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Civil Engineering

As a civil engineer, you are building the future. The buildings that you plan and realize will shape our living spaces.

Please note that this profile is taught in German mostly. For international students, a German language certificate of level C1 is required.

Professional career outline

The MSE in Civil Engineering provides you with the relevant skills to take leadership positions in engineering, construction or administration. You are experts in various disciplines ranging from bridge construction, structural engineering through geotechnical engineering including tunnel and dam construction, railroad and road construction, river engineering and hydraulic engineering to the maintenance of existing structures, to sustainable and energy-efficient construction and natural hazards.

Profile contents

The MSE profile Civil Engineering includes the following content:

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Institutes and centres

The Institute of Mechanical Systems (IMES) offers the MSE profile Civil Engineering.

Professional skills

With the MSE Civil Engineering you will be able to deal with the complex issues of current and future challenges in civil engineering, to manage demanding projects and to convey the results professionally.

Recommended modules

Technical Scientific Specialisation (TSM):


Fundamental Theoretical Principles (FTP):


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Differentiation to bachelor level

In the Master's Degree programme you will deepen your expertise and expand your scientific method and management skills. Therefore, after completing your Master's Degree, you will be able to master large-scale planning tasks and demanding projects and take on the responsibility for entire processes.

Information events and application

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Application

  • Applications for the autumn semester 2020 are still possible in exceptional cases. Please contact our administrative office at mse.engineering@zhw.ch