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Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik B.Sc. - Dual Studies + MATSE (Mathematical Technical Software Developer IHK)

What do you do with this course of study?

The answer is simple: You solve problems. When experts cannot achieve progress with standardised solutions, mathematicians and computer scientists develop new opportunities for action and implement them with software technology. This is why they are indispensable in almost all industries: such as  insurance companies, banks, computer companies, engineering offices, research institutes, management consultancies, web agencies and, of course, data processing centres.

What is the sequence of studies?

The dual course of study is divided into core studies (1st-3rd semester) and specialisation studies. Core studies focus on the fundamentals of mathematics with analysis, linear algebra and stochastics on the one hand, and informatics with the programming language Java, a second programming language, algorithms and methods of software development on the other hand.

During specialisation studies, the subject of numerics comes next in the field of mathematics. Computer networks and IT systems are mandatory subjects in the area of informatics. In addition, there is a wide range of electives, which allows for an individual focus. These include, for example, various programming languages, advanced subjects in mathematics (stochastic processes, numerics, mathematical simulation, operations research) and informatics (script programming, Internet technologies, software development, multithreading, artificial intelligence, multimedia technology, media didactics, mobile applications, etc.). In addition, various areas of application and general competences are offered. These include, for example, business studies, physics, quality management, robotics, labour and collective bargaining law, lecturing techniques, technical-scientific publishing, to name but a few.

What does "Dual studies with integrated training" mean?

  • Integrated training means that the vocational training to become a Mathematical Technical Software Developer is combined with the Bachelor's degree programme Scientific Programming. For this purpose, you take the examination for vocational training before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the examination for the Bachelor of Science degree at FH Aachen and, thereby, obtain two degrees after three years.
  • The contents of the vocational training have been fully integrated into the course of study. This means that you don't go to vocational school. Training takes place at two learning locations: The university on the one hand and the respective training company on the other.
  • During the semester break, you are in the training company. The semester is divided between the FH and the company. You sign a vocational training contract with a company that will accompany you throughout your studies. There are many advantages associated with this, for example: 

    • In the training company, you will work on projects right from the start and will be able to apply the knowledge you'll acquire during your studies in practice. This will motivate you and support learning success.
    • As an apprentice, you will get apprenticeship pay.
    • The training companies invest in their apprentices in order to recruit suitable young talent for the company at a later date. The prospects for successful graduates are, therefore, consistently good.

Naturally, the training contract also contains obligations, among other things:

  • Apprentices do not have a semester break, but a holiday entitlement, mostly regulated by collective bargaining agreements.
  • Attendance at lectures is compulsory.
  • Studies and training in the company are well coordinated. Nevertheless, there are times when the demands on dual students are particularly high.

Degree Programme: Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik / Scientific Programming (degree programme with integrated training)
Admission Requirements: Entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or general university entrance qualification  |  Apprenticeship as Mathematical Technical Software Developer (degree programme with integrated training)
Degree: Bachelor of Science & MATSE (Mathematical Technical Software Developer, IHK)
Access to Further Study Opportunities: postgraduate Master's degree programmes, e.g. Technomathematik und Energiewirtschaftsinformatik (Master of Science) at FH Aachen
Prescribed Period of Study: 6 semesters, 180 credits
Admission: for the winter semester
Application: at one of the three study locations or to one of the training companies
Place of Study: Jülich, Köln or Aachen (depending on training place)
Language of Instruction: German

Fields of Activity

Vocational training plus studies equals the start of a career. You can count on the best career prospects, because your dual degree gives you access to exciting and varied fields of work in industry and research. Be it in the field of simulation and optimisation, product development, statistical quality control, software development or process and data modelling: You will turn findings from science and research into clear technical concepts which can be implemented with a reasonable amount of resources and work. In general, the following fields of activity can be identified: 

  • Research
  • Development
  • Construction
  • Technical distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Trial
  • Maintenance and operation

Recently, the areas of environmental simulation, product assurance, quality control and management have also been added.



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Postgraduate Master's Degree Programme Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik (M. Sc.)

General Academic Counselling

Information and counselling regarding FH Aachen degree programmes are provided by General Academic Counselling - in Aachen and in Jülich. Here's the link to General Academic Counselling.

Academic Counsellor

Prof. Dr. Karola Merkel

Training Supervisor of MATSE-Training 

Benno Willemsen
IT Center RWTH Aachen University
T +49.241.8029232

Oliver Bücker
JSC - Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
T +49.2461.613176

Prof. Dr. Karola Merkel
FH Aachen, Study Location Köln

ECTS Coordinator

Prof. Dr. rer. nat Alexander Voß
T +49.241.80 24767