Flexibility and Mobility
A broad range of procedures and general requirements, which are integrated into the academic regulations as an inherent part, guarantee the flexibility to organise your studies individually according to your own preferences. They also enable mobility during the course of studies (e.g. through an exchange programme) as well as after your graduation into professional employment.
Broadness and Diversity of the Programmes
The interdisciplinary study programme Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Geodesy is designed to include a broad range of topics although a certain specialisation takes place with the selection of a profile according to personal preference during the course of studies. Nonetheless a variety of occupations in both professional areas are open to you after graduation. The diversity within civil engineering is also reflected in the curriculum of the study programme Master of Science in Civil Engineering. Although in this study programme a specialisation must be chosen, the broadness of subjects still is the central characteristic of the study programme.
Modularization and ECTS
The course of studies is constructed of modules. A module is generally a course of one semester with four semester periods a week and an examination at the end of the semester. Credit Points (CP) based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) are granted based on successful study and examination performance. As a result of the transparent description of teaching content of the single modules, it is possible to accredit ECTS-CP’s granted from a different university if the teaching content fits into the concept of the academic regulations. This makes changing universities, participation in exchange programmes and the election of modules from different departments possible.
Elective Choices and Mentoring System
The academic regulations contain a variety of elective choices for the student to design his or her studies individually according to his or her own aims and inclination. For instance there are catalogues of elective courses to be chosen from and the possibility of specialisation with the election of a certain profile or area of specialisation. In addition, it is possible to achieve modules and the corresponding CP’s at foreign universities.
With a mentoring system it is guaranteed that the individual examination schedule (Studienplan) meets the requirements and the aim of the study programme in spite of the variety of elective choices. Every student is allotted a mentor, one of the professors of the department, who will assure that the ideas and wishes of the student are aligned with academic regulations. Thus a reasonable individual examination schedule can be organised.
Studying abroad and the experiences in language and culture accompanying it are valuable for the personal development and future career chances. Therefore, we encourage a stay abroad for practical training, exchange studies or for your graduate thesis. Due to the modularization and ECTS it is possible to accept credits from foreign universities. An exchange semester must not be bought at the price of a longer study time. We can support you with numerous contacts as well as teaching and research cooperation with universities abroad. In addition there are several exchange programmes at the Technische Universität Darmstadt with numerous partner universities (e.g. in Europe the ERASMUS-programme, but also worldwide) which make it easier to have the experience of an exchange semester.