Master Civil Engineering

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The image shows the Naret arch dam in the canton of Ticino. The 80-metre high arch dam stores up water (with storage capacity of approx. 32 million m3) which can be used to generate electricity.

Planning, Decision-making, Building

It is difficult to imagine our everyday lives without bridges, tunnels, hydroelectric power plants, road and rail networks, or residential, office and industrial buildings. All of these are subject to increasingly higher demands on standards and functionality, because our modern society requires reliable, efficient and safe infrastructure.


The Master’s degree programme builds upon the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme. Students select two out of six possible subject areas. A large range of electives supplement these, making it possible to either specialise further or to broaden out into a wider area of knowledge. Independent project work and seminar papers foster the working methods expected in civil engineering and reinforce the scientific work. Topical construction projects or research topics are commonly used as examples.

  • Choice of 2 specialisations
  • Electives, seminar papers and project work
  • Master's thesis (16 weeks)


  • Construction and Maintenance Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering;
  • Transport Systems
  • Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
  • Materials and Mechanics

Credits ECTS: 120
Degree and title: Master of Science ETH in Civil Engineering

Unconditional transfer from:
ETH Bachelor's degree programme Civil Engineering (in German)
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Master's degree programme Civil Engineering

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