Streaming music, withdrawing money, predicting the weather or gazing into space - none of this would be possible without mathematics. Study one of the world's oldest yet most modern sciences!
When it comes to mathematics, theory and application go hand-in-hand. You solve famous historical problems, such Kepler's problem of dense sphere packing; other problems - like Riemann's and Goldbach's conjecture on distributing prime numbers - await your ideas. The Bachelor's degree program in Technical Mathematics means you follow in some big footsteps and, at the same time, you take a step toward the future.
Your job as a mathematician includes developing mathematical foundations and methods, turning questions in technology and business into mathematical models, solving problems as part of the models and putting the results into practice.
You study at internationally renowned institutes located on the JKU campus and in Hagenberg/Upper Austria. You learn to simultaneously how to apply base-knowledge mathematics with a strong focus on computer technologies, as part of national and international projects, and in cooperation with research institutions, industry and business.
Bachelor's Degree in
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
German (Level B2)
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:
After enrolling in a Bachelor's degree program, you will be required to complete the StEOP requirements at the start of your studies. The StEOP requirements consists of certain courses that are outlined in the curriculum. If you take other academic courses before completing the required StEOP courses, you will only get limited academic credit.
Your JKU Bachelor's degree in Technical Mathematics combines base-knowledge mathematics with modern computer technologies.
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A solid mathematical background: You will learn about the most important concepts and theories in mathematics, particularly in the subject areas of analysis, algebra, geometry, functional analysis, probability theory, numerical mathematics and optimization.
Computer Mathematics: Right from the start, you use a computer supportively and focus strongly on mathematical modelling, algorithmic aspects (numerical and symbolic calculation), and hands-on computer science.
In addition to your broad expertise and technical knowledge, you hone your skills in areas such as exact expressions, structured and accurate thinking as well as logically correct reasoning. Use your imagination and let the program support you in finding creative approaches to solve problems.
As a graduate of the Bachelor's degree program in Technical Mathematics, you are skilled in applying mathematical theories and methods to real-world problems and situations.
Did you know that...?
JKU experts in Industrial Mathematics helped develop algorithms to control the world's largest telescope, "ELT", located in the Chile's Atacama Desert.
Mathematicians are needed everywhere - from the pharmaceutical industry, banks, and insurance companies to space research. As a graduate of the Bachelor's degree program, your job is to use, adapt and further develop current mathematical methods and existing computer software.
You teach the next generation of mathematicians, scientists and engineers the latest in mathematics, work together with partners from the business community on new technologies, or be part of an international team focusing on fundamental mathematical problems, perhaps proving Riemann's conjecture.
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.
What can I do to better prepare myself for the program?
See: Mathematics at the JKU for additional information.
What is the difference between a BA in Mathematics
and a BA in Technical Mathematics?
Technical Mathematics not only focuses on acquiring solid base-knowledge in corresponding theory as you would in a conventional mathematics degree program, but also provides an introduction to applied areas in natural sciences, engineering sciences and computer science.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
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