MSE Civil Engineering

Plan interdisciplinary construction projects: You will learn to plan complex construction projects in an interdisciplinary manner and take into account the key influential factors of cost, quality and time.

Practical study: Your lecturers work closely with companies and actively pursue the transfer of knowledge between practice and research – you reap the benefits of cutting-edge teaching content.

Modern infrastructure: You will make use of the expertise and well-equipped laboratories of the Institute for Civil Engineering (IBU) for your research and development work.

At a Glance


Master of Science in Engineering focusing on Civil Engineering and Building Technology

Course duration

3 full-time semesters,

5 part-time semesters

ECTS points


Specialist focuses

  • Structural engineering, maintenance and rehabilitation of engineering structures
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Concrete technology and innovative building materials
  • Sustainability in building industry


Rapperswil: Subject specialisation

Zurich: Theory and context modules

Involved Institutes

Preferred Bachelor’s degrees

  • BSc in Civil Engineering
  • Sc in Geomatics, Major construction and infrastructures (BSc HES-SO)

Other qualifications may be accepted on a portfolio admission basis.

Teaching language

German, some modules in English