BSc Mathematics for Industry

Shalisha - BSc Mathematics

During my placement year I studied abroad in South Korea. Now that I have my BSc, I plan to study a Masters in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford.”

Shalisha Patrick 
BSc Mathematics

Entry requirements

ABB - BBB including maths and physics at grade B

This course was designed to give you a competitive edge in the search for graduate employment. Recent mathematics graduates have secured roles in organisations including GCHQ, Accenture, Fujitsu, IBM and Virgin Media.


Mathematics at Aston is ranked in the Top 30 for spend per student in the Guardian University Guide 2017
Integrated placement year
Close links to industry
Mathematics at Aston has an overall 89% satisfaction score in the 2018 NSS
4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: G160

Specific subject requirements 

GCSE requirement: English Grade C  

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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements  

Tuition fees: 

Please note there are no places available for this course for September 2018.

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2018/19)                             

£16,000 for Outside EU students (2018/19) 
Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students     

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Typical offer level 

ABB-BBB, to include A level Maths and A level Physics at minimum Grade B.

32 overall points with 555 (including minimum Grade 5 in Maths and Physics at Higher Level).
BTEC Diploma qualifications are acceptable at distinction grades provided students also present A level in Maths and Physics at minimum Grade B.
A subject related Access to Higher Education with 45 credits at Level 3 and at least 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

This programme combines modules from mathematics, computing and engineering disciplines to provide you with better understanding of contemporary and advanced mathematical and computational techniques, and their practical application across a wide spectrum of industrial disciplines.

This innovative and industrially focused programme is designed to prepare you in solving technological problems using mathematical modelling techniques, and for the set of skills required for mathematically oriented positions in industry. 

The programme was designed in consultation with our industrial partners, such that the theoretical and project work are set to encourage and enable you to develop essential technical and transferable skills, including team work, communication and presentation skills. These will give you a clear competitive edge in search for graduate employment.  

Year 1

In the first year of the courses, students study modules in three broad areas: Mathematics, Mathematical Computing and Information Technology.

  • Transition Mathematics (AM10TM)
  • Introduction to Matlab (AM10IM)
  • Vector Algebra (AM10VA)
  • Mathematical Thinking (AM10MT) 
  • Academic Writing and Study Skills (AM10AS)
  • Java Programming Foundations (CS1020)
  • Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations (AM10CO)
  • Vector Geometry (AM10GE)
  • Probability (AM10PB)
  • Mathematical Algorithms (AM10MA)

Year 2

The second year study of Mathematics puts more emphasis on advanced mathematical modules.

  • Mathematical Modelling I (AM10MO)
  • Multivariate Calculus (AM20MC)
  • Linear Mathematics (AM20LM)
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods (AM20IN)
  • Mathematical Methods (AM20MM)
  • Optimisation (AM20OP)
  • Mathematical Modelling II (AM20MO)
  • Vector Calculus (AM20VR)
  • Complex Analysis (AM20CA)
  • Digital Signal Processing I (EE3SPR)
  • System Modelling and Computer Control (EE2MCC)
  • Project Management (LT2306)

Year 3 - Optional placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

One of the following:

  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)

Final Year:

Compulsory modules:

  • Final Year Math Project (AM30PI)
  • Mathematical Modelling III (AM30MO)

Plus modules to be chosen from the following (options are subject to revision):

  • Partial Differential Equations  (AM30PD) 
  • Java Program Construction (CS2300)
  • Information Theory (EE401A)
  • Data Mining (CS3440)
  • Thermodynamics and Fluids (ME2011)
  • Nonlinear Dynamic and Chaos (AM30CD)
  • Game Theory (AM30GT) 
  • Time Series (AM30TS)
  • Stochastic Processes (AM20SR)
  • Digital Signal Processing II (AM30SP)
  • Statistical Machine Learning (AM20ML)
  • Financial Mathematics (AM30FT)
  • Portfolio Analysis (AM30PT) 

You will benefit from our range of teaching methods and learning styles including:

  • Lectures, seminars and small group discussions
  • Lab exercises and practical classes
  • Individual and group projects
  • Assessment is by a combination of written exams, project and coursework

Through its established reputation at postgraduate level in the field the Mathematics Group has built up strong links with major employers ranging from major communication companies to the pharmaceutical industry.

When you take the 4-year integrated placement course you spend your third year in a paid professional placement of direct relevance to your studies. This placement will give you invaluable practical experience in a real work environment and will further enhance your career prospects.

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

Amongst the most advanced in British Higher Education, Aston University recently invested £4m in a major upgrade of its campus IT network. The facilities specifically provided for our computing students include a 100-seat PC teaching lab with audio-visual projection facilities and three other labs containing PCs and Macs. Additional labs provide high performance workstations reserved for project work and specialist teaching. In addition, our Programming Support Office is available to help you with computer programming modules.

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