Industrial/Applied Mathematics * (Master)

The importance of mathematics for business and science has increased significantly in recent decades, but at the same time the requirements profile for mathematicians has also changed. The successful handling of challenging application problems requires both the mastery of a broad spectrum of mathematical methods and the ability to collaborate with scientists from other disciplines. At the same time, mathematicians should be able to implement their ideas on computers using state-of-the-art computer science methods.

Fields of study

The degree program in Business / Technomathematics offers you the opportunity to choose between the following fields of study:



Business Mathematics

Business Mathematics

Program structure

In the first three semesters you will choose six courses from the fields of Applied Mathematics: Numerical Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Scientific Computing, Optimization, Stochastics and Statistics, as well as courses from Computer Science and Engineering. In this way, you can optimally focus your studies on your interests. Our student advisor will be happy to help you with a reasonable choice of courses. In the third semester, you can apply and test your knowledge in an interdisciplinary internship with an associated seminar. This prepares you optimally for your final Master's thesis in the last semester and your later professional activity.

Part-time study

The Master's degree program in Industrial/Applied Mathematics can also be studied part-time. Further details on the requirements, structure and legal consequences of part-time studies are regulated by the"Regulations for Part-time Studies (TzO)" of Clausthal University of Technology in the currently valid version.

Before applying for and taking up part-time studies, a counseling interview with the responsible part-time study coordinator is obligatory. During this counseling interview, the part-time study coordinator agrees on an individual study plan (learning agreement) for the part-time study in consultation with the student.

The form to apply for part-time study (incl. Learning Agreement) can be found here:

Program supervisor

Prof. Dr. Andreas Potschka
Phone: +49 5323 72-2954
Fax: +49 5323 72-2304 (Secretariat)
Institute of Mathematics
Erzstraße 1
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Program outline

Type of program: Master
Duration: 4 Semester
Language of teaching: German
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Start date: Admission to the winter semester, but also to the summer semester possible.

Admission requirement

The Master's program in Technomathematics is the consecutive continuation of the Bachelor's program in Technomathematics. A transfer from the Bachelor's program in Business Mathematics is also possible. By taking convergence modules, transitions from the bachelor's programs in computer science and business informatics are also possible. Prospective students from other universities must have a comparable bachelor's degree to be admitted to the master's program in business/technomathematics.