Civil Engineering with Orientation Semester - BIOS


Study program brochure


Are you interested in civil engineering, but not yet sure at which university in Aachen you would like to study?

Then the study program Civil Engineering with Orientation Semester - BIOS is just right for you.

In the joint first semester, which is offered by the FH Aachen together with the RWTH Aachen, you will complete a basic program in the field of mathematics and a framework program for orientation and accompanied entry through the orientation module, including: Introduction Week, Student Mentoring, Studying Learning and the ring seminar "Insights into Civil Engineering" with lectures and talks from civil engineering. This is supplemented by the modules "Data Processing in Civil Engineering" and "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Responsible Technology Development". It is not until the second semester that you have to decide whether you want to continue your studies at the FH or the RWTH Aachen.

Only after the orientation semester do you have to decide whether you want to continue your studies at the FH Aachen or at the RWTH Aachen. You can choose between the partial study programs Civil Engineering or Wood Engineering at the FH Aachen and Civil Engineering at the RWTH. No new application is necessary for this. In total, the BIOS study program comprises eight semesters.

You can find more information on the website of the FH Aachen and the website of the RWTH Aachen. Please also have a look at our study program brochure in the yellow info box.

The application is submitted via the portal of the FH Aachen.


Goals of the cooperative study program

  1. 1
    You have more time to decide.
  2. 2
    You get to know both universities "from the inside".
  3. 3
    You get a realistic overview of the study programs and the resulting professions.
  4. 4
    You learn strategies that prepare you very well for further studies.
  5. 5
    You can consolidate or even expand your knowledge of basics such as mathematics.
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    You will already get to know your fellow students.
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    You have the opportunity to take exams at both universities throughout your studies.
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    You will have more confidence in choosing a course of study and a university, as well as more time to make your own decisions in peace.
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    Last but not least: It's fun!