STEM degree programs and career fields

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The University of Kassel offers a wide range of STEM degree programs for freshmen and prospective students with various degree options.

Getting to know STEM subjects is also possible during the orientation phase of the innovative plusMINT study program, as is studying in a practical alliance. STEM graduates have very good career prospects in industry, as teachers, and in research, about which we provide information in our overview.

Orientation studies plusMINT

The plusMINT orientation program provides entry into a bachelor's degree program that qualifies students for a wide range of exciting and sustainable STEM jobs.

Students learn about the various STEM subjects in a two-semester orientation phase, consolidate their basic knowledge and acquire interdisciplinary skills before starting the six- to seven-semester major.

Study in a practical alliance / dual study

Some degree courses at the University of Kassel can be completed as part of the "Studying in a practical network - StiP" program. Students begin their studies at the University of Kassel and combine them with in-depth practical phases in corresponding companies, which support them with remuneration.

Teacher training STEM subjects

At the University of Kassel, different teaching professions can be studied with almost all subject combinations. All teacher training programs include the compulsory part of the core studies in education and social sciences as well as internships at Kassel's city and district schools.

L1 = Teacher training at elementary schools
L2 = Teacher training at Hauptschulen and Realschulen
L3 = Teacher training at grammar schools
L4 = Vocational education

Continuing education Energy ∙ Building ∙ Environment

The topics of the qualification and continuing education programs for energy efficiency experts are based on market requirements and the goals of sustainable development. They are continuously developed in line with demand and consist of study programs, courses and day seminars.

Study programs and occupational fields of the STEM spectrum

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers work in construction companies and public authorities, where they are responsible for the timely, cost-effective and high-quality completion of construction projects and the economic operation of buildings. Their areas of responsibility include the development and maintenance of infrastructure, flood protection, drinking water supply, the maintenance of natural bodies of water and transportation.

Electrical Communication Engineering

The objective of the program is to enable students to work in different fields of electrical communications, both in academia and industry, i.e. to pursue a PhD or a job in research & development departments, consulting, operation and maintenance, patent issues, acquisition of projects, etc.. The program is geared towards students with a B.Sc. degree in communication technology or a related area.

Functional Safety Engineering

The safety of computer based systems is becoming increasingly important. For this reason, the University of Kassel offers holders of a bachelor in mathematics, electrical engineering, mechatronics or computer science the three-semester master course study Functional Safety Engineering (FUSE).

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Students acquire a general understanding of biological structures, processes and causal relationships with the inclusion of neighboring scientific disciplines.

Electrical engineering

Electrical engineering plays an important role in practically all technical areas. Communication systems, digital technology, automated production, energy supply systems, generation and distribution of renewable energies - the range is broad and includes activities in large-scale industry as well as in medium-sized companies, engineering offices, public companies, administrations and research institutions.

Computer Science

Computer science does not mean "learning to program" or "being able to use computers", but goes far beyond that. During the course, complex technical problems as well as social contexts are examined scientifically and across disciplines.

Vehicle construction, aerospace, energy technology, automation and production through to medical technology - mechanical engineers are in demand wherever machines are developed, manufactured and maintained.

Mechanical Engineering

If you are enthusiastic about technology, interested in working with computers and like to think logically, a mechanical engineering degree could be the right choice for you. Creativity is also in demand, as mechanical engineers are constantly working on new ideas to enrich the technical landscape.


Those who study mechatronics opt for an interdisciplinary field within engineering that combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. Mechatronics engineers are sought-after employees because, as generalists, they can tackle projects and problems across disciplines.


Due to their methodological breadth and analytical skills, physicists have access to attractive, multifaceted fields of work worldwide.
In universities and research institutes, they work primarily in research and teaching, while
and teaching, while the spectrum in industry, business and society ranges from the IT, electronics and automotive sectors to insurance companies, banks, management consultancies, the media industry and politics.

The innovative Environmental Engineering program combines cutting-edge environmental issues with scientific and technological engineering know-how.

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In mathematics studies, great importance is placed on modern, algorithmic and computer-oriented aspects of mathematics and the practical application of mathematical techniques. The Mathematics and Technomathematics degree courses differ in terms of the choice of application specializations and the proportion of the overall course that these make up.


Mathematicians analyze and solve complex problems in almost all technological and economic sectors: from banks and insurance companies to pharmaceutical, energy and telecommunications companies, vehicle and technology manufacturers, software companies, logistics service providers and consulting firms.

Mobility, transport and infrastructure

Transportation is booming, and in-depth knowledge of the links between planning, technical, economic and ecological contexts is becoming increasingly important. Our three-semester Master's degree course offers exactly that for Bachelor's graduates who want to delve deeper into their subject.

Nanostructural Sciences

Anyone who can subscribe to the appealing idea that the greatest and most spectacular scientific discoveries may be possible in the unimaginably small world of nanostructures should consider studying nanostructure science. This young, globally expanding field of research is considered by experts to be a key discipline of the 21st century.

Renewable energies and energy efficiency

Solar energy, wind power and hydropower are playing an increasingly important role in the supply of electricity and heat. The master's degree program in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency is therefore particularly forward-looking. Here, students who have already completed a degree in an engineering or technology-oriented natural science specialize.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers deal with a wide variety of engineering tasks and develop environmentally relevant solutions in the interest of sustainable development.

Paid part-time master's degree programs

Since 2005, the Management School of the University of Kassel, UNIKIMS, has developed into an indispensable partner in university continuing education for companies, organizations and administrations with its business administration, engineering and humanities part-time master's degree programs. 

Industrial production management

The part-time Master of Science in Industrial Production Management focuses on the holistic understanding and management of industrial processes and systems and qualifies graduates for production management in industry.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REMENA)

The REMENA Master program is directed to young professionals with work experience and a high motivation to contribute to introducing a sustainable energy supply and to the development in the Arab region in general, which includes a keen interest in the other culture and language.

Public transport and mobility

The part-time Master Public Transport and Mobility is aimed at specialists as well as management and leadership trainees who have obtained their first university degree in engineering of all disciplines, economics, computer science, law, etc.

Wind Energy Systems (WES) is a full master program designed for natural scientists and engineers who want to learn about the mechanical and electronic operation and interaction of wind turbines.