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Computer Science in Applications (Ambient Systems), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The degree Ambient Systems deals with the technologies and applications of ambient systems, a new generation of networked embedded systems with intelligent sensor technology and actuating elements which largely function autonomously and without an operator.


Ambient systems form the basis for many sophisticated IT system visions and solutions which effectively enhance people's competence and skills in the workplace and in daily life.

The positive vision is that if almost all objects are provided with some intelligence and the ability to communicate our daily life will become noticeably easier. The intelligent environment will support us in a natural way if required. That means that the use of ambient systems doesn't require any more attention than the carrying out of other daily tasks like walking, eating or reading. Students doing the degree Ambient Systems acquire skills from the areas communication, industrial process and control, embedded systems and real-time systems such as hardware platforms and software architectures with application experience e.g. in the areas automation, assisted living, intelligent production environments, factories of the future and Future Internet.


Accreditation from the ASIIN.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ambience systems
  • Embedded systems
  • vehicle technology
  • Computer Science in the Life Sciences
  • Information Management
  • communications systems
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Production and construction

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • Partially taught in English
                • Partially taught in German
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

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              Academic Requirements

              General Requirements

              • A graduate certificate from the previous degree course and further documents which show the final mark, length of study and courses taken (e.g. in the form of an academic transcript, transcript of records or corresponding performance records),
              • a statement including motive for the proposed admittance to the course and an explanation of study goals,
              • letters of recommendation from at least 2 university lecturers; the letters of recommendation should include evidence on how well the applicant did in relation to other graduates on the same course,
              • proof of basic German is particularly important as stated in the enrollment regulations of TU Kaiserslautern.

              Tuition Fee

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              • 220,25 EUR social insurance contribution 
                (includes student ticket covering public transport services in and around Kaiserslautern)

              Living costs for Kaiserslautern

              • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
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