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Master's Programme Civil Engineering

Faculty Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Diplom-Ingenieurin/Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0732 Building and Civil Engineering
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 505
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum  (2014W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2014W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck: 

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 25 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mathematics, Geometry and Informatics
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mechanics
  • 22 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis
  • 22 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Concrete and Masonry Construction, Structural Steelwork and Wood
                                                 Building Design and Construction
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Geotechnical Engineering and Hydraulic Engineering
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Building Construction and Building Physics and Building Materials
  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Environmental Engineering and Transport
  • 12 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Construction Engineering and Economics
  •   5 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Surveying

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 1 > Second semester
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 2 > Second semester

Second semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 1
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 2 > Third semester
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 3 > Third semester
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Interdisciplinary Skills > Third semester

Third semester »

12.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 2
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module Area of Specialisation 3
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Interdisciplinary Skills

Fourth semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Preparation of the Master's Thesis
20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module Master's Thesis Defence

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Qualification Profile and Skills

The field of civil engineering ranges from feasibility studies, planning, structural design and calculations for construction and operations to the preservation and renovation of structures. Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Civil Engineering possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and implement methodologically sound solutions for technical tasks in the areas of concrete and brick construction, wood construction, metal construction, composite construction and materials technology. The programme is based on in-depth knowledge of the fundamental subjects of mechanics, strength of materials and numerical analysis. Moreover, graduates possess advanced knowledge of construction operations and the processes of project management and development.

Expected Learning Outcomes

They are able to correctly apply their highly specialized knowledge, incorporating the latest findings in various areas of civil engineering, as the basis for innovative solutions and discourse with colleagues. Graduates possess the necessary competence and critical awareness to perform demanding tasks in civil engineering projects.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the civil engineering programme are capable of working in planning, building and operations in companies of various sizes and in capacities involving planning, projection, analysis, advising and implementation. They can also pursue professional activities in construction companies, public agencies and organizations, interest groups, media and in teaching and research institutions.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading 

Examination Regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Gschösser

Dean of Studis
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Kleidorfer

Information about the programme

Information for students with disabilities 

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