The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Computer Science is the basic science faculty of the BTU Cottbus. Our faculty offers traditional degree programmes in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, as well as novel programmes in Information and Media Technology and Culture and Technology. In this way it covers the entire academic spectrum of basic university education in the natural sciences, as well as practical application and social science aspects. The faculty’s research efforts address materials science, information and communication engineering, scientific computing and optimisation of complex systems.
Research and teaching are characterised by close interdisciplinary cooperation with the BTU’s Panta Rhei - Centre for Lightweight Construction Materials, as well as with a number of other research facilities in the state of Brandenburg.
The creative and technical aspects related to building and construction are the main focus of the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning. The faculty’s unique interdisciplinary character stimulates students to look beyond the boundaries of the context and methodology of a specific subject matter. The aim is to expose our students to real-life situations, thereby helping to quickly and sustainably integrate them into broader society. Faculty 2 is no ivory tower, but rather a place for practical learning in a real-world environment, e.g. conservation-based building. The broad range of subject we offer derived from synergies between engineers, planners, scholars and artists.
As its name implies, a broad spectrum of subjects are taught at the Faculty of Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering. Our mission is to advance excellence in academics and research. The main areas of research focus – virtual production and lightweight construction, eBusiness and value chain management, information technology and electronics, automotive and propulsion engineering, as well as power engineering – are structured with a view to meeting the evolving needs of commerce and industry. We elaborate forward-looking technologies, methods, and products for use in power generation, energy transport and energy utilisation with a strong emphasis on preserving our environment and natural resources.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering offers an outstanding framework in terms of our broad, science-based syllabus and research-oriented areas of specialisation; we also provide a number of academic services to other faculties that also include environmental science in their curriculum. Through our research efforts in the areas of "Regional Transformation: Origins of Ecosystems, Landscape Development, Water Management" and "Sustainable Materials and Energy Economics", our faculty contributes significantly to the BTU’s commitment to environmental and energy issues.