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BSc in Applied Mathematics (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , Applied Mathematics

Course Description

Applied Mathematics at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of a top-quality mathematical education in a thriving centre of mathematical teaching and research, with focus on how we apply mathematics to better understand our world today. You will have a great choice of courses, individual attention in small classes, and a challenging syllabus which emphasises reasoning, rigour and application.

Pure maths is about solving problems and developing theories within mathematics but applied maths is more about using mathematical theory to solve problems in other areas, including science, engineering, and physics. A lot of the theory that gets developed by pure mathematicians later becomes useful for applied mathematicians (and engineers, physicists etc.).

You will learn from teachers and researchers internationally recognised as leaders in pure mathematics, especially algebra, analysis, geometry and topology and on their application to complex systems, particularly in biology.

Mathematics and computational science are used in almost every field of science, engineering, industry, and technology and a degree in Applied Mathematics is the gateway to a wide variety of challenging careers.

However, it’s not just about crunching numbers – it is about solving problems and looking for opportunities. Employers are keen to recruit mathematicians because they can think logically and analyse new developments in business, commerce or technology, opening up opportunities especially in the financial sector, computing and information technology, geophysics and data analysis.

You will thrive in our friendly and vibrant international community, on our beautiful medieval campus with great facilities for learning, sports and leisure, and the many opportunities to develop the extra skills and interests – and the broader horizons – that will give you the competitive advantage in whichever career path you choose.

This Applied Mathematics BSc programme covers the core courses as studied in the pure Mathematics BSc degree.

Additional core courses offered specifically in the Applied Maths degree include, Engineering Mathematics and Advanced Calculus. There are also a range of optional courses that can be chosen from both maths and physics areas.

Applied Mathematics at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of a top-quality mathematical education in a thriving centre of mathematical teaching and research, with focus on how we apply mathematics to better understand our world today. You will have a great choice of courses, individual attention in small classes, and a challenging syllabus which emphasises reasoning, rigour and...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Calculus i (MA1005) - 15 Credit Points

Algebra (MA1006) - 15 Credit Points

Calculus II (MA1508) - 15 Credit Points

Set Theory (MA1511) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Engineering Mathematics 2 (EG2012) - 15 Credit Points

Linear Algebra i (MA2008) - 15 Credit Points

Analysis i (MA2009) - 15 Credit Points

Linear Algebra II (MA2508) - 15 Credit Points

Analysis II (MA2509) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Group Theory (MX3020) - 15 Credit Points

Analysis III (MX3035) - 15 Credit Points

Analysis Iv (MX3535) - 15 Credit Points

Differential Equations (MX3536) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 15 credit points from courses of choice, plus select 45 credits from the courses below.

Metric and Topological Spaces (MX3036) - 15 Credit Points

Optimisation Theory (MX4086) - 15 Credit Points

Rings and Fields (MX3531) - 15 Credit Points

Geometry (MX4549) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Project A (PX4011) - 30 Credit Points

Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos Theory i (MX4085) - 15 Credit Points

Modelling Theory (MX4553) - 15 Credit Points

Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos Theory II (MX4555) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 30 credit points from Level 4 MX courses, plus a further 15 credit points from courses of choice.

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Calculus i (MA1005) - 15 Credit Points Algebra (MA1006) - 15 Credit Points Calculus II (MA1508) - 15 Credit Points Set Theory (MA1511) - 15 Credit Points Optional...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB*

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB*

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB*

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

* Including good performance in Mathematics and one other Science subject by the end of your senior phase of education.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB*

Minimum: BBC*

Adjusted: CCC*

* Including good performance in Mathematics and one other Science subject by the end of your senior phase of education.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL*.

* Including good performance in Mathematics and one other Science subject by the end of your senior phase of education.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB*, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)

* Including good performance in Mathematics and one other Science subject by the end of your senior phase of education.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB* Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB* Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of...

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