Construction and Real Estate Industry

This area of study focuses primarily on the business side of building and marketing buildings, both residential and commercial.

The study field at a glance

In the area of construction and real estate, independent courses of study have increasingly been established that were previously offered only as a focus in business administration courses. They combine technical and business aspects and deal with questions of real estate investment and financing, project development and control as well as building theory and technology. In the construction industry, the business side is the focus of planning and construction of buildings. The real estate industry focuses on the valuation, management and marketing of real estate. These may be commercial real estate, apartments or houses. Commercial thinking, organizational skills and communication skills are good prerequisites for this.

Offered courses

The bachelor programs Real Estate and Construction Management, Construction Management and Construction, Construction Management and Real Estate Management or Real Estate Management are mainly offered by universities of applied sciences. At some universities there is the possibility to continue the studies with a master's degree.

Depending on the university, a degree in business administration or industrial engineering is possible if the focus is set accordingly.

Contents of the course

  • In the bachelor program construction industry, the students receive a basic scientific and practical knowledge in commercial and technical construction planning as well as in construction contract management. The degree program includes modules such as building management, building construction and mechanics, structural engineering, soil mechanics and earthworks, geo-information, accounting, procurement and contracting, Traffic facilities and building materials logistics.
  • The Bachelor's degree program in Real Estate Management teaches basic knowledge in business administration, law and construction and building technology in modules such as construction technology, building theory, real estate management and marketing, real estate taxation and financing, real estate law, project development, accounting and controlling as well as software for real estate.

Possible careers after graduation

Graduates work in companies in the construction, real estate and building industries, in real estate administrations and brokers, in real estate developers, housing and real estate companies, in civil engineering consultancies or in public administration, such as public administration. at property offices.