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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 are inconceivable without it. Mathematics serves as both a language for describing relationships and processes and as a vast collection of methods for analyzing and optimizing them.

The mathematics programme at TU Freiberg is highly practical and aims to qualify graduates in one of the application areas economics, engineering or computer science. Combining the mathematical knowledge and abstraction skills acquired in the mathematics courses, graduates have excellent prospects in the business world.

The Bachelor's degree programme Mathematics in Business, Engineering and Computer Science at TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers extreme flexibility. Only half of the required modules are fixed, allowing students to tailor both their mathematics and application modules to their needs. Unlike at most other universities, the ratio between mathematics and application subjects is not predetermined. This allows for a strong focus on one of the application areas with a corresponding reduction in the mathematics component, or a deep study of mathematical content with a corresponding reduction in the application part. This desired orientation can be adjusted at any time during the course of study.

The great flexibility of the programme is accompanied by competent and individual support for each student. Professors and the student council (Fachschaft) are in close contact with all students from the beginning of their studies.

Please note that the language of the course is German. At TUBAF we also offer Master's degree programs taught in English language.


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 (German secondary school leaving certificate) or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a recognized equivalent access authorization

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: For example in data analysis or modeling of technical processes, or as a logistician.

Research and Development: For example as a software developer.

Banks, Insurance companies: For example in controlling, risk management, or product development.

Academia: For example in teaching and research as a research assistant.

Interests and skills you should bring along


  • Interest in mathematics, as well as in computer science, technology, or business 
  • Strong ability for logical and abstract thinking 
  • Enjoyment of structured problem-solving and interdisciplinary projects