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Mathematics in Business, Engineering and Computer Science

Study concept

Mathematics is the most important science of the 21st century. Economics, engineering and computer science would be unthinkable without it. Mathematics is both a language for describing relationships and processes and a huge collection of methods for analysing and optimising them.

The mathematics degree programme at TU Freiberg is very practice-oriented and aims to qualify graduates in one of the application areas of economics, engineering or computer science to such an extent that, in combination with the mathematical know-how and abstraction skills taught in the mathematics section, they have excellent opportunities in business.

The Bachelor's degree programme in Mathematics in Economics, Engineering and Computer Science at TU Freiberg is extremely flexible. Only half of the modules to be taken are fixed. This enables all students to harmonise the mathematics modules and application modules in the best possible way. In contrast to most other universities, the ratio between maths and application subjects is not fixed. This allows students who are interested to focus strongly on one of the application subjects with a corresponding reduction in the mathematics component, but also to study mathematical content in depth with a corresponding reduction in the application component. This desired focus can be adjusted at any time during the degree programme.

The great flexibility of the degree programme goes hand in hand with competent and individual support. The professors and student representatives are in close contact with all students from the start of the programme.


Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (Faculty 1)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
6 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

Abitur or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognized as equivalent

Language requirement

Course language
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Ralf Hielscher
Prüferstraße 9, Zimmer 1.02
Ralf.Hielscher [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 1
Nonnengasse 22
fsr1 [at]
FSR1 [at]
Job opportunities

Industry: e.g. in data analysis or modeling of technical processes or as a logistician

Research and development: e.g. as a software developer

Banks, insurance companies: e.g. in controlling, risk management, or product development

Science: e.g. in teaching and research as a research assistant

Interests and skills you should bring with you

  • Interest in maths, but also in computer science, technology or economics
  • Significant ability for logical and abstract thinking
  • Enjoyment in structured problem solving and interdisciplinary projects