The university programme ‘NATM Engineering’ at TU Graz and the Montanuniversität Leoben (MU Leoben) offers an opportunity to study geotechnical engineering and tunnelling at an advanced level and to learn about the New Austrian Tunnelling Method. When you have completed this programme, you will be able to design and build tunnels in accordance with the NATM principles or to provide engineering supervision for building such tunnels.
The programme includes the following components:
Additionally, for the Master of Engineering programme:
Here you can find full details of the programme contents.
The university programme is designed for
who want to specialize in tunnel construction and the New Austrian Tunnelling Method in particular.
To register for this programme you must have one of the following qualifications:
Since all parts of the programme will be held in English as the language of instruction, you also need good competence in English.
These fees do not cover any travel, accommodation or meals
Possible subsidies and details
In each semester, you complete one module in a block of three weeks. In the sixth semester, students for the Master of Engineering write a master's thesis
The growing worldwide demand for underground constructions and the concentration of tunnelling expertise in Austria inspired TU Graz and the Montanuniversität Leoben to offer this programme, which is organized in blocks so that participants can combine it with their work. That the programme has been taken by 65 students from 32 countries has confirmed the strong demand for engineers with specialist knowledge in this area.
The spezialised University Programm "NATM-Engineer" was created by the two universities Graz University of Technology and Montanuniversität Leoben to satisfy the continuously increasing worldwide demand for qualified tunnel engineers and aim at increasing the skills of the participants in the fields of geotechnical engineering and tunnelling, with an emphasis on the "New Austrian Tunnelling Method" (NATM).
Alumni of the programme work in the following fields:
Here you can find detailed information on the teachers taking part in this programme.
Next start date: 9 September 2019
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019
Required application documents:
Please send your complete application documents by e-mail or post to:
Life Long Learning
c/o Mag. Vera POSCHAUKO
8010 Graz, Austria
After we have checked your application documents, you may be required to come for an interview or take a test before you can be admitted to the programme.
Special offers are available for the programme participants in a number of hotels and other accommodations: Accomodations in Graz and Leoben.
TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4932
O.Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.mont.
Phone: +43 316 873 8114
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.mont.
Phone: +43 3842 402 3400