Bachelor's Degree in Technical Mathematics.

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.


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Key Facts


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


6 Semesters


180 Credits


German (Level B2)



Why This Degree Is Particularly Attractive

  • The technical mathematics program at the JKU focuses on mathematical modeling, algorithmic aspects, and hands-on computer science. You are highly qualified to pursue an (international) career in science, academia or business.
  • Even during the Bachelor's program, JKU professors provide individual support and give you an opportunity to apply your theoretical knowlerdge to real-world situations by developing solutions for real problems in Austria and abroad.

Program Structure

As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following subject areas:

Technical Mathematics Bachelor Program Structure

Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)

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.

Areas of Specialization

Your JKU Bachelor's degree in Technical Mathematics combines base-knowledge mathematics with modern computer technologies.

  • Fundamentals of Mathematics: Linear Algebra and Analytical Geometry, Analysis, Differential Equations, Dynamic Systems, Functional Analysis, Measurement and Integration Theory, Probability Theory and Stochastics
  • Applied Mathematics: Numerical mathematics and optimization, partial differential equations, statistics, financial mathematics
  • Computer Mathematics: Computer Algebra, Computational Logic, Algorithmic Combinatorics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Programming
  • Math Seminars and Mathematical Modelling: Using scientific articles and books, seminars help you independently work on conveying everything you know about math! For example, you prepare and hold a presentation, learning how to independently work on and communicate mathematical topics. Mathematical modelling gives you an opportunity to find answers to questions by converting problems found in natural sciences, economics, medicine, etc. into a mathematical model. You can then examine these using mathematical methods. Examples include weather and climate models, models of the brain as a thinking machine, all physical theories such as Newtonian mechanics, quantum theory, theory of relativity are mathematical models; static models try to investigate correlations, i.e. in financial mathematics, economics, kinetic gas theory.

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What You Will Learn in the Program

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.

The JKU Podcast Series for Prospective Students

The Bachelor's degree program in Technical Mathematics combines mathematical modeling, algorithmic aspects, and hands-on computer science. In this episode of the podcast series, find out why Eva-Maria found her internship in ophthalmic optics particularly exciting and why Theo would recommend taking the study preparation courses. Please note the podcast is in German. Have fun listening!


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Your Career Prospects

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.

  • Research and development facilities in business, industry, and in the public sector: You develop algorithms for sensors to measure boreholes or in aircraft construction, use measurement data to search for errors in production machines and create corrective measures, plan traffic flows and optimize the production and distribution of electricity and gas, develop climate models and analyze the results
  • Financial service provider: As a mathematician at a bank or at an insurance company, you assess risks such as: when it comes to floods earthquakes or hurricanes, what is the risk of occurrence and the extent of damage; what is the total risk of all bank investments and how can this risk be reduced?
  • Companies in the fields of software development and information technology: As a mathematician, for example, you work on encrypting data and messages, helping to make apps and computer programs more secure.  
  • Universities, other post-secondary educational institutions and non-academic research institutes:

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.

„Hearing "mathematics at university is different than at school" made me curious. I was looking for a degree program that would later give me many career opportunities. After looking at the JKU's mathematics program, I knew I was at the right place!“
Johanna Gottwald, BA Student Technical Mathematics
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Admission to Studies

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.

  • Hold general higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma)
  • If your first language is not German, you will be required to submit proof of B2 level of language proficiency in German.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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