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Mathematics, B.Sc.

Program overview

Mathematics plays an important and ever-increasing role in many fields: Mathematical methods and processes are primarily present in natural science and engineering subjects but can increasingly be found in medicine, psychology, business and economics, social sciences, and linguistics. The Mathematics bachelor’s study program reflects this by offering students training in a variety of skills. Students learn and acquire skills from a broad spectrum of mathematic core areas such as analysis and linear algebra, computer-oriented mathematics, numerics, and stochastics. With this fundamental knowledge of mathematics students go on to choose a specialization. They also expand this foundation by studying a non-mathematic minor subject.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Mathematics program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications. You can find further information about the application and admissions requirements here.

The Mathematics bachelor’s degree program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. As some courses/modules are also offered in English, a knowledge of English is useful. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Study and examination regulations:

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Mathematics consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic ad includes various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In the MTS you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

To module database

Internships

During your studies, you will have an opportunity to complete a non-university internship worth 6 LP. You can find further information in the study program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad). 

Acquired skills

Graduates of our bachelor’s program have not only specialized knowledge of mathematic basic principles but also of their mathematic specialization and their non-mathematic minor subject. They have a firm grasp and understanding of the theory, methods, and skills of analysis, linear algebra, computer-oriented mathematics, numeric mathematics, and probability theory. Further, they have learned how to implement this knowledge in different fields of application: You acquire the skill to analyze concrete problems and reduce them to a mathematical form. You are also able to use or further develop existing methods to work out and implement solutions, particularly by using computers.

After your studies

After completion of this bachelor’s program, you can seek further qualifications by continuing to study in a master’s program or directly begin working. The variety of fields of application of mathematics is also reflected in mathematicians’ job opportunities in industry, business, and administration. There are many fields of employment in which data processing plays an important role.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board