Studying Industrial Mathematics

There is a growing demand for industrial mathematicians and they need to be trained. An industrial mathematician should be able to treat industrial problems in the following steps:

  • model and formulate the industrial problem mathematically,
  • attack the problem by appropriate techniques,
  • present the results and conclusions in a manner understandable to the industrial partners (who are typically applied scientists but not mathematicians).

Thus, to be a successful industrial mathematician requires on the one hand a broad knowledge of mathematical techniques and on the other hand the ability to use the techniques on industrial problems and to work with people with different backgrounds.

Linz is the only Austrian university offering a two-year master curriculum Industriemathematik. The successful students should ideally treat an industrial problem in their diploma theses. They are graduated as Diplomingenieur. For detailed information about this curriculum (Studienplan) in German, click here.


Linz is also a teaching center of the ECMI post graduate programme Mathematics for Industry. The primary objective of this programme is to provide mathematicians (and other university graduates from a mathematically oriented background) with the training necessary to work successfully as mathematicians in industry.


Courses held by members of our institute

Please, have a look at the JKU Courses catalogue (in German)