This is a joint master's program offered by the Frankfurt University of Applied Science and the University of Applied Sciences of Central Hesse (Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen), location Gießen. The degree course bundles the competencies and the expert knowledge of both institutions in this field.
The Master's program in Infrastructure – Water and Transport is practice-oriented and conveys administrative and organizational aspects of infrastructural measures, with a particular view on social, economic and ecological aspects. As such, the program focuses on the maintenance and operational optimizations of facilities and structures.
The studies are partially project-based. The subjects which the students worked on during the projects are developed in collaboration with authorities, engineering offices and companies. During the third semester individual areas of specializations can be set in the fields of water management, water supply and waste water management, road research, rail-bound transportation, regenerative energies and GIS applications.
The lectures take place in Frankfurt/Main and in Gießen.
The internationally recognized degree 'Master of Engineering' (M.Eng.) is granted at the end of successful studies. The regular period of study is 3 semesters. The degree course entails 90 ECTS. This academic degree enables the admission to higher civil service and to undergo doctoral studies.
Infrastructure – Water and Transport|
|Terms||3 semesters, full-time|
|Program start||Summer and winter semester|
|Application deadlines||with German credentials: Feb 15/ Sep 15.|
|with foreign credentials: Jan 15/Jul 15.|
By ACQUIN e.V. till September 30,2019.
Modularization during the studies is a study structure, in which courses such as lectures, exercises, practical internships, excursions, excursions or seminars about certain topics are combined in modules. The structure of a module is determined by the competence, which is to be achieved upon completion of the module.
The module handbook entails information on the duration, credits, type of examination, requirements, study results, workload, type of learning, content, literature, and the representative of the module of a degree course. More information can be found in the guidelines on modularization and credit point awarding by the Bund-Länder Commission. The module overview and the study content can be downloaded in form of a PDF.
Admission requirements include a higher education degree in the fields of civil engineering or another spatial-, planning-relevant degree in geomatics and public works, spatial and environmental planning, urban planning, city and regional planning, landscape and environmental planning with a grade point average of 2.8 or better, if the applicants possess sufficient basic knowledge of the field of infrastructural planning. The proof is considered to have been demonstrated if 10 ECTS in the field of planning of plants or water supply and waste water management facilities and at least 10 ECTS in the field of planning of road and railway facilities were demonstrated.
Please submit the application to the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
No random study place allocation can take place due to the suitability test.
With the handover/operation or the end of the warranty obligations the area of responsibility usually ends for civil engineers. The optimal management and an efficient operation of the system are however only possible if there is economic knowledge present next to the technical expert knowledge.
Graduates of the master's program Infrastructure – Water and Transport possess these competencies and are at the same time generalists with economic and ecologic background knowledge. They additionally possess leadership qualities in order to work in the field of planning, operation and management or as a project manager.
The practice-oriented, interdisciplinary training during the master's degree course 'Infrastructure – Water and Transport' allows graduates to work in the following functions and fields in a responsible manner:
They are in control of and implement complex projects independently.
They possess the instrumental, systematical and communicative competencies to exist in a constantly changing professional environment.
They are able to react and develop respective concepts to changes in society e.g. caused by demographic change.
They have a high level of methodological knowledge and communication ability which goes beyond the respective occupational group.
There is a broad field of activity within the municipal and public sector, and within the private sector:
Local, regional, national and international authorities and institutions
Water, waste water and soil management authorities
Building and planning authorities
Engineering and planning offices
Supply and disposal companies
Energy supply companies
Organizations involved in development aid