Mathematics BSc (Hons) - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Mathematics
DipHE Mathematics
CertHE Mathematics

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.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UGB10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UGB10023 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Mathematics & Physics

Programme Leader

GODOLPHIN Janet (Maths & Phys)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • To provide a high quality teaching and learning environment that facilitates a steady progression from secondary level mathematics to FHEQ Level 6, and to prepare students for a lifetime of learning
  • To give students training in transferable problem solving skills, logical and analytical thinking, with computing used as a tool in the learning process
  • To introduce students to a range of ideas and methods from classical and modern mathematics informed by recent developments in the subject
  • To present implications and applications of mathematical and statistical thinking, and their role in other disciplines
  • To present appropriate theory, methods and applications in pure and applied mathematics, informed by recent developments in those subjects where appropriate

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A thorough understanding of core mathematical principles K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
A grounding in statistical reasoning K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
An ability to use computers, both for scientific computation and for general applications K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
An appreciation of the ways in which mathematical thinking can be utilised in the real world K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Acquisition of specialist knowledge and understanding, especially towards the later stages of the programme. K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Analyse and solve mathematical problems proficiently C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Work under supervision on a placement that requires mathematical skills (programme with placement year only) C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use computers and IT for data analysis and presentation, scientific computation and general purpose applications, and demonstrate basic programming skills. PT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Information literacy skills, including the ability to research, summarise and understand mathematical topics and to reference it in an academically rigorous way T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles associated with mathematics and statistics, including calculus and linear algebra K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate a reasonable level of skill in calculation, manipulation and interpretation of mathematical quantities within an appropriate context KCT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an ability to develop and communicate straightforward lines of argument and conclusions reasonably clearly KCT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an ability to make sound judgements in accordance with basic mathematical concepts KCT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of well-established mathematical concepts and principles KC DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematical concepts and principles in a previously unseen context KC DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate knowledge of common mathematical techniques and an ability to select an appropriate method to solve mathematical problems KC DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate competent use of programming skills to solve mathematical problems PT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate knowledge of the framework within which mathematical techniques and results are valid K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of advanced principles of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study K BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate application of advanced mathematical techniques of selected areas of mathematics that they have chosen to study KC Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate judgement in the selection and application of tools and techniques to solve mathematical problems, some of which are at the forefront of areas of mathematical knowledge KC BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the ability to construct a mathematical argument C 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 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Students must choose all 5 modules marked compulsory, at least one of MAT2048 and MAT2050, and 2 further optional modules. Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one semester.

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students select 8 module options from available optional modules (or select 7 if one is a BSc project). Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one Semester.

Students may not select more than one module from MAT3018, MAT3019, MAT3036, PHY3063 with the exception of MAT3018 and PHY3063 which can both be selected.

A subset of optional Level 6 modules will run in a given academic year.

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Students must choose all 5 modules marked compulsory, at least one of MAT2048 and MAT2050, and 2 further optional modules. Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one semester.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students select 8 module options from available optional modules (or select 7 if one is a BSc project). Not more than 4 modules may be taken in any one Semester.

Students may not select more than one module from MAT3018, MAT3019, MAT3036, PHY3063 with the exception of MAT3018 and PHY3063 which can both be selected.

A subset of optional Level 6 modules will run in a given academic year.

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection 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) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2024/5 academic year.