Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
6 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
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Credit points
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Teaching language
May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


Mathematics is the science that emerged from the study of figures and calculating with numbers. It forms the basis of physics and the technical sciences. In addition, it already plays a prominent role in economics and finance and is gaining increasing importance in the life sciences.

The goal of the Bachelor's degree in Mathematics is to provide students with a very solid basic mathematical knowledge as well as knowledge in mathematical modelling, computer science and a non-mathematical application subject. A good prerequisite for studying mathematics is that students enjoy dealing with mathematics outside the normal school lessons. School mathematics should not cause any problems, apart from occasional arithmetical mistakes. It should be fun to discover mathematical laws and to prove them by logical conclusions. Is solving mathematical puzzles perhaps a hobby?

With an appropriate choice of the application subject, Master's programmes in computer science, an economic or technical subject are also available after the Bachelor's degree.

Content of study

Fundamentals of mathematics (e.g. analysis, algebra, numerical mathematics, stochastics, scientific arithmetic)

54 %

Mathematical application subjects (e.g. applied analysis, operations research, discrete mathematics)

19 %

Practical computer science (optional courses) (e.g. operating systems, complexity theory, database systems, telematics, computer algebra)

4 %

Non-mahematical application fields (optional courses) (e.g. economics, electrical engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering, physics, technical computer science, biomedical engineering)

11 %

Foreign language and General Studies

4 %

Bachelor thesis

8 %
Detailed subject overview: Mathematics


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Technical computer science
  • Biomedical engineering

Due to the good supervision during my studies in Ilmenau I have no problems to understand the complex proof structures of mathematics.

Niklas Rausch


Practice during studies

No compulsory basic or specialist internships are required.

Fields of work

  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Market and polling institutes
  • Engineering and planning offices
  • Software development
  • Consulting
  • Research and development

Caro studies mathematics at the TU Ilmenau

Michael Reichel (ari)
Michael Reichel (ari)

Further information


Student advisory service

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Hotz

+49 3677 69-3627

Study organization

Dr. rer. nat. Gregor Schlingloff

+49 3677 69-3381

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