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Master (1 Subject)

Real Estate and Construction Management


Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Engineering Sciences
Language German
Standard program duration 4 semesters
Admission restrictions None
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Module Handbook (German only)

Short profile

The M.Sc. in Construction Management and Real Estate Management teaches a holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of the economic, legal, technical and ecological principles of the construction and real estate sector. Students additionally gain a deeper insight into the particularities of a construction project from start to finish, i.e., in terms of structural and process engineering as well as workflow. The M.Sc. can lead to a further academic qualification in teaching and research by attaining a doctoral degree  and represents an excellent professional qualification for work in construction and real estate management. 

Students expand their knowledge of products and processes along the whole building life cycle. They learn how to guide all the parties involved in a project and acquire comprehensive methodical and problem-solving skills within the interdisciplinary “Dortmunder Modell Bauwesen”. This empowers them to apply the skills acquired in an independent and reflective manner and to work autonomously and methodically, as they also demonstrate in their Master’s thesis.

As an alternative to increasing specialization among the various stakeholders involved in a project, the M.Sc. in Construction Management and Real Estate Management trains generalists with a high level of social skills who act as competent interlocutors for specialists, since future architects and civil engineers learn alongside each other within the “Dortmunder Modell Bauwesen” at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

This model is unique in Germany and embodies a teaching concept which aims – in addition to giving them a thorough grounding in their subject – to teach students how to work together in an interdisciplinary team with the other stakeholders involved. The projects, on which a group of both Architecture as well as Civil Engineering students work together, play a key role here. In this way, realistic planning tasks form the basis for later successful teamwork in practice.

As an option, students can complete the Master’s program with a specialization in Integrated Building Technologies.

Knowledge and skills

Prerequisite for the Master’s program in Construction Management and Real Estate Management is the successful completion of the six-semester B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or the B.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Design at TU Dortmund University. In addition, the final cumulative grade must be 2.3 or higher. In the case of applicants with another degree and/or a lower grade, the University checks on the basis of the application documents to be submitted in addition to the enrollment forms whether the degree earned is equivalent to the degree required or whether the candidate exhibits the special potential required to complete the Master’s program successfully. As a rule, a degree is regarded as equivalent if the study and examination achievements essentially equate to those of the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or the B.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Design at TU Dortmund University in terms of content, scale and requirements and proof is produced of at least 15 credits in the areas of construction management, real estate management and construction law as well as 30 credits in the areas of construction principles (building construction, structural design).

Professional fields

Through successful completion of the Master’s program, graduates demonstrate that they are qualified for subsequent scientific work in the area of research and development and are capable of mastering ambitious professional demands in the construction and real estate sector by themselves, e.g., as executives or in senior management positions in large construction companies or with general contractors, in project planning and development, with investors or in the real estate sector.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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