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Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften
Kaiserstraße 12
D-76131 Karlsruhe
Telephone: +49 721 608-42192

Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT
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Basic information

Teaching staff at the department


Percentage of teaching by practitioners

no data

Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Teaching in core subjects

  • Basics (e.g., maths): 15.6%
  • Construction Engineering: 24.4%
  • Water Management: 22.2%
  • Ressource Management: 0%
  • Transport Systems, Urban and Regional planning: 13.3%
  • Construction Management: 16.7%
  • Other fields: 7.8%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

8/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment

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Master theses in cooperation with work environment

no data

Share of professors with work experience

no data

Professors with own engineering company

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Third party funds per academic

138,000 €

Doctorates per professor


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Broad, foundation-oriented training in the Bachelor's degree; Extension and consolidation of the qualifications acquired in the Bachelor's degree in the Master's programme; Application of scientific knowledge and methods; ability to develop new solutions to problems and thus break new technical ground through the application of established Construction Engineering or Building Science rules; the institutes' comprehensive research and third-party funded activities guarantee students an insight into current developments.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The faculty offers the English-language Master´s degree programme in Water Science and Engineering.

Special features regarding the equipment

Civil engineering at KIT is characterised by the integration of large materials-testing and research centres in all areas of teaching. The Research Centre for Steel, Wood and Stone (founded in 1921), the Theodor Rehbock Water Construction Laboratory (founded in 1899) and the Materials Testing Institute for Building Materials and Concrete Construction, Concrete Materials – all have a long tradition and are constantly evolving in keeping with the needs of science, research and practice.

Support for founders

At the KIT, the service unit Innovation and Relations Management (IRM) is the central partner for business, alumni and sponsors at the KIT and it also looks after students and staff at the KIT. Its services include a career service, technology transfer of research results to industry, start-up consulting, support for KIT alumni, private sponsors, foundations as well as prizes for students as well as the sponsoring.

Other special features

The goal of teaching at the KIT is the training of young people based on an intensive scientific and research-oriented education and the acquisition of interdisciplinary competences. To achieve this goal, the KIT pursues a strategy of research-oriented teaching aligned with the standards of the (classic) disciplines. Students are involved at an early stage in research projects as well as in the large-scale research area of the KIT, and the quality of teaching is sustainably improved in line with the principle of "teaching follows research".

Information on access restrictions

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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Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
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Environmental Civil Engineering


Total number of students at the department


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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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