# Bachelor programms Technical Mathematics

Study Codes |
E 033 201 - Bachelor programme Technical Mathematics E 033 203 - Bachelor programme Statistics and Mathematics in Economics E 033 205 - Bachelor programme Financial and Actuarial Mathematics |

Duration of Study | 6 Semesters |

Credits | 180 ECTS |

Degree | Bachelor of Science (BSc) |

Academic Programs |
Technical Mathematics Statistics and Mathematics in Economics Finanz- und Versicherungsmathematik |

Curriculum Documents |
Technical Mathematics Statistics and Mathematics in Economics Financial and Actuarial Mathematics |

Leaflet (german) | PDF Download |

# General information on the bachelor's course in Technical Mathematics

### Prerequisites

Studying mathematics requires an enjoyment of formal and logical thinking. Curiosity to consider problems in an abstract way and to perform a detailed analysis is also necessary. Whilst schools largely teach calculation skills, the focus of university studies is on more precise provision of evidence.

### Study conditions

The total of around 1000 students of technical mathematics are supervised by 17 professors, 50 lecturers and 20 assistants. The good staff/student ratio means that the teaching staff are always happy to help with any problems that may occur. For the same reason, there are no problems with overcrowded lecture rooms and there are no restrictions on numbers of participants in tutorials.

The drop-out rate in the first semester is around 30%. Around 200 students begin the course every year. Currently there are over 50 graduates each year, from year groups in which there were around 130 students at the start of the course.

### Possible master's courses at TU Wien

All students who successfully complete a bachelor's degree in Mathematics may go on to study all master's courses in Mathematics.

### Study abroad and work placements

There are exchange partnerships with a large number of European universities, where it is possible to study for one to two semesters, which will count fully towards your degree. Further such partnerships are being worked on. There are also various agreements regarding joint degrees, which last only one additional year, and make it possible to achieve two degrees from two separate universities.

# Technical Mathematics

### Bachelor's degree structure (6 semesters)

- Basic Analytical Principles
- Analysis and Applications
- Linear Algebra
- Probability Theory and Statistics
- Numerical and Computational Mathematics
- Applications (Physics, Natural Sciences)
- Seminar and work placement with bachelor's thesis
- Free electives and additional qualifications ("soft skills")

### Career prospects

Mathematical methods are becoming increasingly important thanks to modern developments in industry and technology. The job market for mathematics graduates is therefore generally very promising Your ability to analyse complex structures will open doors to diverse fields of employment, such as industry research and development departments, software companies, banks and insurance agencies, company consultancy firms, research institutions, government agencies and of course universities.

### More Information

- Faculty

http://www.math.tuwien.ac.at - student association Technical Mathematics

http://fsmat.at - Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing

Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, 1040 Wien

http://asc.tuwien.ac.at - http://math.space.or.at

# Statistics and Mathematics in Economics

### Bachelor's degree structure (6 semesters)

- Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Probability Theory and Statistics
- Mathematical Methods in Economics
- Numerical and Computational Mathematics
- Economics or Statistics (one must be chosen)
- Seminar and work placement with bachelor's thesis
- Free electives and additional qualifications ("soft skills")

### Career prospects

Mathematical methods are now commonplace in many fields of science, technology, economy and society. Mathematicians can find employment in a broad range of fields thanks to their ability to analyse complex structures. Typical tasks for econometricians are to provide economical forecasts and quantitative analysis, and aid in decision-making and planning processes. Recent graduates have found employment in banks, insurance agencies, consultancy firms, software companies, energy providers, telecommunications companies, industry research departments, government agencies and also in universities or other research institutions.

# Financial and Actuarial Mathematics

### Bachelor's degree structure (6 semesters)

- Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Probability Theory and Statistics
- Numerical and Computational Mathematics
- Mathematical Insurance:

– Life and Personal Insurance

– Property Insurance - Mathematical Finance
- Principles of Law and Economics
- Seminar and work placement with bachelor's thesis
- Free electives and additional qualifications ("soft skills")

### Career prospects

Mathematical methods are becoming increasingly more important thanks to modern developments in industry and technology. As a result, the job market for mathematics graduates — particularly in the finance and insurance sectors — is very promising. Your ability to analyse complex structures will open doors to diverse fields of employment, such as banks and insurance agencies, consultancy firms, industry research and development departments, software companies, research institutions, government agencies and of course universities (see also http://fam.tuwien.ac.at/jobs/).

Students can gain a first look into the relationship between theory and practice by working with the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Portfolio Risk Management (headed by Prof. Uwe Schmock), which is run by the research group and its partners in the field of economics.

# Teacher training: Descriptive Geometry

Note that two subjects must be combined in order to form a complete course of study. Descriptive Geometry may only be combined with Mathematics or IT and IT Management. Teacher training in Descriptive Geometry is offered only by TU Wien and Graz University of Technology. Teacher training at TU Wien takes place for the most part in smaller groups than in other universities. It is always possible to ask your lecturers questions. In many modules, lecture dates are only set after consultation with students at the start of the semester, in order to avoid clashes as far as possible. The arrangement of the timetable is very flexible.

## Completion

On completing the teacher training course, the academic title "Master of Sciences" (Mag. rer. nat.) will be conferred. Teacher training also includes one year's practice placement at a school upon completion of the course.

## Course content

Teacher training covers four fundamental areas:

- specialist training,
- instructional training,
- vocational training in educational science and
- practical training for a teaching post in a school.

Specialist and instructional training takes place at TU Wien. Educational science teaching and practical training take place mainly at the University of Vienna, specifically at the Centre for Teacher Education and Professionalism Research (FELP) at the Department of Education and Human Development, 1090 Vienna, Sensengasse 3a. The educational science training for student teachers and the practical training are used to provide personal, social and specialist (in particular, pedagogical, instructional, psychological, sociological and theoretical) skills, on the basis of academic principles and social responsibility. This training will enable the student teachers to meet the requirements of the teaching profession at general and vocational schools for different age groups and at other secondary or tertiary institutions. The educational science training for student teachers covers the subject areas of "Introduction to Education in Schools" and "Theory and Practice of School Education". The practical training takes 12 weeks and includes two stages, one pedagogical and one subject-related practical stage.

## Study conditions

The facilities at TU Wien have been modernised in recent years and further modifications are underway. There are plenty of professors and teaching assistants available for teaching and support. Specialists from industry are also used to provide special training.