New at BTU: Natural and Applied Sciences and Business Informatics

For the winter semester 2024/25, the two Bachelor's degree courses in Applied Natural Sciences and Business Informatics will enrich the study options at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU). Interested parties have until 15 September to apply for these and 28 other courses without admission restrictions.

The wide range of courses on offer ranges from Architecture to Business Administration and Engineering. Detailed information on application and admission can be found on the BTU homepage at
The two new study programmes leading to a Bachelor of Science degree can be completed as full-time or part-time studies, and the language of teaching is German. The regular duration of the standard programme is six semesters in each case.

The Natural and Applied Sciences study programme at Campus Senftenberg under the direction of Prof . Dr. rer. nat. habil. Olaf Klepel, offers plenty of scope for students to pursue their own interests in the fields of chemistry, Materials Science or biology . The first two semesters, in which general scientific and initial engineering fundamentals are taught, form the platform. In addition to face-to-face seminars, selected seminars in online format allow for a more individual study plan. This orientation phase is followed from the third semester by specialization in the in-depth studies with the option of choosing between three in-depth specializations. Technical issues and the possibility of an internship in an industrial company characterize the Technology of Material Conversion specialization.
Biological or chemical topics are the focus of the Biological Systems or Chemical-Physical specializations.

Attractiveprofessional fields of activity open up to graduates, depending on the specialization, for example in the production of raw materials and materials for battery production, for construction and Mechanical Engineering or also of active ingredients for pharmaceuticals. Other professional fields include the management of laboratories in chemical or biotechnological fields of study, research and development and the coordination of production processes. With a Bachelor's degree in Applied Natural Sciences, it is of course also possible to gain further qualifications at BTU, for example in the planned Master's degree program Chemistry: Materials, Engineering and Sustainability, which is expected to start in the winter semester 2025/26, but also in the Master's degree programmes Biotechnology or Lightweight and materials technologies.

The Business Informatics study programme at the Cottbus main campus, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Diemo Urbig, provides in-depth knowledge in the fields of Computer Science and Business Administration. In Computer Science, for example, students learn programming and database skills as well as mathematics and formal languages for interpreting data and modeling business processes. In the area of Business Administration, Economic Sciences modules are offered that create a basic understanding of business contexts. Mathematics fundamentals and compulsory elective modules round off the course and enable the generalized application of knowledge in business contexts.
Business IT specialists form the interface between business administration and information technology. In a digitalized world, they make it possible to analyse and process data and convert it into meaningful information for strategic decisions. As drivers of innovation, they advance society as a whole. They make a decisive contribution to increasing efficiency and competitiveness by optimizing business processes, identifying new business opportunities, driving the development of new technologies and developing individual solutions for companies.

The ability to understand and combine technical and economic aspects taught on the course opens up a wide range of professional fields of activity. These lie in the fields of data analysis/data science, e-commerce and digital marketing, cyber security and business intelligence, as well as in software development, system and network administration, project management and IT consulting. It is expected that it will be possible to take the appropriate advanced Master's study programme in Business Data Science from the winter semester 2026/27. Other possible Master's degree programs at BTU are Business Administration and Engineering and Business Administration.

The complete range of study programmes at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, including the 32 Master's programmes, Orientation Studies Programmes, dual courses, certificate programmes and doctoral programmes, can be found at:

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BTU students in the lab. Photo: BTU, Ralf Schuster
Students in the Information, Communication and Media Centre (IKMZ). Photo: BTU, Spencer Vane