Application examples



Specializations for business and digitalization

The fields of application

Choose the field of application that interests you the most and set your professional focus! You will gain insights and experience in the modern business fields of economy and industry already during your studies - the best prerequisites for an excellent start in your future professional life!



Field of Application #1

Autonomous systems

Autonomous systems with artificial intelligence will take on a wide range of tasks and functions in the future.

Based on sensor data acquisition, machine perception and robotics, autonomous systems are conquering previously unimagined fields of application. Autonomous systems are not only robots, but also vehicles or virtual assistants. Autonomously acting care robots can support people with physical or cognitive limitations. Mobility and logistics systems can become safer and more efficient. In dangerous environments, autonomous systems can replace humans. In addition, there is a decentralization of control and monitoring tasks associated with digitalization and the associated spread of local intelligent systems that handle partial tasks autonomously. The importance of the topic of "autonomous driving" is well known and has been the focus of industry and politics for several years. Even though the first autonomous vehicles are already being tested on public roads, fully autonomous vehicles represent an enormous technical challenge. A core problem here is the interpretation of the traffic situation in the environment of the autonomous vehicle. Autonomous systems will solve subtasks autonomously while being networked with other autonomous systems directly or via a safety-critical IT infrastructure.

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TU Clausthal Institute for Electrical Information Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Rembe

Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-25444961 E-Mail:

Ostfalia University Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ohl

Phone: +49 (0) 5331-939 42510

Field of Application #2

Circular Economy and Environmental Technology

Sustainability - „Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

The catastrophic worsening of climate change, severe environmental pollution and dwindling non-renewable resources are forcing society to abandon the inefficient and destructive linear economy (LE) that it has so far relied upon. A circular economy (CE) replaces our LE with circular, more sustainable forms of consumption and production and decouples economic growth from using natural resources. To do so, CE aims to maintain natural resources and to minimize the discharge of harmful substances. In CE, products and services are designed and constructed in a way that enables them to be returned to the economic and material flow at any time.
Related concepts, such as circular societies, go beyond just economic means and circulate and redistribute wealth, knowledge, technology and power throughout society.

As a DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES student you gain a basic understanding of the causes, dimensions and characterization of climate change and environmental pollution, which enables you to assess decisions and measures in the social, economic and political context in a general and transdisciplinary manner.

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TU Clausthal

Institute for Software and Systems Engineering

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Leiding

Phone: +49 (0) 5323-72 7169



Institute for Biotechnology and Environmental Research Faculty of Supply Engineering

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Elke Wilharm

Phone: +49 (0) 05331-939 39130 E-mail:

Field of Application #3

Digital Transformation

In recent years, increasing digitization has led to a number of new, highly successful digital business models. At the interface with computer science, innovations will continue to emerge here in the future and thus the opportunity to develop new digital business models and business processes. In addition to some basics of business informatics in connection with the management of digital transformation, this specialization deals with topics of business model development and innovation management, by means of which such innovation processes towards digital value creation, digital artifacts and digital processes can be accompanied in a structured manner.

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TU Clausthal Institute of Economics Department of Business Administration and Management of Digital Transformation

Prof. Dr. Thomas Niemand

Phone: +49 (0) 5323-727688


Ostfalia University Institute for Information Engineering

Prof. Dr. Kai Gutenschwager

Phone: +49 (0) 5331-93932500 E-Mail:

Field of Application #4


The energy supply of mankind has become one of the most important issues in modern times, in terms of heat and power supply for households and industry as well as for mobility. In all areas, according to the state of the art, mainly fossil raw materials are used as primary energy sources. The shortage of raw materials and changes in the earth's climate are forcing us to make greater use of renewable energy sources and to cut consumption.

Qualified engineers are needed for the new and further development of the various technologies for energy conversion. Due to the diversity of the subject area of energy, a broad education is necessary.

In the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES bachelor's degree program, you'll combine knowledge of current digitization technologies with the application-specific fundamentals needed to address energy supply problems.

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TU Clausthal Institute of Computer Science Department of Energy Informatics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Reinhardt

Phone: +49 (0) 5321-727124 E-Mail:


Ostfalia Institute for Energy Optimized Systems Faculty of Supply Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Kühl

Phone: +49 (0) 5331-93939610 E-Mail:


Field of Application #5

Industry 4.0

Do you want to help shape the future of production? As a digital native, you know the advantages and disadvantages of social networks and the Internet.

In this application area, learn how production processes and structures are shaping the future. Whether you want to teach robots to work with humans, use computers to control production, or design products for digital transformation, you'll learn the key concepts here.

In the application area of Industry 4.0, you can gain initial experience for your later work in manufacturing companies or development departments at plant manufacturers by working on many practical examples and projects during your studies. Typically, you will be in charge of production systems that will continue to optimize themselves in the future. This requires specialized knowledge not only about information processing, but also about production processes and their control.

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TU Clausthal Institute for Electrical Information Technology

Prof. Dr. Christian Siemers

Phone: +49 (0) 5323-727501 E-mail:


Ostfalia University

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Institute of Mechatronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Strube

Phone: +49 (0) 5331-93945130 E-Mail:

Field of Application #6


You will learn how to apply traffic and mobility research to current problems in modern traffic management. This will enable you to start your professional career in all transport companies after graduation. You will also be in demand in the traffic control centers of the transport companies, where you can usually take over management functions after a short time. Airlines, railroad companies, local transport companies and freight forwarders are also among your potential employers, as are seaports and airports. Other opportunities are available to you in municipalities or state and federal agencies that deal with transportation planning and management, as well as consulting firms and associations.

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TU Clausthal Institute for Software and Systemes Engineering

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch

Phone: +49 (0) 5323-727177 E-Mail:


Ostfalia University Institute for Traffic Management

Prof. Dr. Tamás Kurczveil

Phone: +49 (0) 5341-87551590 E-Mail: