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Programme structure: Engineering Mathematics (MSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Students must meet with the Programme Director in order to establish which study pattern they should follow, according to their academic and industry background. Elective units are available subject to timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Mathematical and Data Modelling EMATM0037 10 Mandatory
Research Skills EMATM0036 20 Mandatory
Research Project EMATM0038 60 Mandatory
Prescribed, preliminary units:
All students must complete 30 credits of prescribed, preliminary units. Preliminary units are grouped by 'strand' depending on your undergraduate study background and/or industrial experience and must be agreed in advance with the Programme Director, prior to unit selection deadlines. Students with a Mathematical and Statistical background must complete EMAT31530 and EMAT20920 or EMAT31530 and EMAT30008. Students with an Engineering background must complete EMATM30007 and EMATM0035, and ONE from EMAT33100/EMAT30670/EMAT30010. Students with a Computational Science background must complete EMATM30007 and EMAT30010, and ONE from EMATM0035/EMAT33100/EMAT20920/EMAT30008. The programme director may suggest alternative unit enrolment for students who can demonstrate prior learning, even within their designated strand (for example, EMAT31530/EMAT30670).
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMAT31530 20 Optional
Numerical Methods in Matlab EMAT20920 10 Optional
Applied Statistics EMAT30007 10 Optional
Engineering Mathematics 3 EMATM0035 10 Optional
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos EMAT33100 10 Optional
Optimisation Theory and Applications EMAT30670 10 Optional
Partial Differential Equations EMAT30010 10 Optional
Scientific Computing EMAT30008 10 Optional
All students must choose at least 30 M-level credits from the following, LIST A
Applied Data Science COMSM0017 10 Optional
Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos EMATM0001 10 Optional
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional
Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Algorithms EMATM0004 10 Optional
Control Theory EMATM2700 10 Optional
Dynamics of Networks EMATM0008 10 Optional
Mathematical Modelling in Physiology and Medicine EMATM0007 10 Optional
Delay and stochastic equations in engineering and biology EMATM0024 10 Optional
Uncertainty Modelling for Intelligent Systems EMATM1120 10 Optional
All students may choose up to 30 M-level credits from the following, LIST B
Advanced Space Systems AENGM2400 10 Optional
Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power AENGM3102 10 Optional
Systems Security COMSM1500 10 Optional
Robotics Systems PG COMSM0012 10 Optional
Internet Economics and Financial Technology COMSM0019 10 Optional
Complex Networks 4 MATHM6201 20 Optional
Power Generation for the 22nd Century MENGM0002 10 Optional
Biomechanics MENGM6051 10 Optional
Sustainable Systems CENGM0033 10 Optional
Modern Mathematical Biology MATHM0014 10 Optional
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component

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