- Practical AND theoretical: We will provide you with the theoretical tools that you will use to solve practical problems!
- Proximity to research: Your lecturers are internationally distinguished scientists. They work on challenging research projects – and as a committed student, they frequently invite you to join their team even as a student.
- International setting: More young international people study at Klagenfurt University than at other universities. Spanish, Russian, English, Chinese – we offer a wide range of language classes to help you prepare for your career, wherever you choose to live and work. The Master’s degree programmes available to you following your graduation are all taught in English.
- We will accompany you on your journey. Are you nervous about disappearing among the masses of students at a large university? That won’t happen to you here in Klagenfurt. For us you are not just one among many, you are special. We want to know who you are, what moves you and what you want to achieve. That’s why we offer very good supervision arrangements, small seminars and compact working groups.
How we are seen
- We excel in rankings!
The University of Klagenfurt is one of the top 2 % universities worldwide.
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings)
- We are distinguished by our students!
The University of Klagenfurt has received a Global Student Satisfaction Award.
(Studyportals – the Global Study Choice Platform)
- Our study programmes come highly recommended!
The University of Klagenfurt is recommended by 97 % of its students.
- Top quality is our standard!
The University of Klagenfurt places high value on comprehensive quality standards. Our quality management is EVALAG-certified,
we maintain the highest environmental standards (EMAS certification) and are a family-friendly university.
(State quality label “hochschuleundfamilie”)
- Analysis: Analysis is the study of functions. You will remember curve sketching from school, i.e. the description of the properties of a function graph by means of derivation, limit values and integrals. We will teach you the essentials and applications of analysis.
- Discrete Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics deals with mathematical structures that are finite or countable. This includes the areas of combinatorics, graph theory and number theory.
- Linear Algebra: Linear algebra is a branch of mathematics that focuses on vector spaces and the linear images between them.
- Optimisation and programming: Let’s imagine it’s Christmas and some 50,000 Londoners order their festive meal from a supermarket delivery service. Who should be the first to receive a delivery and how do we calculate possible delivery slots? We optimise these kinds of problems and develop software that determines the most suitable solutions.
- Stochastics: This is the field where we deal with probability theory and mathematical statistics.
We help you to acquire scientific skills, and you can use them to good effect: While some become mere users of computer programmes, you will become a creative problem solver and innovative thinker! Mathematics allows you to stand out from the crowd, and to do so permanently. Software becomes obsolete, but mathematical skills form the basis for the key technologies of the future.
- Everything you need for the practical setting. Around 40 percent of our lecturers are highly successful in the professional field. What we offer is nothing out of this world, but rather we allow you to take flight.
- Triumph with soft skills. The world of work needs team players who can work creatively and purposefully, regardless of subjects and cultures. In our seminars you will learn how to boost inspiration and efficiency in group work. Here you will learn to become a moderator and manager of projects.
- Reaching for the sky after graduation. Many of our graduates enter professional life straight after their Bachelor’s degree. However, others are eager for more. At the University of Klagenfurt, we are able to offer you an English-language Master's degree programme in Mathematics, which is specially tailored to your advanced education goals.
…you’re mistaken: You can easily get started in mathematics! Although some do find it a bit challenging to get used to “thinking mathematically” at the very beginning of their studies: Still, our students later tell us that it was well worth the effort to master the difficulties.
If you ever get stuck, or if you feel that the knowledge you learned at school is not enough, we can help you! We have dedicated preparation courses for this purpose: These focused workshops will bring you up to speed and help you launch your studies. Taking advantage of these voluntary and free offers will also provide benefits later on: The preparation courses qualify as free elective subjects.
In Klagenfurt you can study at your own pace. To help you follow your path with confidence, we keep it clear of (bureaucratic) stumbling blocks and barriers. If you wish to reach your goal quickly and efficiently, we will always be there to support you. Our recommended course of study will guide you through the semesters. You work your way through the curriculum – making the most of opportunities to broaden your horizons and without wasting time. If you would like to know which courses await you before you start, take a look at the wide range of seminars and lectures.
