Applied Mathematics / Data Science (EN) fulltime

Applied Mathematics is a combination of IT and Mathematics.

For whom?

Questions, such as ‘what does data mean?’ and ‘how can you use it?’ are part of your daily challenges. All in a small-scale and safe environment among fellow students from all over the globe. Here you examine, analyse, puzzle and solve.

In other words, do you like to predict outcomes or situations for companies? Then our varied study programme of Applied Mathematics / Data Science is the right choice for you.


The four-year degree Applied Mathematics / Data Science combines theory with practice and operates on the border of IT and mathematics. Below you can read how the four years are structured.



Sharpening your mathematical skills
Formulas, models and numbers. You have a keen eye for analysing information, you like solving puzzles, and you love detecting patterns. Mathematics is a crucial tool that helps you investigate and analyse data on a much larger scale. Most importantly, it helps you to become a better software engineer or data scientist.

Connecting the digital dots
Keeping up with the latest technological developments, analysing big data or creating complicated programming solutions: these challenges are going to be your main task. At Applied Mathematics / Data Science, you learn how to connect the digital dots and deepen your understanding of mathematics, as well as modelling and applying your in-depth knowledge to real-life situations.

Taking on a challenge
You get the opportunity to strengthen your independent learning skills, as well as those much-needed teamwork skills. Applied Mathematics / Data Science offers you an international environment full of like-minded individuals, which means: working together, presenting ideas, and interacting with –and learning from– professionals in the field. We help you develop your own creative ideas, and perhaps, start your own company someday.

Programme structure
Every year is divided into two semesters. Semesters are organised around a central theme, such as databases, software engineering, algorithms or big data. You take math and IT subjects related to the semester's theme. Every semester also includes a large project, in which you combine the subjects with a large assignment.

Year 1

Year one

In the first year, you will become acquainted with the broad mathematical engineering field. You follow mathematical courses, but also programming and English. You will put into practice what you've learned immediately during projects and assignments.


Python English Object Oriented programming Calculus Statistics Logic Databases Linear algebraIntroduction to IT

Year 2

Year two

Year two is all about increasing your mathematical and IT skills, such as advanced programming techniques, including object-oriented programming and software engineering.

You will address complex algorithms in subjects on graph theory, numerical analysis and algorithms and data structures. Throughout the year, you will test your knowledge by working on real applications.

After completing the first two years, you have sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to choose your own specialisation.


Object Oriented Programming Probability Theory English Software Engineering GeometryGraph Theory Algorithms and Datastructures

Year 3

Year three

During your third year, you do a five month internship at an organisation of your choice. This internship will enable you to become familiar with the day-to-day work of an engineering professional and opportunities in this line of work. If you wish, you can also do the internship abroad. 

Specialisation phase
After completing your internship, you will enter the specialisation phase. The two specialisation tracks are:

  • App development
  • Deep learning

It is also possible to do your specialisation abroad. Our partner universities include Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in  Berlin and Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Paris.

Year 4

Year four

In the fourth year you will complete the last theoretical component about big data. Subjects include data mining, business analytics and cryptography. You conclude your studies with a graduation project. You will work independently by setting up and conducting your own applied research project within a company.

Bachelor of Science
Once you have successfully completed Applied Mathematics / Data Science, you have earned the title Bachelor of Science!

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Get off to a good start

It is important that you quickly feel at home at Inholland. That you know how your course is set up and how you can study effectively. Our Study Coaches are here to get you off to a good start and will introduce you to your study group. Should you have specific study-related problems, your mentor is happy to provide advice. During the first six months, you can also count on second-year students for support.


More opportunities to go abroad

The work field of every mathematical engineer is international. At the programme, we are very keen on our students exploring the international engineering world. You can make use of the expanding network of associated institutions and our exchange programmes. It is possible to both study with a partner institution abroad and do your internship abroad.


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