3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich
About the course
This single honours course is for committed mathematicians who also want to become skilled in modern day computing and information systems. Students gain the skills needed to develop their mathematical and statistical knowledge and apply these skills to solve problems in computing, business and other areas.
Approximately two-thirds of the course is devoted to mathematical and statistical subjects and one-third to computer science.
The mathematics course is wide-ranging and covers several application areas. These include finance, statistics, operational research (how maths can be applied to commercial and industrial problems), numerical analysis and mechanics. You will have the opportunity to specialise at Level 3.
The mathematics subjects focus particularly on aspects of modern algebra that relate to computer science, and also include a considerable amount of numerical analysis of mathematical problems. In later years, for example, you could specialise in modern encryption methods as used, for example, in internet transactions. The advanced computing modules include databases and the construction of interactive systems.
Although theory is important, we place equal emphasis on best practice and real world applications.
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 Master's degrees.
This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career in IT by addressing the needs of today’s businesses – and tomorrow’s. It is this commercial approach that makes the course highly relevant and up to date.
Mathematics is one of the largest disciplines at Brunel and you will be taught by with staff internationally recognised for their state-of-the-art subject knowledge.
Because mathematics has links with many other disciplines, we offer an excitingly wide choice of courses, each with a different emphasis. These include modules in pure and applied mathematics, operational research, computer science, finance, information technology and management studies. This structure means that most individual subject modules are not unique to any particular degree.
More than 50 academic staff teach our computer science courses, many of whom have a background in the computer industry. Practically all are involved in our applied computing research, which includes software technologies and modelling, people and interactivity, information systems development and evaluation.
We have designed this single honours course for committed mathematicians who also want to become skilled in modern day computing and information systems. Students gain the skills needed to develop their mathematical and statistical knowledge and apply these skills to solve problems in computing, business and other areas.