Course of Study

The Bachelor's degree programme in Civil Engineering is a modularised attendance programme that is divided into a compulsory and an elective area.
Students are taught scientific-mathematical and engineering fundamentals from the fields of statics, strength of materials, geotechnics, structural engineering, structural design and hydromechanics. They possess the skills for the graphic design of structures and the professional implementation in CAD drawings and 3D building models. They can describe business and economic contexts and summarise the legal principles of building law. They can describe important processes in the construction process and carry out construction, dimensioning and calculation with common building materials (steel, concrete, wood, masonry, etc.).

Graduates have application-ready knowledge for the design and implementation of engineering structures and for applications in urban water management and recycling management. They can establish urban planning connections from the building to the city and build sustainably.

The degree programme is offered in German and can only be started in the winter semester.


Compulsory elective Modules

The compulsory elective modules provided for the 6th semester enable students to shape their studies according to their individual interests and abilities and to prepare specifically for one of the Master's degree programmes or for entry into professional practice. A free selection and combination of modules is possible.

Each student must study elective modules to the extent of 18 credit points. Four thematic specialisations are offered:

All students are allowed to visit extra courses that can be acknowledged in the Bachelor's degree if appropriate. The University of Rostock offers a variety of interesting modules.

Teaching and learning forms

Teaching and learning forms

The study-specific examination and study regulations of the Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering determine which modules have to be completed in which semester (see study programme schedule). In addition, students receive a timetable for each semester in which the courses of all modules of the respective semester are scheduled.

The contents of the course are taught in different courses. The types of courses are characterised by the use of different forms of teaching and learning.

The following types of courses are used in the Bachelor's programme in Environmental Engineering:



Normally, modules are completed with an examination at the end of the semester. Those tests are most commonly oral or written exams, but also assignments and presentations are possible. The examination can be an individual or a group examination. Examinations can also be taken lecture accompanying.

According to the study and examination regulations of the programme, it is possible that certain exercises and tasks need to be fulfilled as entrance requirements for the examinations. These entrance requirements can be valued and graded but do not have an influence on the mark of the module. Entrance requirements can for example be in the form of presentations, reports or preliminary exams.

At the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences the examination period of one semester is separated in two examination phases. The first examination phase takes place in the first two weeks after the end of lectures. The second examination phase takes place during the two weeks before the start of the new term.