Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Mathematics

FHWS location: Schweinfurt

Interview with Stefan Volz, studying in the Bachelor’s programme in Industrial Mathematics

Flyer/leaflet of the Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Mathematics

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What is industrial mathematics?

Industrial mathematics means: Solving technical problems by application of mathematical methods and computers. Contents of the Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Mathematics are applied mathematics, engineering sciences and computer science. In addition, students of the programme develop key competences essential for constantly changing job profiles: abstract thinking, structured approach and analytical thinking.

Industrial Mathematics from a student’s point of view (link to YouTube)

Study contents

The study programme includes the areas

  • Mathematical basics and specialisation, computer science, physics, technologies
  • Practical work (mathematical software, simulation)
  • Practical phase within a company
  • English language skills and soft skills to support career perspectives


Individual opportunities to study or complete an internship abroad
Depending on personal preference, students can place their individual focus by electives (Simulation in Mechanical Engineering, Data Science, IT, ...)
More about the study contents ...

Graduate testimonials: Industrial Mathematics = Success + Innovation

"I have decided to study in Schweinfurt because it is the only place where I can study Industrial Mathematics at a university of applied sciences, and because the Schweinfurt area is home to many companies of various industries which could become prospective employers.” — Elena Gessner, Graduate in Industrial Mathematics working at Hofer in Würzburg

"Now, a few years into my career, I can often attribute my own professional successes to the skills I developed during my studies. Therefore, I would say that we industrial mathematicians are well prepared for the current job market and especially for the future.” — Michael Schäfer, Graduate in Industrial Mathematics working at Preh in Bad Neustadt

"The Studies of Industrial Mathematics provide you with various analytical skills and lots of opportunities to solve problems. And that is exactly what many companies are looking for.” — Bernd Weidenbach, Graduate in Industrial Mathematics working at Fleetboard Logistics, Volkach

"My fascination for mathematics and complex problems played an important role in my decision to study Industrial Mathematics. Mathematicians are in demand in all areas of the economy." - Joshua Simon, graduate in Industrial Mathematics, Bavarian State Office for Statistics, Schweinfurt

By the way: In a survey conducted in 2019, 96% of our students stated that they would choose again to study Industrial Mathematics at FHWS in Schweinfurt.

Opinions of external experts (professors, industry representatives, and students) in accordance with the programme’s 2019 accreditation report

  • "It is very well supervised, and students appreciate the programme. The faculty is well-equipped with hardware and laboratories."
  • "According to the expert group, the programme is very accessible and well-planned. This was also confirmed in conversations with students."
  • "There are enough staff members which are also supported by FHWS. The fact that lecturers are involved in this degree programme and also in service teaching creates useful links. Different lecturers can thus contribute alternatingly to individual courses which ensures and enhances quality."
  • "Both lecturers and students appreciate the personal atmosphere."

Career perspectives or subsequent Master’s degree programme

Starting your career: Industrial mathematicians are working in fields requiring qualified mathematical skills in order to solve technical problems. They often work closely with mechanical and software engineers, e.g. in the automotive and aerospace industry, robotics, logistics, mechanical engineering, quality assurance, software development and data science. Further information ...

Consecutive Master’s degree programme: The degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) qualifies you for consecutive Master’s studies in related areas (admission requirements of the respective higher education institution/university apply). The Master's programme in Applied Mathematics and Physics (cooperation between the higher education institutions Würzburg-Schweinfurt and Nuremberg) directly builds upon the Bachelor's programme in Industrial Mathematics. This Master’s programme includes project work. An example for a research project was released as a podcast in the Fokus Orange Magazine. Click here to listen!

Reasons for Industrial Mathematics in Schweinfurt

Some of the numerous reasons to study Industrial Mathematics in Schweinfurt:

Admission, start of studies, application

Apply now! Applications are possible from 1 May to 31 August via the FHWS online application portal!