Where, if not at the HFT Stuttgart, is the best place to study construction-related engineering courses? The large and traditional Department of Civil Engineering offers a wide range of courses of study of various kinds. In addition, the civil engineering department at the HFT Stuttgart is framed by other construction-related courses of study such as architecture, building physics and surveying.

Competent and committed professors and lecturers ensure that students receive a broad and at the same time well-founded education and are well prepared for the job market. Due to the limited number of students, optimal supervision of the students is guaranteed at all times. Teachers not only impart specialist knowledge but also methodological skills so that students can acquire further specialist skills independently and develop creative solutions to problems. Due to the diverse requirements of the curricula, students learn to work on an interdisciplinary and team basis and to coordinate this work among themselves.

In Stuttgart, a top business location, there are many different professional and personal interrelationships. Close cooperation with renowned companies from the Stuttgart construction industry ensures a strong link between teaching and construction practice.

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  • Small semester associations from the beginning
  • High practical relevance
  • Best networking among professors
  • Exciting study projects in teams
  • Illustrative material directly on site
  • Highly interesting construction projects in the region
  • Interdisciplinarity: architecture, building physics ...
  • Theses in cooperation with the practice


Eine Gruppe von Studierenden mit Warnwesten
Advantages of studying at HFT

Our Bachelor programmes

Eine Gruppe von Studierenden mit Warnwesten

Bachelor of civil engineering

Course contents

Classical civil engineering imparts knowledge in building construction and statics, in geotechnics, in traffic and water management as well as in construction management.

Occupational activities

Civil engineers accompany construction projects from the planning, design and construction phase to the acceptance of construction work and invoicing of construction services.

Bachelor Infrastructure Management

Course contents

The teaching content from the construction industry is combined with topics from urban planning, energy supply and project management. The term "infrastructure" here refers to roads, buildings and basic technical services such as electricity.

Occupational activities

Infrastructure managers ensure that the interfaces between the project participants are optimally connected.

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Bachelor of Business Engineering (Construction and Real Estate)

Course contents

The Industrial Engineering and Management degree course is an interface course, the content of which is made up of civil engineering (approx. 60%), business administration (approx. 30%) and the necessary legal foundations (approx. 10%).

Occupational activities

Industrial engineers are needed for later management tasks in the construction and real estate industry to solve the complex technical and economic challenges of construction projects and real estate.

Our Master Programs

After a successful bachelor's degree, graduates can choose from a range of consecutive master's degree programmes in the field of study in addition to a wide range of practical opportunities. The Master of Engineering degree qualifies students for admission to the higher civil service and for a doctorate, which is conducted in cooperation with a university.

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Master of Structural Engineering

Course contents

Students acquire advanced skills in the design and construction of complex engineering structures. They deepen their knowledge in the fields of solid, steel and timber construction. Further focal points of the course of study are building in existing buildings and structural mechanics.

Occupational activities

The graduates are optimally prepared for technically flawless, economical and environmentally friendly planning and building.

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Master Geotechnics / Tunnelling

Course contents

Geotechnical engineering deals with construction in soil and rock. Students deepen their competence to consider the subsoil in the planning of construction measures in terms of planning and calculation and to successfully plan geotechnical construction tasks such as dams or tunnels.


Occupational activities

Graduates can expect a wide range of tasks in planning offices, construction companies or in the public sector, from advising on building ground and foundations to the planning, execution and operation of earthworks, foundations and tunnels.

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Master Transport Infrastructure Management

Course contents

Students deepen the economic, technical, construction management and legal components in the field of construction, maintenance, operation and control of traffic facilities. All modes of transport and the most diverse forms of mobility are included in the analysis.

Occupational activities

The graduates take over complex development and infrastructure planning on the side of the municipalities and regions. They also develop intelligent and innovative construction services on behalf of the construction industry.

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Master Environmental Protection

Course contents

Environmental protection is an interdisciplinary field of activity with the aim of protecting soil, water and air as well as the biotic communities existing there. The students learn about aspects of environmental management, technical environmental protection, but also operational factors.

Occupational activities

After completing their studies, graduates are successfully employed in municipal, technical or biological-ecological environmental protection.

Master Construction Process Management

Course contents

Students deepen their knowledge regarding the planning and execution of modern, technically demanding construction projects. In the course of digitalization and process optimization, knowledge of methods and tools for virtual planning, construction and operation as well as the application of lean principles play a major role.

Occupational activities

Graduates will carry out construction and real estate projects from planning through execution to operation with optimum added value for the customer. In the process, they will assume leading positions in various areas of the construction industry.

Entrepreneurs' Advisory Board

In order to promote and support construction-related courses of study, an advisory board for entrepreneurs was set up in 2001. Well-known companies from various construction-related sectors meet regularly with the deans of the construction-related courses of study at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Building Physics and Economics. This committee discusses the practical relevance of the teaching, the further development of the courses of study as well as possibilities for cooperation.



In the 2018/19 academic year, the civil engineering department underwent an extensive (re-)accreditation process. The expert evaluators of the ASIIN attested us a very high quality of studies and teaching. The evaluators found that, despite their respective specialisations (which are clearly delineated for outsiders), all study programmes basically pursue broad objectives. It was particularly emphasized that the university course focuses on teamwork and communication skills as well as social skills and conveys these particularly well. Now all study programmes are accredited until 30.09.2026!

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