DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES is not a classic computer science program: we do pretty much everything differently and more innovatively! We want to offer you the best study program for applied computer science, so that you can develop into a professional and creative team player in digitization! The DIGITEC.concept is composed of one third each of computer science, interdisciplinary digitization projects and the application areas. The DIGITEC.concept is rounded off by our efforts to support innovation with the goal of sustainability.
Through the joint study program of the TU Clausthal and the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, you are enrolled at both universities and thus have the opportunity to take advantage of what both institutions have to offer! In addition to a wide range of subjects that we can offer our students due to the large number of faculties involved, you also have access to the infrastructure of both universities. Whether it is the offer of the university sports, the libraries, language and computer centers, laboratories or other central facilities - you are welcome everywhere!
No other discipline is developing as rapidly and producing as many innovations as computer science. Computer scientists plan and program software systems in order to develop new and better algorithms that make the complex world of information manageable, reliably control processes, network companies globally or advance human-computer interaction.
One third of all DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES degree programs consist of computer science content. Depending on the study program, you will deal with the appropriate computer science topics.
Computer Science Student Advisory Service:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, TU Clausthal
Phone: +49 (0) 5323-727177 E-Mail: andreas.rauschtu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Gerndt Faculty of Computer Science, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Phone: +49 (0) 5331-939.32120 E-mail: r.gerndtostfaliade
One third: Digitization projects
The DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES degree program stands out for its impressive practical relevance. You will spend one third of your study time in exciting, interdisciplinary digitization projects! You will work side by side with your fellow students in agile teams to master practical challenges.
The topics for the exciting projects come both from the university and from our committed practice partners from industry. Or even better: You contribute your own ideas and put them into practice!
Example of a digitization project
Take Hauke, for example, who together with his team developed an innovative communication platform for the Coach@School association in Hamburg. Thanks to their great work, the project was even awarded the prestigious Innovation Prize of the Wolfsburg municipal utility company in the winter semester of 2022/23. → Project poster Bookcase program
Be part of this inspiring community and unleash your full potential in a course of study that will motivate you and leave a lasting mark on your future!
In the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES degree program, you will also be introduced to the agile framework Scrum, which is becoming increasingly important in today's working world. By learning Scrum methods and their practical application in projects, you will prepare yourself optimally for professional reality. You will learn how to work effectively and creatively in teams, manage projects flexibly and continuously improve them. These valuable skills are invaluable in the modern working world and will make you a sought-after expert in the field of digital technologies. Immerse yourself in this exciting world and gain valuable experience that will pave your way to a successful professional future!
Study Program Teaching Coordinator:
Steffen Küpper, M.Sc. E-mail: hellodigitecstudierende
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The fields of application are another third of the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES study program. By choosing the application area that interests you the most, you set your personal, professional focus! In the Master's program from the first semester and in the Bachelor's program from the second semester, you will gain insights and experience in the modern business fields of business and industry - the best prerequisites for an excellent start in science, everyday work or for founding your own company!
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.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Niels Neumann TU Clausthal Institute for Electrical Information Technology
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-3530 E-mail: niels.neumanntu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ohl Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Phone: +49 (0) 5331 939-42510 E-mail: s.ohlostfaliade
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, serious pollution, and depletion of non-renewable resources is forcing our society to abandon the inefficient and destructive linear economy (LE) on which it has relied. A Circular Economy (CE) replaces linear economies with circular , more sustainable forms of consumption and production, and decouples economic growth from natural resource consumption. In doing so, the circular economy aims to conserve natural resources as well as minimize emissions of pollutants. In the circular economy, products and services are designed and constructed in such a way that they can be returned to the economic and material cycle at any time. Related concepts, such as the Circular Society( CS), go beyond purely economic concerns to include the circulation and redistribution of wealth, knowledge, technology, and control structures within society. As a student* in the Circular Economy and Environmental Engineering application area of the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES program, you will acquire a fundamental understanding of the causes, dimensions, and manifestations of climate change and environmental pollution that will enable you to evaluate decisions and actions in social, economic, and political contexts in a general and transdisciplinary manner.
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Leiding TU Clausthal Institute for Software and Systems Engineering
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-7169 E-mail: benjamin.leidingtu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Elke Wilharm Faculty of Supply Engineering, Ostfalia University Institute for Biotechnology and Environmental Research
Phone: +49 (0) 05331 939-39130 E-mail: e.wilharmostfaliade
Digital value creation, digital artifacts & digital processes.
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 with them 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 application area 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.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Niemand TU Clausthal Institute of Economic Sciences Department of Business Administration and Management of Digital Transformation
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-7688 E-mail: thomas.niemandtu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr. Kai Gutenschwager Ostfalia University Institute for Information Engineering
Phone: +49 (0) 5331 939-32500 E-mail: k.gutenschwagerostfaliade
One of the most important topics of our time
The supply of energy to mankind has become one of the most important issues of our time, in terms of heat and power supply to households and industry as well as 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 bachelor's degree program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, you will combine the knowledge of current technologies of digitalization with the application-specific fundamentals required to deal with problems of energy supply.
Nils Kreth, M. Sc. TU Clausthal Institute of Electrical Power Engineering and Energy Systems.
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-3597 E-mail: nils.krethtu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Kühl Faculty of Supply Engineering, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Institute for Energy-Optimized Systems
Phone: +49 (0) 5331 939-39610 E-mail: l.kuehlostfaliade
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 will shape the future. Whether you teach robots to work with humans, use computers to control production, or design products for digital transformation, you'll learn the most important concepts here.
In the application area 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. There, you will typically 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.
Prof. Dr. Christian Siemers TU Clausthal Institute for Electrical Information Technology
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-7501 E-mail: siemersiei.tu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Engel Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ostfalia University Institute of Mechatronics
Phone: +49 (0) 5331 939-45140 E-mail: p.engelostfaliade
Modern traffic management: only with digitization
You will learn how to apply traffic and mobility research to current problemsin 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 operators, 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 offered to you by municipalities or state and federal authorities that deal with transportation planning and management, as well as consulting firms and associations.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch TU Clausthal Institute for Software and Systemes Engineering
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72-7177 E-mail: andreas.rauschtu-clausthalde
Prof. Dr. Tamás Kurczveil Ostfalia University Institute for Traffic Management
Phone: +49 (0) 5341 875-51590 E-mail: t.kurczveilostfaliade
Sustainability is on everyone's lips. But we don't just train digital ecos here; for us, working on a world that is even more attractive to future generations than our own is part of the basic mindset.
Whether in the choice of system architecture for lean data movement, clean documentation for later maintainability or the barrier-free design of the user interface: the good school of computer science is part of our basic equipment. But what comes next? Innovation is our top priority: whether sparring for your first ideas and concepts; whether contributing to digitization projects; or even your own start-up: We want to provide you with the optimal breeding ground to give your creativity free rein!
Take a look at our first student spin-offs: