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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.8k / 2015 cohort
  • Foreign: $ 34.2k / 2015 cohort
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 4267pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    These programme, offered jointly by the two departments, is designed as mathematical courses oriented towards computing science and are suited to mathematically able students with interests in both subjects. The programme gives a firm foundation in Mathematics, in particular Pure Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Statistics, and covers all the essentials of Computer Science, with an emphasis on developing software and reasoning formally about it, as well as more theoretical topics. The teaching is divided approximately equally between the two Departments.

    The programme aims/objectives are to:
    Provide high quality education in both Computing and Mathematics techniques within an environment
    committed to excellence in both teaching and research.
    To attract well-qualified students and provide intellectual challenge in a structure that contains an
    appropriate level of flexibility so that students can develop their special interests and skills for critical
    independent scholarship.
    To teach and provide the opportunities to learn a core of foundation topics in both mathematics and
    computing, together with a wide-range of options in both Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Place special emphasis on the fundamental principles underlying computing and give a solid background in
    mathematics relevant to computing and its applications.
    Introduce students to a wide-range of computing and mathematical applications
    Equip students with a range of computing and mathematical skills – in problem-solving, mathematics,
    applied computing, project work and presentations – which, individually and/or combined, will enable them
    to take prominent roles in a wide spectrum of employment and research.
    Provide training in the professional aspects of computing and mathematics, including professional conduct
    and professional ethics; give students extensive practical experience, through a wide range of supporting
    laboratory and problem solving classes and through project work.
    Provide some limited broadening of study through a range of Management and Humanities options. Students take set courses from each Department in each of the first two years, with some options available in the second year. In each of the third and fourth year students select a total of eight courses from either department to support their particular interests and areas of specialisation. Students are able to switch between JMC degree courses at any stage during the first year. Note that progress on the 4 year MEng degrees require that the student maintains a sufficient performance (2:1 level) throughout the first two years of the degree. As with other MEng degrees in Computing, students may be required to transfer to the 3 year BEng degree if they do not meet this level.

    With the spread of computing procedures and mathematical ideas into many areas, there is high demand for professionals who are expert in both computing and mathematics. Graduates in these courses are also well qualified for careers that normally require graduates from one or other of the two disciplines.

    Courses listed below with an M code are provided by the Maths department. Courses with a C code are given by the Computing department.

    Year 1


    M1GLAGeometry and Linear Algebra

    M1FFoundations of Analysis

    M1M1Mathematical Methods I


    C120.1Programming 1

    C120.2Programming 2

    M1P1Analysis I

    M1P2Algebra I


    C141Reasoning about Programs

    C164Ethics in Computing

    C120.3Programming 3 (C/C++)

    C173Computer algebra lab/project


    Year 2


    M2PM2Algebra II

    M1SProbability and Statistics I

    M2AA2Multivariable Calculusa

    M2PM1Real Analysisa

    C220Software Engineering - Design

    C275C++ Introduction




    C240Models of Computation


    M2AA1Differential Equations

    M2AA3Introduction to Numerical Analysisa

    M2PM3Complex Analysisa

    M2PM5Metric Spaces and Toplogya

    M2S2Statistical Modellinga

    C202Software Engineering – Algorithmsb

    Operating Systems

    C231Introduction to AIb


    C271Computing Group project

    Optional Courses 

    Courses marked with an a or b are optional. Three a-options are selected, according to the JMC stream below. Three b-options are selected with no stream restriction.

    All degrees: compulsory Software Engineering - Design, Operating Systems, Prolog, Laboratory, C++ Introduction, Group project + 3 from remaining b-options

    In addition:

    BEng: compulsory Algebra II + 3 from remaining a-options as timetable permits

    Year 3 (BEng)

    A complete list of available subjects will be made available closer to the time. It will largely comprise the 3rd year subjects offered by the individual departments.

    BEng 3 consists of 7 courses plus a compulsory group project in Computing and a compulsory individual project taken in either department.

    Maths: At least 2 and at most 5 Mathematics courses are to be chosen from the overall list of courses which are made available.

    Computing: At least 2 and at most 5 Computing courses are to be chosen from the overall list of courses which are made available. A compulsory group project must be taken in Computing.

    One option may be an external course offered by the Imperial College Business School or the Humanities Department.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Standard UK Qualifications


    Our standard A-level offer is A*A*A - A*A*AA with an A* in Maths and Further Maths. 

    We also accept the  Edexcel International A levels.

    International Baccalaureate

    Our standard IB offer is: 39-41 points with a 7 in Maths at higher level and a 7 in one further relevant subject at higher level. 

