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Diplom-Mathematiker

English translation: Mathematics degree (holder)

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German term or phrase:Diplom-Mathematiker
English translation:Mathematics degree (holder)
Entered by: Cristina Moldovan do Amaral
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02:35 Aug 17, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Diplom-Mathematiker
The degree was awarded by a German university - would something along the lines of 'B.Sc. (Mathematics)' work?
Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 18:57
Mathematics degree
Explanation:
I think you need to be careful with translating these things! You can either leave it in the original and mention the equivalent, or use something suitable vague (as above).

It's worth knowing that some universities, for some obscure reason, consider mathematics an art! So you can get BA's in maths ...

How about Diplom-Mathematiker (equivalent to a BSc. in Mathematics) ...

You'll never get these things as snappy as the originals!

Regards

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:57
Grading comment
Thanks again - the problem is that the title was shown as part of the person's letter head. I duly translated it, but recommended to keep it out for the English version...
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2Mathematics degree
Mary Worby
na +1M.Sc. in Mathematics
Sven Petersson
naM.S. or M.A. in Mathematics.
Roland Grefer
naQualified mathematician
Sarah Downing


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
M.Sc. in Mathematics


Explanation:
It's more than B.Sc.!

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 18:57
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1628

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Martin Schneekloth: i think this would be the most appropriate answer out of all of them (Diplom is definitely more than B.Sc.
3 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Mathematics degree


Explanation:
I think you need to be careful with translating these things! You can either leave it in the original and mention the equivalent, or use something suitable vague (as above).

It's worth knowing that some universities, for some obscure reason, consider mathematics an art! So you can get BA's in maths ...

How about Diplom-Mathematiker (equivalent to a BSc. in Mathematics) ...

You'll never get these things as snappy as the originals!

Regards

Mary


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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
Grading comment
Thanks again - the problem is that the title was shown as part of the person's letter head. I duly translated it, but recommended to keep it out for the English version...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson
4 mins

agree  marcuccia
23 mins
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1 hr
Qualified mathematician


Explanation:
It may be a bit general, but if you don't know what sort of qualification this guy's got, you might be better sticking with something like this.


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Sarah Downing
Local time: 12:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 247
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3 hrs
M.S. or M.A. in Mathematics.


Explanation:
Keep in mind that a B.S. / B.A. degree is received after attending highschool (12th grade) plus a 4 year college. This is closer to "Diplom-Mathematiker FH", while the standard "Diplom-Mathematiker" (University Degree), is closer related to a graduate degree (M.S. or M.A.) (another 2 years of studies). In Germany this would commonly require Abitur (13th grade) plus attending a University, rather than a "Fachhochschule".

Roland Grefer
Local time: 12:57
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
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