Civil Engineering

Why Study Civil Engineering at HSR?

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.


You will enhance your knowledge entirely in line with your interests and goals.

Expand your network

You will get to know new colleagues and benefit from contact with potential employers.

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.

Part-time study

Set your own schedule to suit your circumstances and study at your own pace.

The Key Points at a Glance

QualificationMaster of Science FHO (University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland) in Engineering focusing on Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Course duration

3 full-time semesters,

5 part-time semesters

ECTS points90
Course focus
  • Structural engineering, maintenance and rehabilitation of engineering structures
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Concrete technology and innovative building materials
  • Sustainability in building industry
Preferred Bachelor’s degrees

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

Other qualifications may be accepted on a portfolio admission basis.


Subject specialisation: Rapperswil

Theory and context modules: Zurich
Teaching language

German, some modules in English

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