The University of Stuttgart is delighted to bring you this International Construction Practice and Law Masters degree. Covering numerous legal, regulatory and contractual aspects of international construction, this programme is taught at the highest level of academic standards with a strong focus on practical construction examples.
Lectures are taught in English and the course is designed for international students from any country.
The programme is tailored to meet the needs of postgraduate professionals and enables you to complete your studies while in full-time employment or located on the construction site. Lectures are held once every month from Thursday to Saturday or if you are unable to attend in person you may attend the weekends 'virtually' instead as the lectures will be streamed live. Lectures are held by internationally renowned academic and professional experts.
Graduates will be able to analyse award procedures and construction processes, to understand complicated construction law and to use this knowledge in their day-to-day operations.
Day-to-day construction issues are changing and require greater legal understanding. It has become imperative for professionals such as lawyers, architects and engineers in the industry to obtain specialised legal education to deal with increasing legal issues. For example, even before the project development and contract award phase, legal implications need to be considered together with economic and technical aspects. Understanding the complex legal framework is indispensable when negotiating contracts with participants in a construction project.
Thus contractors, engineers and suppliers who were traditionally not involved in legal matters are now expected to deal with contracts drafting, negotiation and implementation.
Hence there is a need for a specialised programme on international construction law bringing practice and theory together in the international construction industry.
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MBE (Master of Business Engineering)
3rd May 2018
15th January 2018
4 semesters (2 years) Part-time (120 ECTS credits)
Online delivery of materials and teaching plus 1 study block per month (Thursday to Saturday). Attendance of the study blocks can be in person at the University of Stuttgart or virtually with live streamed content from Stuttgart.
The tuition fee varies depending on your chosen mode of study
Exclusively personal attendance at the lectures (including an administration fee of 180 € per semester): 16.670 €
Personal and online attendance at the lectures (including an administration fee of 180 € per semester): 23.420 €
Time | Quantum Expert Forensics Lts ('TQEF')
Frilet Société d’Avocats
Driver Consult Ltd.
Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P.
"Finally we have a Masters programme that brings together construction law in both Civil law and Common law jurisdictions, exactly what is required for students from internationally operating companies with global projects."
Christopher Philipsen, Partner and Managing Director, Drees & Sommer
The programme is suitable for a range of professionals such as:
Procurement and purchasing managers
In-house legal professionals
Lawyers in private practice
Part-time blended learning combines the 'best of both worlds'. It allows you to study in part through the delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media, thus allowing you the flexibility
of being able to study some elements of the programme when and where you choose.
If you wish, then you can also choose to attend classroom teaching at the University of Stuttgart once a month from Thursday to Saturday. If this is not an option for you, then you may alternatively attend the weekend teaching 'virtually' with content being streamed live to you. This will ensure that you also feel part of the student community and will provide the opportunity for you to interact with your peers and discuss points with your tutors.
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Members of these organisations sit on the Scientific Board (i.e. programme advisory board) for the course and are responsible for giving direction and shape to the programme. The role of these leading construction, consulting and finance organisations in directing the Masters programme ensures that the course actually reflects what is required in the today's real construction world:
Drees + Sommer
Siemens Real Estate
Council of Europe Development Bank
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"The only Masters programme on mainland Europe that focuses on international construction and the only Masters programme that bridges the gap between practice and theory. Students will actually learn and apply international construction law and practice."
Stefan Kögl, Head of Building Solutions, Siemens AG, Siemens Real Estate