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 Mathematics
Teaching. 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

Mathematics A (19).

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Professional Goals

Previous learning is analyzed and eventually recognized by equivalences.

Mode of Study

Daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese

Examination 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 study
program 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)

João Filipe Cortez Rodrigues Queiró
jfqueiro@mat.uc.pt

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Ana Cristina Martins Rosa
cristina@mat.uc.pt

Maria de Fátima da Silva Leite
fleite@mat.uc.pt

Recognition of Prior Learning

Previous learning is analyzed and eventually recognized by equivalences.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law no. 74/2006, March 24th , amended and republished by the Decree-Law 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

Academic year
2018-2019

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9209

Qualification Awarded: Licenciado

Duration: 6 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Applications

Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


Calendar

1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019

Accreditations

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2016-07-29 a 2022-07-28
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
2011-03-18