Course structure

The Bachelor program in Applied Mathematics forms part of the TU/e Bachelor College. The program consists of the following:

  •  your major
  •  core courses
  •  free electives
  •  USE (non-technology-related) courses


For the major, you choose the field in which you wish to work later as an engineer. We offer you a solid foundation in the form of a number of compulsory courses that will give you a wide range of areas to work in as a future engineer. You are also taught non-technology-related courses, as there is more to an engineer's work than just technology. In addition to your major, you have a considerable number of free electives which enables you to tailor your program to reflect your interests.

Duration of your degree

The Bachelor's degree program in Applied Mathematics is of 3 years' duration. The consecutive Master's program lasts for 2 years. After passing all of the program components in the first year, you receive the first-year diploma. After completing your Bachelor's degree, you will carry the title Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Study load

Each year of the program is divided into 2 semesters (September - January and February - July) and each semester is composed of two quartiles of 10 weeks each. During those 10 weeks, you are given lectures, instruction sessions and practical sessions, and you take examinations during the last 2 or 3 weeks. At the start of the program, you generally have a lecture in the mornings and instruction sessions and practical sessions in the afternoons. The study load in each year is 42 weeks of 40 hours. The proportion of project-based work increases over the course of the degree program. You also dedicate at least 15 hours per week to self-study. In order to complete the degree program successfully, you need to undertake 1680 hours per academic year, the majority of which is spent at the university.

Preparation for practice as an engineer

In the Bachelor's program in Applied Mathematics, you develop a sound basis of specialist knowledge, learn how to produce mathematical models and work as part of a team. We therefore provide you with effective preparation for practice as an engineer.
The degree program is composed of lectures, instruction sessions and practical sessions. You participate in practical sessions with small groups of fellow students. This enables us to supervise you closely.