculty has extensive equipment in the field of Civil Engineering. In addition, the faculty has a wide range of research technology, with the research laboratories in the field of Construction Materials and with the cooperation with other faculty institutes (Panta Rhei gGmbH research centre for lightweight construction materials).

Special features regarding research activities

Points of research focus: Digital design and planning processes, modelling and production, cultural heritage and climate-friendly construction. Junior academics undertake their doctorates with classic one-to-one support and in structured doctoral programmes, such as in the "Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings" Research Training Group of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The discussion groups link the disciplines together and produce synergy effects. The use of guest lecturers from other disciplines means that the expertise of the subject areas undertaking research in the graduate school is taught in an interdisciplinary manner.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Website of the Student Council


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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Offers for career orientation
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Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies

no data

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Digital teaching elements
Courses offered
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Transition to Master's studies
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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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