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About the Department of Civil Engineering

Our organisation

Our organisation

About our research

The research of the Department is organized in divisions as well as the Department's laboratories.

The research is conducted in both international and national research environments. The Department undertakes contractual research projects for governmental institutions as well as for private firms. These projects comprise theoretical research as well as site measurements and experimental tests in the laboratories.

The laboratories available to the Department are a big part of the research.


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in the Research Database of AAU (VBN)

About our teaching and study programmes

The teaching activities of the Department are primarily related to BSc and MSc programmes. Also, a master degree, a cand.scient.techn. degree and an international master programmes are offered. Please visit the School of Science and Engineering in order to see study programmes offered within Civil Engineering.

The Department contributes to researchers under the PhD programme Civil Engineering, read more about the PhD programme. The teaching activities also include PhD courses on specific subjects within Civil Engineering.

We also offers academic programmes at Aalborg University Esbjerg. The educations in Esbjerg and Aalborg have the same high quality. Of course there are differences in the individual study programmes offered, but during the study you can usually change transfer Esbjerg and Aalborg or vice versa. 


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The department history


  • The department of Civil Engineering is established when two departments ('Bygningteknik' and 'VAND,- JORD,- OG MILJØTEKNIK') are combined. 

  • The department is located at Sohngaardsholmsvej 57. 

DEC 2013

  • The Traffic Research Group is relocated from the Department of Development and Planning to the department. 


  • The department moves from Sohngaardsholmsvej to temporary addresses. The laboratories remain at sohngaardsholmsvej.

  • The Construction management group is relocated from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (M-Tech) to the department. 

SEP 2014

  • Commencement of THE CONSTRUCTION OF new building at AAU main campus

SEP 2016

  • The department moves into its own building on Thomas MANNS VEJ 23 at the AAU CAMPUS.

  • The laboratories remain at Sohngaardsholmsvej as completion of the building is incomplete/delayed. 

DEC 2016

  • All students at Civil Engineering (except construction management) move to Thomas Manns Vej. 

JUL-NOV 2017

  • LABORATORy staff along with laboratory equipment move to THOMAS MANNS VEJ 23. 

  • ON NOvember 1, the laboratory building at SOHNGaaRDSHOLMSVEJ 57L is officially closed. 

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The construction of TMV 23


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Wave basin experiment

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