    Cambridge Pre-U Diploma and Pre-U Subjects

    Our standard Pre-U Diploma offer is 80 points out of 96 with Distinction grades in Maths (principal subject) and one other relevant principal subject. For those not taking the full Diploma, we will look forDistinctions in three principal subjects including D2 in Maths and Further Maths.

    Scottish Advanced Highers

    Our typical Scottish Advanced Higher offer is: AAA with an A in Advanced Higher Maths.

    Foundation Courses

    We only  accept students from the two high-quality UK foundation courses described below. These are specialised courses for overseas students whose home qualifications are not usually accepted for study at UK universities.


    The University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering is a high quality foundation programme. Our standard offer is 80% or above, including Advanced Maths.

    Warwick HEFP

    The Higher Education Foundation Programme has a Science & Engineering specialisation that we accept. Our standard offer is 80% or above, with 80% in two relevant subjects including Maths.

     Qualification Requirements

    European Baccalaureate. 8.5 overall, including 8.5 in Maths and 8.5 in one other relevant subject.

    Accepted qualifications:

    Australia Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate, New South Wales High School Certificate (HSC), Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE), South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Western Australia Certificate of Education. Australia Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 98.5%. Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Overall Position (OP) of 2 or less. 

    Maturazeugnis. 1 in the majority of subjects, including 1 in Maths.

    CESS (Certificat Enseignement Secondaire Supérieure), GHSO (Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundaire Onderwijs), or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. Overall 8 out of 10, with 9 in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie. Average grade of 5.9, including a grade 6 in Maths and in one additional relevant subject.

    Alberta High School Diploma, British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma, Manitoba High School Graduation Diploma, New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma, Newfoundland High School Graduation Diploma, North West Territories General High School Diploma, Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate, Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma, Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Prince Edward Island High School Graduation Diploma, Quebec Diplôme d'Etudes Collègiales (DEC), Saskatchewan Completion Grade 12 Standing, Yukon Territory Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma. 85%, including Maths and one other relevant subject.

    Caribbean Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Six units, with at least two double-unit courses with Grade 1 (AAA) in both units. Grade 1 in Maths.

    Croatia Svjedodžba o Maturi/Matura. Scores of 5 (odlican) in relevant subjects

    Cyprus Apolytirion. 19 overall, with a 19 in Maths and one other relevant subject, as well a s A in two A-levels, including Maths.

    Czech Republic
    Maturita. Vyborny grade 1 in the majority of subjects, including 1 in Maths .

    Student er e ksamen. 11 in Maths an d 11 in rele vant subjects .

    EstoniaGümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus with Riigieksamitunnistus. Overall scores 5, with 5 in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Ylioppil astu t k into/ Student e x amen (Mat riculati on examination). 4 subjects at grade 6 or 7, an d at least two relevant subjects a t grade 7, including Maths.

    France Baccalauréat. 15 or higher overall, including 15 in Maths and 15 in one other relevant subject. International French Baccalaureate (OIB). 14 or higher overall, including 15 in Maths and one other relevant subject.

    Germany Abitur. 1.3 or less overall, with a 13 or 14 in Maths and 13 in one other relevant subject.

    Greece Apolytirion. 19 overall, with a 19 in Maths and one other relevant subject.

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). 5* in Maths and 5 in two or three other relevant subjects.

    Hungary Matura/Erettsegi. 5 overall, including a 5 in Maths (HL) and one more relevant subject (HL).

    Iceland Studentspróf from a Gymnasium, with an overall score of 8 or better, and scores of 8 in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    India ISC-CISCE/CBSE-AISSE, with 90 average over the five class XII subjects with at least 95% in Maths and at least 90% in two additional core relevant subjects.

    Iran Re-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe)/National Entrance Exam (Kunkur). 18+ overall, including a 19 in Maths.

    Ireland Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC). A1AAAAA, with A1 in Maths.

    Israel High School qualification Bagrut. 90% overall, including 9/10 in Maths and in at least two other relevant subjects taken at 5 unit level.

    Italy Esame di Stato (Maturita). 98/100 in a relevant specialism.

    Liechtenstein Matura. 6 in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires. 55/60 overall, including 55 or higher in Maths and two other relevant subjects.

    Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysian Higher School Certificate). AAA or AAAA, including Maths and other relevant subjects.

    Malta Matriculation Certificate Examination. AA at advanced level, including Maths and one other relevant subject and AAAA at intermediate level in relevant subjects.

