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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Abteilung Bauwissenschaften
Universitätsstraße 15
D-45117 Essen
Telephone: +49 201 183-2775

Uni Duisburg-Essen/Essen
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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): 38.6%
  • Construction Engineering: 21.1%
  • Water Management: 17.5%
  • Ressource Management: 1.8%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 8.8%
  • Construction Management: 8.8%
  • Other fields: 3.5%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

13/14 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

42,800 €

Doctorates per professor


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Construction learning centre with fixed times in the timetable for intensive preliminary and follow-up support; Course of study with compulsory attendance in four-day week; E-Learning; International exchange programmes; high degree of internationality of students; change to part-time study possible; mentoring at the start of studies and after the fourth semester regarding the choice of specialisation courses; quality assurance through evaluation of teaching in each semester and "Building Science Advisory Board" made up of industry representatives.

Special features regarding the international orientation

high degree of internationality of students; international Civil Engineering degree course; international exchange programmes via Erasmus and double degrees.

Special features regarding the equipment

Simultaneous computers / cluster; computer room with approx. 50 PCs for lectures and research papers; PC-based examinations with 200 PCs; large laboratory areas in the field of Solid Construction, Materials Science and Road Construction, Steel Construction, Community Water Management and Waste, as well as Hydraulic Engineering.

Special features regarding research activities

Interdisciplinary focal areas "Urban Systems" and "Future Water"; high-tech materials for the shift towards alternative energy; Bionics; material chain; dark fermentation; Electromobility; renewable energy concepts; research focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM); automated manufacturing processes in the building industry; development of economical sustainability concepts in the area of building and materials science; Climate Protection; building with steel and glass; dynamic soil/building structure interaction; wave propagation; renaturation measures; Hydropower station

Other special features

In addition to their degree courses in Duisburg/Essen, it is helpful for students of the Department of Building Sciences to study abroad for one or two semesters. To this end, the University of Duisburg-Essen has concluded contracts with other universities in Europe in order to give students from Duisburg/Essen the opportunity to study abroad as part of the ERASMUS programme – and vice versa. The Erasmus coordinator for the Department of Building Sciences is Professor Lupascu. The PROMOS and DUE-Mobil grants give students an opportunity to receive financial support.

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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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

CE = Civil Engineering


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