Whether it be residential buildings, bridges, waterways, or wind farms, civil engineers actively shape our world through their work.

Civil engineers plan, design, and engineer buildings and construction projects on a scientific basis and organize the execution of construction work. It goes without saying that aspects such as cost-effectiveness, quality, and environmental compatibility also play a decisive role. Innovative and competent minds that can develop and implement new ideas are highly sought after in this field.

Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Numerus Clausus
Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)
Pre-study internship
Subject distribution
Interesting numbers and statistics

Number of first-year students: approx. 130 during the winter semester; the proportion of women taking the bachelor’s degree programme is currently 23%; the pass rate for the degree programme is around 60% of the students who begin the programme; with 15 full-time professors and 17 members of staff, students are guaranteed close and intensive support.

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov - 15 Jan)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.07.2024
Dual system options
Dual Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Prospective degree programs
Urban Mobility (Transportation Engineering) (M.Sc.)
Civil Engineering (M.Eng.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

    • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

    • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
    • Telc German C1 University

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Interest in scientific and technical issues
  • Pleasure in organizing, teamwork and managing employees
  • Civil engineers seek sustainable technical solutions to specific problems and issues in the fields of construction, utilities, infrastructure and mobility, as well as hydraulic engineering and the environment.

Common stumbling blocks

  • Mathematics
  • Construction mechanics

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Are you unsure whether Civil Engineering is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.


You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

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Student Counseling Service

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Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects within the Civil Engineering degree programme? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.