The international two-year degree course is offered to Civil Engineers pursuing a specialization in Structural Engineering. Students at the Faculty of Civil Engineering may not only attend traditional style lectures, seminars or work placements, but also showcase their talents in a diverse range of student competitions. The Faculty‘s teaching staff regularly includes many knowledgeable experts from the field in addition to their own distinguished professors. What is more, the Faculty‘s collaborations with numerous regional companies enable students to start working on real world projects from day one of their studies.
Individualized study environment, studying in small groups
Leipzig, the ultimate student town with international atmosphere
Highly practice oriented programmes – research intensive
Active campus life, all facilities within easy reach
PhD degrees may be granted (in association with research universities)
State of the art facilities, new laboratories and studios
About the programme
All courses at the Faculty of Civil Engineering take place in lecture halls and seminar rooms equipped with cutting edge technology. The Laboratory Building, named after August Föppl (mechanic, engineer and university teacher), boasts a diverse array of laboratories with state of the art equipment. High quality testing instruments are used not only in the materials, soil mechanics, and water engineering labs, but also in the experiment hall when courses are in session. Moreover, students work hands on with the latest computer technology and most current software.
Students will be equipped with the skills to think about and act upon the social consequences of their activities, to cooperate with expert colleagues and to work in teams.
They will learn to present the results of their work with conviction and to discuss their ideas with self-confidence. They will develop creativity, decision-making skills, assertiveness and flexibility to act socially responsible and environmentally conscious.
Structural Engineering is a practical oriented technical/academic discipline. The job outline is characterized by various fields of activity, e.g. in construction companies, building authorities and engineering offices as well as in research and teaching in the field of Civil Engineering.
The master's programme is supposed to develop widely educated graduates, who on the one hand can work in all areas of the building industry and on the other hand have state of the art specialist knowledge. After their studies of Structural Engineering students shall be able to work independently, to analyze scientifically sound complex technical, mathematical and science problems, and to be able to understand and solve them.
Students will get the knowledge and abilities to transfer their theoretical knowledge into practice. Graduates of the Master Structural Engineering will be able to lead complex construction and planning projects and to take over leadership roles.
1 New Town Hall Leipzig
2 Nikolai Church Leipzig
3 Opera House Leipzig
4 Leipzig Trade Fair, 1-4 all © Stephanie Franck
5 Concrete, © Bryan Colosky
The course content covers advanced topics of Civil Engineering with the focus on Structural Engineering.
For more information on the program content, please contact:
Mr. Dr. Oleg Krikotov
HTWK Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Civil Engineering
6 Bridge, © sweet-ice-cream-photography
7 Surface, © Samuel Zeller
8 Gewandhaus Leipzig, © HTWK Leipzig
9 Group of SEM students, © HTWK Leipzig
10-11 Bridge Model Competition, © HTWK Leipzig
12 Summer Barbecue, © HTWK Leipzig
The insights from our Chinese students will give you an impression about studying SEM and life in Leipzig and at the HTWK Campus.
(SEM GROUP 2013)
„[...] preparation for abroad study is much easier then for others, who need to gather that information by themselves. And HTWK supports a very good local assistance for us. Here I must extend my most sincere gratitude to Mr. Omieczynski. [...]“
(SEM GROUP 2011)
„[...] Personally, the SEM program benefited me not only in the study field, but I gained precious life experiences in Germany. The graduation of HTWK Leipzig is authenticated by Chinese government. Everyone thinks it is harder to get a German master degree than in English speaking countries. [...]“
Dragon Horse Chinese & Foreign Entrepreneurs Service Co. Ltd. Beijing
Mrs. Li Lifang
North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
Jiangxi University of Science and Technology
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Jiangsu University of Science and Technology
DCG representative Vietnam
Mrs. Dr. Hoang Thi Ha
National University of Civil Engineering
DCG representative Far East, United Arab Emirates and South Asia
Mr. Sohail Nawaz Chaudhry
University of Management and Technology
More information about the SEM Master Structural Engineering here.