|Weimar is a small city located in the heart of Germany. Its culturally important history and active intellectual climate contribute very much to the attraction of the city. Bauhaus-University Weimar offers a unique study profile, combining structural engineering with architecture, the arts and modern media topics. Programmes offered follow bachelor, master, and doctoral tracks.
|The Master’s degree programme Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering is an intensive, supervised, research-oriented and application-based advanced course of study. It builds on the expertise and methodical skills in several fundamental areas of engineering gained in a first-level degree programme or through practical professional experience.
By providing students with advanced, scientifically-based, interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and methods, they are able to take on demand- ing engineering tasks in the areas of planning, construction and realisation of structures under specific impact conditions. They are also able to carry out site or structure-specific risk analyses using modern tools for gauging the threat of natural hazards.
In addition to strengthening their theoretical and scientific competence, candidates are able to develop skills in modelling, numerical simulation and application of behaviour-based design and detection methods, fieldwork and laboratory investigation.
In order to structure and reflect the complexity of the chain reactions inherent to natural hazards, this programme explores in detail various engineering disciplines and engineering-related areas of the nat- ural sciences, social sciences and economics. It examines the central role that civil engineering plays in lessening the impact of natural disasters and focuses on the engineering methods that we can use to assess and possibly reduce the vulnerability of buildings and structures. Using international projects as models, the programme highlights the demands on engineering technology at both the regional and global level. The elective compulsory modules expand on lines of development that systematically prepare graduates for future careers or higher research positions.
|Professionals with two years’ experience working in private companies, administrations or governmental institutions related to the field of civil and structural engineering.
|Master of Science in Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering
|October (winter semester)
|15 October of the year prior to start at the University.
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme
|2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)
|In addition to the offical DAAD application form
candidates are required to submit an online application for Bauhaus University.
Online application (for Bauhaus University) and help concerning application procedure are found at:
Faculty of Civil Engineering
– NHRE –
Dr.-Ing. Silke Beinersdorf