Construction and Real Estate Management, Master's Degree

Master of Engineering
2 years
Mode of studies


HTW Berlin and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences jointly run the international master programme ConREM - Construction and Real Estate Management.

It is designed for professionals who wish to manage international projects for building construction and real estate in the future. Therefore it is mainly addressed to professionals in the field of architecture and civil engineering.

First year studies of ConREM (60 ECTS during semesters 1 and 2) will be organized by Metropolia (Helsinki). Second year studies (semesters 3 and 4) will be in HTW Berlin.


ConREM provides you a combination of engineering, economics, management and communication. Specific contents, like project development and project management as well as life cycle management, and general subjects, such as soft skills and leadership, are taught - all in context of international business. Accordingly this programme is taught completely in English.

ConREM enables you to cooperate with people of different social, cultural and professional backgrounds, to adapt to foreign environments and to become acquainted with different mentalities and habits. Management abilities and adaptability to manage changing international conditions is a need for cooperation and teamwork in a global market on national and international level.

See ConREM curriculum in Studyguide


The student selection will be made in Berlin based on the points applicants have received of their educational background (study success), relevant work experience, English language skills and research plan for Master’s thesis project.

It is important to show all relevant work experience with certificates (company name, the work duties and the work relationship’s exact start and end dates) during application, if you want to achieve degree also in Metropolia.

Proper work experience is defined that there is a contract between employee and employer and you have got salary. Please note, that your student status at Metropolia is determined based on your application documents and after the application period has closed, it is not possible to have your work experience re-evaluated and student status changed.

Admission procedure administrated by Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin), more information applying on ConREM homepage.


In questions concerning your residence permit and health insurance, please see the instructions from Finnish Immigration Service webpage. Please note that Metropolia UAS has no role in your residence permit process and we cannot, unfortunately, expedite or any other ways assist in your application process.

Ask Head of Degree Programme about ConREM studies (NB! No application process or admission related questions)

Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.

Starting ConREM studies


You have been accepted to the Master´s Degree programme in Construction and Real Estate Management (ConREM), jointly run by Metropolia UAS and Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin).

Below you can find more information on arrival and starting your studies at Metropolia. Read through carefully both the information package below and all the e-mails you´ll receive from us! We´ll send all the materials to the email address you have indicated in your application so please remember to check that email regularly.

Arrangements before studies

Please start all the necessary arrangements (such as residence permit, housing, insurance etc.) as soon as possible after receiving the acceptance letter (Admission notice) from HTW Berlin, so that you are able to commence your studies in the beginning of September 2024. You are able to apply for your residence permit and housing with your HTW Berlin Admission notice. Metropolia UAS won´t provide any additional acceptance letters.

Residence permit

Make sure to apply for a residence permit IMMEDIATELY through the Finnish Immigration Services. It can take up to 6 months to obtain a permit, since it is often challenging to get an appointment from a Finnish embassy. It might take much longer than they officially state on the website. Please note, that your residence permit must be valid already on 1 September.

Having a valid health insurance cover with a reliable and solvent company or institution is obligatory for obtaining a residence permit. If you need to purchase a health insurance to Finland/Germany, please find possible companies from the Finnish Immigration Service website and check also the HTW Berlin website. Please note that the health insurance you choose must be adequate and correspond in its nature and scope to a statutory health insurance scheme in Germany. Please read more information on the ConREM website.

EU-citizens and those non-EU citizens who have an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card): please remember to bring your EHIC with you. By presenting your EHIC, you will receive urgent medical treatment on the same terms and costs as the local residents. General information about EHIC and instructions for Finland.

Accepting the study place and enrollment for the academic year

Your enrollment as a ConREM student takes places in HTW Berlin, so direct all inquiries related to enrollment and HTW enrollment fees directly to HTW Berlin. You do not need to accept your study place and enroll as a present student separately to Metropolia since this has been taken care of by the ConREM personnel.


It is important to start searching for a room as soon as you have received your Admission notice. It is recommended to apply for housing simultaneously through various channels, both from private market and HOAS (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region). If you are applying housing from HOAS, you need to apply as soon you have received your Admission notice from HTW, since the acceptance letter cannot be older than 3 months. Please note, that Metropolia cannot offer assistance in finding accommodation from private market. You´ll receive more information on housing from your welcome letter.

Commencing your studies

Your studies will start on 2 September 2024 on Myllypuro campus. Please be prepared to arrive to Finland on 1 September at the latest. Please note, that if you´ll receive housing from HOAS, it might be difficult to receive keys to your apartment on Sunday 1 September, so it would be good to plan the start date of your residence permit and your arrival taking this into consideration. Please also bring your own laptop with you.

Your first year studies (1st and 2nd semester) will be conducted at Metropolia UAS and attendance is expected. Your second year studies (3rd semester) at HTW Berlin will start on 1 October 2025.

At Metropolia, there are two types of ConREM student groups:

  • Double-degree students: If you have indicated on your application that you have more than two years of post-Bachelor work experience in relevant fields, you can obtain a degree from both HTW Berlin and Metropolia. You will be considered as a double-degree student at Metropolia and have your study right at Metropolia for three Academic years. In addition, you will have student benefits such as student health care services FSHS (you still need a separate health insurance), longer residence permit with one application process, smoother application process for HSL etc.
  • Exchange students: If you do not have two years of post-Bachelor work experience, you will be receive a German Master’s degree title from HTW Berlin and will be considered as exchange students at Metropolia. Your study right at Metropolia will expire in the end of 2nd semester and your student benefits are limited in comparison to degree students.

You will receive your Metropolia welcome letter based on your student status. At HTW Berlin, you all will belong to one student group - degree students.

Please note, that your student status at Metropolia is determined based on your application documents and after the application period has closed, it is not possible to have your work experience re-evaluated and student status changed.

Activating your user account

In order to be able to use Metropolia’s IT services and email, you have to activate your account. You´ll receive more information on your user account during the summer 2024 (in the beginning of August) by email (from Candour identity verification solution). Follow those instructions and take care of the deadlines so you are able to start your studies in time. We expect that you have your user ID`s activated in the beginning of studies and we won´t change our presentations or teaching mode due to those who haven´t completed their activation on time.

Further information

If you have any questions concerning the start of your studies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your contact people are

Metropolia UAS
Minna Passi, Programme Coordinator (arrival in Helsinki, start of studies at Metropolia UAS)

HTW Berlin
HTW Student services, Faculty 2 (accepting your ConREM study place, fees at HTW Berlin)

NB! All the admission related issues (fees, documents, etc.) should be handled at HTW Student services, not with Metropolia personnel. Please also note that teachers are not responsible for admission, arrival and housing issues. All the official and updated information comes only from the above-mentioned personnel from their University email accounts ( or

Direct all inquiries relating to your Finnish residence permit to the Immigration Services.

We look forward to meeting you here!