Why A&C?

Automation & Control (A&C) is one of the most important technology drivers of the industrialized society, today and for the future. It forms the safe and efficient technical basis for industrial production, for the operation of infrastructural systems and for our daily lives.

What are the special features of an Automation and Control (A&C) study at the RPTU Kaiserslautern?

Great freedom of choice and intensive advice: 

A comparatively large proportion of the curriculum can be individually customized with the help of a study model consultation. Thus, the personal affection and strength can be taken into account to a high degree. Subjects from other disciplines (e.g. computer science or mechanical engineering) can also be included in the study program.

Learning by Doing in an uncrowded study environment:

During your study, individually definable study projects in small groups and covering a variable amount of curriculum will help you to actively implement what has been learned and thus to better understand larger contexts – a great advantage of a medium-sized university. The university has many collaborative projects with industrial partners in Germany and Europe, provides possibilities for getting involved in those practical research projects.

Strong research surroundings for digital transformation:

The RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau offers an ideal place for an Automation & Control study with a special education profile in digital technologies. Not only the embedded systems area of our Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is a top address in Germany, but the entire Kaiserslautern research cluster is one of the main hubs in Germany for IT and embedded systems technology and a center of innovation with the well-known institutions Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM), German Research Center in Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI). During your studies, you will be able to closely cooperate with affiliated companies and research centers.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the master degree in Automation and Control (A&C) are within their chosen majors able to:

  • Analyze, describe and structure interdisciplinary tasks in control and automation technology as well as their interaction in current and future industrial and everyday applications
  • Calculate, design and use automation and control engineering components, machines, plants and systems
  • Design, implement and evaluate goal-oriented technical solutions for practical tasks using mathematical, simulative and algorithmic methods
  • Use scientific methods to gain new knowledge
  • Work goal-oriented and deadline-oriented in a project team
  • Represent and present your goals, methods and results in a structured and target group-oriented manner
  • Assess and evaluate your own approach with regard to economic, legal, sustainable and social aspects
  • Recognize and close your own knowlegde gaps