German civil and structural engineering education is experiencing major changes for the last 15 years mainly based on the Bologna Treaty. This research focuses on the question on how the curricula in civil and structural engineering programs have changed over the last 15 to 20 years, especially due to a) the requirements of the Bologna Process, and b) to the influence of non-academic organizations such as. professional associations. The conclusion is that these curricula have been greatly modified. Study programs leading to a first-cycle degree were shortened and interdisciplinary courses were included. Because of the increasing importance of interdisciplinary courses, and of general subjects such as presentation techniques, foreign languages, and career guidance, the time devoted to specific technical subjects and internships had to be reduced. This raises concerns within the industry about whether students bachelor graduates will be able to work professionally.
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