BEng Engineering Mathematics (G162)

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UCAS code G162
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 230
Number of places for 2016/17 48

About BEng Engineering Mathematics

The first two years of all engineering mathematics courses provide a broad background in mathematical analysis, modelling, scientific computation and their application to engineering, underpinning more advanced material later.

In subsequent years you will have a wide choice of options from across engineering and mathematics to best fit your interests, benefiting from our pioneering research.

A major focus of the course, and a key strand throughout the curriculum, is training in real-world problem solving. Problems span many different application areas, from robotics and social media to medicine and environmental modelling. These problems come from our industrial collaborators or address real challenges in current research. Working on these case studies, using theory and techniques from your other units, you will develop your mathematical modelling, collaboration and communication skills.

The highlight is the final-year project. This a highly creative, challenging and enjoyable experience that is excellent preparation for your future career.

More about Engineering Mathematics

Find out more about studying Engineering Mathematics at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Mathematical Modelling: Mathematical and Data Modelling
  • Mathematics:
    • Engineering Mathematics 1
    • Engineering Physics 1
    • Discrete Mathematics 1
  • Scientific Computing:
    • Introduction to Computer Programming
    • Advanced Computer Programming
  • Engineering:
    • Fluids 1
    • Electronics 1
    • Thermal Sciences
  • Language Option

Second year

  • Mathematical Modelling: Mathematical and Data Modelling 2
  • Mathematics:
    • Engineering Mathematics 2
    • Engineering Physics 2
    • Discrete Mathematics 2
  • Scientific Computing: Numerical Methods in MATLAB, Symbols, Patterns and Signals


  • Dynamics and Control 2
  • Fluids 1

Third year

    • Mathematical Modelling:
      • Mathematical and Data Modelling 3
      • Research Project
    • Mathematics:
      • Continuum Mathematics
      • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
      • Introduction to AI
      • Optimisation Theory.
Further details about the course structure for Engineering Mathematics

Typical offer for BEng Engineering Mathematics

(including international A-levels)
AAA including Mathematics
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAB including grade A in Mathematics
IB Diploma 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits at level 3 Mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Where possible we recommend taking as many level 3 mathematics credits as possible. A-level Mathematics at grade A.*
BTEC DDD (Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.*
SQASH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Grade C in Mathematics and English
Academic qualifications*Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admission statement.

More entry information

Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1640

Fees and funding

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International students

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

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