Digital Technologies (Master)

Your computer science degree for digitalization and sustainability

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES is the innovative, practice-oriented computer science program offered by TU Clausthal and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. During your studies, you will become an expert in the development of digital sustainable innovations in order to subsequently advance the digital transformation and shape the future in a sustainable way.

New in the study program - Study DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES with practical cooperation

Starting in the winter semester 2023/24, you will have the opportunity to study DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES with practical cooperation at one of the Center for Digital Technologies' (DIGIT) practical partners. Here you can already earn money during your studies, get to know the company in the accompanying practical phases and additionally deepen practical experience from your studies. You can find all information about the study program with practical cooperation as well as current job offers here.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES - Your practice-oriented computer science degree program

No other discipline develops as rapidly and produces as many innovations as computer science. As a computer scientist, you are an all-rounder who can shape the future with digital technologies and advance the digital transformation.

The DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES study program combines theory and practice in an innovative way. The strong application focus makes the program unique.

In the DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES master's program, you can select one major and one minor in each of the computer science disciplines and application areas. This allows you to determine your individual specialization during your studies.

You can choose from these computer science disciplines:

  • Cooperative Human-Machine Interaction
  • Engineering Methods and Dependability
  • Machine Learning and Big Data
  • Smart Cyber-Physical Systems

Choose your professional focus

Master students choose the application areas that interest them the most and thus set their professional focus.

You can choose from the following application areas:

  • INDUSTRY 4.0

Exciting digitization projects, fewer exams

In digitization projects, small teams of Bachelor's and Master's students work together over the semester on problems related to digitization and apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.

In addition to the theoretical foundations, the interdisciplinary digitization projects also provide students with broad application skills in the following areas:

  • Project management and creativity techniques
  • Practical hardware and software projects
  • Soft skills (communication, conflict and teamwork skills)
  • SCRUM as a project and product management tool for agile software development

Develop innovations for a sustainable future

Digital technologies and innovations can be used to sustainably design and transform industrial processes. Whether it's next-generation recycling robots, even smarter control applications for buildings or production processes, or even apps for future mobility services - students in the Digital Technologies program learn to develop all of these digital innovations. No matter what our students choose, they are always at the forefront at the interface between computer science and the application field.

We also support and promote start-up projects in the area of sustainable innovations by our students.


The courses in the Master's program are predominantly offered in German. The program can also be studied in English with a limited catalog of subjects.

After the DigiTec study

After your master's degree, you can start out in the following fields of activity:

  • Software developer or engineer in our application areas
  • Agile project management
  • Srum Master
  • Innovator and founder
  • Scientist
  • Designer of industrial, sustainable processes
  • Consultant for digital transformation and sustainability
  • Developer of modern human-machine interaction
  • Developer of the latest AI applications
  • Product Owner
  • Agile Coach


Ostfalia Student Advisory Service
Phone: +49 (0) 5331 939 15200

Student Advisory Service of the Clausthal University of Technology
Phone: +49 (0) 5323 72 3671

Program advisors and Program supervisor

Program advisors and Program supervisor of the Ostfalia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Gerndt

Program advisors and Program supervisor of the TU Clausthal
Prof. Dr. Andreas Rausch


Contact program instructional coordination:

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Application and admission

Direct admission to the master's program DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES is granted to graduates of the bachelor's programs:

  • Digital Technologies, B.Sc.
  • IT and computer science courses

Graduates of other degree programs can also study the master's program with the necessary computer science knowledge. This knowledge can be acquired, for example, with our certificate program DigiTec.PILOT or can be recognized by providing evidence of comparable courses amounting to 30 ECTS. You can take these additional courses during your studies and start your Master's program in parallel.

For non-native speakers, at least the language level German A2 must be proven.

You can apply for one of the study places directly via the Ostfalia application portal.

Anyone with a university entrance qualification can apply for the summer semester (from November 15 to January 15) and the winter semester (from May 15 to July 31).


Type: Master's program
Duration: 4 semesters
Language of instruction:German, English
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Admission requirements: University entrance qualification, if applicable language level German A2 (for non-native speakers)
Start of program: Summer semester, winter semester
Application period : 15.11.-15.01. and 15.5.-15.7.
Accreditation: EUR-Inf-Label; Accreditation Council decision

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