The Degree Programme


Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik

Mathematics works in the background and yet it is omnipresent: whether computer tomography, search engines, mobile phones, research into materials or the development of new circuits, the construction of automobiles or research into new drugs - mathematics provides the basis for our modern technology. Especially the rapid developments in the field of information technology have made mathematics indispensable - regardless of the industry.

If you want to pursue a career with your good grasp of mathematics, work in interdisciplinary scientific teams and assume responsibility at an early stage, the Master's degree in Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik (Applied Mathematics and Informatics) is the right choice for you. In cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich, we offer you a sound and research-intensive study programme - you can count on optimal career opportunities!

As a student of technomathematics, you will combine three subdisciplines: On the one hand, you will analyse technical and scientific processes; on the other hand, you will acquire extensive knowledge in applied mathematics, in particular in stochastics and numerics. You will also learn about scientific computing and informatics. In the course of your studies, you will specialise in the subarea that interests you most. This way, you will learn to independently develop mathematical models for scientific and technical tasks and to implement them programmatically.

You will acquire the following competences in the Master's degree in Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik (Applied Mathematics and Informatics):

Instrumental Competences | You apply your specialist knowledge independently and consequently and also master the transfer to completely new tasks.

Systemic Competences | Collecting, evaluating and interpreting relevant information consequentially is a basic competence for you.

You will identify correlations even in the case of incomplete information or in new situations and develop approaches to solving problems. In addition, you will be able to acquire and deepen your specialist know-how independently. You will carry out research and application-oriented projects autonomously.

Communicative Competences  |   In case you're not a team player yet: Here you will become one. After all, complex projects can only be mastered through teamwork, even in later professional life. Since the mathematical model is the essential core of a computer simulation, it is often the mathematicians who lead an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers. This is why, in the course of your studies, you will learn how to present scientific problems and work results in a team in a conclusive manner and discuss them constructively. You assume responsibility in a team and are able to lead it.

The cooperation with one of the most renowned research institutions in Europe, the Forschungszentrum (Research Centre) Jülich, creates ideal research conditions and provides you with unique resources. For example, in some courses we use the supercomputers installed at the Research Centre. In our lectures and practical trainings, we use state-of-the-art mathematical software systems, programming and visualisation tools. You also have the opportunity to write your Master's thesis in cooperation with one of the institutes of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. You will be well connected with regard to exciting research topics.

The degree programme Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik has a duration of four semesters and is structured in modules (teaching units). On the basis of the three specialisations offered, you either prioritise your studies with a focus on applied mathematics, scientific computing or technology. You will find detailed examples of the respective sequences of study in the degree programme brochure, which you can download under "Downloads". The Master's thesis, which is supplemented by a colloquium, will conclude your studies.


Degree Programme: Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik
Admission Requirements: A university course of study of at least three years' duration with a professionally qualifying degree in a degree programme which has at least 50 credit points in mathematics as well as informatics. | A "Zertifikat Deutsch" is required for graduates of a non-German-speaking university.
Degree: Master of Science
Access to Further Study Opportunities: Doctoral studies
Prescribed Period of Study: 4 semesters (120 credits)
Admission: for the summer or winter semester
Application: directly to FH Aachen
Place of Study: Jülich
Language of Instruction: German

Fields of Activity

With the enormous increase in computer performance and increasingly close-knit networking, the role of mathematics in engineering is growing continuously as well. In almost all companies, process optimisation and problem-solving now require smooth cooperation between mathematicians, computer scientists, natural scientists and engineers. It is precisely for this environment that you will acquire expert knowledge, practical expertise and soft skills. After graduating, you will find a wide range of attractive positions open to you. Areas of work in industry and research are, for example:

> Simulation and Optimisation
> Product Development
> Statistical Quality Control
> Software Development
> Consulting for Information Technologies

Similar Degree Programmes

Angewandte Mathematik und Informatik (dual Bachelor of Science)

Academic Counsellor

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Reißel
T +49.241.6009 53219

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Dikta
T +49.241.6009 53219

ECTS Coordinator

Prof. Dr. rer. nat Horst Schäfer
T +49.241.6009 53927

Cooperation Partner

Forschungszentrum Jülich 
Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
Contact for Technomathematics
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Grotendorst
T +49.2461.61 6585