# Bsc (Hons) Mathematics (Sept 2014)

**UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE**

**Programme Specification**

## Sources of information on the programme can be found in Section 17

- Awarding Institution / Body

University of Central Lancashire

- Teaching Institution and Location of Delivery

University of Central Lancashire, Preston Campus

- University School/Centre

Physical Sciences and Computing

- External Accreditation

IMA approval

- Title of Final Award

**BSc/BSc (Hons) Mathematics**

- Modes of Attendance offered

Full-time/Part-time

- UCAS Code

G100

- Relevant Subject Benchmarking Group(s)

Mathematics

- Other external influences

National STEM projects

- Date of production/revision of this form

- Aims of the Programme

- To provide a good grounding in pure and applied mathematics.

- To provide a grounding in numerical solutions of mathematical problems.

- To provide sufficient in-depth subject knowledge to enable students to embark on further study or research either in an academic or industrial environment.

- To provide experience in a variety of working styles such as group, collaborative and independent working essential for the modern workplace.

- To provide the opportunity to develop skills and techniques found in mathematics which have wider applications

- Learning Outcomes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

**A.Knowledge and Understanding**

A1. Use appropriate mathematical techniques in pure mathematics

A2. Use mathematical methods to solve problems in applied mathematics.

A3. Use mathematics to describe a system/situation.

A4. Use a range of numerical methods and algorithms tofind solutions to mathematical problems.

**Teaching and Learning Methods**

Lectures, workshops, tutorials and (PC) laboratory classes.

Unassessed exercises, worked examples.

Feedback on assessed and unassessed work

**Assessment methods**

Examinations, tests and coursework

**B.Subject-specific skills**

B1. to be able to provide a coherent logical mathematical argument (e.g. proof)

B2. Use mathematics to model systems

B3. to be able to recognise the limitations and scope of particular mathematical techniques

B4. generalise and extend areas of mathematics

**Teaching and Learning Methods**

Lecture, tutorials and workshops

Feedback on assessed and unassessed work

**Assessment methods**

Coursework and Examinations.

**C.Thinking Skills**

C1. Analyse a given (mathematical) problem and apply appropriate maths to find a solution

C2. To use mathematics to model a process or series of events

C3. To analyse a math problem and find alternative representations

**Teaching and Learning Methods**

Lectures, tutorials and workshops

Feedback on assessed and unassessed work

**Assessment methods**

Coursework and examinations

**D.Other skills relevant to employability and personal development**

D1. Manage own learning, making optimum use of appropriate texts and learning materials

D2. Work in small groups towards a common aim

D3. Use appropriate ICT and mathematical software tools.

D4. Develop and deliver a presentation for peers and general consumption.

**Teaching and Learning Methods**

Lectures, tutorials, exercises and examples

Feedback on assessed and unassessed work

**Assessment methods**

Meeting deadlines. Word processed reports. Presentations

Feedback on assessed and unassessed work

**13.Programme Structures**/

**14.Awards and Credits**

Level / Module Code / Module Title / Credit rating

Level 6 / MA3999

MA3157

MA3811

MA3812

MA3813

MA3821

MA3831

MA3842

MA3843

MA3852

/ Mathematics BSc(Hons) Project

Time Series andOp’ Research

Fields and Galois Theory

Advanced Cryptology

Logic

Complex Analysis

Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms

Fluid Dynamics

Mathematical Biology

Advanced Numerical Analysis / 20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20 / Bachelor Honours Degree

Requires 360 credits including a minimum of 220 at Level 5 or above and 100 at Level 6

Bachelor Degree

Requires 320 credits including a minimum of 180 at Level 5 or above and 60 at Level 6

Level 5 / MA2811

MA2812

MA2821

MA2831

MA2832

MA2841

MA2852

MA2861

/ Algebraic Structures

Cryptology

Further Real Analysis

Ordinary Differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics

Numerical Analysis

Further Statistics

/ 20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

/ Diploma of Higher Education

Requires 240 credits including a minimum of 100 at Level 5 or above.

Level 4 / MA1811

MA1821

MA1831

AP1841

MA1851

MA1861 / Introduction to Algebra and Linear Algebra

Introduction to Real Analysis

Functions, Vectors and Calculus

Introduction to MechanicsComputational Mathematics

Introduction to Probability and Statistics / 20

20

20

20

20

20 / Certificate of Higher Education

Requires 120 credits at Level 4 or above.

15.Personal Development Planning

PDP is embedded within the programme and also in the personal tutor system.

Talks and seminars are available to assist students in planning their careers.

16.Admissions criteria

Programme Specifications include minimum entry requirements, including academic qualifications, together with appropriate experience and skills required for entry to study. These criteria may be expressed as a range rather than a specific grade. Amendments to entry requirements may have been made after these documents were published and you should consult the University’s website for the most up to date information.

Students will be informed of their personal minimum entry criteria in their offer letter.

For the uclan main campus:

UCAS(A2) points normally in the range is 280-320 and Mathematics A-level (A2) at grade B or the equivalent.

For Runshaw College (campus code R):

UCAS points from 240 and Mathematics A-level (A2) at grade B or equivalent.

17.Key sources of information about the programme

- Student Handbook

- Mathematics Module Catalogue

- Web: Factsheets

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

18.Curriculum Skills MapPlease tick in the relevant boxes where individual Programme Learning Outcomes are being assessed

Level / Module Code / Module Title / Core (C), Compulsory (COMP) or Option (O) / Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding / Subject-specific Skills / Thinking Skills / Other skills relevant to employability and personal development

A1 / A2 / A3 / A4 / B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / C1 / C2 / C3 / D1 / D2 / D3 / D4

e.g. LEVEL 6 / MA3999 / Maths BSc Project / O / / / / / / / / / / / /

MA3157 / Time Series & Op’ Research / O / / / / / / /

MA3811 / Fields and Galois Theory / O / / / / / /

MA3812 / Advanced Cryptology / O / / / / / / / /

MA3813 / Logic / O / / / / / / / /

MA3821 / Complex Analysis / O / / / / / / / /

MA3831 / Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms / O / / / / / / / / / / /

MA3842 / Fluid Dynamics / O / / / / / / /

MA3843 / Mathematical Biology / O / / / / / / / / / /

MA3852 / Advanced Numerical Analysis / O / / / / / / / / / / /

e.g. LEVEL 5 / MA2811 / Algebraic Structures / COMP / / / / /

MA2812 / Cryptology / O / / / / / / /

MA2821 / Further Real Analysis / O / / / / / / /

MA2831 / Ordinary Differential Equations / COMP / / / / / / / / / / / /

MA2832 / Vector Calculus / O / / / / /

MA2841 / Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics / O / / / / / / / /

MA2852 / Numerical Analysis / O / / / / / / / / / /

MA2861 / Further Statistics / O / / / /

e.g. LEVEL 4 / MA1811 / Introduction to Algebra and Linear Algebra / COMP / / / / / /

MA1821 / Introduction to Real Analysis / COMP / / / / / /

MA1831 / Functions, Vectors and Calculus / COMP / / / / / / / / / /

AP1841 / Introduction to Mechanics / COMP / / / / / / / /

MA1851 / Computational Mathematics / COMP / / / / / / / / / / / /

MA1861 / Introduction to Probability and Statistics / O / / / / / /

Note:*Mapping to other external frameworks, e.g. professional/statutory bodies, will be included within Student Course Handbooks*