Mathematics and Computing (BSc)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 9750

All study options

About Mathematics and Computing at Brunel University London

This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in information technology within industry and commerce. The course will provide you with the mathematical and computing skills necessary to implement mathematical algorithms in modern computing languages such as C and C++.There is a 50/50 split between mathematics and computing, and these elements will be synthesised through the extensive use of project and group work.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 300 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BCC, normally including A-level Mathematics at Grade B, plus a C in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects including Grade B in Mathematics. Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers, including Grade B in Mathematics, plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Engineering, IT or Business, Administration and Finance, including Mathematics A-level at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning.BTEC ND DDM in a related subject, including a Distinction in Mathematics.IB Diploma 31 points, including 6 points in Higher Mathematics.Access: Depending on their mathematical background, applicants will normally be expected to take a foundation yearhttp://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/ug/cdata/f/FoundationsofInformationTechnology. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths.Course AimsMathematics is a fundamental yet constantly developing subject. As well as being a discipline in its own right, it forms the basis of modern commercial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical models underpin engineering, the applied sciences, computing and many aspects of management today. A student of mathematics develops an outlook and methodology that remain valuable whatever career is pursued after graduation. This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in information technology within industry and commerce. The course will provide you with the mathematical and computing skills necessary to implement mathematical algorithms in modern computing languages such as C and C++. There is a 50/50 split between mathematics and computing, and these elements will be synthesised through the extensive use of project and group work.Course ContentAll our courses aim to provide you with the skills and techniques needed to develop a mathematical and statistical knowledge, and with an understanding of how these can be applied to the formulation and solution of problems from science, technology, business and other areas. The computing component of this course covers object-oriented programming and software design, and is supported by a significant amount of project work. Typical ModulesLevel 1Linear Algebra Calculus and Numerical Methods Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics Programming and Software Design Computing Projects and Mechanics Level 2 CoreLinear and Numerical Methods Communication Skills and Operational Research Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Internet Technology and Website Design Object Oriented Software, Systems Design and Applied Computing Projects Level 2 OptionsVector Calculus and Applications Statistics Level 3Major Project (Core) Statistics Numerical and Variational Methods for PDEs Complex Variable Methods and Applications Risk and Optimisation in Finance Differential and Integral Equations Stochastic Models and Mathematical Finance Encryption and Data Compression Software Engineering and Technology Database Systems: Design and Application Software Engineering Methods Final year projectAn unusual and very valuable feature of the course is the final year project. This is a substantial piece of individual work in an area of study connected with the course, and each student's project is personally supervised by a member of staff. The work on the project occupies about one-third of the final year study load. You will have the opportunity to explore a topic of particular interest to you in depth or work on a practical problem of your choice. The decision is yours.Teaching and LearningUp-to-date teachingMathematical Sciences is an active and dynamic research centre. Academics' work is frequently supported by external grants and contracts with leading industry and government establishments. Lecturers are consequently at the frontiers of the subject and in active contact with modern users of mathematics. This in turn helps to ensure that our undergraduate degrees are truly up-to-date. Broad spectrum of thinkingWe can offer a wide range of expertise in a variety of subjects. Many of our lecturers are widely published and highly recognised in their fields. How will I be taught?Lectures - These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They give you a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.Tutorials - In a tutorial you will work on a mathematics-related problem with guidance from a member of staff. He/she will be on hand to help you with your problems. Some tutorials in numerical analysis and statistics are replaced by computer workshops.One-to-one - In your final year you will normally get one-to-one supervision for your project. You will also be allocated a personal tutor each year who is available to discuss personal or academic problems. If you go on placement your personal tutor will help you set objectives and monitor your progress, and will provide further support if you need it. AssessmentLevel 1 does not count towards your final degree mark. Level 2 is worth a third - Level 3 is worth the rest. The final year dissertation is worth a third of Level 3 marks. The ratio of exams to coursework is approximately 60:40 although there is slightly less coursework at Level 3.CareersExcellent ProspectsOur graduates have excellent employment prospects. Our combination of work experience and up-to-date teaching means that you will be well equipped to follow the career you want after graduation. Our students often command higher salaries and have quicker career progression than those with comparable qualifications. You may want to pursue a career that specifically uses your mathematical, statistical or computing skills, or perhaps you would prefer a more general career, such as management or consultancy. Graduates Past students are now working for: Andersen Consulting, British Aerospace, British Airways, British Gas, British Telecom, Brooke Bond, the Civil Aviation Authority, Datalogic, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, EDS, GKN, IBM, ICL, Kodak, KPMG, Marks and Spencer, Metal Box, Nissan, Plessey, Pfizer, Rank Xerox. They have gone on to teach, work in research organisations, work for the government - in specialist or general management roles. Many are in very senior positions, some become management or financial consultants, marketing or advertising professionals, officers in the armed services and so on.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardBScHow you will studySandwichHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750

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