Application period starts

While the topics of distance learning and digital education are on all minds these days, the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern has been working since 1992 with innovative learning formats that guarantee profound advanced studies with a certificate or master's degree - from home. A total of four new programmes in the disciplines of education, psychology, technology and fire protection await applicants in the coming semester. The application period for the winter semester 2020/21 starts on 15 May 2020.

Interested applicants can choose from a total of 25 programmes at the DISC of the TU Kaiserslautern (TUK) in the coming winter semester. The programmes leading to a Master's degree or certificate cover a wide range of disciplines in Human Resources, Management & Law as well as Science & Engineering.

For the coming winter semester, the responsible persons at DISC have launched four new certificate programmes. "Management of Digital Educational Processes" deals with the fundamentals of teaching and learning with digital media, the organisational and ethical implications of media use, but also the effects of digitalisation on the management of educational institutions.

The certificate Developmental and Learning Disorders in Childhood offers participants the opportunity to develop practical skills in diagnosis and intervention based on scientifically profound background knowledge of causal, risk and protective factors on an individual and contextual level.

In the Technoethics certificate, new impulses for a responsible approach to technical innovations will be gained by critically questioning techniques and technology at a basic and practical level.

The certificate Structural Fire Protection provides fire protection-specific knowledge in order to be able to answer fire protection questions in the phases of planning, construction and modification of buildings. Many achievements from this programme are also recognised in the master's programme in Fire Prevention Planning. There are also new developments in the part-time Master's programme. For example, the standard period of study has been reduced from six to five semesters. This will take effect for the first time for newly enrolled students in winter semester 2020/21. The modules, the number of on-campus phases and also the credit points awarded remain the same.

The new two-semester certificate programmes are designed for only one on-campus phase per semester in addition to the innovative digital learning formats on the university's own online campus. They are aimed at working people who already have a university degree or a professional qualification. Prospective students can apply via the online portal from 15 May 2020. Studies will then begin next October.

The expertise of many years in the digital teachings, for which the DISC was distinguished in this year again by Alumni and students as "Top Fernstudienanbieter" on the platform, helped also the conception of online offers of the TUK in the current summer semester. Experts from the Department of Self-directed Learning and eLearning worked closely with the lecturers in order to set up a variety of digital formats at short notice.