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Applied Mathematics (Bachelor)

Are you interested in financial mathematics, actuarial mathematics, operations research and stochastics or in technomathematics? Then you have come to the right place!

The study program Applied Mathematics with the degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) at the Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences provides a broad practice-oriented university education for these and related fields. It offers the possibility of specialization in the fields of business mathematics and technomathematics and lays the foundation, among other things, for the consecutive master's programs in Applied Mathematics and Data Science or for transferring to a master's program at another university.

The Applied Mathematics (B.Sc.) program is accredited by the ASIIN agency. It has been awarded the seal of approval of the Accreditation Council.


Applied Mathematics

University Degree

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)

Standard period of study

6 semesters

Start of study

winter and summer semester


Internship not required


No admission restriction, NC-free study program


Lectures are held in German.

Graduates of the Applied Mathematics (B.Sc.) program can work in many industries, e.g. industrial companies, banks, the public sector, insurance companies, research institutes, IT services or management consultancies.

Personal suitability for the course of study can be well assessed on the basis of school performance in mathematics. Admission requirements include the school-leaving qualifications:

  • general university entrance qualification
  • subject-related university entrance qualification valid in Hesse
  • a technical college entrance qualification valid in Hesse.

Study modules in the form of lectures, exercises and project work provide the qualifications and competencies for these fields of activity. The Study program flyer (only in german) provides an overview. The study program also includes a Practical phase.

The program, which can be started in either the winter or summer semester, consists of a compulsory area in which the mathematical fundamentals are taught. This is supplemented by a wide range of electives, which determine the direction of specialization. The study program ends with a practical phase (BPP), which our students spend in a company or institution. The program concludes with an independent Bachelor's thesis.

Examination regulations 2018 (as updated in 2022)

The official documents of the current version of the BBPO and the Module manual were published in the Hochschulanzeiger 2022.

Examination Regulations 2011 - expiring (in the version updated in 2016)

The official documents of the current version of the BBPO and the Module Handbook were published in the Hochschulanzeiger 2016.

The first point of contact for most questions about studying is the Student Service Center, or SSC for short. In addition to general student counseling and information on the details of the application process, advice on the organization or financing of studies is also available here. Student Service Center (SSC)

If you have any questions about the study program, please contact Prof. März.

In addition, a lot of useful information has been compiled in the First semester brochure (only in german).

Once you have started your studies, these are probably the most important pages:

The link my.h-da (is also stored under Quicklinks) takes you to the university information system for students. Here you can

  • print out all the certificates you need yourself (study certificates, Bafög certificate and the receipt for the fees you have paid).
  • view information about your exams and grades
  • register for or deregister from exams.
  • register for courses.
  • view your course schedule and the course catalog.
  • compile your individual timetable.

At you will find brief instructions for registering for exams, viewing grades, and much more.

Semester dates: Here you can find the dates for exams and events for all courses of study. This page can also be accessed directly via quicklinks.

Timetables: This page contains the links to the PDFs with the current timetables for all degree programs.

Announcements of all examination boards (PA)

Students in the Bachelor's program in Applied Mathematics can transfer to the duale study model Applied Mathematics until the beginning of their third semester.


Focus on Technomathematics and Business Mathematics

In the course of your studies, you can specialize in the fields of technomathematics or business mathematics through a relevantly chosen mathematical seminar, a corresponding mathematical project and a suitable bachelor thesis.

Furthermore, there is the possibility to complete the practical phase (BPP) as well as the bachelor thesis in appropriate companies or institutions (cooperation partners). Of course, the professors also assign suitable topics for Bachelor theses according to the specialization.

If at least 30 CP have been completed from the modules assigned to a focus, this can be shown on the certificate. The details are regulated by §9 of the BBPO of the Bachelor's program Applied Mathematics as well as the corresponding module handbook.

In addition, recurring elective courses serve the specialization:

Elective subjects Technomathematics (excerpt)

  • Differential geometry
  • Physics
  • Fundamentals of Systems Theory
  • Pattern recognition
  • Engineering Mechanics 1 and 2
  • Fluid Mechanics

Elective subjects Business Mathematics (excerpt)

  • Introduction to special methods of financial mathematics
  • Securities analysis
  • Personal insurance
  • Derivative financial products
  • Quality Management

In addition, these elective subjects are always supplemented by current offerings, some of them from external sources.