Technische Universität Braunschweig

Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources

The module “hydromechanics“ is offered in the bachelor course within the scope of the civil engineering education. The master course focuses on “hydromechanics and coastal engineering”.
The faculty is involved in the Forschungs Zentrum Küste, a central facility shared by the University of Hannover and the TU Braunschweig. Swell, coastal morphology and load on building structures can be studied in an experimental hall spanning 5600 m2.

– Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

– Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Civil Engineering

– Bachelor of Science Environmental Engineering

– Master of Science Civil Engineering

– Master of Science Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Civil Engineering

Beethovenstraße 51a, 38106 Braunschweig
Academic advice:
M.Sc. Rebekka Gieschen and M.Sc. Clemens Krautwald

Potential field of work:

  • Conservation and Coastal Protection
  • Port Construction and Planning
  • Maritime Waterways Engineering
  • Research or Development

Expertise for studying: Interest in scientific-technical questions and analytic- mathematical thinking
Entry requirement: Free admission (pre-study practical experience for civil engineering)

Application and enrolment:

  • Application Period: 1st June – 15th October
  • Start of Course: Winter Term

Hydrological courses (selection):

  • Hydromechanics
  • Basic Coastal Engineering
  • Coastal Dynamics and Engineering Designs
  • Hydraulic Engineering Seminar
  • Advanced Coastal Engineering

Division of Hydromechanics, Coastal and Ocean Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Nils Goseberg

Research foci:

  • Marine Technology, Ocean Engineering and Aquaculture
  • Coastal Protection Structures, Morphodynamics and Ecohydraulics
  • Natural Hazards
  • Navigable Waterway Construction and Port Planning

Hydrology, water resources management and water pollution control

Main fields of attention:

  • Hydraulic engineering and water resources management
  • Hydraulic engineering applications
  • Hydrology and hydrogeology
  • River basin management
  • Water pollution control
  • Irrigation Engineering and Management

Waste and resources management

  • Waste treatment and use of biomass
  • Landfills and contaminated sites
  • Monitoring, maintenance and reclamation of waste management buildings
  • International waste industry

Master course ProWater (Distance Learning)

The course teaches knowledge from the fields of hydrology and hydraulics, hydrochemistry and microbiology, sewage and waste treatment as well as the corresponding environmental guidelines and laws. It is also possible to pursue studies in the assessment and economic feasibility of measures or to acquire competencies in moderation and mediation.

At the end of the ProWater telecourse, a Master of Science (MSc) degree can be acquired. The course has been specially developed for engineers and natural scientists working in the field of water pollution control, civil engineering and administration.