The main idea of the master’s studies of Applied Computer Science is the combination of the deepening of the knowing acquired during the undergraduate courses and a focus on an innovative applied discipline. These application subjects have a close connection to the environment and incorporate the research activities based on the campus.
In the area of Robotics, for example, there are the robot-driven impurity sorting or the energy efficient solution of automation tasks with the help of embedded systems. At the German industrial base, intelligent devices are one of the key technologies. Innovations in this field are developed from a close interleaving between methods and techniques from engineering, electrical engineering and computer science in terms of image analysis, machine learning, simulation and real-time data-handling.
In the fields of Environmental and Business Computer Science, the central meaning of information systems for the economic success of an enterprise as well as for a sustainable development is considered. For example, business information systems serve the supervision and optimization of information and material flows in companies. In many companies, the IT-based knowledge management in organizations became a main task. In addition, the protection of the environment is supported by complex IT applications. As an example, the computer-based recognition and classification of varnished surfaces on the basis of satellite pictures via processes in recognition of patterns should be mentioned.
Both areas of concentration are vital part of the studies. A detailed description of the individual modules can be found in the module handbook.
In the context of interdisciplinary projects and the master thesis, the students are offered the opportunity to work on interesting research projects at the Environmental Campus. The GREENSOFT project for example considers the aspects of sustainability already at the stage of software design. In the context of Green IT’s expansion, concepts and tools for software developers are here provided to allow the development of resource saving software and the resource saving use of the prementioned.
The focus of the research activities at the Institute for Corporate and Technology management (IBT) lays on the IT-driven optimization of production processes. There, the computer scientists work for example on the robot assisted fabrication of a vehicle body model or the implementation of adaptive control system strategies.
The research college MAGNENZ is a collaboration between the Environmental Campus and the Kaiserslautern University of Technology and it focuses itself on the development and application of superparamagnetic nano particles in the chemical industry. There, amongst other things, interdisciplinary tasks from the area of modeling and simulating biotechnical processes are elaborated. The research college offers successful master graduates the opportunity for a cooperative doctorate.