Our School of Computing and Digital Technology facilities are located at STEAMhouse and Millennium Point, both part of the University's City Centre Campus.
We are recognised internationally for the high quality of our teaching, research and extensive industry partnerships, and have established ourselves as one of the leading academies for Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
Our computing courses have been recognised in a national review undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and a report by the British Computer Society congratulated us for our “support and monitoring” of students.
Find out about our range of undergraduate courses, including Computer Science, Cyber Security, Digital Media and Production.Courses
Take a look at the postgraduate courses and research degrees available at our School.Courses
Our Foundation Years offer you an additional year of study to ensure successful progression to your chosen degree.Courses
I'm a third year Music Technology student. When I was looking for Music Technology courses, Birmingham City University really stood out to me. I was keen on attending a Bachelor of Science and the course really focussed on the science aspects as well as maintaining the artistic elements of music and sound production. The support of the tutors has been fantastic. The professional standard and the facilities on campus are great due to their accessibility around the clock. The easy access to studios has been extremely helpful in completing my work and keeping on top of deadlines. At BCU, there's been a heavy focus on employability and what I could do with all aspects of my degree. The university has organised the industrial mentor forum, a space where students can communicate with alumni and people within the industry. The Acoustics Special Interest Group also consisted of more bespoke talks from people within the acoustics industry about different aspects of the work and how individual companies run. This is how I developed contact with an acoustic consultancy to complete my placement year. I act as an Acoustic Technician at Dragonfly Consulting. It went so well that I'm returning upon my graduation to continue working with them. The university has given me opportunities I don't think I would have received anywhere else.
I'm a second year computer science student studying at Birmingham City University. As a Computing student, there are plenty of computer labs available. There's entire rooms filled with Cisco networking equipment, as well as laptops that can be rented out to complete your work. Several of the facilities have now moved over to STEAMhouse, which is a £70 million build that is now the new home for Computing and Digital Technology students. One of the main things for me was getting employment at the end of my university degree. And Birmingham City University offers a wealth support for moving into the work environment. The course is a very important focus and a very industry focussed as well. I've been offered roles as a student demonstrator for Python programming. I found that the best way to show that you've understood something is to be able to teach somebody else.
I'm studying Computer Networks and Security. So far, I've really enjoyed my time at BCU. I felt really included within the student community. For the past two years, I've been involved in Innovation Fest. This is an annual event that showcases student work from the faculty. A lot of employers visit this festival, which allows us to widen our professional network. Throughout my time at BCU, I've had some time to
develop a relationship with the Careers+ team and go through tailoring my CV and my cover letters with them. Because of this, I have been presented with many opportunities which they have tailored to me and my needs. Through this, I was encouraged to apply for the women in tech competition.
So it was a one week program and I was working with the team from Cyferd. It's a software company,
and I successfully won and have taken up the placement year with them as a Junior Development Lead.
I look forward to coming back and applying the skills I've learnt throughout my placement and applied them within my studies.
The School of Computing and Digital Technology is proud to offer its students a range of industry standard facilities and equipment. We’ve invested in our facilities to help you prepare for your future career.
As a student in the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you will have access to our labs, software, professional sound studios, computer games labs and industry-standard facilities to develop your practical skills in audio, video and multimedia application development, content creation and more.
More from the School of Computing and Digital Technology
The best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person at one of our Open Days.Open Days
Check out the latest blogs from our academics and students.Blogs
Find out what's been going on in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment.Round-up
Take a look around the facilities available to you at the School of Computing and Digital Technology.Facilities
Our staff are experts in their field and support students on their journey through their chosen course into professional life.Our staff
I AM BCU Stories
Inspirational stories of our current students within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.I AM BCU stories
Innovation Fest is designed to foster entrepreneurship and support the development of our first-year students as future world-changers. The festival contributes to the knowledge economy, increasing students’ employability by providing genuine portfolio material.Innovation Fest at BCU