Mathematics is one of the oldest yet most modern of sciences, combining theory and practice in order to drive global advancement forward.
Students enrolled in Technical Mathematics learn to think more precisely and are encouraged to apply their imagination and creativity to hone their problem-solving skills. Faculty members at internationally renowned institutes located both at the JKU campus in Linz as well as in Hagenberg are committed to providing top-quality education. The program boasts many attractive features, including a strong emphasis on base-knowledge education, computer use, and actively taking part in real-world projects together with research facilities, industrial companies, and the local business community. Graduates in Technical Mathematics at the JKU have outstanding career and employment prospects both in Austria and abroad.
- Broad, base-knowledge, application-oriented education
- Special focus on mathematical modeling, algorithmic aspects, and hands-on computer sciences
- Outstanding academic environment featuring a low student-faculty ratio and individual support services
Bachelor's Degree in Technical Mathematics
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
German (Level B2)
Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects
The Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Mathematics is a broad, hands-on base-knowledge degree program focusing on key mathematical concepts and theories. Students learn about fundamental concepts, particularly in the subject areas of analysis, algebra, geometry, functional analysis, probability theory, numerical mathematics, and optimization.
Students actively use computers from the very beginning, focusing on mathematical modeling, algorithmic aspects (numerical and symbolic arithmetic), and practical computer science, in particular.
In addition to a strong base-knowledge in mathematics, students acquire skills such as precise expression, structured thinking, and learning how to present their work correctly in a precise, logical manner. Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program in Technical Mathematics have the unique ability to apply mathematical theories and methods to address real-world situations and issues.
Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in various fields, particularly professions that use well-known mathematical methods. Graduates are highly sought-after, particularly those who can work with existing computer software as well as expertly adapt and further develop computer software. Potential professions include:
- Company development and research departments
- Research and educational facilities (such as universities, competence centers, universities of applied sciences)
- Banks and insurance companies
- Consulting agencies
ADVANCED DEGREES AT THE JKU
After completing an undergraduate degree, students can continue their education by pursuing an advanced degree:
JKU student Corinna talks about studying mathematics
Let math major Corinna give you an insight into everyday life at the university. See the Linz Institute of Technology for more videos and insight about the Bachelor's degree program in Mathematics.
Recommended Study Plan
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:
Algebra and Geometry
Mathematical Working Techniques
Numerical Mathematics and Optimization
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Special programs to prepare for academic studies:
- Preparation Courses: These courses have been designed for new students and provide a condensed review of material taught at higher levels schools in order to prepare students for initial university-level lectures. Attendance is optional.
- Young Scientists Program: Opportunities for high school students to gain a new perspective on what post-secondary education has to offer.
- Mentoring Program: JKU faculty members meet with newly enrolled students in small groups and provide tips and advice pertaining to studies.
See the Department of Mathematics homepage for detailed information.
- General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian “Matura” diploma)
Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.