Bachelor's Degree Programme in Applied Mathematics

with a focus on Business or Engineering.

Starting in winter semester 2024/2025 on October 1st, THWS offers a bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Mathematics fully taught in English!

The introductory event for new students will take place October 1st 2024. The schedule is:
13:00h, Campus Ignaz Schön, Aula: Welcome note of the university's president to all new students
13:15h, Campus Ignaz Schön, Room 5.1.03: Introductory event for students in Applied Mathematics
thereafter: Get-together with new students from Angewandte Mathematik

The Degree Programme in Applied Mathematics at a Glance

Main subjects: Mathematics, computer science and field of specialization (business or engineering)

Type and language of instruction: Full-time studies in English

Duration: 7 semesters (including internship)

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Start: Every year on October 1st

Tuition fees: None

Application period: April 1st to June 15th

Admission, Application and Contact

Admission: The general admission requirements of THWS apply.
Application: You can apply via the THWS online application portal.
Contact: Your contact for answering all questions regarding the curriculum.

Profile of the Programme

Applied Mathematics is the key to the solution of a wide variety of real-world problems, ranging from engineering to business and economics, by combining in-depth analytical thinking, mathematical modelling skills and high-level programming abilities.

As a university of applied sciences, THWS emphasizes practical experience in its study programmes. Besides choosing between two possible fields of specialization (business or engineering), the degree programme includes an internship at a company during the sixth semester which is frequently followed by an in-house bachelor’s thesis.

The degree programme equips you with the skills and abilities to identify problems from your field of specialization, transform them into suitable mathematical models and eventually solve them by implementing algorithms in state-of-the-art programming languages

Contents of the Programme

The study programme is based on a core mathematics curriculum supplemented by computer science courses and application-specific electives.

Mathematics: Following the foundations in calculus and linear algebra, the curriculum includes the core areas of applied mathematics like numerical mathematics, optimization, differential equations, probability theory and statistics.

Computer Science: The computer science focus is placed on hands-on programming skills in several programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Python), knowledge of database systems and implementation of algorithms in mathematical software like Matlab and R.

As fields of specialization you can choose between

Business: Contains economic sciences, accounting, international trade law, business processes, process and quality assurance, data science.

Engineering: Contains physics including laboratory work, technical mechanics, fundamentals of electrical engineering.

Depending on your personal preferences, it is possible to choose form a variety of different electives (like e.g. Machine Learning, Business Intelligence or Image Processing).

Focus on Business: Link to list of modules
Focus on Engineering: Link to list of modules

Graduate Testimonials

The core curriculum in mathematics in combination with the application-specific electives provides a good balance between theory and practical problems and challenges. The learning process was facilitated by small groups and the familial atmosphere, thereby honing the development of individual skills.
Cynthia Münch
LEONI, Kitzingen
By studying mathematics, one gains sound analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities. And this is precisely what many enterprises are looking for.
Bernd Weidenbach
Fleetboard Logistics, Volkach
My fascination for mathematics and complex problems played an important role in my decision to study Industrial Mathematics. Mathematicians are in demand in all areas of the economy.
Joshua Simon
DAIN Studios, Munich

Career Perspectives

Applied mathematicians are trained

  • to recognize common patterns in a wide variety of application scenarios,
  • to choose and develop suitable mathematical models and solutions and
  • to implement them in practice.

The profile of the degree prorgamme offers outstanding career perspectives, e.g., in industry or engineering firms, with telecommunication and transport companies, with energy providers, or in the banking and insurance business.

Depending on your choice of specialization and electives, the employment opportunities range from traditional engineering vacancies over the position as a data scientist to careers in auditing and consulting.

Consecutive Master's Programme

The offered degree, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), qualifies for postgraduate studies on master’s level in neighbouring fields. For example, at THWS you could continue your studies in the English-taught master's degree programme Artificial Intelligence.

Why Applied Mathematics in Schweinfurt?

Some of the many reasons to study Applied Mathematics in Schweinfurt include