Campus Cham is growing rapidly. After only one Bachelor's degree programme was offered in the first years of its existence, the number of students has increased immensely in recent years with the expansion of the range of courses. There are now about 400 young people studying at the newest campus of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in Cham.
As at DIT's two other campuses, internationality is also a priority in Cham. Just under a quarter of the students come from Germany. The remaining students are a colourful mix. There are currently students from 20 nations at the Cham campus - and the trend is rising.
What is special about the Campus Cham is that its students are offered a continuous professional perspective. After the undergraduate Bachelor's programme in Mechatronics -Majoring in Digital Production, which is offered in German, graduates can choose from two consecutive Master's programmes in English - the Master's in Mechatronic and Cyber-Physical Systems and the Master's in Artificial Intelligence for Smart Sensors and Actuators.
The new Bachelor's and Master's programmes have been aligned with the most current issues in the fields of mechatronics and artificial intelligence in order to meet the increasing demand on the labour market. Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Smart Factory, IOOT, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, Smart Sensors and Actuators, Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Analysis, Autonomous Systems - these keywords are just a few examples to show the broad spectrum of study content.
Everything under one roof. Students at the Campus Cham benefit enormously from the campus' close relationship with regional and national companies in the field of mechatronics. Both the Research and Development Centre (Technology Campus), the Digital Start-up Centre Cham, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce as well as parts of the Competence-Network in Eastern Bavaria are located next door to the Cham Campus. This synergy of theory and practice is unique and enables students to learn in an application-oriented and scientific way in equal measure.
The individual support at the Cham campus is unique. Studies take place in personal supervision in small study groups. In the application process, an aptitude test is conducted for the Master's programmes in order to create a homogeneous study environment. The administration is also flexible and pursues an open-door policy to make it easier for international students in particular to settle in. This was confirmed during the accreditation of the study programmes. Online learning was already implemented before the special Corona situation - be it in terms of eLectures, eAssessments or eTraining - and continuously developed further. Due to the topicality of the study content, a large number of experts from professional practice support the teaching at Campus Cham.
Campus Cham offers a unique atmosphere. Located directly on the banks of the river Regen in southeast Germany, students can complete their studies, relax and socialise in a scenic riverside environment with only 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Cham is a lively country town with moderate living costs, hosting many leisure and cultural events. It is located in the stunnning Bavarian Forest, which together with the Bohemian Forest, forms the largest contiguous forest mountain range in Central Europe.
If you do not have your own car, a flat in the town of Cham is recommended. Inexpensive flats are also available in the surrounding municipalities, but public transport is only guaranteed at certain times. On weekday afternoons, weekends and public holidays, local public transport is free for students who live in the district of Cham if they are under the age of 23 and carry their student ID.
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