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Programme structure: Engineering Mathematics (MSc) - what's running in 2020/21

Students must meet with the Programme Director in order to establish which study pattern they should follow, according to their academic and industry background. Elective units are available subject to timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Mathematical and Data Modelling EMATM0037 10 Mandatory TB-2
Research Skills EMATM0036 20 Mandatory TB-4
Research Project EMATM0038 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Prescribed, preliminary units:
All students must complete 30 credits of prescribed, preliminary units. Preliminary units are grouped by 'strand' depending on your undergraduate study background and/or industrial experience and must be agreed in advance with the Programme Director, prior to unit selection deadlines. Students with a Mathematical and Statistical background must complete EMATM0044 and EMAT20920 or EMATM0044 and EMAT30008. Students with an Engineering background must complete EMATM30007 and EMAT30012, and ONE from EMAT33100/EMAT30670/EMAT30010. Students with a Computational Science background must complete EMATM30007 and EMAT30010, and ONE from EMAT30012/EMAT33100/EMAT20920/EMAT30008. The programme director may suggest alternative unit enrolment for students who can demonstrate prior learning, even within their designated strand (for example, EMATM0044/EMAT30670).
Numerical Methods in Matlab EMAT20920 10 Optional TB-1
Applied Statistics EMAT30007 10 Optional TB-2
Scientific Computing EMAT30008 10 Optional TB-2
Partial Differential Equations EMAT30010 10 Optional TB-2
Engineering Mathematics III EMAT30012 10 Optional TB-1
Optimisation Theory and Applications EMAT30670 10 Optional TB-1
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos EMAT33100 10 Optional TB-1
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence EMATM0044 10 Optional TB-2
All students must choose at least 30 M-level credits from the following, LIST A
Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos EMATM0001 10 Optional TB-2
Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Algorithms EMATM0004 10 Optional TB-2
Mathematical Modelling in Physiology and Medicine EMATM0007 10 Optional TB-1
Transport and Mobility Modelling EMATM0021 10 Optional TB-2
Delay and stochastic equations in engineering and biology EMATM0024 10 Optional TB-1
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence EMATM0029 10 Optional TB-2
Intelligent Information Systems EMATM0042 10 Optional TB-2
Robotics Systems EMATM0054 20 Optional TB-1
Uncertainty Modelling for Intelligent Systems EMATM1120 10 Optional TB-1
All students may choose up to 30 M-level credits from the following, LIST B
Advanced Space Systems AENGM2400 10 Optional TB-2
Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power AENGM3102 10 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Infrastructure Systems Management CENGM0072 20 Optional TB-4
Computational Neuroscience (Teaching Unit) COMS30017 0 Optional TB-1
Computational Neuroscience COMSM0039 10 Optional TB-1
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise INOVM0013 10 Optional TB-1
Modern Mathematical Biology MATHM0014 10 Optional TB-1A
Complex Networks 4 MATHM6201 20 Optional TB-1
Power Generation and Propulsion MENGM0055 20 Optional TB-1
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering MENGM0059 20 Optional TB-4
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

Progression to the dissertation stage is normally only permitted on the satisfactory completion of the taught component

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