International

Welcome to the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study, home to 26,900 students from around 100 countries across the world!

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment has a strong international profile; we recruit international staff and students and all of our courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, are open to international students.

We have a number of international partnerships and collaborations that support our teaching and research activities. This includes our links with universities in many regions around the world including Europe, the USA, Australia, Africa, China, India, Malaysia and the UAE as well as over 2000 students studying on our programmes with transnational partners in China, Hong Kong, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Vietnam and the UAE.

Recognised as the West Midlands' chief hub of knowledge, technology and skills-transfer into industry, our programmes are practice based and have a strong international focus. The faculty carries out a significant body of internationally leading research in areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles and global environmental challenges such as climate change and flooding.

We are a prestigious faculty committed to providing you with the best learning experience. In the 2021 Guardian League Tables, we were rated Top 30 for Computer Science and Information Systems, Top 25 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Top 20 for career prospects in Mechanical Engineering.

We also have direct links with industry. Our Faculty works on course-related projects with global companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Jaguar Land Rover. We are also a Cisco Academy Support Centre and instructor training centre, supporting the global Cisco Academy programme, and one of Microsoft’s top UK university-based academies. Many of our courses are professionally accredited.

Our built environment courses are accredited by at least one of the four professional bodies for the property and construction sector. Our engineering courses are professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and IMechE, to help you become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer after graduation.

No matter where you are joining us from, our focus is on delivering excellence in applied learning and vocationally relevant courses, which develop highly employable and successful graduates who are ready for the global market.

International Services

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