Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Civil Engineering

The specialisation subject “hydraulic engineering” is part of the course in civil engineering, which in turn belongs to the faculty of architecture/regional and environmental planning at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.
Subjects taught range from traditional civil engineering including a specialisation in hydraulic engineering, via hydrology/geosciences to environmental engineering and biology. An hydraulic-engineering experimental laboratory featuring a multipurpose tilting channel for hydromechanical practical training is available as well as a laboratory for the biological analysis of water samples.

– B.Sc. Civil Engineering – Infrastructure Water and Mobility

– M.Sc. Civil Engineering – Infrastructure Water and Mobility

Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 14, 67663 Kaiserslautern
Academic advice:
Dr. Daniel Schwindt


Potential fields of work:

  • Scientific research
  • Infrastructure/Spatial and Environmental planning
  • Management and prevention of water-related natural risks
  • Environmental protection
  • Nature conservation

Expertise for studying: Good knowledge in mathematics and natural science
Entry requirement: Free admission / Higher education entrance qualification

Application and enrolment:

Start of courses summer term April 1st:

  • Deadline for applications: February 28th
  • Enrolment: end of March

Start of courses winter term October 1st:

  • Deadline for applications: August 31st
  • Enrolment: end of September

Hydrological courses (selection):

  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Technical and Advanced Technical Hydromechanics
  • Ecological aspects of rivers
  • Seminar nature-based solutions in Hydraulic Engineering
  • Risk Management for Fluvial Flooding
  • Surface Water Development and Flood Control
  • Introduction to Water Management
  • Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering

Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering

Prof. Dr. Robert Jüpner

Research foci:

  • Fluvial flooding and flood control
  • Flood prevention
  • Coping with flood-related disasters
  • Adaptation to climate change: resilience in the management of fluvial flood and heavy precipitation events
  • Flood risk analysis for “critical infrastructures”
  • Conceptualization and scientific support for renaturalization measures of water bodies
  • Environmental education
  • International projects on Water Management

Kaiserslautern Institute for Flood Management & River Engineering (KLIFF)

KLIFF’s task consists of pooling, organising and handling the different research and third-party funded projects in the field of hydraulic engineering and water resources management. KLIFF’s research and working activities focus on:

Flood management and preventive building structures

  • Flood prevention
  • Implementation of the EU flood risk management guideline (EU-HWRM-RL)
  • Flood management systems
  • Consulting and other services for associations, municipalities as well as regional authorities and the Ministry of the Environment, Forestry and Consumer Protection of Rhineland-Palatinate

Ecological hydraulic engineering and water ecology/strong>

  • Renaturation and revitalisation of water bodies
  • Implementation of EU water framework directive (EU-WRRL)
  • Conception and scientific guidance for measures relating to water bodies
  • Typing and assessment of stagnant and flowing waters
  • Environmental education

Adaptation strategies for global change

  • Risk and vulnerability analyses
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Analysis of integrated socio-ecological systems
  • Adaptation strategies for a sustainable development