M.Sc. On Campus

Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

24 months
1452 EUR/year
798 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering deal with all of what are known as “difficult foundations”, i.e. with buildings and structures that are erected on special foundations.At GGraz University of Technology (TU Graz) students are primarily occupied with structures and their relationship with the Earth’s surface and below.


The only degree programme of its kind in Central Europe: In the English language master's programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), you profit from a combination of two disciplines - geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering. You learn in a practical manner, participating in practice sessions in the laboratory and on-site, and taking part in field trips. For example, you pilot hydraulic projects in Austria’s largest water laboratory.

They always draw on geological and general hydraulic conditions. Outstanding infrastructure, such as Austria’s biggest water laboratory for hydraulic model tests, facilitates practically oriented teaching and learning.

Areas of special focus:

  • Designing, measuring, creating and monitoring foundations, supporting structures, natural and artificial slopes and banks, tunnels and underground structures, dams and hydro-electric power stations
  • Quantifying soil, rock and hydraulic properties
  • Material behaviour of geomaterials
  • Disaster management and managing natural hazards.

Career Options

Geotechnical and hydraulic engineers play an important part in the design, assessment, and construction of infrastructure. They are in great demand in the employment market and are known to play an important role in complex building projects.Graduates work nationally and internationally
  • in engineering offices,
  • at firms specialising in underground engineering,
  • for developers,
  • at universities, and
  • for state property developers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Engineering Geological Investigation
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Finite Element Method
  • Geotechnical Monitoring
  • Petrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

  • Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    798 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 399 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 363.36 Euro in the general admission period
  • 399.70 Euro in the additional admission period
  • 726.72 Euro for non-EU foreign nationals

Living costs for Graz

846 - 1191 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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