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    Professor Roland Hornung
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics

    Faculty Natural Sciences
    Institute Practically Applied Mathematics
    In this bachelor’s and master’s program you will find the topics algebra, statistics, stochastics, algorithms and geometry. In addition, there are topology and numerics. The interdisciplinary interaction of these different areas is an essential part of mathematics. It creates the necessary understanding and perspective for the big picture. In other words, the everyday life of mathematics together with the necessary tools so that these can be used qualitatively, quantitatively and ultimately with success.

    Information about the Bachelor

    Study Program

    The courses of the Bachelor of Applied Mathematics are offered in the form of modules (lectures, seminars and practical courses). These usually last one semester and are concluded with an examination.

    Modules

    Each module is assigned a certain number of credit points (LP/ECTS – Credit Points) based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One credit point (LP) corresponds approximately to a student workload of 30 hours. These reflect the average workload – including self-study. A total of 240 ECTS must be earned in the bachelor must be accumulated. On average, this is 40 LP/ECTS per semester.

    In order to be able to study with an “intermediate high school diploma”, in the first year elementary methods of algebra are introduced.

    The curriculum for the first two semesters includes the following lectures:

    • Elementary Methods of Algebra and Simple Functions I (20 ECTS).
    • Elementary Methods of Algebra and Simple Functions II (20 ECTS)
    • Elementary and Descriptive Statistics and Simple Forecasting I (20 ECTS)
    • Elementary and Descriptive Statistics and Simple Forecasting II (20 ECTS)
    • Analysis I and Analysis II (20 ECTS each):

    Starting from school mathematics, differential and integral calculus is systematically developed in one and more spatial dimensions. In a natural way, numerous new problems and areas such as differential equations, function spaces or differential geometry open up. Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II (20 ECTS each): The concept of a vector is abstracted and an algebraic theory of general vector spaces is formally constructed from it. Linear mappings on vector spaces are classified and the vector and matrix calculus is developed.

    Algorithmic Mathematics I and Algorithmic Mathematics II:

    Discrete mathematics, numerics, and stochastics are mathematical fields whose applications rely on the use of algorithms and computers. This course provides an introduction to these fields and their associated algorithms. If a subject is chosen, 15 ECTS will be awarded.
    Analytic, algebraic and algorithmic methods are used to teach the basic techniques of mathematical work. Like most advanced lectures, they are accompanied by exercises (tutorials), in which the learned knowledge is deepened.

    From the 3rd semester onwards, elective modules and minor modules can be taken. The compulsory elective area is divided into six mathematical areas. Students choose from the following segments (with 15 ECTS):

    1. Algebra, number theory and logic
    2. Analysis and differential equations
    3. Discrete mathematics
    4. Geometry and Topology
    5. Numerics and Scientific Computing
    6. Advanced Statistics and Stochastics

    Advanced seminars deepen and accompany the more advanced lectures. In the program at least one advanced seminar is required (8 ECTS-LP). As a rule, this will be from the area in which the bachelor thesis is written.

    A minor subject is an integral part of the Bachelor’s program. The common minor subjects are physics, computer science or economics. Other minor subjects may be approved upon request. A corresponding application can be made informally by e-mail to the Bachelor’s/Master’s Office. At least 12 ECTS-LP must be acquired in the chosen subject. It is recommended to take a first introductory minor lecture in the 2nd or 3rd semester.

    The bachelor thesis (12 LP) and the accompanying seminar (6 LP) form an important part of the study. The area of specialization should be chosen at the beginning of the 5. Semester. This way you will not miss any elective lectures leading to the bachelor thesis. As preparation for the Bachelor thesis, attendance of the two-hour training course “subject-specific/scientific literature research” is obligatory.

    The remaining as well as maximum 12 ECTS-LP (for the total of 240 ECTS) can be acquired in any modules. In a one-time two-hour course, knowledge is imparted that is of great use in scientific work, such as the preparation of a Bachelor’s thesis. For example, the use of the relevant scientific online archives. This course is a compulsory course, and we recommend attending it in the second or third year of study as preparation for the bachelor thesis.

    Information about the Bachelor

    Tuition fees amount to CHF 13,300 for the entire Bachelor’s program, including enrollment fees. In addition, there are costs for the teaching materials, which vary depending on the subject, and travel to the oral and written final examination in your area.

    Students who have successfully completed their schooling are generally eligible for admission to our distance learning university. Depending on the course of study, additional prerequisites can be defined; this is evident in the detailed study information and during registration. In case of a missing degree, an equivalency procedure can be applied for. There will be a written exam after each module (semester). In order to enter the next higher module, the preceding examination must be successfully passed (propaedeutic).

    The length of study depends on the desired workload and the payment made. We will be happy to create a personal study plan for you.

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