Department profile

School of Computing and Mathematics

Institution
Plymouth University
Edition
2017/18 edition

About School of Computing and Mathematics

The School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics has an excellent track record in teaching and research, alongside wider engagement with industry that ensures relevance to real-world requirements. Our expertise spans computing, communications, electronics, mathematics and statistics with a wide range of programmes including those with professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the Institution of Engineering Technology, and the Royal Statistical Society. Our teaching is delivered by leading experts in their fields, underpinned by research conducted within the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, and the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (both of which have extensive links into our postgraduate programmes in terms of both modules and project opportunities). In the 2014 REF, the latest UK government survey of research, 71% of our research papers in Computer Science and Informatics and 68% of our papers in the Mathematical Sciences were graded as world leading or internationally excellent. As such, studying with us at Plymouth will give you a solid foundation in the core aspects of your discipline, alongside opportunities to engage with the latest state of the art.

Teaching

We have an excellent track record in teaching and research, alongside wider engagement with business and community. Our expertise spans computing, electronics, mathematics, robotics and statistics, with a wide range of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, (including professional accreditation from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Royal Statistical Society as well as recognition from the Institute of Physics).

Our subject areas are split into three groups:

Research

In electronics we are world-renowned for our research into nanotechnology, biosensors, spintronics, information storage, telecommunications and renewable energy. We have a world-leading research programme in walking bipedal robots and currently hold two world records in robot athletics. Our robotics researchers work with world-renowned institutions, such as the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and Yale University in the United States, and the universities of Toyko and Osaka in Japan. Our computing degrees are strongly informed by our research at The Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems (CRNS) and The Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN)

Undergraduate programmes

BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Full-time)
MSci (Hons) Computer Science (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Computing (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Computing & Games Development (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Computing with Foundation Year (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Data Modelling and Analytics (Full-time)

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time)
MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year (Full-time)
BEng (Hons) Robotic Engineering with Foundation Year (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Robotics (Full-time)
BEng (Hons) Robotics (Full-time)
MEng (Hons) Robotics (Full-time)

BSc (Hons) Data Modelling and Analytics (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Foundation Year (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Education (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Finance (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with High Performance Computing (Full-time)
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Theoretical Physics (Full-time)

Postgraduate programmes

MSc Computer and Information Security (Full-time)
MSc Computer Science (Conversion) (Full-time)
MSc Data Science and Business Analytics (Full-time)
MSc Network Systems Engineering (Full-time)

MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Full-time)
MSc Robotics (Full-time)
MRes Robotics (Full-time)

The Potential High Achievers Scheme

In the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics we recognise that our students are the future of the growing computing and electronics industry. We know that our applicants will thrive in the hands-on environment we can provide, and we want to ensure our best applicants become our future.

Are you a high achieving student? Are you being predicted top grades?
Can you demonstrate your motivation and do you want to succeed in our world?
Do you want to secure your future at university?

The Potential High Achievers Scheme is now open for students who have applied to study, from September 2017, a range of full-time undergraduate courses within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. We will be contacting applicants who are not only on course to achieve top marks but who have an outstanding personal statement, in order to offer them a chance to receive an unconditional offer immediately.

If you have received an offer from the University and a letter from the Head of School offering you the opportunity to make this an unconditional offer it is because we believe that you have the potential that we are seeking in our Potential High Achievers Scheme.

All you need to do is make Plymouth University your first choice on UCAS. As recognition of the potential we think you have we will then change your offer to unconditional. Your place at Plymouth University will then be confirmed and you can go ahead and make arrangements for your accommodation and plan your move to Plymouth in September.

For more information please see our frequently asked questions.