Master Mathematics

Contents of the degree programme

The Master’s degree programme in Mathematics teaches students advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of (Applied) Mathematics and Statistics. Specialisations are
possible in the following focus areas:

• Applied Analysis
• Applied Statistics
• Discrete Mathematics

The in-depth specialisation is based on a prior common mathematical foundation across all three areas.

Students can acquire an additional application-oriented qualification by taking the extension subjects Informatics and Information and Communications Engineering. This gives them an introduction to the interdisciplinary cooperation in the field of technical subjects offered at the University of Klagenfurt. The actual range of interdisciplinary opportunities for cooperation upon completion of the Master’s degree in Mathematics is substantially wider, ranging from engineering and natural and life sciences to business and finance.

This education provides students with the in-depth qualifications necessary to be deployed in the finance and insurance sector, in high-tech companies, in the consultancy branch, in the medical and pharmaceutical field, and also in research and post-secondary education. The pronounced practical relevance of the Master’s degree, based on a broad and deep scientific foundation, further enhances our graduates’ career opportunities. The Master‘s degree in Mathematics also prepares students for a doctoral degree in Mathematics or Statistics or, more generally, in technical and natural science subjects.


Practical training represents the core of the Master’s degree programme in Mathematics. There is a pronounced practical relevance thanks to the extension subjects Informatics and Information and Communications Engineering.

The campus in Klagenfurt offers excellent supervision arrangements, small seminar groups and manageable working groups. It is quick and easy to find friends and establish connections here!

The language of instruction is English.

Fact Box

Duration: 4 semesters
ECTS: 120
Level of qualification: Master’s degree programme
Degree: Diplom-IngenieurIn (Dipl.-Ing.) (Austrian university degree comparable to Master of Engineering)
Prerequisites: Yes
Entrance examination: No
Language of instruction: English
Curriculum (PDF, German version, legally binding)
Curriculum (PDF, English version)

Contact details

Student Guidance Service
E-Mail: studieninfo [at] aau [dot] at

Office of the Programme Director
Website of the Programme Director
E-Mail: technik [at] aau [dot] at

Student Representatives
Website of the Student Representatives
E-Mail: oeh [dot] mathematik [at] aau [dot] at

Study objectives

After completing their studies, graduates of the Master’s degree will be able to abstract problems that arise in practice, to subsequently formulate mathematical models, to address this using the techniques they have learned and to discuss the resulting solutions in an interdisciplinary context.

They can analyse, simulate, evaluate, and implement accordingly, using modern symbolic as well as numerical tools. In the academic field, the degree programme conveys a sufficient degree of familiarity with modern mathematical methods, so that current research questions can be appropriately addressed.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the extension period (winter semester: 9 July to 30 November | summer semester: 8 January to  30 April).


Bachelor’s degree programme in Mathematics or a degree programme of equivalent academic value at another post-secondary educational institution.

Programme structure


Required  subject Analysis 10
Discrete Mathematics
Statistics 10
Elective subjects Specialisation through the choice of one subject

  • Applied Analysis
  • Applied Statistics
  • Discrete Mathematics
Specialisation through the choice of one subject

  • Feminist Science/Gender Studies
  • Informatics
  • Information and Communications Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
Options 9
Practice 15
Master thesis, Privatissimum 24+3
Examination 3
Total 120

Practical training

One of the crucial elements of the practical orientation is a compulsory internship lasting several weeks, which is designed to test and apply acquired knowledge in a domestic or foreign company, in public administration or respectively in a non-profit organisation, or in a (non-university) research institution.

PDF, German version
legally binding!

PDF, English version
for information purposes only!

Periods of study abroad

Students are encouraged to complete a period of study abroad during the course of the Master’s degree programme in Mathematics.  In particular, it is pointed out that the practical placement can be completed abroad.

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

Careers and occupational profiles

The expertise acquired during the course of the degree programme enables graduates to work autonomously in a broad professional field.

They are qualified for work in the following areas:

  • development in technical companies
  • software development
  • IT
  • business mathematics and risk management in the banking and insurance sector
  • data security
  • professional activities in educational institutions
  • environmental technology
  • biomathematics in the clinical and pharmaceutical sphere
  • civil engineering

What our graduates say Larissa Janz, B.Sc.

As a universal language for modelling technical, economic and scientific issues, mathematics offers problem-solving approaches that are reasonably priced, clearly structured and they can be implemented rapidly. In essence, this is the philosophy I learned to love and to live by, thanks to my Master’s degree in (Technical) Mathematics at the Alpen-Adria-Universität in Klagenfurt – it accompanies me as I progress along my professional path and it allows me to participate in fascinating new developments in technology. Larissa Janz, B.Sc.Modeling Engineer, Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Master’s degree programme in Mathematics, students can continue their studies in the doctoral degree programme.

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.

Term dates & deadlines

Winter semester 2019/20

General admission period:
9 July to 5 September

Extended admission period:
6 September to 30 November

To the academic year

Term dates & deadlines

Summer semester 2020

General admission period:
8 January to 5 February 2020

Extended admission period:
6 February to 30 April 2020

To the academic year