Zertifikat – Digitale Transformation

Certificate "Digital Transformation"

In the digital transformation era (software), systems interconnect all “things” (physical, IT and humans) via internet-of-things and provide intelligent services by effective use of masses of data. We call these systems “ecosystems”. Examples include the taxi company “Uber”, mobility services, predictive maintenance of trucks or trains, or smart health services.

Companies are looking more and more for university graduates with competences in the context of ecosystems. This is true for companies in all sectors – from automotive for mobility to health and energy for smart health and energy.

Kaiserslautern is becoming one of the worldwide recognized centers for digital transformation due to its top competences in all relevant areas

  • – Engeneering (physical world)
  • – Computer Science & IT (digital world)
  • – Machine learning (analyzing and interpreting masses of data)
  • – Economy & social sciences (establishing new business models)

Graduates of TUK should be prepared for the future challenges of ecosystem world by combining their focus area (e.g., engineering, computer science, economy) with competences from at least two other related areas. For example, computer science students should cover some topics from engineering and economy.

Beginning with the winter semester of 2019/20 students of the following departments in the Master programs of the University of Kaiserslautern can certify their in-depth knowledge in the area of “Digital Transformation” through an additional certificate


  • – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • – Computer Science
  • – Mechanical and – Process Engineering
  • – Business Studies and Economics

This opens the doors to excellent employment opportunities in innovative companies in the region as well as nationally and internationally.

The certificate “Digital Transformation” is targeted towards advanced students in the specialization phase. They set priorities in the modules


  • – Engineering (mechanical or electrical)
  • – IT / Computer Science (software or system engineering)
  • – AI (machine learning)
  • – Economy / Social Science (development of business models/Business Ethics)

The additional certificate “Digital Transformation” may be acquired within the Masters programs in the departments of:


  • – Computer Science
  • – Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • – Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • – Business Studies and Economics

Each department has a course catalogue with the master courses the students can choose. They have to choose classes from at least 3 modules.

Overview of Requirements:


– Engineering (mechanical or electrical): min. 3 to max. 8 CP

– IT / Computer Science (software or system engineering): min. 3 to max. 8 CP

– AI (machine learning): min. 3 to max. 8 CP

– Economy / Social Science (development of business models): min. 3 to max. 8 CP


A total of 20 Credit Points must be obtained with classes from at least three of these four modules. Each module must be covered with at least 3 Credit Points. A single lecture may not exceed the maximum amount of 8 Credit Points.

All four participating departments offer classes which can be viewed in our course catalogue. Currently, there are more than 80 classes offered. The courses “Entrepreneurship” at the department “Business Studies and Economics” and “Computer Science and Society” at the department “Social Sciences” are compulsory for all participants.

The Credit Points of passed classes can be used to fulfil the requirements of the Master’s programme and can – at the same time – contribute to the required amount of Credit Points for the certificate “Digital Transformation”. The certificate “Digital Tranformation” is obtained by completing the Master’s degree and issued separately.

The certificate can be applied for at the department, where the Master’s degree is obtained. Please apply via email at your department for the certificate. Each of the four departments has a contact person and adviser able to answer questions or assist with the formalities:

– Computer Science

– Electrical and Computer Engineering

– Mechanical and Process Engineering

– Compulsory courses in „Business Studies and Economics“ and „Social Sciences”


Issuing of the certificate dos not incur any costs or fees