Ambient Systems (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

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.

Bachelor degree course

To begin with the main focus of the bachelor course is core computer science and mathematics. The courses in electrical engineering and IT are also mainly foundation lectures. The subject areas automation, embedded systems and communications technology in particular are treated as basic skills for the design of ambient systems. The specific aspects of ambient systems are mainly reserved for the master degree. This provides our bachelor students with a solid scientific basis which lays the foundations for the more detailed course in ambient systems later. With this basic education it is also easily possible to transfer to other technical areas later. The degree Ambient Systems is an engineering degree. For this reason this degree course contains engineering mathematics which is also studied by electrical engineering and IT students.

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Master´s Course of Studies "Computer Science"

The master degree is based on the solid foundation of the bachelor degree. In the master course the specific aspects of ambient systems are reinforced. The aim is to bring students up to research level in the area ambient systems. Master students can choose between a multitude of computer science courses and courses from the area of application ambient systems. Students can choose courses from the list according to their own interests. Together with the student's mentor the offer of courses can be adapted further to suit the needs of the student.

This study plan informs on objectives, structure, duration, scope, examinations and the envisaged study modules [more ...]
The steps towards your application and enrollment Master's course of study. [more ...]

Any more questions?

If you have any more questions about the course please don't hesitate to contact us. Please see the below contacts in the department.

Course support and advice
Prof. Dr. Jens Schmitt
Gebäude 36, Raum 429
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung
Tel.: 0631/205-3288

General degree support and advice

Dr. habil. Bernd Schürmann
Gebäude 48, Raum 373
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung
Tel.: 0631/205-2507

Further Informations

AmSys the research focus for Rheinland-Pfalz deals with the technologies and applications of ambient systems ... [more ...]
The professors of the department are assigned to 7 teaching areas of the Bachelor’s course of studies. [more ...]
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