Degree programmes

We offer three undergraduate degree programmes in Engineering Mathematics, with identical entry requirements.

Programme UCAS code Duration
MEng Engineering Mathematics G161 4 years
BEng Engineering Mathematics G162 3 years
MEng Engineering Mathematics with Study Abroad G160 4 years


All Engineering Mathematics degree programmes are based on the four key themes of mathematical modelling, mathematics, scientific computing and engineering. In addition, you'll learn a wide range of transferable skills . The combination is highly valued by employers and is often central to career success.

Years 1 and 2

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.

Years 3 and 4

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.

Mathematical modelling

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.

Programme structure

Our programme structure pages have more details of the courses within each theme and each year, for both the MEng and BEng in Engineering Mathematics.

Please visit the Education Support Unit pages for more specific information about programme and unit outlines.