Survey of study courses
Flexibility and mobility in both study courses
A number of components are integral part of the study regulations in order to guarantee flexibility in arranging your individual study program according to your own preferences. They also ensure mobility while studying (e.g. by going abroad for a term) as well as for your professional career after finishing your studies:
Broad variety in education
The characteristic variety in education in this interdisciplinary, triannual study course Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Civil Engineering and Geodesy – which is unique throughout Germany – just comes natural. Even though by choosing one of the profiles a certain specialisation is carried out, the alumnus is qualified for diverse occupations in both branches after completing his studies. The curriculum of the study course Master of Science (M.Sc.) Geodesy and Geoinformation reflects the variety of Geodesy and Geoinformation. This topical broadness of the diverse subjects is still a major trait of the education, even though the student will select a specialization where he will receive deepened knowledge.
Modularisation and ECTS
The study courses are organised in numerous modules which usually consist of a one semester course of four weeks per hour followed by an examination at the end of the respective semester. In recognition of the successful accomplishment of the credits and examination requirements so-called Credit Points (CP) referring to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) will be approved. Because of the transparent description of course contents ECTS-CP from other universities will be easily accepted, if the requirements of the study regulations are met. Therewith switching universities, going abroad for a term and choosing modules from other faculties has become absolutely trouble-free.
Options and consultation by 'mentors'
The study regulations contain a multitude of options enabeling the student to design his studies individually in respect to his own goals and aptitudes. For an essential amount of required credit points the student is free to choose from a catalogue of different modules as well as the chance to concentrate on a special subject by choosing a certain profile or specialization respectively. In addition it is possible to take modules and acquire the respective CP partly at a foreign university.
In spite of these multifaceted options a mandatory consultation by 'mentors' ensures the development of an individual curriculum that is consistent with the general framework and the objectives of the study course. Therefore every student is mentored by one of the professors who takes the responsibility of adapting the students agenda to the study regulations and makes sure that the individually arranged curriculum is reasonable even in technical perspective.
Studying abroad and all the experiences included (e.g. another language, culture, etc.) are essential and valuable for the students personal development and his occupational outlook. Within the scope of our study courses we therefore support going abroad for a term, for traineeships or for writing your final thesis. Due to modularisation and ETCS all credits acquired at foreign universities can be accepted without problems. That's why going abroad does not prolong the duration of study any longer. We are able and willing to assist you through our numerous contacts and cooperations in research and teaching with universities abroad. Furthermore in order to facilitate going abroad the TU Darmstadt features an exchange progamme with numerous cooperating universities (e.g. in Europe within the scope of the ERASMUS action, but worldwide as well).