Mathematical Engineering (EN) fulltime

Mathematical Engineering 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 Mathematical Engineering is the right choice for you.


The four-year degree Mathematical Engineering combines theory with practice and operates on the border of IT and mathematics. Below you can read how the four years are structured.



Mathematical Engineering operates on the border of mathematics and IT. It focuses on data and information and their importance concerning all sorts of organisations. Because the more data we assemble, the more we need engineers with mathematical knowledge and skills to analyse all that data. Mathematical Engineering is therefore a creative and exciting discipline, taught in a small-scale international setting.

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.

Teaching Methods

  • Theory

The first part of the programme covers the fundamentals of mathematical engineering. Besides attending lectures, you will also spend time studying independently and undertaking research.

  • Projects

Projects are done in groups, enabling you to develop professional skills, such as collaboration, leadership and entrepreneurship. Most projects involve real clients, including companies, non-profit organisations, and governmental organisations.

  • Practice

Immerse yourself in the industry through excursions and company visits. In the third year you will complete an internship at a company of your choice.

  • Research

From the first to the fourth year, you are working on your research skills. You carry out research during every project, including the internship and your graduation project.

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 mathematical engineering 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 Mathematical Engineering, 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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