    Monaco Baccalaureat. Grades of 16/20 or better overall, with high scores in other relevant subjects, including 16 in Maths.

    Montenegro Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate. Overall score of 4.5/5, including 4.5  or higher in Maths.

    Morocco Baccalauréat de l'Enseignment Secondaire. 18/20 overall, with scores of 18 in Maths and relevant subjects.

    New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3. Excellent in the majority of subjects, including Maths. 

    Netherlands VWO (Voorbereidend wetenschappelijk onderwijs). 9 overall in a relevant stream, with scores of 9 in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Norway Vitnemal fra den Videregende Skole. Grade 5 overall and 5 in all relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Poland Matura. 91% in the majority of subjects, with at least 91% in Maths and one other relevant subject taken at extended level.

    Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários. 19/20.

    Romania Baccalaureate. 9.6 average, with 9.6 in Maths and one other relevant subject.

    Serbia Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate. Overall score of 4.5/5, including 4.5 or higher in Maths.

    Singapore Cambridge GCE A level: AAA in H2 subjects, including Maths. SIPCAL, Singapore Integrated Programme: Overall 3.8, with substantial Maths and Computing course content.

    Slovakia Vysvedcenie o Maturitńa Skúška/Maturita. Výborný in the majority of subjects, including Maths.

    Spain Titulo de Bachillerato. Overall 9, with at least 9.5 in Maths.

    Sri Lanka Advanced Level AAA-AAAA, including Maths.

    Sweden Swedish Avgångsbetyg/Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan. A majority of MVG results in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Switzerland Maturitätszeugnis/Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis/Baccalauréat/Certificat De Maturité/Certificat De Maturité Cantonal Reconnu Par La Confédération/Attestato Di Maturità/Attestato Di Maturità Cantonale Riconosciuto Dalla Confederazione. 5 overall with 5 in relevant subjects, including Maths.

    Turkey Anadolu Lisesi Diplomasi (Anatolian High School Diploma). GPA of 5 overall and 5 in the majority of subjects, including Maths.

    United States of AmericaAdvanced Placement. Three subjects at grade 5, including Calculus BC. 

    Computing Entrance Scholarships

    Each year there are 10 scholarships of £500 awarded to the 10 best Computing and JMC applications received through UCAS by 15th January (the UCAS deadline), as judged by the Computing department. The award is conditional on being made an offer which you attain, accepting that offer as your Firm choice and your taking up the place in October. All UCAS applications received by the deadline will be considered for this scholarship.

    Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

    Students who meet the minimum criteria will be entitled to an IET scholarship of £1,000 per year for the duration of their degree course.  Entrants will need to have achieved 3 ‘A’ grades at A-level; must be embarking upon an IET accredited programme from Autumn 2013; a UK resident; and not in receipt of another IET scholarship or grant.

    • Achieved 3 ‘A’ grades at A-level
    • Be on an IET accredited BEng or MEng programme
    • Starting in Autumn 2013
    • Be a UK resident
    • Not be in receipt of another IET scholarship or grant.

     Key dates

    • Entry opens in January 2013 via online submission
    • Applications by 27 June 2013
    • Supporting documentation by 21 August 2013 (A level results transcripts & UCAS confirmation)
    • Decision: September 2013
    • First payments: October 2013. 

    Subsequent annual payments will depend on progressing to the next stage of the programme with an average mark of 60% or above.  Successful students will also be required to provide updates on their career to the IET after graduation.

    See IET website for further details.

    Grocers' Company Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship

    This annual scholarship provides in the region of £2,000 per annum for a period of four years and is awarded on the basis of academic merit. All UK nationals holding a conditional firm or unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate course in the Faculty of Engineering will be sent information on how to apply for this award.

    President's Undergraduate Scholarships

    The College awards a number of President's Undergraduate Scholarships each year to those applicants who demonstrate the highest academic excellence and potential. These awards are the most prestigious awards the College has on offer and recipients are invited to serve as ambassadors for the College.  The value of this prestigious award is £3,000 in your first year of study.

    Ash Music Scholarships

    The College offers five music scholarships entitling holders to lessons on their chosen instrument (or voice) at the Royal College of Music. Those with a distinction in grade eight or equivalent should send a letter of application, a copy of their grade eight marksheet and supporting references to: Richard Dickins, Director of Music, Blyth Music Centre at the College's main address, to arrive no later than 28 February 2008. Shortlisted students will be selected for audition during the Easter vacation.

    Insufficient UK Qualifications

    We do not accept the Welsh Baccalaureate and BTEC.

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