Do you think technical, business, construction and real estate management contexts are exciting? Then the Civil Engineering and Business Management study programm is the right place for you.

Civil engineers and business managers perform management tasks at the interface between the individual departments. They understand the complex interrelationships of technically sophisticated buildings and can optimise them economically in the life cycle of the later use of the property.

Application deadline

20. August for the winter semester
15. January for the summer semester

Study time

7 Semester

Study title

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Composition of the study programme

60 %

Civil engineering

30 %

Business management

10 %


The planning and construction of modern real estate increasingly requires interdisciplinary thinking engineers who have their core competencies in both civil engineering and business management.

The civil engineering and business management degree course is an interface study from civil engineering (approx. 60 percent of the training content), business administration (30 percent of the training content) and the necessary legal foundations (10 percent of the training content), which are necessary in order to move safely in the professional environment as an civil engineer and business manager.

The course of study is based on the civil engineering, architecture, building services, building physics and surveying courses traditionally anchored at the HFT. In addition to the technical aspects of the buildings, the curriculum also includes business management issues such as controlling, personnel and labour law, accounting and law and taxes.

Due to the above-mentioned knowledge, graduates with deep detailed knowledge are broadly educated and particularly suited for later tasks that require a holistic view.

Through my studies of civil engineering and business management at the HFT Stuttgart I have acquired basic knowledge in many areas of the construction and real estate industry. Due to its varied structure and close practical relevance, this course of study offers the best foundation for a later career in the real estate industry. One of the biggest advantages of the course is the variety of topics covered. If you focus on 2-3 areas later, you still don't lose sight of the big picture, as the professors always take into account the interlocking of the modules.

Henriette, K., Absolventin WS2019/20

Course and contents of the study programme

The bachelor's degree program civil engineering and business management has a standard period of study of 7 semesters. The programme is divided into a two-semester basic study period, which ends with the Bachelor preliminary examination and the five-semester main study period, which ends with the Bachelor examination.

You can find a detailed course of studies with all modules in the current study and examination regulations of our course of studies.

After completing a degree in civil engineering and business management with a Bachelor of Engineering, a subsequent Master's degree course is possible, e.g. in International Project Management, General Management, Environmental Protection or Sustainable Energy Competence (SENCE).

Course of studies

Basic study

In the first two semesters of the basic study period, the professional foundations and competences from the engineering, business administration and legal fields are laid. Those are necessary for a speedy and successful study. Additional key qualifications complete the basic studies. With the preliminary Bachelor examination the basic study programme is completed.

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Main study - Part I

In the subsequent main study period, the knowledge acquired in the basic study period is systematically deepened. In the engineering sciences, topics such as architecture and urban development, structural analysis, construction management, real estate management and energy-related topics are covered. In the field of business administration are especially accounting and taxation as well as investment and financing focused.

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Supervised pracital study project

In the practical semester - the so-called supervised practical study project (BPS) - the knowledge acquired so far is applied in practice within companies. The six-month internship in companies offers our students comprehensive and exciting insights into their professional future and future working environment. The BPS has also the big advantage to already establish a first network.

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Main study - Part II (areas of focus)

In the last two semesters of the main study period the further deepening of the existing knowledge takes place. Project tasks offers the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge to practical problems. In addition, elective modules can be used to set individual areas of focus. Finally the bachelor thesis is written - usually on a practical task with a practice partner.


Individual focus

Elective modules in the 6th and 7th semester allow students to form individual focus for their own studies.

75 %

Mandatory modules

25 %

Mandatory elective modules for specialisation

Course contents

The following diagram shows you all modules and contents of the course of studies within the planned 7 semesters.

Our study programme is accredited by the ASIIN.


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Key aspects

The civil engineering and business management focuses on building construction. The central focus of building construction is the life cycle of real estate. The entire value-added chain along the life cycle of real estate is addressed in the course of studies and thus optimally prepares students for their later professional life.

The life cycle of real estate begins with the three basic building blocks of any project development: land, capital and idea. The individual phases of the life cycle of real estate include development, construction, operation, conversion and deconstruction.

The degree course in civil engineering and business management provides the necessary knowledge for all phases of the real estate life cycle. This enables graduates of the course to gain a holistic understanding of real estate.


In the course of studies in civil engineering and business management you have numerous opportunities to gain experience abroad. You can do a semester abroad, the practical semester (BPS), the bachelor's thesis or a language course abroad.

The HFT Stuttgart maintains partnerships with 78 universities abroad. The following partner universities are the universities most often chosen by students of civil engineering and business management for a semester abroad:

  •    Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  •    University of New Brunswick, Canada
  •    Jönköping University, Sweden
  •    Tec de Monterrey, Mexico
  •    University of Newcastle, Australia

In addition, our students also attended other partner universities in Latvia, France, Brazil, Bulgaria, Romania, Switzerland or Taiwan.

The International Office is available as your contact partner. Here you will receive intensive support in your preparations - especially regarding possible funding programmes (e.g. ERASMUS). There is a supplementary contact person in the study programme where you can obtain information on the crediting of credits earned abroad.