Imperial College London jmc

By | 19th June 2017

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Imperial College London jmc

BEng/MEng Joint Computing and Mathematics

The Mathematics and Computer Science (JMC) courses are offered jointly by the Department of Computing and the Department of Mathematics.

The MEng courses are of four year duration and lead to the MEng Honours degree of Imperial College and the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI).

The BEng course is of three year duration and leads to the BEng Honours degree of Imperial College and the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI).


The Departments of Mathematics and Computing of Imperial College offer a three-year and three four-year joint degree courses.

  1. BEng Mathematics and Computer Science (3 year)
  2. MEng Mathematics and Computer Science (4 year)
  3. MEng Mathematics and Computer Science
    (Pure Maths and Computational Logic) (4 year)
  4. MEng Mathematics and Computer Science
    (Computational statistics) (4 year)

All courses lead to the Associate of the City and Guilds Institute (ACGI).

These programmes, offered jointly by the two departments, are designed as mathematical courses oriented towards computing science and are suited to mathematically able students with interests in both subjects. The programmes give a firm foundation in Mathematics, in particular Pure Mathematics, Numerical Analysis and Statistics, and cover 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.

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.

Imperial College London jmc


UCAS Courses Length
GG14 Mathematics and Computer Science (BEng) 3 years
GG41 Mathematics and Computer Science (MEng) 4 years
IG11 Mathematics and Computer Science – Pure Maths and Computational Logic (MEng) 4 years
GI43 Mathematics and Computer Science – Computational Statistics (MEng) 4 years


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