Technical Cybernetics and Systems Theory

Short profile

Bachelor of Science

admission restriction

standard length of study
7 semester

study start
October 1

preparatory internship

credit points

teaching language

May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


Technical Cybernetics is an interdisciplinary science. It is located between engineering and applied mathematics and deals with the description, analysis and control of dynamic processes. Cybernetic methods allow for example the automatic navigation of ships, can describe complex processes in cell organisms or help to optimize logistics processes, such as timetables or energy grids.

The program conveys basics in the fields of automation, modeling, analysis, system theory, control and optimization of technical processes. A basic mathematical education, which derives from the bachelor program in mathematics, and a wide-ranging selection of fundamentals of engineering and natural scientific disciplines lay the foundation for this.

Content of study

26 %
Basic principles of engineering (e.g. physics, mechanical engineering, thermodynamics, electrical engineering and electronics, computer science, measurement and sensor technology)
24 %
Mathematics (e.g. analysis, linear algebra, numerics and stochastics)
26 %
Major-specific subjects (e.g. automation engineering, modeling and simulation, control and system technology, system identification, digital control systems, system theory)
7 %
Application fields (optional modules) (e.g. biomedical engineering, energy grids, robotics, microelectronics / circuit technology, process measurement technology)
4 %
Non-technical subjects and key qualifications
13 %
Advanced internship and bachelor thesis

Optional modules

  • Biomedical engineering

  • Energy grids

  • Robotics

  • Microelectronics - circuit technology

  • Process measurement technology

Practice during studies

There is no compulsory basic internship. The professional internship during the seventh semester takes ten weeks and can be completed in companies at home as well as abroad.

Fields of work

  • Automation and control engineering, process technology

  • Process and production technology, chemical industry

  • Automotive and traffic engineering

  • Astronautics and space technology

  • Environmental system technology, biosystem technology, pharma industry

  • Transport planning and logistics, consulting,banks

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