BSc Engineering Mathematics

UCAS codeG162
Duration3 Years
Typical offerAAA-AAB; IB: 36-34
Discipline
  • Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
LocationTaught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)

Overview

This programme flexibly combines modules from our Mathematics and Engineering programmes to provide you with an understanding of advanced mathematics and computational techniques and their practical application across a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines.

Why choose Mathematics and Engineering at Exeter?

  • You will have the flexibility and freedom to choose a wide range of optional modules, enabling you to sample various disciplines and specialise if desired.
  • Our teaching is research-led, with all academic staff active, internationally recognised researchers across a wide range of mathematical topics.
  • Our first-class equipment and excellent facilities includes a multi-million pound expansion of computer facilities and completely refitted lecture theatres.
  • Our staff are committed to helping you make the best mathematics career choices and you'll be guided at every step to help you choose the best mathematics option for you.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Year 1

Our programmes aim to provide you with specialist depth in your chosen field as well as a varied foundation in all areas of engineering. The multidisciplinary ethos of the first year builds your theoretical and practical knowledge in mechanical, civil, materials, manufacturing, electronic and engineering mathematics.

By the end of this year's course you will have experienced your first encounter with "Solidworks" as well as gained more experience with AutoCAD, have been introduced to every phase involved in engineering a new artefact and will be more confident in writing and presenting your findings. Speakers from engineering institutions also visit to offer an introduction to the benefits of joining their professional bodies.

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
ECM1102Core Engineering 1 30
ECM1104Engineering Mathematics B 30
ECM1408Programming for Science 15
ECM1708Dynamics Prerequisite module: ECM1701 , ECM1702 or equivalent Corequisite module: ECM1705 or equivalent15

Optional modules

Select 30 credits:

CodeModuleCredits
ECM1106Electronics for Engineers: Core Engineering 2 15
ECM1107Materials and Manufacturing: Core Engineering 2 Prerequisite module: ECM1102 or equivalent15
ECM1108Engineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2 Prerequisite module: ECM1102 or equivalent 15

Year 2

From the second year onwards the core and optional modules start to take a more specialised pathway with a focus on your chosen degree

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
ECM2111Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Systems 15
ECM2112Professional Studies & Skills Development 2 15
ECM2702Differential Equations 15
ECM2704Numerics and Optimisation 15
ECM2706Vector Calculus and Applications 15

Optional modules

CodeModuleCredits
Engineering Mathematics S2A
ECM2105Control Engineering15
ECM2114Solid Mechanics15
Engineering & Maths S2B
Select between 15 and 30 credits:Additional stage two option: Free choice - 30 credits The free choice (electives) can include either ECM modules from any discipline within the College, or modules from outside the College subject to approval, prerequisites, timetabling and availability.
ECM2102Management and Management Science15
ECM2109Structures15
ECM2117Communication and Networking Technologies15
ECM2707Systems, Series and Transforms15

Year 3

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
ECM3101Individual Project (Beng) 30

Optional modules

In addition to the optional modules below you can select between 0 and 15 credits from the following:

EMP3001 Commercial and Industrial Experience 15 credits
Foreign Language Module 15 credits
Free Choice 15 credits

The free choice (electives) can include modules at level 2 or 3 from any College in the Universityl subject to approval, pre-requisites, timetabling and availability.
Not all optional modules listed will be available each year; options are offered at the discretion of the College.

CodeModuleCredits
Engineering & Maths S3A
Select between 60 and 75 credits (with a minimum of 45 ECM37** credits):
ECM3130Engineering in Society and Company Finance15
ECM3150Electromagnetics and Wave Propagation15
ECM3152Computational Engineering15
ECM3160Materials15
ECM3706Mathematical Biology and Ecology15
ECM3707Fluid Dynamics15
ECM3708Partial Differential Equations15
ECM3711Nonlinear Systems and Control15
ECM3722Graphs Networks and Algorithms15
ECM3724Stochastic Processes15
ECM3732Applications of Geometry and Topology15
Engineering & Maths S3B
Select 15 credits:
ECM3161Civil Engineering Design Studies15
ECM3162Electronic Engineering Design Studies15
ECM3163Mechanical Engineering Design Studies15

Entry requirements 2015

Typical offer

AAA-AAB; IB: 36-34

Required subjects

GCE AL Maths grade B; IB Maths HL5
Candidates may offer GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths.

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programmes.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

Engineering at Exeter combines a breadth of academic expertise with a caring and supportive learning environment. Our student-centred approach to teaching is validated by our excellent results in the National Student Survey.

