Civil Engineering

With a Master of Science with specialization in Civil Engineering, you will assume responsibility for demanding tasks and develop solutions for the future of constructed living spaces.

This degree programme:

  • is aimed at individuals with a degree in civil engineering or a related speciality;

  • is the highest degree in civil engineering and planning that a university of applied sciences can offer;

  • can be pursued full-time (three semesters) or part-time (four to seven semesters); as a part-time student, you may conduct research at BFH or save time for your work and private (e.g. family) obligations; 

  • allows you to choose your professional focus from a wide range of specialisation options;

  • prepares you for demanding roles in corporate leadership or research;

  • fosters your ability to develop and implement solutions to complex problems;

  • opens doors to attractive research and construction projects.

Studying Civil Engineering at BFH (German/English/French)


  • Title/Degree Master of Science in Engineering with specialisation in Civil Engineering
  • Specialisations Building Restoration and Building Physics, Timber and Composite Construction, Transport Infrastructure, Natural Phenomena and Geotechnics, Hydraulic Engineering, Supporting Structures
  • Mode of study Full-time (3 semesters) Part-time (4–7 semesters)
  • Start date Spring: Calendar week 8
    Autumn: Calendar week 38
  • Application deadline Autumn semester: 31 July
    Spring semester: 31 December
  • ECTS credits 90 ECTS credits
  • Study language German and French
    Courses in Zurich are held in German, those in Lausanne are in French.
    You may write your master’s thesis in English or French, upon advisor approval.
  • Location Burgdorf or Biel (depending on your chosen specialisation)
    Core modules take place in Zurich or Lausanne.
  • Department Architecture, wood and civil engineering


This degree programme is offered in German. For detailed information, go to the German page.