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Engineering Mathematics

3 Years
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BEng (Hons)
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The University is internationally renowned. Bristol is ranked in the top 30 universities globally (QS World University Rankings), due to its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. Study spaces are conveniently located across the University with a mix of quiet areas and more social spaces for group work, and over 2,000 PCs (many of which offer 24-hour access). Our ten libraries provide access to thousands of electronic books, journals and databases, as well as over 1.4 million volumes of printed books and journals – the largest academic collection in the south west of England. Bristol’s campus has a fantastic blend of old and new buildings, from our converted Victorian villas and neogothic Wills Memorial Building to our new £56-million Life Sciences building, featuring state-of-the-art teaching labs, and renovated Students’ Union building. We continually invest in our academic facilities to ensure you will have access to the best facilities.

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There’s more to student life than just your studies, and it’s important to choose a location where you’re going to enjoy yourself. Our students always say how much they love the city of Bristol, from its friendly people and fantastic music scene to its vibrant harbourside, green spaces and buzzing centre. Famous for its art and culture, Bristol’s events and festivals cater for an eclectic mix of interests, and music and clubbing venues range from tiny lo-fi caverns to the Ashton Gate Stadium. Shoppers can find everything from famous high-street names to quirky independent boutiques. Bristol has over 450 parks and open spaces, proportionately more than any other UK city. If you love sport, you’ll love Bristol: you can make the most of the University’s excellent sports and fitness facilities, and enjoy international football matches, rock climbing in the Avon Gorge, biking in Ashton Court or kite-flying on the Downs.


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Why study this course

Engineering Mathematics is the development and application of advanced mathematical techniques to problems in engineering, technology and physical and life sciences. Our courses will equip you with the mathematical modelling, and computational and data analysis skills necessary to solve these challenging real world problems, as well as meet increasing demands from industry for graduates who can work across traditional discipline boundaries. You will learn the very latest techniques from enthusiastic staff who are world experts in their field, and have the opportunity to apply them in a faculty with internationally renowned experimental labs. Some of the opportunities to specialise in applied non-linear mathematics and intelligent systems are beyond the realms of almost any other degree course. We use a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, hands-on laboratory sessions, team work and tutorials. Above all, we encourage you to think widely and freely, and develop your own intellectual curiosity.







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More about this course

The Department of Engineering Mathematics is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. You will be taught in a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas - we aim to inspire you and to broaden your mind. A strong research base is essential in keeping our degree programmes up to date. Many course s are directly motivated by the research interests of members of the Department - which include Applied Non-linear Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Computing - and so you will be taught by people who are world experts in their field. The Engineering Mathematics Department is part of the Engineering Faculty, which has some of the best facilities in the world. In particular, you will have access to the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamic Engineering, an engineering test facility that provides the opportunity to apply mathematical expertise in a real-world setting. Previous students have found success with the Year in Industry scheme and you may wish to consider taking a gap year with this scheme, or direct industrial sponsorship, but this is certainly not compulsory. TUBES, the student engineering society, organises a variety of social events, talks, sports teams, and a ''parenting scheme''. They represent students to the faculty, and offer advice on sponsorship and placements. Many students in the Department are active members of Engineers without Borders, a student-led charity that focuses on removing barriers to development using engineering, making a difference to people's lives around the world.

Who’s this course for?

This course is ideal for students with strong mathematical skills and the ability to think freely. You should be keen to develop your intellectual curiosity and eager to solve the real-world technical problems of today and the future.

Modular 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; Research Project; Mathematics: Continuum Mathematics; Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos; Introduction to AI; Optimisation Theory.

Equipment needed

A personal computer is recommended.

Skills and experience gained

You will be trained in the ability to use your mathematics in practical situations. You'll be able to use logical skills to define a given problem, modelling skills to formulate the problem ma thematically, technical skills to write a computer program, mathematical understanding to question and interpret the results in the light of experimental data, and knowledge of engineering to implement the solution. Particular areas of study will include: applied discrete and continuous mathematics, including numerical methods, data analysis, continuum mechanics, dynamics, machine learning, and formal methods in knowledge engineering; fundamental engineering principles such as those of thermodynamics, mechanics, electronics and computer science; the advanced mathematical and logical methods required for manipulating formal knowledge, information and data; open-ended real-world case study problems; mathematical modelling as a cycle of model construction, analysis, and comparison with experimental data; and the application of results to the original engineering problems. General Skills: You will gain many transferable skills: communication skills, including technical writing and project presentation; a structured approach to solving problems; teamwork and self-assessment; and social and professional responsibility.

After the course

Engineering Mathematics graduates are very employable, with highly marketable technical and transferable skills. Eighty-four per cent of our graduates are in work within six months of graduating; the vast majority in careers which actively use the technical skills developed during the course. Our many connections with industry mean that our courses remain extremely attractive professionally, and we are well placed to recommend the best graduate employers. The range is very broad and includes companies that recruit mathematicians as well as engineers.
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