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Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Infrastructure Management – Water and Traffic

Climate crisis, demographic change, digitization – complex infrastructure projects seem more important in light of challenges like these. A comprehensive approach is more important than ever before in the water and traffic fields. Deepen and network your knowledge in this master’s program, while strengthening your management skills for the leadership tasks of the future. 

Your heart beats for...

... Managing and coordination, as well as working on a team, Climate change and sustainability, Traffic engineering and handling water, Virtual modeling and analysis, BIM, Environmental and natural conservation, legal frameworks, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

You can also complete this degree program on a part-time basis while working, since it requires only two mandatory in-person days per week. One additional module is delivered digitally each semester. Alternatively, you can take part in only one in-person day and complete the degree in five semesters instead of two.


Bachelor’s or graduate degree in an engineering or urban/landscape planning discipline.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Flood protection
  • Changing municipal water management
  • Traffic management and climate change
  • Maintenance management
  • BIM in infrastructure construction 
  • Environmental law

2. Semester

  • Water and Traffic project
  • English for Presentations
  • Administrative and planning law
  • Two elective modules from the areas of construction project management, corporate management, green controlling in the construction industry or human resources

3. Semester

  • Master's thesis

Focus area

  • Traffic engineering
  • Water management
  • Management
  • Law
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Benefit from interdisciplinary exchange in the traffic engineering and water management areas, and gain expertise for management tasks in infrastructure projects, adapted to the challenges and changes the working world is undergoing
methodological expertise, in particular complementary skills from other disciplines
fundamental knowledge in water and traffic, linked with the requirements of an increasingly complex and networked working world
advanced knowledge in the areas of business, law and foreign languages (English)

Comprehensive project work on current challenges in infrastructure construction is also part of the Master’s degree program. In addition to mastery of the content presented, you will also gain further key qualifications.

Job Profiles

What is your responsibility towards society? How important is your political and cultural role in your professional life? We support and strengthen our students’ sense of responsibility.  

As a graduate, you will be qualified for research, development, and management positions in the construction sector.
Therefore, you will enjoy career prospects in the following areas:

  • Option to complete a Ph.D. or enter senior civil service by taking the second state examination
  • Management positions in the construction industry, and in either the private or public sector
  • Research and development


Cooperation With Companies

Our department cooperates actively with numerous regional construction companies like

  • transportation service providers
  • municipalities
  • associations
  • state agencies
Research in the Department

The civil engineering department is engaged in intensive application-specific research and development cooperations, particularly with regional companies and institutions, as well as on a national basis. Most theses are completed as part of such cooperations, either directly with a cooperating partner or in a departmental lab.
Research in our department focuses on the areas of geotechnics, solid construction, and municipal water management, as well as digital building.

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to quality education
  • directly to clean water and sanitation
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to life on land

Studying at Creative Campus Detmold

Our Creative Campus in Detmold

Planning and building in one place. This concept can be found on our Creative Campus. Through both topics, a very special teaching and research location has been created. The internationally renowned Detmold School of Design is located here, as well as the Civil Engineering Department and the Center for Sustainable, Digital Construction, which is currently under construction. Architectural ideas thus cross paths with new thinking in civil engineering, such as sustainable 3D printing. The campus is complemented by media production, which together with the Detmold Academy of Music and the University of Paderborn have created a completely new stage for the transfer between creative science and business in the KreativInstitut.OWL. The campus is also adjacent to the city center, which can thus be reached by foot.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Infrastructure Management – Water and Traffic
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Study model:
Part-time, Full-time
Standard period of study:
3 semester
Summer semester, Winter semester
Course language:
Creative Campus Detmold
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 31.07.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 25.01.