Nowadays computers play an important and constantly growing role in almost all areas of our life. The ongoing development of this technology and its successful use offer qualified professionals the best career prospects for years to come. Since the development of complex computer solutions is an increasingly interdisciplinary process, specialists with different qualification and training profiles are required for this. The courses of studies at Clausthal University of Technology in the field of mathematics and computer science are oriented towards these requirements and cover the range of areas from theoretical basics to concrete applications. In particular, they offer students the opportunity to overcome the dividing lines between the traditional fields of science and to qualify in the border areas of the areas described above. In addition to the specialist courses, the training also includes the deepening of language skills (technical English) and the acquisition of soft skills (project management, presentation techniques, etc.).
Computer science is a young science that brings improvements to all areas of our daily lives. It is equally engineering, basic and applied science. Computer science is one of the driving forces behind technological progress in society, business and science. It develops innovative information and communication technologies that change our lives permanently. Computer science creates essential theoretical, technical and practical prerequisites for the increasing digitization of all areas of work and life.
The Bachelor's program in Computer Science at Clausthal University of Technology offers enormous flexibility in the choice of study content, because it combines three fields of study: Computer Science, Information Systems and Computer Engineering. After a common first year of study with orientation courses from all areas, students decide - depending on their personal interests - on one of the three fields of study. All fields of study include a solid study of the basics of computer science and mathematics. In more in-depth courses, one can then learn current and future-oriented core competencies, such as the fundamentals and applications of artificial intelligence and IT security, the modeling of process flows as business processes, or the development of embedded control systems. Already in the first semester, all students gain insights into typical fields of activity in the "computer science workshop" and learn - regardless of whether they already have programming skills or not - to develop computer science systems and use them to solve practical tasks.
The master's program in computer science follows on seamlessly from the bachelor's program, but is also ideally suited for lateral entry after completing a bachelor's degree at other universities. In particular, this degree program offers the unique possibility of individual specialization in different areas of computer science through innovative study profiles and the largely free choice of subjects. Thus, individual majors can be chosen and combined, such as Secure and Cooperative Information Systems, Visual & Interactive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberphysical Systems or Data Science & Big Data Technologies.
The Master's program in Business Information Systems is structured similarly. With the exception of a few subject-specific courses, all students can put together their studies based on individual subject combinations and thus specialize individually, for example in the engineering and optimization of information systems, the design of human-centered information systems or in the area of user-oriented data-intensive systems.
For those looking for a computer science degree with a high level of application relevance, the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES study program is just right. The joint study program of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and TU Clausthal is characterized by its innovative mix of the subjects of computer science, the interdisciplinary digitization projects and the six application areas (Autonomous Systems, Circular Economy & Environmental Technology, Digital Transformation, Energy, Industry 4.0, Mobility) in equal parts. The topics of digitization and sustainability play a central role here.
On the Ostfalia side, the faculties of Electrical Engineering, Karl-Scharfenberg, Mechanical Engineering and Supply Engineering are involved in the application areas, in addition to the Faculty of Computer Science. On the TU Clausthal side, the faculties of Mathematics/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering as well as Energy and Economics are involved. The interdisciplinary digitization projects form the core of the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES study program. In them, small teams of bachelor's and master's students from different semesters work together on practical issues related to digitization and test their knowledge from the subjects of computer science and the application areas. The questions in the digitization projects are sometimes also formulated with partner companies. These companies supervise the project teams together with teachers from the study program, which means that initial networking between students and their potential employers already takes place here.
The best comes at the end: The evaluation of the project work replaces two exams of a traditional study program! In addition, students receive university and college degrees after successfully completing their studies. This means that all doors are open to them for a career in business as well as in academia.
All information about the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES study program and the admission requirements can be found on the study program website www.digitecstudieren.de.
The application-oriented and interdisciplinary Bachelor's Program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES teaches competencies for successful digitization in industry, research and administration, which often takes place at the transition from computer science to the application field. The foundation of the program is the subjects of computer science. In addition, students choose their individual application area as early as the second semester, thereby setting their professional focus. The first year of study takes place with its courses at the Goslar location. Subsequently, depending on the chosen field of application, the studies also take place at the other study locations Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Salzgitter or Wolfenbüttel.
The application-oriented and interdisciplinary Master's Program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES is characterized by the unique combination of the subjects of computer science, the six exciting application areas and the interdisciplinary digitization projects. Due to this combination within the four-semester program, you will become an expert in digitization, its technologies and in digital transformation.
As a DigiTec.PILOT, you earn a certificate (equivalent to 30 ECTS, i.e. about one semester's worth of teaching) to deepen your digitization skills. You will learn the basics of digital technologies, such as programming and automation. In an interdisciplinary project from six different application areas, such as AI, sustainability, Industry 4.0, you can try out these skills directly in a practical team.
The DigiTec.PILOT program is aimed at all students in Germany, regardless of their previous studies, as well as employees in companies who want to get fit for digital technologies.
The master's program "Systems Engineering" is interdisciplinary and designed as a continuing education program. It combines contents from engineering, natural science and computer science for the development and realization of complex technical systems.