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Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematics

Mathematics (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) / Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Standard period of study:
  • for the Bachelor program: 6 semesters
  • for the Master program: 4 semesters
Start of studies:
  • for the Bachelor program: usually with the winter semester
  • for the Master program: winter or summer semester
Entrance requirement:
  • for the Bachelor program: 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.
  • for the Master program: Bachelor degree in Mathematics or an equivalent degree
  • Be aware that courses are normally offered in German only.


There is no admission restriction for this degree program. Application is made online. The respective study program is called "Mathematik". (For the Master phase one has to select the option "konsekutiver Master" in "Form des Studiums".) The choice of the field of study, whether Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Science, Industrial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics oder Business Mathematics is made later after the start of studies without any bureaucracy.
Applications can be sent in until shortly before the start of the semester, see also term deadlines.
The change to another field of study is generally possible during the studies. Please consider the special features of the minor subject respectively the technical minor subject of the other fields of study. It is recommended to contact your academic advisor . If one decides during the Bachelor to continue with the Master studies in the combined Bachelor/Master degree program, one can already attend courses of the Master phase during the Bachelor phase, whose successful passing will be accredited in the Master program. This method prevents delays in the timing of the studies which otherwise might arise in the organization of the transition from the Bachelor to the Master studies.

Bachelor study program in Mathematics

This study program represents the classical mathematical studies. It is based on a solid education in the mathematical basics which includes the fields of Analysis, Linear and Higher Algebra, Optimization and Numerical Mathematics, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Stochastics and Statistics as well as Functional Analysis and Discrete Mathematics. The lectures in computer science teach modern algorithms and their implementation in higher programming languages. With its wide range of attractive minors
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Business Administration
the study program offers good flexibility and fredom of choice.
The Bachelor study program is finished with the Bachelor thesis, which is normally in the 6th semester of the study program.

Master study program in Mathematics

The Master study program deepens the basics in mathematics of the Bachelor studies and the student chooses a specialization. The study program in Mathematics offer fields of specialization in Algebra/Geometry, Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Mathematics, Optimization and Stochastics/Statistics.
The lectures in the Master studies are freely selectable according to the student's interests, though the range of available lectures might slightly vary across the semesters. The students can get support in the choice of the specialization from the study advisors and the professors in the field of specialization where the Master thesis is eventually written.
Next to the mathematical training, the Master study program also deepens the field of the technical application (Chemistry, Electrical Engineering,Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Physics or Business Administration).
The Master study program is finished with the Master thesis, which is normally in the 4th semester of the study program.

Bachelor study program Mathematics study schedule[de]

1. to 5. sem. Basic Modules (124 LP)
1. to 4. sem. Computer Science and Minor (28 LP)
(chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, medical engineering, physics or business administration)
5. to 6. sem. Specialization and Supplement (16 LP)
6. sem. Bachelor Thesis (12 LP)

Master study program Mathematics study schedule[de]

1. to 3. sem. Major Seminar (4 LP)
1. to 3. sem. Specialization (62–86 LP)
(pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical immersion and minor)
1. to 3. sem. Supplement (0–24 LP)
(e.g. foreign language, software practical course)
4. sem. Master thesis (30 LP)
Mathematicians excel not only with their theoretical and practical proficiency but also with their skills for logical reasoning and abstraction, their analytical thinking, linguistic precision, persistence to solve problems and their team spirit. The study of mathematics in Chemnitz aims to train this skills, which are eventually the reason for the very good professional opportunities of mathematicians. This also includes established scientific and practical knowledge in computer science.
Therefore, graduates of the Bachelor study program find interesting employments in many fields, for example:
  • information technology
  • software development
  • banks and insurance companies
  • mechanical engineering
  • medical engineering
  • pharmaceutical research
  • entertainment electronics
  • automobile and aerospace engineering
Graduates of the Master study program have good chances for a higher career entry in companies due to their special training and the option of further qualification in the academic field.
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Portrait: Prof. Dr. Tino Ullrich
Prof. Dr. Tino Ullrich

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