RWTH Aachen: new special focuses

Tunnelling and Geotechnics as Master Courses in Civil Engineering

The former diploma course at the RWTH in civil engineering has now also been replaced by the consecutive Bachelor/Master course of studies. The Master course was first introduced for the winter semester 2010/2011. In this connection the 4 previous special focuses were expanded to 8. The new special focuses include tunnelling and geotechnics provided by the Chair of Geotechnics headed by Prof. Martin Ziegler (Fig. 1).

The Master study course is set up as a 3-tier system (Table). Tier 1 concentrates on special focuses from the field of geotechnics and tunnelling. In tier 1 there are only very...

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