Programme Code

UE 033 201 - Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics

Duration of Programme

6 semesters


180 ECTS




Bachelor of Science (BSc)


Programme contents

The Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics at TU Wien focuses on how mathematics is used in engineering and industry to solve complex problems. In this programme, you will learn to apply mathematical methods and tools to solve technical problems and find innovative solutions. This includes, for example, the calculation of flows in fluids, the modeling of material behavior or the optimization of production processes.

It is important that you enjoy mathematics and are enthusiastic about understanding and solving complicated issues. A certain curiosity and openness for new topics is also helpful, as the programme is very versatile and also includes topics such as statistics, programming and numerical mathematics. As a graduate, you will find career opportunities in many areas, such as industry, research and development, or the financial sector.


There is no Admission Procedure for the Bachelor's Programmes in Technical Mathematics. Instead, you must familiarize yourself with the contents of the programme before admission in the so-called Programme Preparation and Reflexion Phase before the admission.

After an online survey on your planned choice of programme, you will take part in an interactive subject-specific taster course. If you wish, you can also take part in an individual counseling session.

All information on the Programme-PRe-Phase in the Bachelor's Programmes in Technical Mathematics can be found on the page of the same name.

Further information about the programme

For the Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics you should have an interest in mathematics and complex problems. It is an advantage if you have scientific curiosity and the ability to work in a team, and if you enjoy learning new topics independently. But the most important thing is that you like mathematics, like to understand difficult concepts, can do proofs and think logically in an abstract way.

Apart from the formal conditions for admission, you do not have to meet any other requirements. You must register online in the campus software TISS, opens an external URL in a new window to participate in the Programme-PRe-Phase.

The admission takes place in the admission office of the TU Wien.

If you have any questions about the programme, you can contact the Student Union, opens an external URL in a new window and the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation.

The contents of the Programme are divided into different modules. A module consists of individual courses or courses with related content. You must complete these in order to complete the module. Thematically similar modules are combined into examination subjects. These examination subjects appear on the degree certificate with the overall grade achieved upon completion of the programme.

The scope of courses and modules is expressed in ECTS points. One ECTS point represents 25 hours of work.

Structure of the Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics. More detailed information can be found in the text below

The Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics is composed of the following examination subjects and modules.

The mandatory foundation modules are:

  • Orientation and Introduction
  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra and Geometry
  • Programming and Numerical Mathematics
  • Measure and Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Higher Analysis
  • Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics

In the specialization module you can choose from several courses to deepen your interests. In addition, you must complete 18 ECTS from a catalog of Free Electives and Transferable Skills.

Finally, you have to write your Bachelor's thesis.

More detailed information can be found in the curriculum in TISS, opens an external URL in a new window.

In the Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics you will learn not only analysis, algebra and numerical mathematics, but also programming and the use of mathematical software as well as statistics and probability theory.

We place particular emphasis on creative thinking when solving problems, analyzing and solving complex and abstract topics. You will also learn to recognize patterns and structures and thus develop strategic thinking and an understanding of interrelationships.

Mathematics is used in a wide variety of disciplines to solve different problems.

  • Sound waves can be used in the ocean to find oil deposits and schools of fish.
  • By calculating the temperature distribution in computer components, we can optimize their placement to prevent them from getting too hot.
  • We can model the cardiovascular system and calculate important medical parameters.
  • And we can simulate signal transport in nerves to better understand physiological processes. This helps in the development of implants and prostheses.

Those who study technical mathematics learn important skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and logic. Industry and technology are always evolving and therefore more and more mathematical methods are needed. 

As graduates, you can analyze complex structures and therefore find many different jobs in different industries. For example, in development departments of companies, software companies, banks and insurance companies, management consultancies, research institutes, government agencies and of course at universities.

TU Wien offers its students the opportunity to spend a semester abroad. The International Office can help and support you with the organization.

Internships are not compulsory in the programme but are possible: If you are scientifically active in a company or research institution for at least 240 hours, we can credit you with 7.5 ECTS in the module Free Electives. This activity must be recognized by the dean of academic affairs.

All students at TU Wien receive a basic education in mathematics in their Bachelor's Programme. Therefore, the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation has a sufficient number of professors, assistants and student assistants who supervise these students. Since a good supervision ratio is important to us, we always provide places for courses according to demand.

In the Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics you will spend most of your time at the main location of the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation in the Freihaus building at Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10.

The programme is supervised by the following institutes:

  • Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry
  • Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics

After you have completed all required courses and your Bachelor's thesis has been evaluated, you can submit your degree.

As a graduate of the Bachelor's Programme Technical Mathematics, you will be awarded the academic degree "Bachelor of Science" - BSc for short. To find out how to graduate, visit