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Why study with us?

Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose Engineering at Birmingham City University.

Get set for employment

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience that employers need means that 94 per cent of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15).

Investing in your future

We're investing £6.5 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities, including new specialist labs, and a project space with makers’ area, to ensure you have the best possible environment for practice-based learning. 

Work placements

To help you stand out in today’s competitive jobs market, our courses offer a placement option. Our students have completed placements at companies including: Network Rail, BMW, Renault Sport Racing, Worcester Bosch and Jaguar Land Rover.

A global city

Birmingham is the UK home of engineering, employing over 100,000 people in the industry.Major manufacturing businesses including Jaguar Land Rover and MG are based in the West Midlands — and we have links with many of them.

WISE members

We are members of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), and host an annual Women in Engineering Day, demonstrating our commitment to encouraging more girls to choose engineering and computing careers.

Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

Events and activities

We take part in the annual Formula Student event run by IMechE at Silverstone, as well as running events such as Women in Engineering and TechFest, which are great ways to build your skills and make useful contacts.

£150 free credit

To welcome students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways on books and learning materials. Find out more about the £150 free credit.

Travel scholarships

Our International Travel Scholarships give you the opportunity to undertake study abroad programmes, international internships and voluntary roles. Scholarships of up to £1,000 are on offer to support your activity. It’s a great way to see the world!

Student satisfaction

Our engineering courses have achieved high student satisfaction ratings. Mechanical Engineering achieved 92 per cent student satisfaction, and Electronic Engineering 91 per cent satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey.


Book onto our next Open Day - Saturday 24 March

Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.

You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.

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Our facilities

The new facilities will include a large flexible project space with makers' area and rapid prototyping equipment, a new hydraulics lab and a new geotechnical soils lab. 

Millennium Point

What our students are up to

The national Engineers Without Borders competition encourages engineering students to use their problem solving skills to improve lives.

We have embedded the challenge in our engineering curriculum so that all students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real world problems, building their skills and preparing them for a successful career after graduation. This is just one of the ways we support you to gain the skills employers want.

Enhancing your employability

Come and meet our experts at our next Open Day

We’re proud of the quality of our teaching, and of staff like Senior Lecturer Laura Leyland. Our students agree – they’ve given her teaching a five star review.

Like many of our lecturers, Laura has a background in industry, and she is able to use that experience to make her teaching relevant and practical. Come along to our next Open Day and meet Laura and our other experts yourself.

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