Civil engineering plays a key role in creating safe and healthy built environments, which are essential elements of everyday life and well-being. Combining the global needs for energy efficiency and sustainability with the characteristics of a good living environment requires theoretical understanding, professional skills, and broad-minded attitude.

The programme deals with the design, construction, use, and maintenance of civil engineering structures, such as buildings and bridges. With its four main themes – structural engineering, building performance, construction management, and mineral-based materials – the programme provides students with knowledge and skills essential to their future careers in industry, research, education or authority. Based on the individual selections, the student can specialize in topics like building energy use, building services technology, repair and maintenance, indoor air quality and fire safety engineering.

The programme strives for the development of working life skills like analytical and critical thinking, multidisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, and communication for scientific and technical professionals. The aspects of professional ethics and social and environmental responsibility are integrated into the education of the programme.

Topic groups and study paths

Advanced courses in Building Technology are offered under following topic groups: Construction and Maintenance, Building Performance and Structural Engineering. Students may freely combine courses from different tracks and topic groups, as long as course specific prerequisites are followed (prerequisites are presented in the WebOodi course descriptions).

Suggestions for how to select courses in order to form a meaningful study path have been prepared by the professors. For choosing courses according to your career and scientific interests, please consult the study paths under planning your studies. Study paths will help you to prepare your personal study plan.