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Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematics

Mathematics (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.))

Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start of studies: usually with the fall term
Entrance requirement: general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, A level, high-school diploma) or subject-linked eligibility of university admission or master craftman or an equivalently approved university admission.


There is no admission restriction for this degree program. Application is made online. The respective study program is called "Mathematik". Applications can be sent in until shortly before the start of the semester, see also term deadlines.

From Bachelor to Master

After completing the bachelor program in mathematics, you can pursue your studies with a master in mathematics, data science or finance.
Mathematics is a science that uses logic to examine self-created abstract structures for their properties and patterns through logical definitions. Students receive the well-established basic training in Calculus and Linear Agebra. Besides, the program is characterized by a broad range of fundamentals in various disciplines of mathematics (Numerical Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Optimization, Stochastics, Algebra, and Statistics). In addition, there is an initial opportunity to specialize a little further in one of the areas. Special attention is also given to the many options for applying mathematical knowledge within the framework of a minor subject. The broad choices include Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Sensor Technology and Cognition, as well as Psychology.
1. to 4. sem. Basics
(Calculus, Linear Algebra, Measure and Integration Theory, Vector Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations)
1. to 2. sem. Computer Programming
1. to 3. sem. Minor
(Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Sensor Technology and Cognition, Psychology)
3. to 5. sem. Advanced
(Optimization, Numerical Mathematics, Stochastics, Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Complex Analysis, Mathematical Statistics)
4. sem. Proseminar
5. to 6. sem. Specialization
5. sem. Foreign language
6. sem. Computer Practical Training
6. sem. Bachelor Thesis
Mathematicians are characterized not only by their theoretically sound and at the same time application-ready knowledge, but also by their ability to think logically, to abstract, by their analytical mind, linguistic accuracy, persistence in solving problems and team spirit. Attention is paid to the development of these skills in the study of mathematics in Chemnitz, and it is not least these skills that open up the best career prospects for mathematicians. In addition, there is a sound knowledge of computer science, which should support the application of mathematical knowledge and skills in professional practice. Since the sciences have an ever-increasing influence on the development of modern industrial societies, the interdisciplinary interaction of the various branches is of particular importance today. Mathematics education in Chemnitz has such interdisciplinary features with the wide selection of technical, natural and/or social science minor subjects.

Graduates of the bachelor's program in mathematics are versatile and find employment in the following branches of industry and commerce, among others:
  • Management consulting and insurance companies
  • Technology centers and high-tech companies
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Software companies and telecommunications
  • Information technology
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Teaching and science
  • Development and research
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Logistics and automotive industry
Graduates of the master's program have good opportunities for higher career entry in companies and the possibility of further qualification in the college and university sector due to their special training. The unemployment rate for mathematicians is very low. According to the Federal Statistical Office, it was 2.6% in 2016. According to gehaltsreporter.de, starting salaries Saveraged 52,300 euros gross.
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Portrait: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Shikhman
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Shikhman

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