Certificate – Digital Transformation

Become an Expert for the Digital Transformation of Tomorrow!

In the digital transformation era, systems interconnect all “things” – physical objects, digital technology, and humans. These systems provide intelligent services by effectively using masses of data. We call them “smart ecosystems.” Examples include smart health, eEnergy, eGovernment, mobility, and autonomous driving. All these smart ecosystems require a set of competences including internet media, big data, cloud services, smart devices, Internet of things, and blockchain. These smart ecosystems do not only support our lives, but often change them drastically.

Companies are looking more and more for university graduates with expertise in the context of ecosystems. This is true for companies across all sectors, including automotive, health and energy.

Kaiserslautern is becoming one of the world’s recognized centers for digital transformation due to its expertise in all relevant competence areas:

        Engineering (physical world)

        Computer Science & IT (digital world)

        AI and Machine learning (analyzing and interpreting masses of data)

        Economics & Social Sciences (establishing new business models/ethics)

Graduates of TUK should be prepared for the future challenges of an “smart ecosystem” world by combining their main focus area, such as engineering, computer science, or economics, with competence in at least two additional related areas. For example, computer science students should also understand topics from engineering and economy & social sciences.

Beginning with the summer semester of 2020 Master students of the following departments at the University of Kaiserslautern can certify their broad knowledge of “Digital Transformation” via an additional certificate “Digital Transformation”:

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

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

The certificate “Digital Transformation” is targeted towards Master students in the specialization phase. They set priorities in at least three of the following four competence areas:

  • – Engineering (physical world)
  • – Computer Science & IT (digital world)
  • – AI & Machine learning (analyzing and interpreting masses of data)
  • – Economics & Social Sciences (establishing new business models/ethics)

One is their main course of study (e.g., engineering as a mechanical engineering master student). In addition, they choose courses from at least two of the remaining three competence areas.

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

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

Each department offers a course catalogue with the master courses the students can choose from (https://www.science-alliance.de/karriere/studiengaenge/digitale-transformation/zertifikat/). In addition to their Masters area of study, students choose classes (between 3 and 8 credits) from at least two more competence areas.


Engineering (physical world): min. 3 to max. 8 CP

Computer Science & IT (digital world): min. 3 to max. 8 CP

AI & Machine learning (analyzing and interpreting masses of data): min. 3 to max. 8 CP

Economics & Social Sciences (establishing new business models/ethics): min. 3 to max. 8 CP


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

All participating departments offer classes, which can be viewed in our course catalogue. Currently, there are more than 80 classes offered.

One of three courses in the Business Studies and Economics Department or in the Social Sciences Department are compulsory for all participants.

You have to choose one of these modules:

  • “Exercise Entrepreneurship and Digital Management” (Wiwi) or
  • “Lecture Series Entrepreneurship and Digital Management” Wiwi) or
  • “Computer Science and Ethics” (Sowi).



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

Step 1 – Download template

Please read the information about the requirements and download the template on the website (https://www.science-alliance.de/karriere/studiengaenge/digitale-transformation/zertifikat/ ). There you can choose the modules you need. Each of the four departments has a contact person and adviser able to answer questions or assist with the formalities:


Step 2 – Pass all chosen classes

Take your classes chosen in Step 1 and pass related exams.


Step 3 – Confirmation from the Examination Office

Request per email from the Examination Office to confirm that you have passed the modules on the template (proof of performance). Please find the person in charge here.


Step 4 – Application for the certificate at SIAK

If the requirements are met, request the certificate from SIAK by email (info@science-alliance.de). To do this, send the proof of performance and the completed template with the modules.

Finally, you will receive the certificate signed by TUK Vice President Dr. Löhrke and SIAK CEO Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rombach by email and / or pick it up at the SIAK office (TUK, building 32, room 419).

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Issuing of the certificate does not incur any costs or fees.


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