In the profile Civil Engineering within the Master of Science in Engineering, our students have the opportunity to combine different fields of interest from Natural Sciences and Engineering. You will be able to further improve your analytical and holistic competences to become one of the future leaders in your industry.
With possible focal points ranging from Bridge and Structural Engineering, Tunnel and Dam Construction, Road and Railway Construction, River and Hydraulic Engineering, Maintenance of Civil Engineering Structures, Sustainable and Energy-efficient Construction, Natural Hazards and Building Envelopes, students are afforded additional flexibility within their chosen specialization and areas of interest. In the Bridge and Structural Engineering major, students deepen their understanding of statics and construction, while the major in Geotechnical Engineering revolves around the modeling of foundations and supporting structures and the major in River and Water Engineering focuses on issues such as natural hazards. The Major in Road and Railway Construction mainly covers traffic planning and management.
As a consecutive degree program, the Master of Science with specialization in Civil Engineering requires solid competences in Natural Sciences and Engineering. Applicants are also required to hold one of the Bachelor’s degrees listed below:
- BSc in Civil Engineering
- BSc in Geomatics, Major in Construction and Infrastructure (BSc HES-SO)
The teaching language in the profile Civil Engineering is German. Therefore, all applicants without German as mother tongue need to provide an official German language certificate on level C1 or above to be accepted for this profile.
Applications by prospective students with a different academic background will be considered under certain conditions.
As a Civil Engineering graduate, you will have a wide range of career options, both in Switzerland and abroad. In the areas of Bridge and Structural Engineering as well as Geotechnical Engineering, you will be able to assume positions in the conception, planning and realization of load-bearing and supporting structures. In the fields of River and Hydraulic Engineering and Road and Railway Construction, you will be considered for roles in specialized engineering companies and in the public sector.