Bachelor Civil Engineering

You will get a comprehensive overview and insight into all areas of civil engineering: from structural engineering, construction industry and geotechnics to infrastructure management, with road and railroad engineering, resource management and hydraulic engineering.

Sound methodological as well as natural and engineering science knowledge is imparted. Great importance is attached to basic subjects such as mathematics, mechanics, structural analysis, engineering hydrology, construction industry and construction project management.

Analytical and interdisciplinary thinking will be trained. You will acquire skills and competencies to recognize and assess the interaction between technical developments and the environment. Semesters abroad are possible during the Bachelor's Programme.

Admission / enrolment

Deadlines and Information
For admission you have to complete an online pre-registration including the study preparation and reflection phase (Studien-VoR-Phase). This study preparation and reflection phase (not restrictive) should provide a basis for entry into the chosen bachelor's programme. Finally, you come to the Admission Office in person to complete the enrollment within the admission periode and during the opening hour.

Please notice, that the programme is in German. Therefore, you have to prove sufficient knowledge of German at Level C1 of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages (GERS) for admission.

Admission Deadlines:

Admission to a bachelor's degree programme with foreign school leaving certificate:

Studien-VoR-Phase Civil Engineering: (in German only)


Structure of the bachelor's programme

The studies at the TU Vienna consist of a

  • bachelor’s programme “Civil Engineering” ("Bauingenieurwesen") and
  • master’s programme “Civil Engineering Science” ("Bauingenieurwissenschaften") based on it.

On successful completion of the programme, students receive the title Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Besides the master’s programme, this degree gives graduates the opportunity to continue their studies abroad or to complete a master’s programme in a related field.

The bachelor’s programme is subdivided into:

Compulsory courses152 ECTS
Free electives (9,0 credits out of them from the central transferable skills offering) 18 ECTS
Bachelor Thesis 10 ECTS


The timetable contains the compulsory courses specified in the curriculum and is only an orientation guide. However, it is recommended to complete the courses according to the timetable.

Specialised relevant practice

In the bachelor’s programme it is possible to have practical work (holiday internships/work in a relevant field) credited as a free elective course. The specialised relevant practice has to comprise 7 weeks with 40 hours each. The 7 weeks can consist of several internships in different companies.

Bachelor Thesis

The topic of the bachelor thesis has to be assigned to a compulsory course of the bachelor's programme. The Research Units publish the thesis topics in TISS or on the institute websites. The length of the bachelor thesis is between 12 and 30 pages.