# BSc Mathematics and Computer Science - 2015

Final Award | BSc |

Programme Title | Mathematics and Computer Science |

School/Department | School of Computer Science |

Banner Code | 5196 |

Length of Programme | 3 years |

Total Credits | 180 |

UCAS Code | None |

Awarding Institution | The University of Birmingham |

Designed for accreditation by | BCS |

QAA Benchmarking Groups | Computing |

## Educational Aims Of Programme

- Prepare high-level professionals in both computer science and mathematics who would be able to work as specialists in these subjects.

## Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies

### Knowledge and Understanding

- Key mathematical concepts and topics
- How mathematics can be used to analyse and solve problems including those at an abstract level
- Essential concepts, principles and theories relating to Computing
- How the Computer Science theory is related to modelling and design of computer-based systems

### Skills & Other Attributes

- To abstract the essentials of problems and formulate them mathematically and in a symbolic form.
- To select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems including those at an abstract level
- To be able to construct and develop logical mathematical arguments with clear identification of assumptions and conclusions
- To present arguments and conclusions clearly and accurately.
- To specify, design and construct computer-based systems.

### Transferable Skills

## Footnotes

- Note 1 Some of the modules in the option block are prerequisites for options available in the final year, so that choices need to be considered across years.
- Note 2 Module Failure: The Syllabus web page for every module defines the resit rules if they are different from the first attempt -- follow the links under the module code.
- Note 3 Progress Decisions: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing progression. There are no additional programme requirements.
- Note 4 For some combinations of disciplines, it may be possible to vary the number of credits taken from the standard 60+60 pattern. Students should consult the relevant Programme Directors. The School of Computer Science will generally allow between 40 and 80 credits of Computer Science to be taken, at least 20 of which must be from taught modules (i.e. modules other than the Computer Science Project).
- Note 5 Students should normally do a project in one of their two disciplines. Two projects can only be undertaken with explicit permission from both Programme Directors.
- Note 6 Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students need to pay attention to pre- and co-requisites.
- Note 7 Degree Classification: Refer to the University Regulations for further information on the general rules governing degree classification. It is a specific requirement of this programme that students pass the Computer Science Project in order to be awarded an Honours Degree.

- The Learning & Teaching and Assessment Methods above are not intended to be exclusive, but to indicate the main methods in use. Module Descriptions contain more detail.
- Whether to award accreditation is a decision made from time to time by a professional body according to criteria which are then current; hence there is no guarantee that the programme will actually be accredited for any particular year of entry by any particular professional body.