# Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons) - 2021/2

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award | Title |
---|---|

Ord | Mathematics and Physics |

DipHE | Mathematics and Physics |

CertHE | Mathematics and Physics |

Professional recognition

**Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)**

This programme will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when it is followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught masters degrees.

**Institute of Physics (IOP)**

Recognised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of eligibility for Associate Membership.

Modes of study

Route code | Credits and ECTS Credits | |
---|---|---|

Full-time | UCK10009 | 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits |

Full-time with PTY | UCK10009 | 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits |

JACs code

100425, 100403

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational (Bachelor), Physics, astronomy and astrophysics

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Physics

Programme Leader

DIAZ TORRES Alexis (Physics)

Date of production/revision of spec

30/11/2020

Educational aims of the programme

- To provide a degree pathway combining both physics and mathematics throughout the pathway, matched to the needs of industry and society and to the aspirations of students
- Develop students' base of knowledge, understanding and practical/computing skills, plus their mathematical, conceptual, communication and problem-solving skills, so as to prepare them for employment or further study with the expertise expected of a physicist or mathematician
- Allow students flexibility in studying specialist subjects in areas of physics and mathematics or in other areas of interest that are related to likely professional pathways for physics graduates

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed | Awards | Ref. | |
---|---|---|---|

A thorough understanding of core mathematical and physical principles | K | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills | K | DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

An ability to use computers, both for scientific computation and general use | K | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Acquisition of specialist knowledge and understanding, particularly towards the end of the programme | K | Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Analyse and solve mathematical and physical problems proficiently | C | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Identify relevant physical principles in unseen problems | C | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Appreciate ways in which mathematical thinking can be applied to problems in the real world | C | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Make mathematical formulations of physical problems; make computational formulations of mathematical problems | C | DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Use existing knowledge to assimilate more advanced physical and mathematical concepts | C | Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Use computers and IT for data analysis, presentation, scientific and mathematical computing and general purpose applications | P | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Plan and undertake an individual project and access relevant literature | P | Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Effectively present numerical and graphical data | P | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Clearly and accurately communicate results, including report writing | P | DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Formulate problems into soluble form | T | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Solve problems with well-defined solutions | T | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Solve open-ended problems | T | Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Undertake independent investigations | T | BSc (Hons) | |

Read demanding texts | T | DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Communicate complex information in a clear and concise fashion | T | Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Manipulate precise and intricate ideas | T | DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Construct logical arguments | T | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Pick up and use new IT packages | T | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) | |

Pick up and use new computer languages | T | CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) |

Attributes Developed

**C** - Cognitive/analytical

**K** - Subject knowledge

**T** - Transferable skills

**P** - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Possible exit awards include:

- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)

- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)

- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Possible exit awards include:

- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)

- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)

- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Module code | Module title | Status | Credits | Semester |
---|---|---|---|---|

MAT1030 | CALCULUS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1031 | ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1034 | LINEAR ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

PHY1033 | FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

PHY1036 | OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

PHY1039 | PROPERTIES OF MATTER | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

PHY1040 | ATOMS AND QUANTA | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1041 | PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Semester 2: choose 1 optional module

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students must choose either MAT3019 or PHY3002.

Semester 1: choose 3 options if MAT3019 selected, otherwise choose 4 options.

Semester 2: choose 3 options if MAT3019 selected, otherwise choose 2 options.

MAT3036 cannot be chosen if MAT3019 taken.

At least one MAT3xxx and one PHY3xxx module must be taken each semester; some combinations may not be possible due to timetabling constraints.

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Module code | Module title | Status | Credits | Semester |
---|---|---|---|---|

MAT1030 | CALCULUS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1031 | ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

MAT1034 | LINEAR ALGEBRA | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

PHY1033 | FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

PHY1036 | OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES | Compulsory | 15 | 1 |

PHY1039 | PROPERTIES OF MATTER | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

PHY1040 | ATOMS AND QUANTA | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

MAT1041 | PROFESSIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT | Compulsory | 15 | 2 |

Optional modules for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Optional modules for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Semester 2: choose 1 optional module

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students must choose either MAT3019 or PHY3002.

Semester 1: choose 3 options if MAT3019 selected, otherwise choose 4 options.

Semester 2: choose 3 options if MAT3019 selected, otherwise choose 2 options.

MAT3036 cannot be chosen if MAT3019 taken.

At least one MAT3xxx and one PHY3xxx module must be taken each semester; some combinations may not be possible due to timetabling constraints.

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module code | Module title | Status | Credits | Semester |
---|---|---|---|---|

PHYP006 | PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) | Core | 120 | Year-long |

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics | N | |

Professional Training Year (PTY) | Y | |

Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) | Y | Yes |

Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) | N | |

ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) | Y | |

Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) | Y | Yes |

Dual degree | N |

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.