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Bachelor's degree programme Mathematics

Do you want to explore new possibilities by using logical thinking, exact analyses and reliable calculations? Are you fascinated by the fact that mathematics is not only an exact but also a creative science? In this bachelor's degree programme, you will apply your skills in a wide range of mathematical disciplines and specialise in a subject of your choice.

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Quick Facts

  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 180
  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German

The Bachelor's Programme

The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Mathematics will provide you with highly versatile skills. After receiving a sound basic education in analysis methods and linear algebra, you will acquire knowledge and skills from a broad spectrum of core mathematical areas. These include: probability theory and statistics, differential equations, algebraic structures, discrete mathematics, numerical methods and optimisation, complex analysis and functional analysis. You will deepen this fundamental mathematical knowledge in a specialisation module of your choice.

The NAWI Graz Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Mathematics is offered jointly by TU Graz and the University of Graz. The Faculty has established an excellent international network. This means that you have many beneficial opportunities to take part in international exchange programmes and cooperation. International guest lecturers are invited regularly and lecturers from the business world are involved, providing you with practical insights into how the knowledge you learn can be applied.

You will gain further practical experience in the field of mathematics and learn how to apply this experience while conducting your bachelor’s thesis work. This work can be carried out as part of a company internship.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Focus Areas

You have the chance to specialise in one of the following focal areas:

Applied Mathematics: You will learn about mathematical modelling, stochastics, numerical mathematics, differential equations and their applications, such as image processing.

Discrete Mathematics and Algorithm Theory: You will learn more about algebra and discrete mathematics, as well as their applications in cryptography, combinatorial optimisation and theoretical computer science.

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics: You will acquire advanced knowledge about stochastics and differential equations. You will apply mathematical methods to solve problems in the finance and insurance industry. Through industrial cooperation partners, you will gain exciting practical insights.

Technomathematics: You will learn more about differential equations and numerical mathematics and learn how mathematics are used in the technology and engineering fields.

Corinna Mathwieser, Source: Mathwieser
Corinna Mathwieser, bachelor's degree student in Mathematics

I was most often inspired in my studies by the realization that, while the goal was to find structures and regularities, I needed to use creativity and unconventional ideas along the way. I see the close relationship between the lectures and exercises to be an advantage, so that one learns the theory and, at the same time, reaches for the pen and paper. I recommend the programme to all those who have an abstract way of thinking and enjoy solving logical problem.

Mathematics in Research and Industry

Mathematical methods and procedures are used in many fields of knowledge. In addition to scientific and technical fields, mathematics also plays a steadily growing role in medicine, as well as in the economic and social sciences.

With mathematics, step-by-step solutions can be found by applying analytical and forecasting methods and carrying out simulation procedures. These simulation procedures can, for example, be carried out to create computable mathematical models and replace expensive test series.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Geodesy at TU Graz has a fantastic international research reputation. The Faculty has excellent networks and participates in international mathematical research in a wide range of fields, such as analytical and probabilistic number theory, applied and probabilistic graph theory, applied and numerical mathematics, partial differential equations and mathematical physics, stochastic models of financial and actuarial mathematics, statistics and data science, arithmetic geometry, topological data analysis, approximation theory and discrete geometry, Monte Carlo methods and their applications.

Through close contacts to local businesses and industry, students can already gain practical experience during their bachelor's programme.

Michael Missethan, Source: Missethan
Michael Missethan, bachelor's degree student in Mathematics

The most enjoyable are the numerous exercises in my study programme. Above all, I like the fact that it’s often not enough to simply apply a known solution scheme. I need my own ideas in order to find a solution. I recommend the Bachelor’s Programme in Mathematics to all students who enjoy solving logical problems and might like to know that – beyond the mathematics that we were taught in school –significantly is hidden than one would expect.

Admission

Admission Deadlines

Summer semester 2021

General admission period: 11 January to 5 February 2021

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2021

Winter semester 2021/22

General admission period: 12 July to 5 September 2021

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2021

Information and Advice

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Perspectives for Graduates

Professional Fields

Graduates of the Bachelor's Programme in Mathematics qualify to enter further high-quality master's degree programmes. In Graz, these include the Master's Degree Programme in Mathematics or Computer Science. This internationally recognized bachelor's degree also qualifies you to conduct further studies outside of Austria.

Once they have completed a master's programme, mathematicians are in great demand in industry, business and science. They are employed, for example,

  • to apply mathematical methods in industry, technology and natural science,
  • to implement mathematical models in economics, administration, finance and insurance,
  • to answer questions of data security and communication technology theoretically and practically,
  • to develop methods without which devices and technologies used in modern everyday life would not exist, e.g. imaging techniques used in medicine and technology, communication and security used in data transmission, risk management used in the banking and insurance sectors and computer-aided procedures used in natural science and technology.

Advanced Master’s Degree Programmes

After completing the bachelor's degree programme, you can directly enrol in the following master’s degree programmes at TU Graz:

If you are interested in other master’s degree programmes at TU Graz, you can find information about admission on the respective pages for the master’s degree programmes.

In addition, the bachelor's degree offers you the opportunity to apply internationally for master's degree programmes.