The link between history and engineering practices articulates especially in the teaching. Within Germany only the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Bachelor study programme for Civil and Structural Engineering includes an obligatory course on construction history. Furthermore during their first year of study students are required to participate in a project on the documentation and assessment of a historical building organised by the chair.
Within the master courses "Structural Engineering" and "Building and Conservation" historical methods of design and construction as well as specific engineering methods of assessment, preservation and strengthening are taught.
Since the introduction of the new Bachelor- and Master study in 2005 the chair also offers specific lectures, seminars and tutorials on topics which interact between building construction, techniques and arts as well as the engineer's ways to see themselves in history and today for Architecture and Industrial engineering students.