Programme structure: a tabular overview
|Pflichtfächer (Compulsory Subjects)||Principles of Analysis||26.5|
|Analysis and Applications||20.5|
|Optimisation and Programming||20|
|Seminar associated with Bachelor's thesis||12|
|Gebundene Wahlfächer (Guided Electives)||One of the specialisation subjects:||24|
|One of the extension subjects:||12|
|Freie Wahlfächer (Open Electives)||9|
Introductory orientation period (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 credits) and "Linear Algebra 1a" (4 ETCS credits). Prior to completing the STEOP, additional courses worth up to 22 ECTS credits may be taken.
Recommended course of study
Important note regarding lecture courses scheduled on a cyclical basis: Although certain lecture courses are only offered once a year, the corresponding examinations can be taken year-round on specific dates.
1. Semester (Starting in the winter semester)
|SUBJECT||ECTS||Course number + title||Course type|
|4||Lineare Algebra 1a||VO|
|Principles of Analysis||3,5||Analysis 1b||VO|
|3||Übungen zu Analysis 1||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Analysis 1||TU|
|Linear Algebra||2||Lineare Algebra 1b||VO|
|3||Übungen zu Lineare Algebra 1||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Lineare Algebra 1||TU|
|Optimisation and Programming||2||Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung||VO|
|4||Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung||UE*+|
* compulsory attendance
+ Select only one of the groups
|SUBJECT||ECTS||Course number + title||Course type|
|Principles of Analysis||5||Analysis 2||VO|
|3||Übungen zu Analysis 2||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Analysis 2||TU|
|Linear Algebra||4||Lineare Algebra 2||VO|
|3||Übungen zu Lineare Algebra 2||UE*+|
|0||Tutorium zu Lineare Algebra 2||TU|
|1,5||Lineare Algebra 3||VU*|
|Discrete Mathematics||4||Kombinatorische Strukturen||VO|
|2||Übungen zu Kombinatorische Strukturen||UE*|
|0||Tutorium zu Kombinatorische Strukturen||TU|
|Optimisation and Programming||3
|0||Tutorium zu Computermathematik||TU|
* compulsory attendance
+ Select only one of the groups
++ Take free electives and courses from the competence expansion in order to achieve the recommended 30 ECTS
There are no limits to your personal development. Enjoy the freedom that only a university degree can offer you and expand your horizons beyond your academic studies. You can pick and choose which competences will set you apart in the future. We have lots to offer, for instance:
- Are you looking to set up your own business and launch an entrepreneurial venture? By acquiring the “Build! Entrepreneurship Certificate” you will gain precisely the skills you need to turn your brilliant idea into a successful business! The nearby Lakeside Science & Technology Park also offers you the necessary facilities so you don’t need to sit in a garage while you are working on the app that will change the world and expand your wallet.
- Do you want to learn a new language and prepare for an international career? You can learn Russian, Spanish or Chinese (and many other languages besides) at the University of Klagenfurt.
Continue to browse through this overview of all the elective subjects.
Admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 5 September | summer semester: 5 February).
A late admission until 31 October (winter semester) or 31 March (summer semester) can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
You do not have to go through a special admission procedure to start the Bachelor‘s degree in Technical Mathematics in Klagenfurt. Simply enrol and get stuck in!
You only have to meet the following conditions, which also apply to all other programmes:
- General university entrance qualification (e. g. Matura)
- German language skills at level B2 (CEFR)
.Prospective students who apply for admission to a German-language degree programme and whose first language is not German must provide evidence of German language proficiency no lower than level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the time of application
German courses and exams are offered as part of the VAAU preparatory course by the Language Center German in Austria.
First of all: Excellent job prospects lie in store for you when you graduate from the Bachelor‘s programme in Technical Mathematics. Mathematicians are highly sought after on the job market and the headhunters working for major companies recruit graduates through our numerous career projects. After completing your studies, you can work in the following fields, among others:
- Risk manager in the financial and insurance sector: Share prices and commodity prices fluctuate, financial products gain and lose value, insurers benefit if certain situations fail to materialise. As a risk manager it is your job to assess potential risks.
- Process optimiser in the technology sector: What is the ideal way to achieve the end product? And how are the most efficient processes developed? Process optimisation can often cut down on unnecessary trips and wasted time.
- Business mathematics: Using mathematical models and procedures you can describe and improve economic processes!
- Data analyst: The amount of data is increasing, but the benefits are frequently limited. Data analysts who can draw meaningful conclusions from Big Data are urgently sought after on the labour market.
