STUDY

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.

Fact Box

Duration:
6
Semester
ECTS:
180

Level of qualification:
Bachelor's degree programme

Degree:

Bachelor of Science (BSc)


Prerequisites:

General university entrance qualification


Entrance examination:

No


Supplemental examinations:
Language of instruction:

German, some courses are taught in English


Curriculum/Studienplan

Study objectives

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.

Admission to the degree programme

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.

Programme structure

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.

Overview

Subject
Designation
ECTS
Pflichtfächer (Required subjects)
Analysis Grundlagen
26.5
Analysis und Anwendungen
20.5
Diskrete Mathematik
15
Lineare Algebra
17.5
Optimierung und Programmierung
20
Stochastik
23.5
Seminar mit Bachelorarbeit
12
Gebundene Wahlfächer (Elective subjects)
Eines der Vertiefungsfächer:
  • Angewandte Analysis
  • Angewandte Statistik
  • Diskrete Mathematik
24
Eines der Erweiterungsfächer:
  • Feministische Wissenschaft/Gender Studies
  • Geometrie
  • Informatik
  • Informationstechnik
  • Mathematik im Kontext
  • Sprache und Kommunikation
  • Wirtschaft und Recht
12
Freie Wahlfächer (Options)

9
Total

180

Practical training

The Bachelor's degree programme does not include a compulsory placement. Practical training is provided during the Master's degree programme at the AAU.

Periods of study abroad

It is recommended that at least one semester is spent at an international university. However, it is recommended that students only spend a semester at an international university once they have completed their compulsory courses and these are scheduled to continue until the second semester.

Erasmus+ and Joint Study programs allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

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
  • Consulting
  • Engineering and civil engineering
  • Software development

What our graduates say

"I was taught a broad spectrum of mathematical sub-disciplines during my Bachelor degree at the Alpen-Adria-Universität. This solid and broad education served as the ideal basis for my further specialisation in a Master's degree program, and opened doors to employment opportunities in a varied and wide range of professional fields."

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Deutschmann, Bakk.Research Co-ordinator Security Research, TECHNIKON Forschungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH

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.

Specialist courses

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

Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.