Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
General Objectives of the Course
The main objectives of the BSc in Mathematics is to provide a solid education in the basic subjects of mathematical knowledge and its applications, essential to access the 2nd cycle (Master) programs in Mathematics or MathematicsTeaching. The developed skills also allow direct access to labor market. With the BSc in Mathematics, the students must be able to: use and construct logical arguments, in particular, be familiar with proof techniques and know how to apply the laws of logic in mathematical proofs; understand and communicate concepts and mathematical ideas with clarity and coherence; use computational tools to solve mathematical problems; create/use mathematical models to solve real problems.
The BSc in Mathematics with Minor allows complementary scientific training in mathematics with further studies in another scientific field, extending the range of knowledge and skills of the students and, consequently, increasing the possibility to enter the labor market.
Admission Requirements
National Call for Access and Entry to Higher Education (DGES):
Entry exam:
19 Mathematics A
Application score: 100 points (0200 scale)
Entry exams: 95 points (0200 scale)
Calculation Formula:
Secondary school average: 50%
Entry exams: 50%
Other forms of access (UCapplicants):
 Change of Institution / Course Pair Schemes;
 Special Access Call for over 23yearsolds;
 Special Access Call for Holders of Other Higher Education Courses;
 Special Call for International Students.
This information does not exempt the consultation of the webpage of the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES) and/or of the Applicants website. Please, visit the DGES and the Applicants websites
Professional Goals
Previous learning is analyzed and eventually recognized by equivalences.Mode of Study
DaytimeTeaching / Evaluation language(s)
PortugueseExamination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.Learning Objectives and Intended Skills
The main objective of the BSc in Mathematics is to provide a solid education in the basic subjects of mathematical knowledge and its applications. The main skills and competences to be developed by students throughout this studyprogram are:
• Knowledge of mathematical results and ability to communicate mathematical ideas and concepts with clarity and coherence;
• Ability of generalization, abstraction, logical reasoning, in particular, to be familiar with proof techniques and know how to apply the laws of logic in mathematical proofs;
• Competence in using computational tools;
• Ability to formulate and solve problems, including mathematical modeling of real situations;
• Qualities of individual work and ability to work in teams;
• Critical mind, autonomy and learning initiative.
The syllabus reflects this goal, and the program, as well as the teaching methodologies in each curricular unit, contribute to this common purpose and to the development of the skills and competences pointed out before.
The evaluation of the degree of fulfillment of the proposed goals is done by using available mechanisms to monitor and measure the degree of compliance with the objectives and the program of each curricular unit, to analyze the results of the evaluation, to collect the opinion of each lecturer about the outcomes of the curricular unit, and to analyze the opinion of the students expressed through the surveys filled at the end of each semester.
Course Coordinator(s)
Júlio Severino das Neves
jsn@mat.uc.pt
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Daniel Alexandre Peralta Marques Pinto
dpinto@mat.uc.pt
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.Qualification Requirements and Regulations
DecreeLaw no. 74/2006, March 24th , amended and republished by the DecreeLaw no. 107/2008, June 25th, and the Ordinance no. 782/2009, July 23rd. The course plan was published in the Dispatch no. 12908/2008.Graduation Requirements
In order to receive the Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (without Minor), the student must achieve the minimum number of 180 ECTS distributed by the domains of Mathematics (at least 129 ECTS), Computation (at least 15 ECTS), Physics or another domain. In order to receive the Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Minor, the student must achieve the minimum number of 180 ECTS, distributed by the domains of Mathematics (at least 129 ECTS), Computation (at least 15 ECTS) and by the scientific field of the Minor.
Access to Further Studies
Access to Second Cycle studies.Study Programme
 Common core
 Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
 Areas of expertise
 Mathematics
 Mathematics with Minor
20232024
Course Type
1st Cycle Studies
DGES Code: 9209
Qualification Awarded: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 6 Semester(s)
ECTS Credits: 180.0
Applications
Call for Applications
 Course/institution transfer
 Holders of Other Higher Education Degrees
 Over 23yearolds
 Readmission
 Special Contest for International Students (Bachelor's Degree and Integrated Master's Degree Courses)
Calendar
 1st Semester

Start date: 11092023
End date: 16122023  2nd Semester

Start date: 05022024
End date: 23052024
Accreditations
 Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
 20200731 a 20260730
 Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior

Nº Registo: R/AEf 1545/2011/AL01
 20190517