Bachelor Technical Mathematics
Contents of degree programme
Mathematics permeates many levels of our daily lives, is an important part of our cultural heritage, and is increasingly becoming one of the world’s essential key technologies. The Bachelor's degree programme Technical Mathematics teaches students the theoretical principles of Mathematics, as well as practice-oriented and practical methods. Special emphasis is placed on the development of mathematical models and appropriate solution methods. To supplement the compulsory subjects, students can select between specialised subjects from the focus areas of Applied Analysis, Applied Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics. This is further expanded to include knowledge of programming, mathematical and statistical software, as well as the choice of one of the extension subjects: Informatics, Information Technology, Language and Communication, Business and Law, Feminist Science/Gender Studies, Geometry, or Mathematics in a Specific Context.
Level of qualification:
Bachelor's degree programme
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Language of instruction:
General university entrance qualification
German, some courses are taught in English
The Bachelor's degree programme provides a broad overview of techniques and tools of "applicable mathematics" and statistics. Students are able to
- grasp the formal and mathematical structures of practical problems as they arise.
- develop concepts for solutions through the application of mathematical modelling.
- consider issues from a networked perspective in order to analyse and solve mathematical problems and dynamic processes.
- provide a meaningful contribution to economic and social processes and work towards their optimisation.
- make rational decisions.
The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 9 July to 5 September | summer semester: 8 January to 5 February). A late admission within the extension period can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Introductory phase (STEOP)
The introductory orientation period (STEOP) provides students with an overview of the key content of the degree programme and its further progression, and provides an objective basis for making decisions with regard to the choice of programmes of study. The STEOP courses take place in the first semester and are worth a total of 8 ECTS credits. The STEOP consists of the lectures "Analysis 1a" (4 ECTS) and "Linear Algebra 1a" (4 ETCS). Prior to completing the STEOP, additional courses worth up to 22 ECTS credits may be taken.
|Pflichtfächer (Required subjects)||Analysis Grundlagen||26.5|
|Analysis und Anwendungen||20.5|
|Optimierung und Programmierung||20|
|Seminar mit Bachelorarbeit||12|
|Gebundene Wahlfächer (Elective subjects)||Eines der Vertiefungsfächer:|
- Angewandte Analysis
- Angewandte Statistik
- Diskrete Mathematik
|Eines der Erweiterungsfächer:|
- Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies
- Mathematik im Kontext
- Sprache und Kommunikation
- Wirtschaft und Recht
|Freie Wahlfächer (Options)||9|
The Bachelor's degree programme does not include a compulsory placement. Practical training is provided during the Master's degree programme at the AAU.
Careers and occupational profiles
The Bachelor's degree programme Technical Mathematics qualifies graduates to pursue professional opportunities in a diverse range of occupational and professional fields with a strong orientation towards the Natural Sciences, including the following areas:
- Process optimisation in technology firms
- Risk management in the world of financial and insurance services
- Business mathematics
- Information technology
- Data analysis
- Environmental technology
- Information security
- Engineering and civil engineering
- Software development
Continuing your studies
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme English and American Studies, students can continue their studies in the Master’s degree programme Mathematics.
Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.
Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.