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Master's Degree Programme Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering

As a civil engineer specializing in structural engineering, you will study structures and materials used for above-ground structures and bridges. You will be a professional in building with concrete, steel and wood; you determine the dimensions of the structural elements and select the materials. In the master’s degree programme in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering you deepen the knowledge acquired in your bachelor's programme and specialise according to your personal interests.


You will study advanced topics in civil engineering in 3 compulsory modules:

  • Structural design of concrete, wood, steel and composite constructions
  • Advanced and numerical mechanics
  • Materials and building design

Additionally, you will focus on your own areas of interest in 3 of the following elective modules:

  • Simulation and mechanics
  • Engineering structures
  • Above-ground structures and buildings
  • Design, engineering and calculation of details
  • Monitoring and maintenance of built structures
  • Materials and sustainability

Depending on your personal interests, you can also take courses from the elective modules on Business and Soft Skills or other free elective courses.

Details of the modules are provided in the Curriculum (in German).

Source: TU Graz/IBB

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Timetable: after selecting the relevant semester click on Timetable on the top right corner

Philipp Huter, Source: Huter
Philipp Huter, master's degree student in Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering

Students learn how to use and combine steel, concrete, wood and other materials in an appropriate way, to design, plan, cost and undertake building and engineering work - the master's programme in structural engineering equips you with the knowledge you need to do all these things in your career and to create impressive buildings.


Career Options

Civil engineers undertake calculations, determine the construction of a building, and plan and oversee its construction.

Graduates work

  • in engineering offices,
  • at public authorities,
  • at consulting firms,
  • in industry,
  • in construction,
  • for the railway,
  • for the postal service,
  • at insurance companies,
  • in energy management,
  • in research and teaching at universities,
  • in development aid.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students