Information about Giessen

Giessen is considered the eighth largest city in Hessen, with around 84,000 inhabitants with more than 37,000 students. On t main homepage of the city, you can find more information about places of interest, heritage, culture and social life in Giessen. You can also find useful information about the city on Wikipedia. (Small hint: Any student who moves their main residence to Giessen will get a fund of 100 € and a booklet of vouchers at the city office at "Berliner Platz".)

Information about the University

Currently there are about 50 different study programmes that you can apply at the THM, with a very high level of quality, motivation and flexibility. Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen sees itself as an integrated and closed community, where a direct contact and interaction between professors and students can always take place, even out of the lectures, to ensure the achievement of the best results.

Information about the Department

The study of civil engineering and architecture is designed according to the ancient model of master builder. Based on scientific methods and application-oriented projects that are developed in an interdisciplinary, leading to high professional skills and recognition in practice.

Architects and engineers complete the project-oriented study together in their first year. Then in the second and third year the students are branched into the various fields. Switching between different programs is usually easy after professors advice. After obtaining a bachelor degree of architecture, many course works can be transferred and recognized in the bachelor of Civil Engineering so that a dual degree can be efficiently completed.


To support our students with an efficient and high-quality start for their future career, we put a great emphasis on practical experience and trainings. Therefore we provide our students with this practical experience and trainings due to a number of university projects and cooperations with a large number of companies in different fields. In consequence of this we ensure a continuous transfer of knowledge and experience between the university and the industry for the benefit of our students.

Another key element for education is learning and further development of the knowledge transfer. Therefore it is important to give the students the chance to practice what they have learned through the implementation and development of different practical projects, such as on-site measurement, laboratory experiments, etc.