- IT security expert: Encryption techniques are mathematical tools that can be used to keep secrets safe. Today, cybersecurity experts are (well-paid) security professionals.
- Software developer: Computer science has evolved from the structural science of mathematics. By adding a few qualifications you can also become a software developer.
You’ll soon discover this: Graduates and students from the University of Klagenfurt have many interesting careers.
- Here in Klagenfurt, you will get to know your fellow students during the Welcome Days – and you will make new friends in the very first week; friends you will share memorable experiences with in the years to come.
- You will never be a mere (matriculation) number here: Our courses have a limited number of participants and so our lecturers will soon get to know you. We encourage and challenge you, in every way you need!
- Your degree starts with the so-called “Introductory phase (STEOP)”. No matter which school you attended or which qualifications you bring with you to the university: We will get you to the level you need in order to study successfully in the semesters ahead. In addition, the technology preparation courses will help you to rapidly progress on the road to success in your studies!
- During the first semester, our students are coached in small groups by mentors, making it easier for you to get off to a good start.
The scientific community in mathematics enjoys a strong international network. Whether you study in South Africa, Canada or Vietnam: Mathematicians meet as equals in terms of global scientific competition. The best scientific work wins the highest acclaim. Your lecturers at the University of Klagenfurt are among the world‘s finest in their respective fields and can offer you countless opportunities to sample a taste of international mathematics yourself. Complete a semester abroad during your studies and spend it at one of the university’s 250 or so partner universities. You won't need to worry about your finances – we have plenty of scholarships on offer.
Once you have completed the Bachelor's degree programme in Technical Mathematics you can continue straight on to one of the following degree programmes:
Is the degree programme in Technical Mathematics the right one for me?
Is maths your passion? Do you enjoy numbers and puzzles? Are you curious to know, for example, how to use mathematics to best calculate the logistics for supermarkets or to plan freight transport more effectively? Then the degree programme in Technical Mathematics is perfect for you!
Can I start my studies even if I don’t have any prior knowledge? How can I prepare for my degree programme?
What is most important when starting your studies is that you have an interest in and a curiosity about the field of study and the subject area. No prior knowledge is required. If you are still unsure, simply attend one of our technology preparation courses. Here, you can refresh your knowledge of computer science and mathematics along with other first-year students. The course is free of charge and will be credited as part of your studies.
Is there any help available in case I cannot solve exercises by myself?
We have established the FUNctions space- maths space and help desk. Every week during the semester, students can choose between several time slots where they can work through the lecture material and exercises from the mathematics courses and lectures, either alone, together with other students, or with the help of teaching assistants.
How do I start my academic studies at the University of Klagenfurt?
Our check list will help you to get started. We have compiled everything you need to know here – from registering online right up to enrolling for a degree programme.
Where can I find additional information? Who can I contact with questions?
Is there a mentoring programme?
The mentoring programme is designed to smooth the way for first-semester students entering university. During the first semester, our students are coached in small groups by experienced mentors. The mentors provide advice and help you to clear organisational hurdles and overcome any problems you may have in finding your bearings.
I am attending a secondary technical school (HTL). Is it possible to get academic credit for subjects I have taken at school?
Students at a HTL who have passed certain subjects at secondary level may be able to transfer credit so that it counts towards certain courses run by the university. If you have any questions about a credit transfer, the Programme Director responsible for your chosen programme will be happy to help (e-mail: spl-mathematik [at] aau [dot] at).
Do I have to attend every class?
Basically, we distinguish between courses with exams and courses with continuous assessment. The latter are courses where the assessment is not carried out in a single examination act, but on the basis of written and/or oral contributions by the participants during the course or – in the case of written papers or projects (e.g. Bachelor’s theses, seminar papers or papers with a comparable workload) – by the end of the semester following that in which the course was held. As a general rule, attendance is compulsory in courses with continuous assessment.
Courses with exams (e.g. lecture courses) generally have no compulsory attendance and are concluded with an examination.
I would like to study technical mathematics and train to become a teacher of mathematics. Can I get credit in one programme for courses completed in the other?
Some courses are offered as part of the degree in Technical Mathematics and also for the Teacher Training Qualification in Mathematics, which means that there may be an overlap. Please contact the Programme Director (e-mail: spl-mathematik [at] aau [dot] at) to find out if you can transfer credits for any of the courses you have completed or expect to complete.
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