By studying for an Engineering Mathematics degree you'll learn a wide range of transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers, to accompany your analytical and technical skills that take you to the frontiers of research.
Engineering Mathematics graduates are experts in working with patience and persistence on open-ended problems, whether independently or in groups, pursuing solutions to their conclusion. You'll study real problems from a huge range of different discipline areas, as well as those that span traditional boundaries. As a result, you will be fluent in working on new and unfamiliar problems whilst applying and translating knowledge and technology between applications in innovative ways.
Most modern problems in science and technology are too big to be tackled by any one individual, whether in academia, industry or business. You'll receive extensive training in how to work effectively in teams, through the group work that is firmly embedded in all our courses. You'll have the opportunity to develop both team-member and leadership roles, and gain experience in how to best marshal the different skills and abilities of the members of a group. You'll also learn how to plan, organize and manage large complex projects to tight deadlines, identifying and mitigating risk to arrive at the best overall solution.
It's vitally important, in your professional working life, to be able to communicate the results of your work, both to domain experts and non-specialists. We place great emphasis on helping you develop your communication skills, in a variety of different media. You'll be writing reports, giving presentations, creating posters, webpages and wikis and more, throughout the entire course, sharing your results coherently and clearly with a range of different audiences.
You'll stand out from the field by being able to speak the languages of both engineering and mathematics. By taking courses, and attending labs, with other engineers you'll not only get a chance to see how theory is really put into practice, but also to understand the limitations of existing theory, and how it needs to be extended to deal with the complexities of real applications.
We'll teach you industry-standard programming languages, such as C, C++, Java and Matlab, as well as the skills of algorithm design that you'll need to pick up new languages quickly and easily. You'll learn how IT is vital for solving problems in a whole range of modern applications, as well as becoming confident in using computers to communicate your work in a variety of different media using both standard and specialist tools, such as Microsoft Office and LaTeX.
Why Engineering Mathematics?
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.
Supportive friendly environment
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.
Wide choice of options
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.
Unique in the UK - but recognised internationally
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.
The mathematics you need to make a difference
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.
World-leading teaching and research
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.
- National Student Survey
- a score of 23/24 in the last QAA Teaching Quality Assessment
- ranked as one of the top three applied mathematics departments in the UK (after Oxford and Cambridge) in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
Get right to the cutting edge
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.