Our programmes make use of a variety of teaching styles with contact hours ranging from 25-32 hours each week depending on the year of study. These include:

  • Lectures for the presentation of new topics and class exercises;
  • Workshops where you have hands-on use of equipment, discussion and solution of sample problems, with experts available to answer questions and provide support;
  • Tutorials involving small group work on problems relating to topics covered in lectures;
  • Projects of longer term practical work undertaken either individually or in teams, with sessions for consultation with staff;
  • Engineering design activities which provide direct experience of putting engineering design into practice while learning the underpinning principles and mathematical skills in other modules.

There are plenty of opportunities to discuss material in more detail with members of staff. Our academics are happy to meet with students individually during their advertised office hours or receive questions by email.

A research and practice led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

There are always numerous engineering research projects in progress, funded by industry, charities, government departments and research councils. Our undergraduate students benefit through access to up-to-date equipment, industrially linked projects and staff expertise.

Student projects are often linked to our research activities and may involve working with industrial partners. Recent projects have involved the design and construction of an autonomous hovering platform, modelling of airflow around a car and 3D CAD representation of the Met Office headquarters in Exeter, which has close research links with the College.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of continuous assessment through small practical exercises, project work, essay writing, presentations and examination.

All of our programmes are assessed in a similar way. During the first 2 years you will have an even mix of examinations and coursework, each accounting for about 50 per cent. In the third year 25 per cent of the year is taken up by the individual project.

You must pass your first year assessment in order to progress to the second year, but the results do not count towards your degree classification. Written examinations are held in January and June of the first and second years and in the third term of the third year. For most modules, coursework also contributes to the assessment of the module.

Careers

Mathematics and Engineering at Exeter produces graduates highly skilled in both disciplines, making them very desirable to potential employers. This programme flexibly combines modules from our Mathematics and Engineering programmes to provide you with an understanding of advanced mathematics and computational techniques and their practical application across a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines. Strong industrial links within both disciplines allows students to improve their employability during the course of their degree courses, providing opportunities to undertake commercially important projects at the forefront of technology.

Graduates of this programme have a reputation as being articulate, numerate, problem solvers and are therefore highly sought after in a wide range of industries. Career opportunities for graduates of this programme are almost limitless, as graduates can be found working in diverse industries such as transport, medical, banking, transport and the armed forces.    

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and a strong employment record. Our graduates excel in specialist engineering fields and across a broad range of other sectors, as shown on our Graduate destinations web page.

We offer a very wide range of opportunities for you to develop the skills employers are looking for, including industrial placements and study abroad. Visit our Employability web page to find out more.

Industrial experience

All our undergraduate students can choose to take an optional Commercial and Industrial Experience module during the vacation before the third year. This opportunity allows you to gain paid work experience in a commercial setting while earning credits towards your degree programme. Industrial experience not only develops your CV but helps you to determine your career aspirations.

Students can also request permission to temporarily interrupt their studies and spend a year working in industry, as long as they work in a suitably demanding Engineering role.

Industry-led projects

Our undergraduate engineering programmes are enriched by a network of industry links which have been established through collaborative research and consultation. Project work is a core element of each programme, providing invaluable experience of problem-solving, engineering design and working in multidisciplinary teams. Projects are typically industrially driven, are commercially relevant and often directly involve a company.

Employer visits

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to meet with graduate employers. Professional engineers visit the College to hold mock interviews and to discuss your career opportunities at an early enough stage to inform your choice of modules and placement decisions.

Further information

Find out more about the industrial experience opportunities available to our engineering undergraduates.

Most of our programmes are now offered with the option of Industrial Experience. This provides you with the opportunity to take an industrial placement in the vacation prior to the start of your third year (6 - 10 weeks, subject to suitable arrangements). This is then followed by an extended individual project during your third year, specifically designed around your industrial placement. The combined placement and project allows you to undertake paid vacation work while gaining highly relevant industrial experience. We have excellent links with employers and can provide assistance in finding suitable employment.

Industry-led projects

Our undergraduate engineering programmes are enriched by a network of industry links which have been established through collaborative research and consultation. Project work is a core element of each programme, providing invaluable experience of problem-solving, engineering design and working in multidisciplinary teams. Projects are typically industrially driven, are commercially relevant and often directly involve a company.

Optional work experience module

All our undergraduate students can choose to take an optional Commercial and Industrial Experience module during the vacation before the third year. This opportunity allows you to gain paid work experience in a commercial setting while earning credits towards your degree programme. Industrial experience not only develops your CV but helps you to determine your career aspirations.

Students can also request permission to temporarily interrupt their studies and spend a year working in industry, as long as they work in a suitably demanding Engineering role.

Employer visits

Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to meet with graduate employers. Professional engineers visit the College to hold mock interviews and to discuss your career opportunities at an early enough stage to inform your choice of modules and placement decisions.

Contact us

Streatham Campus, Exeter

Email: engineering@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1392 724061

Website: Visit the Engineering website