Applied Natural Sciences

How can mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology or computer science advance technological or medical development? Students in the applied natural sciences deal with this question.

The field of study at a glance

Students in this field of study learn to systematically capture scientific knowledge using mathematical models or simulations and to solve problems in the area of application.

Graduates are particularly active in development and research and work closely with engineers.

Cross-disciplinary thinking is very important here, because graduates of applied natural sciences use methods from different disciplines. Working in teams is just as important.

Course offered

In the “Applied Natural Sciences” degree program, students receive basic training in all natural sciences. If you would like to set a focus, you will find courses such as “Applied Mathematics and Physics” in this field of study in addition to courses entitled “Applied Natural Sciences”.

In the master's program, you will gain further professional knowledge based on your future career aspirations. Due to their high application relevance, some of these courses are also offered in a dual study model in cooperation with companies from different industries.

Contents of the course

The strongly research-oriented course initially imparts basic knowledge in the MINT subjects, which is later deepened with a high level of application. Elective areas allow you to set your own priorities. The students gain their first practical experience in the laboratory. In addition, there is learning of methods such as data collection and analysis, media and social skills as well as English.

Admission criteria & application for study

Bachelor's degree programs in applied natural sciences usually have no admission requirements, but may have local admission restrictions.

Career opportunities after graduation

Natural scientists with an application focus work at interfaces between research, development and technical application. They work in relevant departments of the private sector, for public authorities such as environmental agencies, for clinics, institutes or laboratories and at universities. A doctorate is usually a prerequisite for working at universities.

Graduates also work as assessors for research assignments, as data analysts in the banking and insurance industry, in the education sector or as science journalists.