MEng Engineering Mathematics (G161)

2016 entry

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UCAS code G161
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 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 MEng 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. These core topics underpin the advanced material that follows.

As well as being exposed first-hand to pioneering research, your subsequent years will include a wide choice of options from across engineering and mathematics.

A major focus of the course, and a key strand throughout the curriculum, is real-world problem solving, spanning many different application areas from robotics and social media to medicine and environmental modelling. Problems come from our industrial collaborators or address 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, 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
  • Engineering:
    • Dynamics and Control 2
    • Fluids 1

Third year

  • Mathematical Modelling: Mathematical and Data Modelling 3
  • Mathematics:
    • Continuum Mathematics
    • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
    • Introduction to AI
    • Optimisation Theory
  • Options

Fourth year

  • Mathematical Modelling: Individual
  • Research Project
  • At least four from Mathematics:
    • Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
    • Control Theory
    • Mathematical Modelling in Physiology and Medicine
    • Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics
    • Uncertainty Modelling
    • Pattern Analysis
    • Statistical Learning.
Further details about the course structure for Engineering Mathematics

Typical offer for MEng 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.

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) This programme is accredited to meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

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