Master in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Program Description

Master in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Geotechnics and hydraulics deal with all of what are known as “difficult foundations”, i.e. with buildings and structures that are erected on special foundations. This includes, for example, tunnels, dams, river power stations, dikes or embankments. Among these count, for example, tunnels, reservoirs, hydro-electric power stations and dams. Students prepare themselves at Graz University of Technology for their future occcupational fields in a pratically oriented way. This is ensured by teaching staff with real-life experience and excellent infrastructure, such as Austria's biggest experimental hydraulics laboratory which makes use of models.

The engineering sciences master’s programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering lasts four semesters and consists of one stage of study. It goes into the knowledge acquired in the Civil Engineering and Construction Management bachelor’s programme (6 semesters) in more depth. The entire master’s degree programme comprises 120 ECTS credits.

Specialised graduate courses:

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Rock Mechanics and Tunneling
  • Hydraulic Engineering

Graduates of the programme are awarded the academic title of “Diplom-Ingenieurin” or “Diplom-Ingenieur” which is equivalent to the international "Master of Science" ("MSc").

Admissions: To participate in the selection procedure, you must apply online within the admission period.

Exception: Students who have already completed a relevant bachelor's degree at Graz University of Technology or in the framework of NAWI Graz at the University of Graz. Please note the admission deadlines.

Working as a civil engineer

Civil engineers are actively involved in shaping the future. They plan and take care of the entire structural infrastructure of our society. Accordingly there is a broad spectrum of professional possibilities. It ranges form working in planning agencies and in public administration, research and teaching at universities, universities of applied sciences and secondary technical schools, to self-employed work as civil engineers. In addition, they carry out management tasks in constructional, economic and ecological areas, either for international building firms or authorities. All-rounders in civil engineering are highly sought after, since there is never a lack of construction work!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 4, 2016
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Oct., 2017
4 semesters
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Start date Oct., 2017
Austria Graz
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