All Engineering Mathematics degree programmes are based on the four key themes:
The first two years of all our programmes provide a broad background across the four themes, which underpins the more advanced material in subsequent years. The courses you'll study are the same across our programmes, meaning you don't need to specialise before it's necessary to do so. Multidisciplinarity is the key: with strong mathematical and computation skills combined with hands-on experience of a range of different engineering applications, you'll be in a good position to focus your studies in subsequent years.
In the third and fourth years of the degree, you'll have the freedom to tailor your degree to pursue in more depth the interests you've developed in the first two years, through a wide choice of options from across engineering and the University. You'll also continue to develop your mathematical skills, in advanced core units with a particular focus on the areas of nonlinear dynamics and artificial intelligence. By the time you reach the final year of our MEng programmes, you'll be exposed to our pioneering research, taking courses that reach the cutting edge of science and technology. You'll also have the opportunity to spend the third year of your degree at a university overseas.
In every year of the degree programme, you will use all your technical skills to investigate real-world problems. Beginning with introductory examples, these become more advanced as the degree progresses, so that in later years the problems are posed by experts from a wide variety of fields, sometimes coming direct from industry; you could be working on real engineering problems that the professionals find too challenging to solve! The modelling theme culminates in the final year project; an opportunity for you to put into practice skills taught during the rest of the degree course as you pursue a major piece of individual research.
Over 90 percent of our graduates are in work within 6 months, in a diverse range of careers; most continue to work in areas closely related to their undergraduate studies. The mix of technical and transferable skills taught in the degree programme is highly valued by employers.
Engineering Mathematics are a small close-knit department and are proud of our excellent staff-student relations. We put great emphasis on pastoral care, delivered both by academic staff and through our students' excellent support networks.
The course is designed to be as flexible as possible. There are lots of options to choose from in the third and fourth years so you can tailor the course to suit your interests, based on the solid foundations you build in the first two years.
We are the only Mathematics department in the United Kingdom to be based in an Engineering Faculty; the idea of studying mathematics in an application-oriented environment is common in universities in Europe, the US and Japan.
All the mathematics you'll learn is taught from the point of view of applications. This, together with the hands-on engineering and scientific computing themes of the course, give you the skills to work on real problems from a diverse range of application areas thoughout your time at university - and beyond.
You'll be taught by lecturers who are also world-leading researchers. This gives you access not only to the latest developments in science, technology, engineering & mathematics, but also to a wealth of industry contacts, and outstanding facilities. Some of the opportunities to specialise your studies are beyond the realms of almost any other degree programme.
We rate extremely highly in external assessments, too:
All our students have the opportunity to push the boundaries of knowledge in an individual project in their final year. The list of possible application areas is very wide — spanning engineering, the life sciences, medicine, climate science, energy, data science and robotics — and is limited only by your imagination.
University of Bristol,
Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000