Industrial Management

Mathematics & Statistics 1 (Basics in Business & Engineering)

Integrated course, 5.00 ECTS


Course content

Students gain a basic knowledge of mathematics to explain technical and economic basic principles at an academic level
• Basics such as numbers and numeric systems
• Functions and curves
• Composing function graphs with Excel, Matlab
• Differential equations - basics
• Differential equations - economic and technical applications
• Common differential equations - numerical solution methods with Matlab

Learning outcomes

The students are able to:
• show fields of application, methods and problem solving strategies in the field of applied mathematics (analysis, structured thought processes, arguments and proofs).
• solve mathematical assignments from technical and economic problems
• interpret solutions
• apply logic, analysis, algebra, geometry and statistics
• recognise mathematics and a contemporary key competence and technology

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

• Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler: ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium.
• Becker: Numerische Mathematik für Ingenieure
• Bortz: Statistik für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler
• Brannath/Futschik: Statistik im Studium der Wirtschaftswissenschaften

The lecturer agrees to pass on an updated list of recommended literature to the students in accordance with the syllabus.

Mode of delivery

Integrated lecture

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Exam and continuous assessment