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Study Structure

A Fun and Dynamic Learning Experience

The Master's degree program MS^2 consists of a standard period of study of four semesters (two years). Admission is only possible in the Winter Semester. It requires a high degree of mobility since all students will study in three different countries: Germany, Italy and France.

Mobile Scheme

Global Mobility, Global Excellence

The students of each cohort study at TU Dortmund University in the first semester, at University of Trento in the second semester and at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in the third semester. The fourth semester is devoted to the Master's Thesis work, which takes place either at one of the three Universities or at an international partner institution associated with the program.

TU Dortmund University
beginning of September
end of December
University of Trento
end of February
beginning of June
École centrale de Nantes
beginning of September
mid January
Location of choice
beginning of April
end of September

Degrees Awarded

Triple Master's Degree

The following qualifications will be awarded to students that successfully complete all programme requirements:

  • Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Civile (class LM 23) from the University of Trento

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) from TU Dortmund

  • Master sciences, technologies, santé, mention genie civil / Civil engineering from Centrale Nantes

Associate Partners (Public Sector)

Co-supervision of the Master's Thesis

You will have the opportunity to spend the fourth semester writing a master's thesis work at one of our associate partner institutions. This will allow you to perform cutting-edge research activities both in the academic and private sectors, unlocking your future career both in academia (PhD) and in the industry.

  • University College London, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

  • University California San Diego, USA

  • Ecole des Mines Paris, Centre des Matériaux

  • University of Liège, Urban and Environmental Engineering

  • Georgia Tech, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USA

  • National Technical University Athens, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), Villeneuve d’Ascq

  • ETH Zurich, Computational Mechanics

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Department of Civil Engineering

  • Fudan University, Shanghai, Institute of Mechanics and Computational Engineering

  • La Sapienza, Roma, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Italy

  • Luxembourg Institute of Technology (LIST)

  • Aalto University, School of Engineering, Finnland

  • Ningbo University, China.

  • Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.

  • International School, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam (VNUIS)

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • University of Abou-Bekr Belkaid, Tlemcen, Algeria

  • Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

  • University California San Diego, USA

Associate Partners (Private Sector)

High-Level Partner Institutions

There are also several international partner institutions from the private sector associated with the program. These are:​

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