Bachelor's Programmes in Technical Mathematics

Course ID

E 033 201 - Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics
E 033 203 - Bachelor's Programme Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics
E 033 205 - Bachelor's Programme Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

Duration of course

6 semesters

Credits

180 ECTS

Certificate received upon completion

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Course programmes
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TU Wien attempts to support prospective students in their decision making phase for their studies, while ensuring the high and internationally recognized quality of their studies and teaching.

As of the winter semester 2019/20, there will be either admission or selection procedures (for bachelor's programmes with limited places) for all bachelor's programmes at TU Wien or a study preparation and reflection phase (PRe phase) for bachelor's programmes without place restrictions.

Details on the PRe phase can be found here.

Bachelor’s programme structure (6 semesters)

  • Analysis
  • Linear algebra and geometry
  • Measurement and probability theory and statistics
  • Numerical mathematics and programming
  • General and partial differential equations
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Seminar and project with bachelor's thesis
  • Related and free elective modules

Career prospects

Mathematical methods are increasingly in demand due to modern developments in industry and technology. For this reason, the job market for Mathematics graduates is generally very promising. Your ability to analyse complex structures will open doors to diverse fields of employment, such as industry research and development departments, software companies, banks and insurance agencies, company consultancy firms, research institutions, government agencies and of course universities.

Bachelor's programme structure (6 semesters)

  • Analysis
  • Linear algebra and geometry
  • Measurement and probability theory and statistics
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics
  • Numerical mathematics and programming
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics, Stochastic processes and Econometrics
  • Specialisation in Statistics or Mathematical Methods in Economics
  • Seminar and project with bachelor's thesis
  • Related and free elective modules

Carreer prospects

Mathematical methods are now commonplace in many fields of science, technology, economy and society. Mathematicians can find employment in a broad range of fields thanks to their ability to analyse complex structures. Typical tasks for econometricians are to provide economical forecasts and quantitative analysis, and aid in decision-making and planning processes. Recent graduates have found employment in banks, insurance agencies, consultancy firms, software companies, energy providers, telecommunications companies, industry research departments, government agencies and also in universities or other research institutions.

Bachelor's programme structure (6 semesters)

  • Analysis
  • Linear algebra and geometry
  • Measurement and probability theory and statistics
  • Numerical mathematics and programming
  • Mathematical Insurance:
    • Life and Personal Insurance
    • Property Insurance
  • Financial mathematics and risk management
  • Principles of Law and Economics
  • Seminar and project with bachelor's thesis
  • Free electives

Carreer prospects

Mathematical methods are increasingly in demand due to modern developments in industry and technology. As a result, the job market for mathematics graduates – particularly in the finance and insurance sectors – is very promising. Your ability to analyse complex structures will open doors to diverse fields of employment, such as banks and insurance agencies, consultancy firms, industry research and development departments, software companies, research institutions, government agencies and of course universities (see also http://fam.tuwien.ac.at/jobs). Students can gain an initial insight into the relationship between theory and practice by working with the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Portfolio Risk Management (headed by Prof. Uwe Schmock), which is run by the research group and its partners in the field of economics.

Studying mathematics requires an enjoyment of formal and logical thinking. Curiosity to consider problems in an abstract way and to perform a detailed analysis is also necessary. Whilst schools largely teach calculation skills, the focus of university studies is on more precise provision of evidence.

The total of around 1000 students of technical mathematics are supervised by 13 professors, 50 lecturers and 20 assistants. The good staff/student ratio means that the teaching staff are always happy to help with any problems that may occur. For the same reason, there are no problems with overcrowded lecture rooms and there are no restrictions on participant numbers for tutorials.

The drop-out rate in the first semester is around 30%. Around 200 students begin the course every year. In the diploma/master’s course, there are over 60 graduates each year, who started when there were around 150 students at the start of the course.

There are exchange partnerships with a large number of European universities, where it is possible to study for one to two semesters, which will count fully towards your degree. Further such partnerships are being worked on. There are also various agreements regarding joint degrees, which last only one additional year, and make it possible to achieve two degrees from two separate universities.

Dean of Studies

Gernot Tragler

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

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T +43 1 58801 10542

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Vice Dean of Studies

Robert Weber

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

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c/o 403, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 1040 Wien, Österreich

T +43 1 58801 12865

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Contact

Student Councelling

Dekanat der Fakultät für Mathematik und Geoinformationen
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
1040 Wien

T +43-1-58801-10003
E dekmug@mail.tuwien.ac.at

Website of the Dean's office

Student Association

Student Association Technical Mathematics

Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
Raum DA01G2, 1. Stock
1040 Wien

T +43-1-58801-49544
strv@fsmat.at 
fsmat.at

Self Assessment Test

To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.