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BScComputer Science and Mathematics

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Why choose this course?
Our students are satisfied – we scored an impressive 98% student satisfaction for Mathematics and Statistics (National Student Survey 2014).
You will work closely with the School’s Mathematics related research groups, Applied Mathematics and Statistical Modelling.
The School has strong links with local industry so you will benefit from up-to-date/relevant courses and the opportunity of job placements with companies such as IBM and Misys.
Our students have recently formed a Mathematics Society and you will have the opportunity to take part in regular events hosted on campus by the local branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Programme structure

What will I study?
In year one and year two you will study both Computer Science and Mathematics modules. In year three, you will select either a Mathematics pathway or a Computer Science pathway depending upon your own interests and preferences.

Year One

Foundations of Computing Technology and Programming
Computer Science Programming
Introduction to Numerical Methods
Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design
Mathematical Methods
Data Analysis
Year Two

Applied Mathematics and Graphics
Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
Systems Software
Probability and Statistical Inference
Software Design and Implementation
Differential Equations and Transform Methods
Year Three
Optional placement year

Final Year

Mathematics pathway
Core modules

Project in Mathematics
Graphics for Games and Dynamical Modelling
Optional modules
Choose two modules from:

Applied Statistics
Stochastic Processes
Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems
Plus one module from:

Advanced Analysis and Design
Advanced Software Engineering
Interaction Design and Project Management
And one module from:

Linear Systems
Statistical Modelling
Final Year

Computer Science Pathway
Core modules

Project in Computing
Graphics for Games and Dynamical Modelling
Optional modules
Choose one module from:

Advanced Analysis and Design
Interaction Design and Project Management
Advanced Software Engineering
Plus one module from:

Linear Systems
Statistical Modelling
And one module from:

Applied Statistics
Numerical Analysis and Dynamical Systems
Stochastic Processes.

How will I learn?
Contact time in lectures and seminars is around 14 to 16 hours per week, which includes 2 to 4 surgery sessions. This equates to about a third of the time for scheduled learning (including workshops and practical classes). The rest is given to self-guided independent study (reading text books, lecture notes and working on exercises).

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by a variety of methods including the following.

Written

Exams
In class tests
Coursework

Assignments
Group projects
Presentations
All mathematics modules have two or three assessment components. In Year Three approximately 66% these assessments will be carried out as written exams with the remainder assessed on coursework. The first two years will have a heavier weight on written exams with approximately 77% of assessment components exam/test based.

About the Mathematics Team
Dr James Hind, Lecturer
“I recently won several HESTEM grants to work with the Nottingham Girl’s High School on final year Maths education projects and to build employability skills into our Maths course. Local, national and global companies have helped us to make sure that our students leave with the skills, abilities and confidence to excel in the jobs market.

“As a team our research focus includes biological mathematics, statistics and computational modelling but we also encompass financial analysis, cryptography and many other fields”

Dr Reuben O’Dea, Lecturer
“I am currently pursuing research in mathematical modelling of biological tissue growth. Specific research interests include: the influence of mechanical stimuli on tissue growth in bioreactors; multiscale aspects of tissue growth; and fluid dynamics. Techniques employed include asymptotic and numerical methods.”

Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you for specialist employment in a variety of areas including:

industrial, commercial and financial mathematics
market research
software engineering
telecommunications
technical and graphics programming
teaching and research.
Our recent graduates have gone onto careers in the following roles and companies:

Perceptive Informatics – Associate Software Validation Engineer
BMI Baby –Accounting Assistant
Santander – MI Analyst
Synergy Health plc – Graduate Trainee Manager (Corporate Strategy)
Dorset Software Services – Graduate Analyst Programmer
Nomura – International Technology Analyst.
Other careers could include:

industrial and commercial mathematics
statistical applications systems modelling
software engineering
telecommunications
IT applications
teaching and research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States